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Is using -hw option in sample_encode perform fully hw encoding or hybrid ?

ramya_s_
Beginner
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Hello,

I am using the following command line to run the hw encoder on Skylake i7 6700k Windows 10, intel media sdk proffessional version 

sample_encode.exe h265 -hw -i <input file> -w 1920 -1080 -f 30 -o <outpufile.hevc> -u speed -b 1000 -async 3 -p 6fadc791a0c2eb479ab6dc5ea9da347

Does the encoding utilise the capabilities of  ONLY the hevc encoder unit in skylake processor ? Or is it a hybrid implementation of hardware and software encoder ?

 

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Anna_B_Intel
Employee
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Hi Ramya,

Media SDK 2016 supports hardware HEVC encoding on Skylake. It isn't hybrid implementation. 

Best wishes,

Anna

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