Cinema Craft Ultra HEVC/H.265 Encoder

Cinema Craft Ultra Encoder


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Cinema Craft® Ultra HEVC/H.265 Encoder

The Cinema Craft Ultra encoder generates high quality HEVC/H265 encoded streams for UHD Blu-ray title production and simultaneous ABR formats and resolutions for multi-screen delivery. With Multi-Format Native Ingest capability, Ultra supports the complex formats produced by most major professional editors, designed to fit perfectly into your workflow!



  • HEVC Main 10 Profile, Rec. ITU-T H.265 (10/2014)
  • Pristine quality (PQ) 2-pass constant (CBR) and variable bitrate (VBR)
  • Multi resolution (MRES) and adaptive bitrate (ABR)
  • Produces Blu-ray compliant streams confirmed based on Panasonic UHD verifier
  • Supports SDR, UHD and HDR (High Dynamic Range) with BT.709/REC.2020 color space
  • YCbCr 4:2:0 (Semi Planar) and 4:2:2 in 8/10/12-Bit
  • Multi-format ingest capability (ProRes HQ/422/444, DNxHD, RAW, Canopus Lossless, YUV, HDV, MOV, AVI, Avisynth, PNG, DPX, MXF, J2000, TIFF)
  • Windows 7/8.1 Professional & Server 2008/2012 (64-bit operating systems only)
  • Linux (64-bit operating systems) with Intel Visual Compute Accelerator (VCA) for faster than real-time encoding
  • Supports resolution from 320x240 (QVGA) up to 4096x2160 (UHD/4K) – image width and height in multiples of 2
  • Supports all standard frame-rates (23.976 - 60p)
  • Accurate segment re-encode capability


System Requirements


CPU 2x Intel Xeon v3 (Haswell), 8-Core or higher
Motherboard Super Server 1028GQ-TR (1U)/ Super Server 2028GR-TRH (2U)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7/8.1 Professional 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 64-bit
Linux CentOS


Cinema Craft Ultra is a Joint Venture of Silicon Philosophies and Visible Light. Cinema Craft is a trademark of Silicon Philosophies.