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easyDCP Creator/Creator+, easyDCP JPEG 2000 Transcoder and easyDCP Publisher are highly optimized for running on multi-processor/multi-core machines. On Windows, it can also use one or more CUDA® enabled graphics devices.
We recommend the following minimal system configuration:
For best performance, opt for the following specifications:
Basically there are two different options for running easyDCP Player.
1. Real-time-playback using a fast CPU.
Allows for real-time-playback of 2k/4k DCP and IMF-Packages on a standard PC/Mac. Use this option if you have a sufficiently fast CPU. The software codec will work on Mac OS X and Windows 7 and higher.
Minimum system specification:
2. Real-time-playback using a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) as accelerator.
Allows for real-time-playback of 2k/4k DCPs and IMF-Packages *) on a standard PC.
*) limited to lossy with code block size 32x32
This option requires two graphics cards:
1. GPU: Primary device for rendering (OpenGL) to which the display is attached.
2. GPU: Secondary CUDA-enabled device for the JPEG 2000 decompression.
Minimum system specification:
The GPU-accelerated codec is only available for Windows, not for Mac OS X.
3D Video output options:
For best stereo video output, we recommend a NVIDIA Quadro device with at least 2 GB memory (e.g. Quadro K600). When using Nvidia 3D vision, the display needs to have a refresh rate of at least 120 Hz (e.g. Acer GD245QH). Alternatively, a 3D projector can be connected via Dual-DVI. This does not require a professional Nvidia Quadro card, but can also be achieved with a NVIDIA GeForce card.
Furthermore, a 3D LCD can be connected via HDMI or DVI to play out stereo in side-by-side/top-and-bottom/line-by-line or other interleaved modes.
HD-SDI output option:
easyDCP Player supports Blackmagic Design UltraStudio oder DeckLink series output devices.
When Option HD-SDI "enable subtitling, color processing and scaling" is enabled, decoded images will first be processed by the primary graphics card, before they get sent to the SDI-output device.
This works best, when the primary graphics card is a NVIDIA Quadro card.
View our performance test:
Yes, easyDCP Player+ supports all Blackmagic Design Ultra Studio and DeckLink series output devices for video and audio.
The performance of such a set-up depends on various parameters and is not only determined by the HD/SDI interface card.
The Graphic Board Check (PDF) table shows some example set-ups as well as the measured performance using certain HD/SDI interfaces.
More Details you see in our video: GPU-Acclerated JPEG 2000 Encoding
NOTE: GPU acceleration is available for Windows only