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NVIDIA Partners Make Ultra-Low Latency a Reality with NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video

NVIDIA Partners Make Ultra-Low Latency a Reality with NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video

NVIDIA and I/O board partners are providing real time video production capabilities leveraging NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video.

This technology provides fast accessibility of the graphics and image processing power of NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla professional GPUs with ultra-low latency input and output across a wide range of I/O devices.

By enabling synchronized communications between an I/O devices to a GPU, GPUDirect for Video technology eliminates delays of as many as ten frames when transferring video, so developers will no longer have to manage complex buffering schemes.

NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology is available free of charge, directly from NVIDIA for video I/O manufacturers, proprietary hardware providers, and video switcher manufacturers. NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video is supported on Windows 7 and Linux, and is designed to work with NVIDIA Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000, and Quadro 6000 GPUs, and NVIDIA Tesla C-Series GPUs.

AJA, Bluefish, Deltacast and Matrox will demonstrate NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology during the 2012 NAB show from16 to 19 April.

Read on for the full press release.


SINGAPORE — NVIDIA and I/O board partners such as AJA, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, Deltacast, DVS, and Matrox are providing unprecedented real time video production capabilities leveraging NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video. The technology provides application developers and their customers seamless, fast accessibility of the graphics and image processing power of NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla professional graphics processing units (GPUs), with ultra-low latency input and output across a wide range of I/O devices.

NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology is the fastest, most deterministic way to get video data in and out of the GPU. Software vendors are now capable of harnessing the graphics and image processing power of GPUs without the latency, often as many as ten frames, previously associated with 3rd party video I/O boards. With this wide range of I/O vendors, customers can choose the best system for meeting their needs.

GPUDirect for Video technology eliminates delays of as many as ten frames — an amount easily visible to the naked eye—when transferring video from an I/O device to a GPU, by enabling synchronised communications between the two. Developers no longer have to manage complex buffering schemes, which historically has led to unnecessary CPU overhead and increased latency.

NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology is advancing the growing adoption of GPUs in film, live broadcast, and video production. Video I/O manufacturers, companies who make their own proprietary hardware, and even companies making video switchers are able to take advantage of these sub-frame, low latency transfers in their own SDKs and commercial solutions for no additional cost.

NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology is available free of charge, directly from NVIDIA for video I/O manufacturers, proprietary hardware providers, and video switcher manufacturers. Video I/O hardware developers can request information and access to the SDK via e-mail: GPUDirectForVideoregistration@exchange.nvidia.com, or they can visit the NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video registration page at http://developer.nvidia.com/gpudirectforvideo. NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video is supported on Windows 7 and Linux, and is designed to work with NVIDIA Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000, and Quadro 6000 GPUs, and NVIDIA Tesla C-Series GPUs.

AJA, Bluefish, Deltacast and Matrox are demonstrating NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology during the 2012 NAB show from April 16-19, 2012.

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