Spin Digital 8K HEVC decoder gaining attention at IBC 2015

IBC 2015 started on Friday September 11th at RAI Amsterdam, and Spin Digital 8K HEVC/H.265 decoder demonstration is gaining attention. In the first edition of the IBC Daily News an article appeared highlighting the novelty of the 8K HEVC solution of Spin Digital. Quoting Spin Digital CEO Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa, the article mentions that “Spin Digital’s HEVC/H.265 8K decoder is a critical component for making 8K a reality”.

The complete article from IBC Daily News is available at the web of TVBEurope

Spin Digital Stand is located at Hall 1, Stand 1.F13. Official IBC page for Spin Digital

More information about the 8K demo is available at Spin Digital IBC 2015 page

 

 

 

Spin Digital at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam

Press Release: Spin Digital presents an ultra compact 8Kp60 HEVC/H.265 decoder at IBC 2015

Spin Digital presents an 8K video decoder ready for the next generation of Ultra High Definition applications that require High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rates, and Wide Colour Gamuts. Spin Digital will demonstrate its decoder supporting 8K at 60 frames per second with 4:4:4 color format and 10 bit using a single workstation.

Berlin Germany August 3rd 2015

Spin Digital, provider of ultra high performance video codecs, announced today that it will demonstrate an 8K HEVC/H.265 video decoding system that supports 8K at 60 frames per second with 4:4:4 color format and 10 bit at the IBC 2015 exhibition. The demonstration will take place from September 11-15 at the Amsterdam RAI at Hall 1 Stand 1.F13.

8K – Ultra High Definition 2 (UHD-2)
8K (aka UHD-2 or Super Hi Vision), with a 4 times higher resolution than 4K UHD, is the ultimate format for high quality video. Promoters and critics alike have widely recognized the advantages of 4K UHD over FHD, as 4K truly brings a new video experience. 8K will go far beyond 4K by delivering immersive and absorbing experiences that are currently not possible with 4K. Beyond increases in resolution, 8K (and also the so-called UHD-1 phase-2) will bring significant image quality improvements such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), High Frame Rates (HFR), and Wide Colour Gamuts (WCG). Envisioned applications are immersive video for public events and the living room, and the next generation of virtual reality devices.

Spin Digital HEVC/H.265 8K decoder
A critical component for making 8K a reality is the video codec. The codec must provide the highest compression, and at the same time be able to process the 8K data rates. Spin Digital has solved this by creating the most optimized HEVC/H.265 decoder implementation, the only one in the market able to provide high-quality 8K in real-time.

The demonstration at IBC will show a real-time decoder for 8K supporting 60 frames per second, and high quality color formats (4:4:4 and 10-bit), using a single workstation PC platform. The decoder fully supports HEVC/H.265 version 2 standard (also known as the Range Extensions), enabling not only low bitrate 8K and, but at the same time cinema-grade colour fidelity.

The main features of Spin Digital decoder are:

  • Real-time decoding of 8Kp60 4:4:4 10-bit content with more than 100 Mbit/s
  • Support for RExt profiles: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (and also RGB) with up to 12 bits
  • Highly-scalable and advanced multithreaded architecture
  • Extensively optimized for Intel and ARM processors
  • Optimized for minimal memory bandwidth with efficient pixel representations
  • Custom high-performance GPU rendering system based on OpenGL
  • 600% higher video processing rate than competition

The Spin Digital 8K HEVC/H.265 decoder is demonstrated on four 58-inch 4K/UHD TVs in a 2×2 setup, resulting in an 8K UHD surface just short of 120 inches.

Availability
Spin Digital HEVC/H.265 decoder is available for licensing as a C/C++ SDK for Windows, and Linux, for 32- and 64-bit. Spin Digital also offers a HEVC/H.265 encoder that supports 8K encoding with 4:4:4 and up to 12 bit formats.

