Spin Digital joins the LPGPU2 European Project

Berlin/Brussels: Spin Digital Video Technologies GmbH (Spin Digital), a German company specialized in high-performance video codecs for the next generation of high-quality video applications, has joined LPGPU2, an EU consortium composed of technology companies and universities collaborating on tools for low-power parallel computing using GPUs.

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Spin Digital HEVC 8K media player demonstrated at “NHK Open House 2016” in Tokyo

Tokyo, May 26th 2016. Spin Digital new 8K HEVC media player that supports 8K HEVC video and 22.2 audio is being used for a demonstration at “NHK Open House 2016”. The Open House is taking place at NHK STRL (Science & Technology Research Laboratories) in Tokyo at the end of May.

The demonstration is being performed at the NES (NHK Engineering System) booth “F1”, and consists of 8K video playback together with 22.2 audio. The software is based on Spin Digital Media Player running on a workstation PC, and connected to an 8K TV and a 22.2 audio system.

“NHK Open House” is a yearly event organized by NHK STRL where the latest developments in broadcasting technologies are presented to the industry and general public. This year several demonstrations will be presented with the most recent research and developments on 8K TV (aka Super Hi-Vision).

NES is presenting, during the Open House, an 8K Super Hi-Vision player based on standard computing technologies, that is able to play high quality 8K video at 60 fps, and 22.2 audio. Computer-based 8K media players make 8K easier to use, and allow it to be extended for applications beyond broadcasting.

Spin Digital is proud to be part of the NHK Open House and is committed to deliver high quality and high performance software solutions for 8K video and beyond.

More information about NHK Open House is available at: http://www.nhk.or.jp/strl/open2016/index_e.html

More information about Spin Digital 8K HEVC Media Player is available at:http://spin-digital.com/media_player

 

Contact information:

Spin Digital Video Technologies GmbH

Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa. CEO. mauricio@spin-digital.com

www.spin-digital.com

Berlin, Germany

 

NHK Engineering System, Inc.

Hiroshi Senoo. Engineering Controller, Advanced R&D Department. senoo@nes.or.jp

www.nes.or.jp/en

Tokyo, Japan

 

Technology Joint Corporation – TJC

Taketoshi Kariya. Sales Manager. tkariya@tjc.ne.jp

www.tjc.ne.jp/en/

Tokyo, Japan

Spin Digital to present an HEVC 8K media player at “After NAB” in Tokyo

Spin Digital has released a complete software media player supporting 8K HEVC video and 22.2 audio. A demonstration will be presented at the “After NAB” show in Tokyo.

Berlin, Germany, May 18th 2016: Spin Digital announced today that it has released a new software media player supporting 8K HEVC video and 22.2 audio. A demonstration and product launch will be performed at the “After NAB” show  to be held in Akihabara UDX in in Tokyo, Japan, on May 19 and 20.

The demonstration will be performed at the Technology Joint Corporation (TJC) booth, and will feature video playback of 8Kp60, 4:4:4, 10-bit content, using Spin Digital Media Player software running on a PC, and connected to an 8K display from Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co.

Spin Digital Media Player is a complete solution for playback of ultra-high definition video in 4K and 8K resolutions. It includes Spin Digital’s HEVC/H.265 decoder, a leading high performance HEVC/H.265 decoder, and Spin Digital’s video renderer, a custom DirectX-12 video renderer capable of high quality 8K video playback.

Spin Digital’s Media Player supports real-time 8K video playback at 60 frames per second, including high quality and professional formats such as 4:2:2, and 4:4:4, up to 10-bit.

The new Media Player also supports 22.2 audio using a multi-track solution. The Media Player is based on the popular Media Player Classic software, and it supports the most common media file formats including MP4, MPEG2-TS, and MKV.

The Media Player is available now for licensing worldwide. Japanese customers can have local licensing and support through TJC, Spin Digital’s Japanese distributor.

“Having a media player supporting 8K HEVC video and 22.2 audio, all in a complete software solution running on commodity PC hardware is an important milestone for making 8K  a widespread and easy-to-use media format. We are happy to support the early adopters of 8K with our state-of-the art software video technologies.” Said Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa CEO of Spin Digital.

