HEVC 4K Live Software Encoder

Live software encoding up to 2160p60

Fraunhofer HHI has developed an encoding solution that fully exploits the unbeaten compression potential of HEVC. The Fraunhofer HHI shoot-out winning HEVC live encoder powers the field-proven Rohde & Schwarz HEVC turnkey broadcast solutions. Numerous DVB-T2 HD and DVB-C/S2 UHD broadcast channels are currently on air with the Fraunhofer HHI HEVC live encoder.


  • HEVC Main and Main 10 Profile conformance
  • 2160p60 10-bit live encoding for OTT or UHD broadcast
  • I, P and hierarchical B pictures
  • CPU optimizations (SSE4.1 to AVX512)
  • Look ahead processing
  • HRD conformance for VBR and CBR
  • HDR support according to ITU-R Rec. BT.2100 incl. PQ10
  • Available as SDK for Microsoft Windows, Linux & Apple macOS
  • FFmpeg plugin for versatile offline encoding/transcoding