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MainConcept is a trusted provider of superior quality codec SDKs, relied upon by iconic brands globally for more than 25 years. We help companies in broadcast, production, medical imaging, security and gaming to save time, reduce cost, minimize risk, and future proof their video workflows by always pushing the bounds of new codec technology.
With dedicated support by some of the industry’s most brilliant engineers, MainConcept is here to help solve your biggest challenges at a moment’s notice.
MainConcept Codec SDKs: The most comprehensive library of video and multimedia codecs available. From ingest, decoding and encoding, transcoding, livestreaming and multiplexing, MainConcept is unrivaled in quality, performance and reliability. With vast support for all leading formats, each SDK comes with the brilliant customer support that has earned MainConcept its professional reputation.
MainConcept HEVC/H.265: Arguably the best codec SDK available, MainConcept offers peak performance and reliability from HEVC. Lower bitrate, and higher quality is made even stronger using MainConcept HEVC hybrid GPU acceleration. Now you can combine the sheer power of the NVIDIA RTX graphics engine with the quality and control of MainConcept encoding software.
MainConcept AVC/H.264: This ultra-flexible SDK offers robust operation for OTT and broadcast, as well as pre-configured encoding templates for streaming formats like DASH-264, Apple HLS, and professional camcorders such as Sony XAVC and Panasonic AVC-Ultra. With support for 4K and 8K, and optional hardware-based encoding using MainConcept’s renowned API, there’s no better choice for today’s content professionals.
MainConcept 2GO Smart Containers: For those of you broadcast and OTT professionals who just want a ready-to-use codec without the programming headaches, MainConcept 2GO Smart Containers is the perfect solution. We’ve bundled our best HEVC, AVC, or OTT Live Encoding technology into single ‘plug-n-play' containers for fast and scalable use. These containers are easy to drop into your workflow on-premise or in the cloud, controlled via REST API, command line, or standard container management tools. No programming required!
Custom Professional Services: Want more help integrating our codec SDKs? Simply in need of faster development? The experts at MainConcept offer 60 days of free integration support, and if you need additional services we are here to help with hands-on C++ development, codec and network optimization, latency testing, and whatever else you need to build your professional application. We will work with you to solve even your biggest codec challenges.
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Hybrid GPU HEVC Encoder
Decrease conversion time by 2.5x and bandwidth up to 30%
Pre-configured containerized microservice products for solving
typical broadcast and OTT production workflow tasks.