Khronos Group News Archives

VLC 2.1 supports a slew of Khronos APIs

VLC 2.1, known as 'Rincewind', has been released for OS X and is considered a major upgrade. OpenGL has now been ported to OpenGL ES with new video inputs for iOS using OpenGL ES 2. Improvements to the OpenMAX IL decoders, encoders and renderers has been made along with correct YUV-RGB color matrix in the OpenGL shaders. Read More

AMD using OpenCL with DaVinci Resolve 10 for real-time playback and editing

At at IBC this year, AMD demonstrated a 4K CinemaDNG workflow for Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 10 color-grading. Using a Supermicro 7047GR-TRF SuperWorkstation to run four AMD FirePro W-series graphics cards, the GPU-accelerated workflow relied on Blackmagic's OpenCL support for Windows and Mac to enable real-time playback of CinemaDNG. Read More

CL3VER medical demonstration based on WebGL

3D presentations of the anatomy of the foot and ankle are essential to simplify complex information. CL3VER uses WebGL to make these presentations simple, as seen in this demo. Read More

ARES Security Improves Modeling Capability with COLLADA

ARES Security Corporation has announced AVERT 7, which improves the software's modeling capability with the use of the COLLADA model format. This format greatly enhances the re-usability of existing models in both open source and propriety data sources as well as use 2D & 3D geometry from existing data stores such as computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS). AVERT visually depicts, analyzes and optimizes physical security. Read More

Khronos Beijing Chapter first meetup a success

The Khronos Beijing Chapter held their first meetup last week. The next meetup in Beijing is already scheduled for October 19th 2013. Everyone is welcome to join. If you are interested in starting your own Khronos Chapter, please be sure to fill out our online Chapter form. Read More

Great WebGL and glTF demo

Analytical Graphics, Inc. used the Cesium library with WebGL along with glTF assets to simulate Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft mission to the International Space Station. Read More

Vanguard Video announces OpenCL support for H.265/HEVC

At the International Broadcast Conference, Vanguard Video announced H.265/HEVC codecs for a broad range of hardware and software platforms, including x86, ARM, OpenCL GPU, and FPGA IP Cores. Vanguard Video is previewing an OpenCL GPU HEVC encoder accelerator that more than doubles the performance of the V.265 software encoder running on the main processor. This technology was demonstrated at the Intel booth. Read More

Gamers, artists, scientists and engineers unite in the name of a 3D education

Highlights at the inaugural event on 30th and 31st of October include the second meeting of the standards body, Khronos Group's UK chapter, led by Samsung R&D Institute UK, Unity 3D workshop and an Education panel that will debate the question: "Specialists or all-rounders: What sort of school leavers do we need?" Read More

Computational photography with ImgTec PowerVR SGX GPU and Khronos OpenCL and EGL

Imagination Technologies has developed a set of extensions to allow image conversion on the fly, using the Khronos Groups OpenCL and EGL technology. ImgTec converts the camera YUV data to RGB using the OES_EGL_image_external extension, and then use PowerVR’s zero-copy functionality to directly access the camera texture data from OpenCL. Find the in-depth explanation on ImgTec's website. Read More

WebGL 3D engine CopperLicht 1.6.3 released

The JavaScript library CopperLicht has just been released in version 1.6.3, adding support for normal maps, compatibility with the 3D editor CopperCube 4.2, and it also now works nicely on Google Chrome for Android. CopperLicht is free to be used, and can be downloaded for free from its website. Read More

Intel introduces Atom Z300 Series and Bay Trail

Intel is using this years Intel Developer Forum to launch a new family of low-power processors and associated SoC silicon dubbed Atom Z3000 Series and Bay Trail. Bay Trail's graphics closely resemble those present on entry-level Ivy Bridge chips which means support for OpenGL 3.0 and DX11. Read More

AMD-Adobe Collaboration

AMD announced that its collaboration with Adobe has reached a new milestone for more sophisticated professional video workflows. Using OpenCL acceleration means that video and film professionals, as well as enthusiasts, can take full advantage of the massively parallel compute power of AMD APUs, Radeon graphics, and AMD FirePro professional graphics when working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, and Adobe Media Encoder CC by exploiting AMD App Acceleration. Read More

Squid HEVC decoders using OpenCL on ARM Cortex A-Series cores

Squid Systems announced today that leading broadcast equipment maker Harmonic and mobile software solutions leader NXP Software are demonstrating HEVC decoders at IBC 2013 based on the highly efficient Squid HEVC software decoder. Squid HEVC decoders run on CPU and CPU+GPU using OpenCL for platforms based on ARM Cortex A-Series cores and the Intel Atom (mobile) and high quality encoders on multi-core X86 processors. Read More

AMD FirePro M4100 Professional Graphics Deliver Exceptional OpenCL Performance

AMD announced the HP ZBook 14 Mobile Workstation will feature AMD FirePro M4100 professional graphics, offering outstanding OpenCL performance and powered by AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. Read More

Xilinx, MathWorks and National Instruments work on high-level FPGA design

Xilinx is working with MathWorks and National Instruments to offer IP-based design environments for its Zynq system-on-chip FPGA devices. The design tools offer graphical and text-based programming languages such as C, C++, SystemC, and will soon support OpenCL. Read More

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