Spin Digital participates in the 8K Application Use and HEVC Codec Seminar in Tokyo

Tokyo Sept 27th 2016, Spin Digital is going to participate in the seminar titled “8K Application Use and HEVC Codec” to be held in Tokyo on October 7th 2016.

The seminar is co-organized by the Japanese Medical Imaging Consortium (MIC) and the Japanese company Technology Joint Corporation (TJC). In this seminar the applications and uses of 8K video technology and HEVC video compression for the medical imaging field will be presented.

Read more

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.

Read more

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


Berlin, Germany


NHK Engineering System, Inc.

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


Tokyo, Japan


Technology Joint Corporation – TJC

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


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/


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/


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.


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)


  • 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 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)




Next Pavillon in Cannes

Mauricio Alvarez Mesa



Niklas Teng

LevelK, Copenhagen



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).


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.
Spin Digital

Taketoshi Kariya
Sales Manager

Venue Details:


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