V-Nova Ltd., a leading provider of video compression solutions, today announced that its PERSEUS® advanced video processing technology has been ported to run on NVIDIA GPUs, powering V-Nova’s paradigm-shifting approach to video to new levels of compression performance. GPU-enabled PERSEUS technology is now commercially available to equipment vendors, system integrators, service providers and operators.
PERSEUS massively parallel approach to signal processing means that it is able to run purely on a GPU without additional hardware. This provides a quantum leap in real-time video compression efficiency across a number of professional and consumer devices such as encoders, transcoders, set-top boxes and connected devices.
PERSEUS GPU-powered products are being deployed in video contribution application, delivering high-quality feeds from events and through the backbones of Tier-1 operators and service providers. PERSEUS sets new benchmarks in UHD/4K performance, with visually lossless quality delivered at ca. 300 Mbps, 2.5% of the original uncompressed signal size. Both encoding and decoding processes can run in real-time on a single NVIDIA GPU well below the 16ms necessary to process a full frame UHD/4K picture at 60 fps.
“Whereas legacy codecs are highly serialized, PERSEUS is able to harness all of the processing power of NVIDIA GPUs. PERSEUS’ ability to distribute processing load across the entire GPU. This allows the processor to ‘clock down’ to a more power efficient mode of operation,” said Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO & Co-founder. “With support for NVIDIA GPUs, we are now able to provide the manufacturers of professional video equipment with massively parallel compression technology running on massively parallel hardware, to deliver the best possible video compression performance.”
“Taking advantage of NVIDIA GPUs enables V-Nova video compression technology to provide a new level of performance,” says Jaap Zuiderveld, vp EMEA, NVIDIA. “The massive parallelism of NVIDIA GPUs allows V-NOVA to deliver improved functionality, speed, and flexibility to the video industry.”