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Spin Digital at IFA 2015 in Berlin

Press Release: Spin Digital presents a 4K HEVC/H.265 decoder for UHDTV Phase 2 at IFA 2015

Spin Digital presents its real-time HEVC/H.265 decoder for 4K (UHD-1 Phase 2) supporting 60 frames per second, high dynamic range and extended color formats (4:4:4 and 10-bit).

Berlin, Germany. July 9th, 2015 – Spin Digital, provider of ultra high performance video codecs, announced today that it will demonstrate a 4K HEVC/H.265 video decoding system ready for Ultra High Definition (UHD) Phase-2 applications at the IFA 2015. The exhibition will take place from September 4th-9th in Berlin at Halle11.1 Stand 2 (joint TUBs booth).

Ultra High Definition (UHD) Phase 2

UHD-1 Phase 2 is the next generation format for TV. It will feature quality enhancement techniques such as Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR), High Frame Rate (HFR), and Extended Color Gamut (ECG) that will provide immersive video experiences. The quality improvements, however, will require much higher data rates. Spin Digital HEVC/H.265 codec provides the highest compression level, with the best quality, and at the same time is able to process the UHD data rates.

Spin Digital HEVC/H.265 real-time decoder

Spin Digital has developed the most optimized HEVC/H.265 decoder, which is able to process high-quality 4K and 8K in real-time. The demonstration at IFA will show a real-time decoder for 4K (UHD-1 Phase2) supporting 60 frames per second, and high quality color formats (4:4:4, and 10-bit), using a commodity PC platform. The decoder fully supports HEVC/H.265 version 2 standard (also known as the Range Extensions), enabling not only low bitrate 4K and 8K video, but at the same time cinema-grade colour fidelity.

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The main features of Spin Digital decoder are:

  • Support for RExt profiles: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (and also RGB) with up to 12 bits
  • Highly-scalable and advanced multithreaded architecture
  • Extensively optimized for Intel and ARM processors
  • Optimized for minimal memory bandwidth with efficient pixel representations
  • Custom high-performance GPU rendering system based on OpenGL
  • Real-time decoding of 8Kp50 4:4:4 10-bit content with more than 100 Mbit/s
  • 600% higher video processing rate than competition

Availability
Spin Digital HEVC/H.265 decoder is available for licensing as a C/C++ SDK for Windows, and Linux, for 32 and 64 bit.

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Spin Digital at Cannes 2015

Spin Digital was present at the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which took place at the French Riviera city from May 13th to May 24th. Mauricio Álvarez-Mesa, CEO and co-founder of Spin Digital was at the Marché du Film (Cannes Film Market) as a part of the Film265 project. In this project a new VoD solution based on the HEVC/H.265 codec is being developed, and it will be integrated, among others, in the Cinando website, which is the on-line platform of the Marché du Film. Thousands users from the film industry use the Cinando webpage to distribute, preview, watch and sell movies. With the H.265 upgraded platform it is expected that users will experience a much better video quality. The launch of the new VoD services based on H.265 is expected for the Cannes Film Festival of 2016.

Apart from the regular film screenings, and the market activity the festival also featured the so-called NEXT pavilion, in which startups, media companies and and research projects presented new technologies for emerging cinema experiences. VoD platforms with digital distribution, and VR content were among the hot topics.

 

Spin Digital Team at Cebit 2015

The Spin Digital 8K real-time HEVC/H.265 decoder is one of the main attractions of the Research and Innovation Hall at CeBIT 2015. With the worlds first 8K RExt HEVC/H.265 decoder running on a single PC, visitors highly appreciate the first glimpse the combination of sheer size, level of detail, and high color fidelity the next generation of 8K video brings.

For the CeBIT attendees that have not already: please drop by and see our 8K demo in Hall 9 B28.

