High Density Video Transcoding
and Encoding Ladder Generation

Codensity™ T400 Series
Video Transcoder

Video content is the #1 source of traffic on the internet. Video is often generated using the ubiquitous H.264 AVC video encoding standard. Meanwhile, newer H.265 HEVC video delivers equivalent quality with up to a 50% reduction in file size and bandwidth requirements, making it the codec of choice for newer video end points and devices. Codensity™ T400 Series Video Transcoders, including the newest T408 Video Transcoder, deliver scalable video transcoding and encoding ladder generation between H.264 AVC and H.265 HEVC formats up to 4K UHD video resolution.

Product Highlights

  • Scalable H.264/H.265 Real-time Transcoding
  • 4K UHD resolution @ 60 fps,
    or 8x 1080p30 streams
    in single U.2 module
  • Can generate 4x encoding ladders using multiple codecs, resolutions, and frame rates
  • 80% less power than alternative software solutions
  • Easy integration with FFmpeg SDK, or feature-rich API
  • Programmable Region of Interest (ROI)

Save Power

Save Rack Space

Easy Integration

High Density UHD Video Transcoding Solution

Codensity T408 modules plug into NVMe bays inside modern enterprise-class servers. Each U.2 module takes full advantage of Codensity G4 SSD Controller SoC technology to support a staggering H.264/H.265 transcoding throughput of 60 fps of 4K UHD video. A mid-range Intel® multi-core server with 10x NVMe bays can support 80x 1080p30 real-time transcoding streams, delivering video streaming scalability with minimized rack space

High Power Efficiency

Each Codensity T408 U.2 module consumes only 7W of power at full load. Plug 10x T408 U.2 modules into a 1RU server, and you have a highly efficient video transcoding and encoding ladder generation solution consuming approximately 0.75 watts per 1080p transcoding stream.

Software Integration with FFmpeg Library Support

Many video processing and transcoding applications developers are familiar with FFmpeg, an open source software library with a vast suite of video processing functions. The Codensity solution includes a highly-efficient FFmpeg compatible SDK, requiring operators to simply apply a FFmpeg/libavcodec patch to complete the integration. The libavcodec patch on the host server functions between Codensity T408 NVMe interface and the FFmpeg software layer, allowing existing video transcoding applications already using FFmpeg to achieve quick and significant performance and capacity upgrades with Codensity T408 Transcoders.

Condensity™ T408 Video Transcoder Specifications