More information about after NAB can be found (in Japanese) at www.after-nab.jp/2016tokyo/

Contact:

Mauricio Alvarez Mesa – CEO mauricio@spin-digital.comwww.spin-digital.com

Contact and sales in Japan: Taketoshi Kariya – Sales Manager tkariya@tjc.ne.jpwww.tjc.ne.jp/en/

TJC

Spin Digital to demonstrate state-of-the-art video codecs in Cannes

Spin Digital to demonstrate state-of-the-art video codecs at Cannes 2016

Spin Digital will be part of a demonstration of a HEVC/H.265 codec for VoD solutions at the NEXT Pavilion of the Cannes Film Festival

 

Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, May 5th 2016: Spin Digital will be part of a Panel at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 presenting a demonstration of an end-to-end HEVC-based solution for VoD applications for the Film industry. The panel and demonstration will take place on May 17th at 4:00 pm at the Palais I of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes.

As more and more films and TV series are being distributed over (and even created exclusively for) the Internet, and as the quality is increasing from HD to UHD, the impact of video compression on the final user experience is becoming more significant.

After the transition from 35mm film to digital formats, almost all content processes in the film industry from production, distribution, and exhibition are based in digital formats. Projections in cinemas use a very high quality image format that preserves, as much as possible, the creator’s intention. This format, however, is not suitable for distribution over the Internet due to the huge amount of data that it generates. High compression video codecs are used for online video, sometimes with a very negative impact on the final quality. H.265 has demonstrated significant quality improvements compared to existing codecs. How to implement it adequately for VoD applications in the film industry has been the scope of the Film265 project.

PANEL / DEMONSTRATION

Film265 will present a H.265 codec optimized for VoD applications at the NEXT pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival. The presentation consists of a panel discussion and a demonstration screening exhibiting the superior coding performance improvements. In particular, a comparison will be performed between the current industry standard H.264/AVC (used is most current VoD services), and the new generation codec HEVC/H.265, which is specially designed for HD and UHD content.

In the panel DPs, post-production companies, video codec experts, and film distributors will share their experiences about video compression and its effects on the final user experience.

Screening: May 17th: 4.p.m, Palais I (Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes)

SPEAKERS

  • Patrice Carré (Moderator): Film director, producer, director of photography.
  • Frantz Delbecque: Director of R&D and New Technologies at Eclair Group (www.eclairgroup.com) a French leading post production house and film laboratory.
  • Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa: CEO of Spin Digital, a German company specialized in video codecs for ultra-high quality applications, and Senior Researcher at the Technical University of Berlin.
  • Pascal Lebegue: Director of Photography

Film265_Invitation_Cannes2016

FILM265 PARTNERS

Film265 is a consortium consisting of a number of European partners from the video coding field and the film industry who delivers a comprehensive approach to support European small and medium VoD services with the most innovative video codec technology. It aims at providing them with the technological edge needed to compete in the international market of film distribution on the Internet.

Techniche Universität Berlin (www.aes.tu-berlin.de), and its spin-off Spin Digital (www.spin-digital.com) have extensive experience on high performance, high quality video codecs.

Reelport (www.reelport.com) is a VoD provider for film-related projects that develops the PicturePipe video delivery solution.

Le Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes handles Cinando (www.cinando.com), a leading B2B solution for the film industry.

LevelK (www.levelk.dk) is an International sales and distribution company using VoD technologies via Stream4pro (www.stream4pro.com)

 

FILM265 PROJECT INFO

www.film265.eu

Next Pavillon in Cannes

Mauricio Alvarez Mesa

mauricio@spin-digital.com

PRESS CONTACT

Niklas Teng

LevelK, Copenhagen

niklas@levelk.dk

EU-FINANCED 

The FILM265 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 645500.

Spin Digital presents an 8K HEVC video playback demonstration at the New Year’s Party of TJC in Tokyo

Tokyo/Berlin January 29th 2016

Spin Digital will present a demonstration of an 8K Video playback at the
New Year’s Party of TJC (Technology Joint Corporation Group).

TJC

The demonstration includes an 8Kp60 Video Playback solution based on Spin
Digital’s HEVC decoder running on a workstation PC. 8K videos are provided by
NHK Media Technology and will be displayed on an 8K TV provided by SHARP.

NHK Media            Sharp

The New Year’s Party of TJC will be held at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in
Tokyo, and will have several guests from the Japanese IT and media industry.

Spin Digital and TJC provide 8K video solutions for the Japanese market.

Contact information:

Mauricio Alvarez-Mesa.
CEO
Spin Digital
mauricio@spin-digital.com

Taketoshi Kariya
Sales Manager
TJC
tkariya@tjc.ne.jp

Venue Details:

www.princehotels.com/en/shinagawa

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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