BBright funds development of MultiCoreWare’s x265 HEVC encoding software
BBright product will facilitate customer access to best-in-class HEVC live encoder for Ultra High Definition Video
Rennes, France(05 Sep 2014)
BBright has partnered with MultiCoreWare since x265 project inception as one of the initial funding members. Indeed, the two companies believe that a collaborative effort to implement the most advanced video codec is the key to ensure the fastest time-to-market for HEVC, and the widest interoperability between encoders and consumer devices.
BBright’s team has developed a number of in-house parallelization algorithms in order to run parallel instances of x265 across multiple processors to insure high quality and throughput. Such specific software architecture allows live encoding workload, flexibility and scalability to match with early adopters’ custom technical requirements for UHD encoding.
During the upcoming IBC 2014 show, BBright will unveil its first real-time SLED-4K encoder product for Broadcast, IPTV, OTT applications. This new SLED-4K appliance has a 4RU only form-factor and is expected to be the slimmest on the market (at the date of writing). With built-in hardware and software redundancy, the SLED-4K encoder is aimed to trigger the launch of UHD field trials or live channels at a more reasonable price than any other existing or emerging encoding propositions.
“BBright has been glad to intensively collaborate with MultiCoreWare in providing specific technical and market experience, tests feedback, and video encoding knowledge in order to jump start and accelerate such ambitious x265 project” said Guillaume Arthuis, CEO and one of the BBright founders.
A. G. Karunakaran, CEO of MulticoreWare explained “BBright’s technical and financial support for the x265 project has enabled our team to develop the most efficient and robust HEVC encoding library available the market. It’s exciting to see how BBright has integrated x265 in a powerful real-time 4K production encoder”.
The x265 encoder is available under open source or commercial licenses. Interested individuals and companies are encouraged to contribute to the project and are invited to learn more at x265.org. As an open source project, access is free under GNU GPL 2 licensing, and commercial licenses are available for companies wishing to use the resulting implementation in their products.
BBright will show the SLED-4K for Ultra-HD HEVC live encoding at the International Broadcasters Convention (IBC 2014) in Amsterdam, being held from September 12th to 16th on booth B39a - Hall 2, French Pavilion.
BBright's mission is to bring visionary IP, solutions or products to the professional video industry. As a French start-up, BBright has been focusing on a few selected rapid market transitions. BBright R&D teams develop high-end technologies for TV channels, network operators, content owners, digital cinema professionals both on the signal encoding side as well as on the visual display side.
The company is privately held and was founded in September 2013. For more information, please visit www.bbright.com
About MulticoreWare, Inc.
MulticoreWare, Inc. is a leading provider of high performance video processing software libraries including the x265 HEVC encoder, UHDcode HEVC decoder, GPU accelerated Video Processing Library and GPU accelerated VP9 decoders. MulticoreWare’s parallel computing tools, libraries and expertise in heterogeneous computing forms the foundation of a worldwide professional services business, with more than 200 engineers in 6 locations. For more information, please visit www.multicorewareinc.com.