The folks at Ambric
– a fabless semiconductor company shipping the world's first teraOPS-class processor
– have announced the transparent integration of their Ambric Am2045 GT video
acceleration reference platform
with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 and Adobe After Effects CS3.
Ambric say that their technology also enables hardware OEMs to offer a hardware-accelerated price point that is more affordable than ever before. This, in turn, opens up professional, high-definition, accelerated video processing to hundreds of thousands of professional and prosumer video editors because they can equip their personal computers to speed up HD MPEG-2 and even HD H.264 High Profile encoding by as much as eight times software-only encoding.
Video processing is extremely compute-intensive. Without hardware acceleration, encoding video projects on PCs can take many hours for high-quality authoring. The Ambric reference platform enables this acceleration at a superior price-performance level.
The reference platform can be used for DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HD DVD authoring, as well as for streaming media and the latest H.264-based Adobe Flash CS3 Professional video standard. The reference platform is powered by the Ambric Am2045 massively parallel processing array (MPPA) device that enables four times the video throughput of the fastest quad-core CPUs with 15 times better energy efficiency. The Ambric reference platform is also reprogrammable, so it enables easy upgrades in the field to add new compression standards and video effects acceleration.
Availability and pricing
End Users: The Ambric reference platform will first be available as a complete product for end-users from Ambric's OEMs including Pyro AV, the broadcast division of ADS Tech, Inc, and will be demonstrated at Pyro AV's booth S-2734 at Macworld Expo January 15-18.
OEMs: Companies interested in incorporating Ambric's teraOPS-class processors or video reference platform technology into products may contact Ambric at (503) 601-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.