EVENTS / March 30, 2016

Spin Digital Presents the World’s First Complete Software Solution for 8K HEVC/H.265 Media Playback at NAB 2016

Spin Digital presents a software-based media player that supports real-time HEVC/H.265 decoding and rendering for ultra-high quality 8K video (8Kp60, 4:4:4, 10-bit).

Berlin, Germany, March 30, 2016 — 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 announced today that it will demonstrate at NAB an HEVC decoder and media player that is ready for 8K video and beyond. In collaboration with Panasonic, Spin Digital video player will be demonstrated together with a new 8K monitor. The demonstration will take place from April 18-21 at Las Vegas Convention Center, South Upper Hall Booth SU15211.

8K (UHD-TV 2 or Super Hi Vision), with a 4 times higher resolution than 4K UHD, is the ultimate format for high quality video. 8K will go far beyond 4K by delivering immersive and absorbing experiences that are currently not possible with 4K. Beyond increases in resolution, 8K will bring significant image quality improvements such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), High Frame Rates (HFR), and Wide Colour Gamut.

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 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 using a software solution, based on commodity PC hardware.

The demonstration at NAB will show a real-time HEVC/H.265 decoder and video renderer for 8K, supporting 60 frames per second, and high quality color formats (4:4:4 and 10-bit). The setup consists of a software video player running on a PC platform connected to an impressive 55 inch 8K monitor from Panasonic. Spin Digital HEVC video player together with the Panasonic 8K monitor form a complete solution for 8K video playback.

Spin Digital provides HEVC codec solutions for 8K & 4K professional needs, including: HEVC/H.265 decoding, video rendering, media player, and HEVC/H.265 encoding. Spin Digital solutions include a complete package of products, technical support, as well as consulting and customization services for professional end users and are immediately available for selling.

About Spin Digital

Spin Digital develops high-performance video codecs for the next generation of high-quality video applications. The company is specialized in highly efficient software implementations of the HEVC/H.265 video coding standard and its extensions. Spin Digital develops innovative B2B video codec solutions, which are the result of decades of accumulative research experience. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and has a strong international focus.

Visit us: Booth SU15211


  • Mauricio Alvarez Mesa – CEO –
  • Contact and sales in Japan: Taketoshi Kariya – Sales Manager –



This activity has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688759 (