AMD has been making lots of noise about Project FreeSync these past few months, but has also left plenty of questions unanswered. via AMD Clears the Air Around Project FreeSync. FreeSync, and nVidia G-sync both are attempting to get better 3D rendering out of today’s graphics cards no matter what part of the market they… Continue reading AMD Clears the Air Around Project FreeSync
For now, use Handbrake for simple, effective encodes. Arcsoft or Xilisoft might be worth a look if you know you’ll be using CUDA or Quick Sync and have no plans for any demanding work. Avoid MediaEspresso entirely. via By Joel Hruska @ ExtremeTech The wretched state of GPU transcoding – Slideshow | ExtremeTech. Joel Hruska does… Continue reading The wretched state of GPU transcoding – ExtremeTech
AMD, and NVIDIA before it, has been trying to convince us of the usefulness of its GPUs for general purpose applications for years now. For a while it seemed as if video transcoding would be the killer application for GPUs, that was until Intel’s Quick Sync showed up last year. via AnandTech – What We’ve… Continue reading AnandTech – Testing OpenCL Accelerated Handbrake with AMD’s Trinity
Similarly disappointing for everyone who isnt Intel, its been more than a year after Sandy Bridges launch and none of the GPU vendors have been able to put forth a better solution than Quick Sync. If youre constantly transcoding movies to get them onto your smartphone or tablet, you need Ivy Bridge. In less than… Continue reading AnandTech – The Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K Review
Quick Sync made real-time H.264 encoding practical on even low-power devices, and made GPU encoding redundant at the time. AMD of course isn’t one to sit idle, and they have been hard at work at their own implementation of that technology: the Video Codec Engine VCE. via AnandTech – AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm… Continue reading AnandTech – AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm And Graphics Core Next, Together As One
The newest generation of Intel chips was demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some of the technology fanboi websites got early samples of chips and motherboards that use the new chips and chipsets. Aside from having the memory controller on the CPU, another benefit is the integrated graphics chip can be re-purposed to accelerate video transcoding. Intel calls it QuickSync, and I call it effing magic.
Blu-ray is still a small bit of total movie sales. And online downloads of movies are still in MPEG-2 format with some HD versions available (in 720p). I know there’s a market for higher resolution and higher frame rates and surround sound. But we’re still not there yet. Until Blu-Ray becomes more widespread, it’s probably a good idea to become familiar with the encoding and transcoding tools that create Blu-Ray compliant video clips