Spin Digital at CeBIT 2015 in Hannover

Press Release: Spin Digital presents world’s most compact 8K H.265 decoder at CeBIT 2015

Spin Digital presents an 8K video decoder based on the recently released version 2 of the HEVC/H.265 standard. Spin Digital’s optimized H.265 decoder achieves 8K real-time performance on a single-processor workstation, making 8K technology ready for deployment in practical use cases.

Berlin, Germany. March 5th, 2015 – Spin Digital, provider of ultra high performance and low power video codecs, announced today that it will demonstrate an 8K HEVC/H.265 video decoding system at the CeBIT 2015 exhibition, taking place from March 16-20 in Hannover. The demonstration will take place at Booth 28 in Hall 9 (joint Berlin-Brandenburg booth).

8K Ultra High Definition (UHD)
8K UHD, with a 4 times higher resolution than 4K UHD, is the ultimate format for high quality video. Promoters and critics alike have widely recognized the advantages of 4K over FHD, as 4K truly brings a new video experience. 8K will go far beyond 4K by delivering immersive and absorbing experiences that are currently not possible with 4K. Envisioned applications are immersive video in cinemas and the living room, and near perfect virtual reality. Professional 8K use cases include large visualization panel arrays for public events and advertising.

Spin Digital HEVC/H.265 8K decoder
A critical component for making 8K a reality is the video codec. The codec must provide the highest compression, and at the same time be able to process the 8K data rates. Spin Digital has solved this by creating the most optimized HEVC/H.265 decoder implementation, the only one in the market able to provide high-quality 8K in real-time.

The Spin Digital 8K HEVC/H.265 decoder runs on a single-processor workstation, making it the world’s most compact 8K solution. Additionally, the very recently ratified HEVC/H.265 version 2 standard (also known as the Range Extensions) is fully supported, enabling not only low bitrate 8K video, but at the same time cinema-grade colour fidelity.

  • Support for RExt profiles: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (and also RGB) with up to 12 bits
  • Highly-scalable and advanced multithreaded architecture
  • Extensively optimized for Intel and ARM processors
  • Optimized for minimal memory bandwidth with efficient pixel representations
  • Custom high-performance GPU rendering system based on OpenGL
  • Real-time decoding of 8Kp50 4:4:4 10-bit content with more than 100 Mbit/s
  • 600% higher video processing rate than competition

 

The Spin Digital 8K HEVC/H.265 v2 decoder is demonstrated on four 58-inch 4K/UHD TVs in a 2×2 setup, resulting in an 8K UHD surface just short of 120 inches.

 

Availability
Spin Digital HEVC/H.265 decoder is available now for licensing as a C/C++ SDK for Windows, and Linux, for 32 and 64 bit.

H2020 project Film265 kick-off meeting in Berlin

The new EU funded project “Film265” hold its kick-off meeting in Berlin in January 9th 2015. The meeting was hosted by the AES group of TU Berlin, and counted with the participation of all project partners.

Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program, Film265 is a new project that aims to support the creative Video-on-Demand industry with emerging technologies in video delivery. The core of the project consists of adapting the H.265 video codec for VoD scenarios. H.265 is a new video coding standard that provides compression gains up to 50% compared to the state-of-the-art H.264/AVC,and will be used, among others, for 4k/UHD streaming over the internet. Film265 aims to develop a complete end-to-end H.265 video delivery solution including: cloud-based transcoding, streaming delivery, and web playback. As an Innovation Action the project aims to transfer emerging technologies from research prototype stages into market ready solutions.

The consortium consists TU Berlin (Germany), Reelport (France/Germany), Marché du Film – Cinando (France), and LevelK (Denmark). TU Berlin (AES group) has an extensive experience on efficient implementations of video codecs, Reelport is a VoD provider for film-related projects, Cinando handles the market of the Cannes Film Festival, and LevelK is a Danish film distributor using VoD technologies. TU Berlin will provide the new video codec; Reelport its existing PicurePipe cloud encoding solution; and Cinando and LevelK will integrate and test the new technologies into their VoD solutions.

More information can be found in the Film265 webpage