Intel, Netflix to Deliver AV1 Scalable Codec to Power Next-Gen Compression Tech for Visual Workloads

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April 8, 2019 - What’s New: At The National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB Show) today, Intel and Netflix* announced a new high-performance video codec that is available as open source and royalty-free to content creators, developers and service providers. Scalable Video Technology for AV1 (SVT-AV1) offers performance and scalability in video processing.

“The SVT-AV1 codec offers both high performance and efficiency. And compared to today’s most popular codec (H.264 AVC), SVT-AV1 can help service providers save up to half their bandwidth, delivering leading-edge user experiences that can be quickly and cost-effectively delivered at a global scale. This codec makes it possible for services ranging from video on demand to live broadcast of 4Kp60/10-bit content on Intel Xeon Scalable processors, including the recently launched 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor.” –Lynn Comp, Intel vice president of the Network Platforms Group and general manager of the Visual Cloud Division. More...