Strongene HEVC/H.265 encoder is the world’s first general-purpose HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding)/H.265 video encoder. Based on the world leading HEVC/H.265 technology, HEVC/H.265 Transcoder revolutionizes video coding by using only half bitrates of H.264/AVC for the same quality of video service. Therefore HEVC/H.265 encoder can save massive bandwidth and storage cost which limit the development of many video service providers.
The remarkable coding efficiency improvement of HEVC/H.265 standards is at the cost of the tremendously growing comlexity that is much higher than H.264/AVC standards. The encoding time of HEVC/H.265 reference software HM encoder is observed to be up to 200 times longer than that of the most widely used H.264/AVC commercial encoder x264. In contrast, Strongene HEVC/H.265 encoder is only 2 times slower than x264. More importantly, to achieve similar video quality, the encoding speed of Strongene HEVC/H.265 encoder is 50% faster than the competitors (the HEVC/H.265 encoder from open-source society or commercial companies), which indicates that video sites can generate more content and control the number of servers, thus saving considerable operation cost for video service providers.
With the development of multi-core CPU in server market, Strongene HEVC/H.265 encoder is developed based on the brandnew parallel framework by improving the new feature WPP (wavefront parallel processing) of HEVC/H.265. With novel data-level and task-level parallel algorithms introduced, the massive multi-core computational resources are fully exploited to achieve significant encoding speedup.