Video Codec SDK 12.0 and Optical Flow SDK 4.0 released

NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 12.0.16 and Optical Flow SDK 4.0.11 is now available with following enhancements:

Encode features:

  • Support for fully hardware accelerated AV1 encode on Ada GPUs.
  • Support for 8k@60fps encode for AV1 and HEVC.

Decode features:

  • Support to extract SEI messages from nvcuvid parser.

Optical Flow features:

  • NVIDIA Optical Flow engine-assisted video frame rate up conversion (NvOFFRUC) library and API
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) support
  • ADA - 80% reduction in the number of SW kickoffs from Display Driver to GPU.
  • ADA - Optimized Compute engine with 80% reduction in blits resulting in lesser number of context switches
  • ADA - 2.5x performance improvement over Ampere generation GPUs
  • ADA - 15% quality improvement .

Please visit the following pages for more information and to download the latest packages.

https://gitlab.com/nvidia/video/video-codec-sdk (request access via this form)
NVIDIA Video Codec SDK Documentation

https://gitlab.com/nvidia/video/optical-flow-sdk (request access via this form)
NVIDIA Optical Flow SDK Documentation