New Intel Media Server Studio 2016 Transcodes Real-Time 4K HEVC

Intel has updated their video transcoding product to Media Server Studio 2016 delivering faster and denser transcoding. The performance upgrade enables real-time 4K HEVC encoding and increases the robustness of AVC & MPEG-2 decoding and transcoding.

The latest version of the Intel Media Server Studio improves performance and quality, each by 10%. Media Server Studi0 2016 achieves real-time HEVC encode with GPU acceleration on the Intel platform using Intel’s Visual Compute Accelerator (VCA), based on Xeon E5 processors, along with select Xeon E5 processors.

The HEVC codec in Media Server Studio 2016 now supports 8K, with both software and GPU-accelerated encoding.

16 AVC streams per socket

Newly developed drivers permit transcoding of up to 16 real-time HD AVC streams per socket on Xeon E3 v4 processors (or via Intel VCA) by taking advantage of hardware acceleration. Intel Core 4th generation processors can support up to 12 HD AVC stream with Iris graphics. The 2016 release adds further robustness to decode corrupted AVC and MPEG-2 streams.

Intel's transcoding platform helps media solution providers, broadcasting companies, and media/infrastructure developers deliver advanced performance, efficiency and quality for OTT and live video broadcasting.

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