Faster-Than-Realtime 4K Encoding With Cinemartin’s HEVC Encoder

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 3.35.24 PMBy Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Cinemartin, working with NVIDIA, has released what they claim to be the world’s fastest software based HEVC H.265 encoder platform for the NVIDIA GPU. They’re calling it the P-Module (for Parallelism), and in a statement revealed that it encodes at 4K at 2x realtime speed. Full 1080p HiDef resolutions can be encoded at a blazing seven-times its realtime speed.

Usually this type of heavy lifting encoding is done with very specific hardware that tends to be on the more expensive side. By going with a software solution, that can reduce your overhead and office real estate by several factors. You won’t need several high-end desktop computers to get the job done.

Check out the video presentation from Cinemartin (via Tony Hernandez) demonstrating faster-than-realtime encoding for 4K video and several magnitudes faster for HD material here or below.

The key to to the P-Module is that the designers of the H.265 standards gave it the ability to be more easily encoded with a multicore processor — thus the Parallelism name. What Cinemartin has done, is very simply leaned on the fact that modern Graphics Cards offer enormous core counts, rather than making a computer’s CPU do all the heavy lifting.

Hardware-specific equipment still tends to be more reliable than software-based solutions, but the tempting nature of encoding through a graphics card means you’re effectively spending only a few hundred dollars on equipment.

No date for the release has been offered just yet, so I suspect it will be available sometime next year.

Here’s the full press release:

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cinemartin, the team that develops the leading conversion / transcoding encoders for Microsoft Windows O. Systems (Cinemartin Cinec) as well as plugins for Adobe Premiere and After Effects (Plin PR, Plin AE), Master Bundle solutions, the advanced & high effective fast standalone Video Denoiser, MyBD: the Blu-ray converter / decoder, the X-Y adjustable universal 15mm baseplate and as well as the 4K portable palm-size 4K Recorder – Monitor – Computer; NEXT 4K, now is proud to announce a joint venture collaboration with NVIDIA Corp. to provide World Fastest H.265 Encoder platform software based for NVidia GPU’s.

NVIDIA GForce and QUADRO users will be able to convert videos to last generation HEVC H.265 codec at world fastest speeds*, just convert a 7 minutes FullHD video to HEVC in only 1 minute, or convert 1 minute of 4K to H.265 in just 30 seconds.

The P-Module, from Paralelism, developed by Cinemartin, provides 4K encodes in 2X twice realtime speed, and 7X in Full HD 1080P (1920×1080) resolutions.

This will provide 100X faster encoding speeds than CPU based solutions.

Differentiating with others, while the competitors offering realtime H.265 conversions requires or sell the solution as a expensive Hardware based systems, Cinemartin HEVC H.265 NVIDIA encoding solution (providing Prores conversions as well as other pro. codecs) will be delivered as a software license solution, providing twice the performance of its hardware competitors, and with the only requirement of the customer to have any of the last (this 2015 year) NVIDIA Maxwell 2nd gen card; 960, 970, 980, 980TI, Titan X, and QUADRO M4000, M5000, M6000 series at much affordable cost.

Cinemartin will release more info, videos and demo / tryouts of the app/module this 4th quarter of 2015. P-Module will be available as a purchase option for existing Cinec 4.X customers. At the date of launch, Cinec 4.5 will be released as well, providing some new enhancements and features.

Watch the P-Module preview tech including sample footage conversions from https://youtu.be/4WyZSOiWFSQ

More info on Cinemartin website and Cinemartin Facebook notes.

*Cinemartin claims they reach and provide World Fastest Speed in transcoding to H.265 for a solution based on any Computer system with any NVIDIA Maxwell 2nd gen card in a Windows PC computer with provided Cinemartin Software (Cinemartin Cinec + Cinemartin P-Module 1.0)

Hat tip: RedShark News

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