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.


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