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NVIDIA GPUDirect bolsters live TV special effects

updated 04:25 pm EDT, Fri September 9, 2011

NVIDIA offers GPUDirect tech to developers

At the currently ongoing International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, NVIDIA showed off its new GPUDirect for Video technology that will let app developers create more realistic on-air graphics. It allows industry-standard video I/O devices to communicate directly with the company's pro-oriented Quadro and Tesla GPUs with very low lag. The solution, as NVIDIA sees it, will not only speed up real-time processing of video streams in broadcast and production work but also in manufacturing, healthcare and government agencies.

By offloading the traditionally-burdened CPU, the video transfer is much faster. NVIDIA offers its GPUDirect for Video tech for free to video I/O hardware manufacturers, proprietary hardware providers and video switcher manufacturers. Some third-party pro video device makers that will soon use it include AJA, Blackmagic Design, DVS, Matrox, Vizrt and more.

It's expected their devices using the GPUDirect tech will be out late in 2011. NVIDIA officially supports Linux and Windows 7.

by MacNN Staff



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