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MainConcept Expands FFmpeg
Portfolio Providing More Access to
their Industry-Leading Codecs
Fmpeg is an open-source software
solution well-suited for audio/
video needs of broadcast, streaming,
surveillance, gaming, medical and
other verticals. For some organizations,
its flexibility and broad adoption make
it the go-to package for processing
multimedia files. MainConcept,
long known for its high-quality and
performant codecs, has had numerous
requests to make their codecs available
as FFmpeg plugins. In 2020, the
team at MainConcept did just that
with the release of HEVC, AVC and
AVC Broadcast plugins for FFmpeg.
Recently, MainConcept introduced
FFmpeg encoder plugins for xHE-AAC as
well as AVC and HEVC for Linux on ARM.
F
Simple implementation,
countless advantages
The MainConcept plugins for FFmpeg
make it simple to create video and
audio workflows since they can easily
integrate into a new or existing
FFmpeg environment or service. The
plugins include advanced features not
found elsewhere, such as Hybrid GPU
acceleration (HEVC) and ready-to-use
presets for professional production
camera formats like Sony XAVC and
Panasonic AVC Ultra. And these plugins
utilize the same industry-leading
codecs found in the MainConcept
SDKs. Here are some highlights
of
MainConcept's
portfolio:
Hybrid HEVC
* GPU-accelerated modes on NVIDIA
RTX boards for up to 2.5x faster
encoding, conserving CPU
processes for other tasks
* Additional hardware encoding
options powered by Intel Quick
Sync Video and NVIDIA NVENC
* Ready-to-use presets up to 4K
for OTT content creation,
MPEG-DASH & Apple HLS
* Main and Main 10, 4:2:0
and 4:2:2 support
AVC
* Optimized for low-bitrate
encoding with superior quality
and speed, up to 2x
faster than open source
FFmpeg
plugin
* Ready-to-use presets for OTT
content creation, MPEG-DASH
& Apple HLS
* Hardware encoding options
powered by Intel Quick Sync Video
* Works with FFmpeg's built-in
multiplexers such as MP4
* 2-pass encoding for enhanced
quality in file-based workflows
AVC Broadcast
All the features of the AVC Plugin plus:
* Encode up to 4:2:2 10-bit and
up to 8K (level 6.2)
* Pre-configured encoding profiles
for professional Sony camera
content creation like XAVC-Intra
and XAVC Long GOP
* Pre-configured encoding profiles
for professional Panasonic camera
content creation like P2 AVC-Intra,
P2 AVC Ultra and P2 AVC Long GOP
xHE-AAC
This FFmpeg plugin, developed in close
collaboration with the Fraunhofer-IIS
team, is currently available to the
MainConcept beta community. The
plugin enables use of Fraunhofer's
industry-leading xHE-AAC software
encoder natively in FFmpeg and
supports:
* xHE-AAC and legacy LC AAC,
HE-AAC v1 and HE- AAC v2
audio formats
* On-demand (file-to-file) xHE-AAC
and live legacy AAC encoding
workflows
* Best-in-class audio featuring
bitrates of 12-500 kb/s for stereo
* Seamless audio bitrate switching
for MPEG-DASH and Apple HLS
* Mandatory loudness and dynamic
range control
* Seamless integration with the
MainConcept Video Encoder Plugins
for FFmpeg and FFmpeg built-in
video encoders
Linux on ARM
The MainConcept HEVC, AVC and
AVC Broadcast plugins for FFmpeg
have been supported on Windows and
Linux since their launch in 2020. With
the introduction and rapid adoption
of silicon built on ARM architecture,
MainConcept has expanded
its lineup to include the HEVC
and AVC plugins for Linux on
ARM, including Ubuntu and
CentOS. Currently in beta, the
ARM version is ideally suited
for Raspberry Pi and select AWS
server instances. The results are
impressive with initial testing
of the beta release on
AWS showing a 20% cost
saving as well as a 60% performance
gain when compared to x86-based
instances.
The plugins for FFmpeg, as well as
the full MainConcept product line, are
free to evaluate. For non-commercial
use, the FFmpeg plugins can be
purchased online. For commercial use,
contact the MainConcept Sales team.
About MainConcept
Since 1993, MainConcept has led in
the development of video and audio
codecs. Throughout its first decade,
the company's products were primarily
used in SDKs by customers with
sophisticated teams of developers.
Since early 2000 much has changed.
This is when codecs became readily
available outside the hardcore
developer community through the
use of applications and plugins. All
this time, MainConcept has continued
as a leading contributor to encoding
and decoding technology across SDKs,
applications, and plugins.
MainConcept consistently delivers
quality, performance, and reliability in
its products. For example, MainConcept
HEVC/H.265 once again led the 4K
results in the annual recent MSU codec
benchmark study. Companies such as
Adobe, AVID, Grass Valley, Telestream,
Dalet, MAGIX, and hundreds more rely
on MainConcept codecs.
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MainConcept on LinkedIn, Twitter and
the BrightTALK webinar platform.
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