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Socionext provides high-speed, high-quality H.264 video encoder on AWS

Socionext, a provider of System-on-Chip based solutions for video and imaging technologies, is providing the 'H.264 Encoder on AWS', a high-speed, high-quality H.264 video encoder that is now available on Amazon Web Services.

By using the 'H.264 Encoder on AWS', video distribution service providers can now significantly reduce the time from production to delivery of their content, down to 30% of what was previously required without compromising on quality, enabling them to enhance their services and increase the number of titles at a reasonable cost.

The H.264 Encoder on AWS is a video encoder that operates on the F1 instance of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. It complies with the H.264 encoding standard which is most commonly used in video distribution on the Internet today and delivers both high image quality compression and high-speed processing to video distribution service providers.

The AWS F1 instance offers FPGA devices that users can program a hardware circuit. The H.264 Encoder on AWS utilises the FPGA on the F1 instance and provides its users an accelerator circuit which has been developed based on Socionext’s proprietary hardware encoder technology. This enables a high image quality video data compression at a speed impossible by a software-based encoder.

The H.264 Encoder on AWS uses FFmpeg, which is widely used by video distribution services, as its application interface so that the video service providers can easily incorporate the encoder into their existing systems.

Socionext said that it will continue delivering solutions to the cloud-based video distribution market to meet the growing demand, through the 'H.264 Encoder on AWS' as well as other System-on-Chip products that feature the company’s advanced video processing technology.

Neil Tyler

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