Using the new hardware video encoder to speed up video processing
In Swing Catalyst 9.3 and up, there is added support for utilizing the computers graphics card to speed up video processing.
This feature utilizes a chip on the graphics card dedicated for video encoding, freeing the CPU from having to do this compute-intensive task. Depending on the graphics card and CPU this can improve video encoding times significantly. It is also possible that encoding times become worse by changing these settings.
The standard encoder is CPU MPEG-4.
Please use the built-in benchmark feature to see which encoder works best for you.
Supported graphics card (h264 encoders):
- NVIDIA NVENC: Recommended GeForce series cards: e.g 1070, 1080, 2060,2070,2080 series.
- Intel QuickSync: Most newer Intel CPUs come with dedicated hardware for video encoding, recommended CPUs are in line with our recommended computer specifications.*
* Some Intel CPUs do not have a built in graphics chip, and therefor do not support Intel Quicksync.
List over Quicksync supported Intel CPUs: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/search/featurefilter.html?productType=873&0_QuickSyncVideo=True
AMD Graphics cards are not supported.
Running the encoder benchmark
- NVIDIA NVENC
- Intel QuickSync (QSV)
- MPEG4 (CPU)