V.265

THE WORLD’S MOST ROBUST HEVC CODEC SDK

V.265 from Vanguard Video is a fully functional HEVC software based encoder and decoder SDK. Recognized as one of the world’s most commercially deployed HEVC codecs available today, V.265 provides OEMs with an agile encoding framework with versatile libraries and sophisticated API that can be easily integrated into custom workflows and configured to suit both demanding high quality offline and real-time workflows.

Vanguard Video’s V.265 offers complete HDR compatibility with both Dolby Vision and  HDR10 to support encoding of 10 and 12 bit deep pixels for expanded real world fidelity and image details. V.265 provides significant contribution encoding optimizations to support encodes as low as 2 frames and adds support for GOP-aligned adaptive bitrate (ABR) multistreaming, making it one of the most robust codec SDKs on the market.

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The Most Robust Feature Set in the Market

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LOW BITRATE MOBILE OPTIMIZATIONS

Produce high quality video optimized for mobile streaming delivery with bitrates as low as 250kbps.

Increase your customers’ experience with faster load times and less buffering delays.

Significantly decrease the amount of bandwidth needed to serve your expanding customer base.

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COMPLETE HDR SUPPORT

Encoding of 10 and 12 bit deep pixels for expanded details and resolution.

Complete SEI messages for transferring SMPTE 2084 and 2086 metadata, including transfer function, luminance values, mastering display, etc.

Support of wide color gamut REC 2020 standard for more realistic color rendering.

Compatible with both Dolby Vision and HDR10

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SMART PREPROCESSING

Intelligently identifies and filters areas of the video by creating special saliency maps to achieve additional bitrate reduction without the loss of visual quality.

Reduce the bandwidth by 25-50% compared to standard HEVC compression efficiency.

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ADVANCED ON-THE-FLY CONTROL

Wide-ranging coverage from low-latency natural order encoding to advanced adaptive GOPs with dynamic B-frame placement for the highest quality.

Scalable scene-change detection.

Advanced “on-the-fly” control for changing resolution, bitrate, GOP structure, SAO and Deblocking.

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MULTISTREAM (ABR) SUPPORT

Produce multiple output streams of different resolutions and bitrates from a single source and encoding instance for effective ABR delivery.

Offers a robust and simplified encoding workflow for integration with real-world multistreaming delivery methods such as those based on MPEG DASH.

For more information, check out our white paper Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) Multistreaming: HEVC Encoding and MPEG-DASH Content Delivery Networks.

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CONTRIBUTION ENCODING OPTIMIZATIONS

Support for real-time quality, sub second low-latency encodes for resolutions up to 4K.

Optimized for interactive applications in communications, surveillance and remote control.

Special pre sets for ultra low latency encoding while preserving high quality.

 

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MORE ADVANCED FEATURES

SPEED/QUALITY CONTROL

Comprehensive performance tuning offers a simple control to set optimal encoding decisions for specific content and hardware.

Achieve real-time encoding at noticeably higher quality or deliver stunning video at commercially viable offline speeds.

Fine-tune even further with specific encoding parameters for maximum control and customization of your video workflow.

 

ROBUST AND COMPLETE API

Easy to integrate libraries for flexibility in developing custom workflows and applications.

Fully documented, including sample encoder, decoder, and analyzer application source code as examples.

Offers additional control over parameter implemented features such as scene change detection, GOP structure, and rate control.

Granular level access to frame-level and region of interest parameters capable of complete support for external rate control integration.

 

QUALITY ENHANCEMENTS

Optional flags for improving quality in traditionally difficult content.

Three separate algorithms to reduce color-banding in flat, gradient areas.

Film-grain preservation control allowing you to retain the cinematic texture in HEVC.

 

EXTENSIVE ALGORITHMS

Advanced rate control including support for CBR, VBR, and Fixed QP encoding.

Predictive inter and intra complexity analysis, with extended computation in dual-pass encoding for maximal bit allocation, bitrate stability, and quality.

Patented motion estimation algorithms to support efficient and effective inter predication including an expanded toolset for high motion content.

Support for a variety of tools, including Asymmetric Motion Partitions (AMP), Temporal MV prediction, and weighted prediction for fade-detection.

 

SCALABLE PARALLELIZATION

Increased multi-threading and multi-socket support bring unrivaled quality to demanding real-time 4K applications.

Affinity masking for customization and control of system threads available to the encoder.

Single CPU or multi-socket system support.

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