Tomsk, Russia (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
Developing own codecs, firmware and software using 'Zond 265'
'Zond 265' allows software developers to read out all the important information per frame and per block and to understand how to adapt their codecs and devices to H.265. The bitstream analysis provides standard information like time stamp, frame sizes or frame types as well as various additional information which can be displayed per graphics or per table:
"For us, 'Zond 265' is a gigantic project in which we invested a lot of work and energy", Dmitry Vergeles, CEO of Solveig Multimedia, who has become chief developer in this issue as well, resumes. "We started working on this project without even knowing exactly how the new standard would be like. This year in February, H.265 was finally presented. Developing 'Zond 265' has been our major concern since then, and today we are able to provide the world first professional H.265 analyzer. Of course we are proud imagining and looking forward to finding some Solveig technology in quite many products in 2 or 3 years."
H.265 new streaming standard and full HD standard from 2013
The new Video standard H.265, officially presented with the name HEVC, will be widely introduced in 2013 and successively replace all H.264 based applications. The current technologies based on H.264 video compression include Full HD-TV, MP4 and Blue-ray.
50 percent reduced data volume – consistently high quality
The replacement of H.264 is going to keep up a high picture quality and again reduces the amount of transferred data by 50 %. This huge step has been enabled by increasing the complexity of the coding process enormously. As a consequence, the requirements on both software and hardware, especially on new graphic boards, are to increase. More than 20 improved or entirely new coding technologies had been necessary to cut the already highly compressed data amount of H.624 down on half.In addition to the enormous compression, an improved NAL also optimizes high-resolution videos' streaming characteristics. H.265 offers free scalability up to 7680 x 4320 pixels, making it a sustainable standard for post-Full-HD-times. Compared to the conventional MPEG2 format, H.265 provides a video of equivalent quality in one sixth of its size. The mobile market will possibly be the major profiteer of the new standard, so developing H.265 compatible firmware for multimedia devices will be one of the great tasks of this year. H.265 has been developed by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding, a collaboration of MPEG and VCEG.
Price, availability, operating systems
The HEVC Analyzer 'Zond 265' is available as a first-to-market beta version on request from Solveig Multimedia. A developer's license will be available at the expense of 2650$ USD plus taxes/VAT. All updates within a major version are included. A ten framed demo can be downloaded from Solveig Multimedia Website ( http://www.solveigmm.com/en/products/zond ). 'Zond 265' is supported by Windows XP/Vista/7. Linux and Mac Versions are coming soon.