hardware encoding issues

Hi there,

We were wondering on how to open and access hardware encoder on Jetson TX2?

I know there is hardware codec unit(HW engine) and it is independent of GPU.

Of course, I used omxh264enc, nvv4l2decoder on the pipeline in gstreamer.

But I want more low level examples or programmatic access to hardware codec. Is there any way to do this??

(I also saw tegra_multi_media_API samples but I couldn’t find explicit examples…)

thank you.

We suggest you use tegra_multimedia_api. The document is in

After installing through SDK manager, the samples are in


You can try 01_video_encode.