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 video encoder support for both hardware and software implementations.
Quick Sync video encoder parameters allow controlling encoding process in every tiny detail.

Software encoding is supported on all hardware and virtual servers. You just enable it in a couple of clicks and keep using it.

Hardware encoding is supported for both Windows and Linux platform. Read these articles to see how to enable hardware acceleration.

Quick Sync hardware encoding 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.

Nimble Streamer Transcoder capabilities

The aforementioned encoding capabilities of Intel® Quick Sync are available as part of our transcoding solution which has the following features

  • H.264, MPEG2 video and AAC, MP3, MP2, Speex audio as input, with H.264/AAC output.
  • RTMP, RTSP and MPEG-TS are taken as input. Same RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS and also HLS and MPEG-DASH are produced as output.
  • 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.
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.

Intel, Intel Core, Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, Intel Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.