intoPIX, leading provider of innovative compression technologies for the audio-visual market, is proud to announce the launch of FastTICO-XS version 2.0 for x86-64 Intel or AMD platforms. Only 2 months after the new Nvidia GPU release, our software team strikes again with a new MAJOR release of its x86-64 implementation of the new increasingly popular JPEG XS codec.
This SDK enables you to build advanced software-based solutions offering very high performance and low latency for HD, 4K or 8K workflows. It makes it easy to incorporate it into latency-critical applications such live/remote/cloud production or AV over IP.
Version 2.0 of intoPIX’s FastTICO-XS SDK for X86-64 CPU platforms introduces the following features and capabilities:
- 200% faster encoding/decoding: The FastTICO-XS Software Development Kit v2.0 is more than a mere revision of its 3-month old predecessor. It raises the pure CPU-based JPEG XS encoding and decoding to new levels: expect a close to a doubling or more of the current performances, especially for the higher UHD resolutions and higher compression ratios. This release for CPU enables real-time JPEG XS on a wider range of processors and reduces the load of existing implementations and essentially, gives more flexibility to the codec’s adopters.
- New API to achieve less than 1 millisecond of latency in CPU: encoding/decoding 4K video at 60fps with visually lossless quality no longer requires powerful GPUs or dedicated hardware. Pure software on mid-range CPU becomes a viable alternative: full HD encode/decode is now a matter of tens of lines … i.e. less than 1ms. This is due to our new low latency API, also a major innovation of the v2.0 release.
- The new SDI mapping Add-On enables users to map 4K/8Keffciently over existing 3G/HD-SDI cables. This unique feature reformats the XS codestream to fully map the SDI active area avoiding the forbidden EAV/SAV codes, offering a 20% gain of compression/quality performances. This Add-On completes the previously released FFmpeg Add-On.