VITEC announces the world’s first HEVC/H.265 professional decoder card

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Paris, France, July 23, 2013 – <link http:>VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced digital video solutions, today announced support of HEVC/H.265 video standard through its HDM850+,1080p60 3G-SDI decoder card.

<link products decoding decoding-boards product show hdm850-2>HDM850+ is fully featured for professional broadcast applications such as content distribution, station/news automation, and quality control or simply for rendering the latest video standards. Featuring unique frame accurate playback and compatible with HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-2 video standards, HDM850+ is the most advanced and versatile decoder card available on the market.

“We are committed to deliver the most innovative products to our customers”, commented Philippe Wetzel, CEO of VITEC. “We are thrilled to announce the release of our first HEVC/H.265 product with the introduction of HDM850+ decoder”.

HDM850+ is a PCIe based decoder for use by end users as well as integrators. It decodes and displays video up to 1080p60 over 3G-SDI or HDMI. The available codecs are HEVC up to MP@4.1, H.264 up to Hi10P@L4.2 and MPEG-2 up to HP@HL. File format compatibility includes MXF OP1a & OP-Atom, MOV, MP4, and MPEG-2 PS & TS.

It is now possible to display HEVC clips or stream over SDI / HDMI using a professional decoder card. For existing HDM850 customers, a firmware upgrade is available.

Highlights of the HDM850+ broadcast decoder card:

·         3G-SDI and HDMI outputs up to 1080p60

·         HD/SD HEVC decode (compliant to HM10.0 reference decoder)

·         HD/SD H.264 & MPEG-2 – 4:2:2 & 4:2:0

·         Unique seamless frame accurate playback

·         Hardware scaler from any to any resolution

·         Genlock Input, RS-422 control, Full frame OSD

·         Powerful end user application

·         Livewire & Stradis SDK for integrators

·         PCIe (4 lanes), multiboard support


Shipping date: September 2013. HDM850+ and HDM850 firmware upgrade are available for pre-orders now through the VITEC worldwide dealer network.

VITEC will be showcasing HDM850+ at IBC2013, Booth 7.J31