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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.