V-Nova & NGCodec With UHD 60P Perseus Plus HEVC Encoding on Single FPGA

V-Nova and NGCodec have announced the development of a joint FPGA encoding solution. The solution will deliver best-in-class UHD video bitrates and encoding cost reductions up to fifty times (50x) when compared against software HEVC - solution running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The solution will enable broadcasters, operators and service providers to benefit from the most advanced video compression in a very cost effective form factor, reducing the encoding footprint and saving on appliance, power and cloud instances costs.

The V-Nova PERSEUS 2 codec addresses the real bottlenecks of IP video delivery, allowing for better viewing experiences across all data networks. Designed to provide enhanced platform support, the solution enables operators to quickly benefit from the core efficiencies of the encoding solution.

Particularly valuable for new broadcasters offering video-hungry services, the solutions offers many benefits, ranging from HD and UHD TV to social media applications. PERSEUS 2 extends support of H.264 environments to also cover HEVC and VP9 base layers, while maintaining full compatibility with the rest of the delivery workflows, including DRMs, streaming protocols like HLS and DASH, ad-insertion and other processes.

Coupled with the Content Delivery Networks (CDN) savings associated with bandwidth and profile reduction, PERSEUS 2 is one of the most efficient and cost effective codec for next-generation service deployment today.

NGCodec RealityCodec HEVC/H.265 encoders run on FPGAs instead of CPUs in data centers. FPGAs are programmed at the hardware level and hence provide 10x more performance than CPUs. By leveraging FPGAs in public data centers like AWS, encoding costs can be significantly reduced whilst still providing very high compression efficiency.

Leveraging PERSEUS 2’s ability to drastically reduce video encoding requirements alongside the highly performing NGCodec’s RealityCodec, the joint solution will enable broadcasters, operators and service providers to uniquely run a high frame rate UHD encode (UHDp60) in real-time on a single FPGA. This translates into real operational savings, reaching up to fifty times (50x) for an encoding instance in the cloud for an equivalent broadcast-quality result.

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