MainConcept Updates SDK Library

Codec developer MainConcept has unified its portfolio across operating systems and processors, meaning the newest chipsets on ARM architecture will enjoy a similar feature set as those on x86.

“This SDK release exemplifies why MainConcept is the codec of choice for professionals in Video Production, Streaming and Broadcast the world over,” said Deacon Johnson, SVP Technology Licensing and Strategy. “We continue to value quality, performance and reliability in our products, and while we maintain our existing portfolio, we are also developing new products and expanding our Professional Services offerings to enable our customers to bring products to market faster.”

The SDK updates include:

  • Up to 20% overall speed improvement for AVC/H.264 encoding, plus a 20% speed increase on ARM-based devices
  • Support for NVIDIA NVENC hardware encoding for our AVC/H.264 Encoder on x86 platforms
  • 7% quality gain for AVC/H.264 video encoding using high-profile setting
  • Optimized AVC/H.264 decoding with improved multi-instance behavior and up to 10% better performance
  • Extended HDR format signaling support for DVB Video encoding when using the award-winning MainConcept HEVC/H.265 Encoder
  • 2X improved performance for the MPEG-1/2 Encoder
  • Extended HDR signaling capabilities in MP4 and MXF containers
  • Improved handling of time-shift recordings (ingest while record) for MXF-based formats.

“By unifying SDK releases on a single timeline, MainConcept has further committed to delivering meaningful and reliable upgrades across its complete codec portfolio. Merging the MainConcept ARM Desktop SDK into the same release cycle ensures that developers are all working from the same technology regardless of hardware,” explains Johnson.

MainConcept tech is used by Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Grass Valley and MAGIX. 

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