Intel® Quick Sync in Nimble Transcoder

Nimble Streamer Live Transcoder supports Intel® Quick Sync Video technology

What is Intel® Quick Sync Video?

Intel Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make media processing, and video creation and conversion fast and easy. With it you can create and edit 3D videos, convert video for your portable media player and for uploading to share with your friends.

Video content is typically compressed and encoded into a specific format when it is stored on hard drives, DVDs, camcorders, cell phones, or broadcast media. When you want to play that content, upload it online, or copy it to your phone, it must first be decoded and then re-encoded in a new format, a resource- and time-intensive process. Intel Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to decode and encode fast, while also enabling the processor to complete other tasks, providing excellent PC performance and responsiveness.

Nimble Streamer support for Intel® Quick Sync

Nimble Streamer Transcoder has Intel® Quick Sync support for both hardware and software implementations.

Software decoding and encoding
Software transcoding is supported on all hardware and virtual servers. You just enable it in a couple of clicks and keep using it.
Supported codecs for software decoding and encoding: H.264, H.265

Hardware decoding and encoding
Quick Sync hardware transcoding is available on the following hardware:

  • 3rd Generation (or later) Intel® Core™ processors
  • Intel® Core™ M processors
  • Selected SKUs of Intel® Celeron™, Intel® Pentium™ and Intel® Atom™ processors with Intel HD Graphics supporting Intel® Quick Sync Video.
It's supported for both Windows and Linux platform. Read these articles to see how to enable hardware acceleration. Supported codecs for hardware decoding: H.264, H.265, VP8 on Windows and Linux, VP9 on Windows only.
Supported codecs for hardware encoding: H.264, H.265

Transcoding capabilities

The Intel® Quick Sync is available as part of our transcoding solution which has the following features

  • Video input: H.264, HEVC, MPEG2, MPEG4
  • Audio input: AAC, MP3, MP2, Speex, PCM
  • Video output: H.264 and HEVC
  • Audio output: AAC, MP3
  • Quick Sync H.264 encoder parameters allow controlling AVC encoding process in every tiny detail.
  • Quick Sync H.265 encoder parameters gives capabilities to control HEVC encoding.
  • Protocols input: RTMP, RTSP and MPEG-TS
  • Protocols output: RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS, HLS, MPEG-DASH and SLDP low latency protocol
  • FFmpeg™ filters can be applied to both video and audio.
  • Some of pre-defined filters are image resize, crop, graphics overlay, picture-in-picture, re-sampling etc.
  • Set up filters in a couple of clicks via web UI.
  • Create any scenario of transcoding for both video and audio.
  • Drag-n-drop elements of transcoding scenario.
  • Use any browser to setup and control.
  • Apply changes without interruption of live streaming.
  • Apply settings to multiple servers in a few clicks.
  • Learn more on Transcoder page.
You can take a look at transcoding scenarios web UI in our YoutTube channel to see how easily that can be done.

Check the pricing for our Transcoder and proceed with installation and license purchase in order to use it.

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