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RED makes 8K playback possible with new software development kit

Enables Nvidia Cuda GPU-accelerated decoding and debayering for real-time 8K playback

RED has released its new R3D software development kit, enabling Nvidia Cuda GPU-accelerated decoding and debayering for real-time 8K playback, editing and grading of Red R3D files.

The company said the benefits and efficiencies of the new software-hardware combination during post production include:

· 8K real-time 30 fps or greater playback performance
· Up to 10x faster transcoding, depending on the format and content
· Improved efficiencies and quality control within the content review process
· Creative freedom using flexible R3D files instead of proxy files

8K performance is available with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 and 8000, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and TITAN RTX GPUs when coupled with a moderately configured PC. According to RED, users can achieve additional performance improvements with multi-GPU configurations and may see noticeable gains even with older NVIDIA GPUs. Also, new NVIDIA RTX laptops from the world’s leading computer manufacturers, including Razer, Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI and Samsung, provide real-time playback at up to 8K.