EVENTS / March 5, 2015

Spin Digital at CeBIT 2015 – Hannover

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, March 5, 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).

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

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.