Spin Digital has announced the release of its new HEVC/H.265 real-time software encoder designed for 8K live video applications.
The new encoder, called Spin Enc Live, can compress both 4K and 8K content in real-time at low bit rates. It also includes modules for input capture and output streaming, resulting in a complete solution for live workflows.
According to Spin Digital, the encoder fulfils the requirements for 8Kp60 broadcasting and streaming applications including:
- Real-time operation mode
- HRD model compliance
- Broadcast-level rate control
- HDR and wide colour gamut support
- Input capture based on SDI
- Simultaneous output for broadcasting (TSoIP) and Internet streaming (HLS)
- Audio encoding up to 22.2 channels
In addition, the encoder has been optimised to guarantee minimal latencies in both high-efficiency (long GOP) and low-delay (shot GOP) operation modes.
During its testing of the encoder, Spin Digital said it was able to produce broadcast-grade 8K HEVC live video over current networks at bitrates as low as 48 Mbit/s.