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ATI Radeon HD4850 Transcodes Four 1080p Video Files Simultaneously in Real-Time

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With advancements in visual-computing technologies on an all-time high, and graphics processing units with immense 3D computational power coming out by the fortnights, consumers benefit the most. In the process of evaluating graphics processors' abilities using the latest 3D games and synthetic 3D benchmark software alone, we are probably missing out on other primary uses of a GPU which when tapped, show just how potent a GPU can be. Both NVIDIA and ATI have had video-transcoding features that until exploited by software are close to rudimentary.

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HOT DAMN!
I mean, I'm sure the GTX cards can do similar. But still.
HOT DAMN!
 

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I gotta test this :eek:
 

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Did they do one?

We should be happy that the GPU has come this far. It's not ATI or NVIDIA but we who win.
 

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Wow this is simply amazing. I mean really amazing.
 

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What GPU did they use at the NVIDIA demo?
 

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There's reason to ever need to do this with a single midrange card...... but nice :cool:


That's some impressive computing power.
 
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Getting Cyberlink Power director 7 on Tuesday coming. Im super excited, this is fantastic news. Im well aware that the power of modern gpu's are yet to be harnessed, but WOW!
 

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Anyone know which build of powerdirector 7 you need for this? I have build 7.00.1628 and it doesnt have this feature.

Getting Cyberlink Power director 7 on Tuesday coming. Im super excited, this is fantastic news. Im well aware that the power of modern gpu's are yet to be harnessed, but WOW!
Dont think the feature has been released yet.
 
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will this work on hd3870?
 
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I just installed the trial of Powerdirector 7 to try to test this. It doesn't work for uncompressed AVI to divx or MPEG4 it used my CPU instead of 4850 GPU. Next I tried a MPEG2 transport stream and encoded it to MPEG-4 AVC and it still used the CPU, GPU load remained at 0%.

So not sure what conditions need to be met to allow GPU acceleration there was no options to enable hardware acceleration. Anyone been able to get it to work ?
 

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It's coming from a vice-president of Cyberlink. It has to be true. If you want to verify it, you need:

The PowerDirector7 software
A BD/HDDVD drive (or any source of a lossless HD 1080p video) total of 4 sources

Transcode them to H.264 simultaneously.

will this work on hd3870?
Yes. But I really don't know when Cyberlink is releasing this feature.
 
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It's coming from a vice-president of Cyberlink. It has to be true. If you want to verify it, you need:

The PowerDirector7 software
A BD/HDDVD drive (or any source of a lossless HD 1080p video) total of 4 sources

Transcode them to H.264 simultaneously.



Yes. But I really don't know when Cyberlink is releasing this feature.
so this can only transcode from bdrom, not the video files on HDD ?
 

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so this can only transcode from bdrom, not the video files on HDD ?
Any lossless HD video source. I think content protection applies though, I'm not sure.
 

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If they turn out to be greedy /b/, they'd make only the Ultra version feature this?
 
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What good is it if it works only on loseless bd and hddvd?! Anyway, I don`t care so much, cause my C2D handles perfectly any Full HD content, ripped or loseless. :)
 

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explains more on the argument , why ATi always had better picture quality also ........... ATi gpus are really HD when it come to being HD.
 
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just in from DAAMIT,

Hi,

PowerDirector 7 will have a refresh in Q3 2008 to enable AMD's Acceleratede Video Transcoding (AVT). I’ve been told by the team here in Markham that Cyberlink is about to put out a press release on this.

We offload any stage that can be parallelized to the GPU. We encode to MPEG-2 HD/SD (Blu-ray/DVD authoring, etc.) and H.264 HD/SD/Lower res (Blu-ray/File/Portable device).

On the source format, it depends on the application; I would recommend that you contact Cyberlink for this information.

Cheers