Fast AV1 Encoding Is Finally Here

Nathan Veer
Nathan Veer

Director of Product Marketing

For years “codec complexity” ergo “high computational cost” has hung over the AV1 codec, causing some to hold off adopting the standard. Since video codec developers are continuously improving the performance of their codec implementations, this assumption doesn’t have to be true. 

The secret to breaking the operational cost barrier for AV1 is to use an encoder that was built from the ground up, to take full advantage of all of the incredible encoding tools AV1 has to offer. Through joint core RDO optimization and adaptive AI-based video processing, we pull all those levers and squeeze every ounce of quality out of every bit for you.

At Visionular, we ran tests using our Aurora1 AV1 encoder on the new AMD EPYC 7763 processor and were able to outperform SVT-AV1 by a factor of up to 7X.  

That’s right, we built a race car of an encoder that uses less fuel (if you will) in a world of “bicycle encoders”.  Check it out for yourself with these side-by-side comparisons.

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