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Cinegy launches new video encoding benchmark

Cinegy has launched Cinescore, the first industry relevant benchmark for the meaningful measurement of video encoding performance for commonly used broadcast and professional production video formats.

The Cinescore benchmark software is free and can be downloaded from Cinegy’s website at

Cinegy co-founder and chief technology officer Jan Weigner said, “The industry has been waiting for a tool like Cinescore, which provides a simple way to assess the video processing performance of any given machine.

“Although there are many benchmark tools that provide general ideas of system performance and comparison, there have been none specifically designed for the broadcast industry, until now.”

The portable application accurately benchmarks a wide range of commonly used formats and codecs by measuring the encoding speed and the load that encoding places on a system for different target resolutions, for example SD, HD and UHD.

In order to immediately categorise the measurement results, Cinegy Cinescore includes comparison results from a range of low-, medium- and high-performance machines which can help identify performance bottlenecks of an existing system, and suggest potential issues with cooling, BIOS or OS energy profile settings that may require attention.