New Video Standard - Solveig Multimedia presents 'Zond 265', the first professional H.265 Analyzer for Software Development worldwide
Two months ago, the new video standard 'High Efficiency Video Coding' (HEVC), currently better known as H.265, has been officially defined. It will become an international standard from July 2012 and will be applied as an approved new video standard from 2013. Middle of year 2013 most mobile video services and presumably the whole HD TV transmission will be based on the new H.265 standard.
Releasing 'Zond 265', Solveig Multimedia is the first to offer a market-ready HEVC/H.265 bit stream analyzer. The new software will help software engineers to develop H.265-compliant software and codecs in order to be able to present new H.265-compliant products in 2013.
Zond 265 - HEVC Analyzer home page
- Сompatible with reference software HM 6.2 r2238
- Frame navigation based on frames bars in decoding or display order
- Frames size histogram
- Color highlighting of different kind of frames (I, B, P).
- Marking of reference frames for a current picture
- Visual presentation of data from all levels of a video stream and decoding stages
- Showing all headers with a content.
- Showing Headers sizes and offsets within a stream
- Highlighting of a slice and related headers (SPS, PPS, etc.) of a current frame
- Showing pixels predicted, reconstructed, after deblocking and adaptive loop filtration
- Showing CU data: coordinates, dimension and bit-size
- Color highlighting different types of CUs (Inter, Intra)
- Showing PU data: a spatial prediction mode of intra PU luma and chroma components
- Showing inter PUís motion vectors, reference lists, reference indexes.
- Showing TU data: dimension and offset within CU. Luma and chroma coefficients before de-quantization.
- Overlay a frame with a CU, PU or TU grid and motion vectors
- Showing bits distribution statistics to be used while encoding of CU, PU and TU data (skip_mb_flag, merge_flag, mvd, cbf_luma, etc.). Displaying results as a pie chart and table
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Zond 256 version 1.1 is out
Features and Changes:
- HRD Buffer analyzing
- Frames navigation modes: decoding (stream) order; output (display) order; by K-Frames; I-Frames; I,P frames. Layout menu->”Navigation modes” button
- Slices bounds. Layout menu->” Slices Boundaries” button
- Map of bits for largest coding units. Menu->“Compression details”->”Bits”. The darker LCU is the lesser its size and vice versa.
- Reference indexes overlay. Menu->“Compression details”->”Bits”
- Additional coding units info: predicted motion vectors, merge candidates, difference of MV and PMV. Tab “CU”: P(x,y) of L0,L1 lists; merge_idx (order number in a candidate list); D(x,y) of L0,L1 lists, correspondingly.
- Combined transform partition grid for separate components - Y, Cb,Cr. Menu->”Prediction partitions” button
- Shows an opened file, list of recently opened files, copies a file name to a clipboard, opens an input folder. Upper left part of layout
- Timeline ruler in frames added
- Information panel with tabs became resizable
- Timeline and Information panels can be hidden maximizing picture preview
- Notices a version of the reference software Zond is compatible with. Upper right part of layout
- If unfold a header to be at the bottom of a bitstream list, it’s moved upwards to show its data
- Motion vectors get depicted more clearly
- Memory usage optimization
ZOND 265 new version 1.8 is released. It gets around 60% faster and brings a number of handy features. Itís a Linux version, quality estimation with most popular PSNR and MSSIM metrics; command line interface workflow; HEVC specification quotes and references for most of syntax elements; enhanced floating license server;
Quality estimation comparing original YUV file with preloaded HEVC file by PSNR and MSSIM metrics
Quality graph to show separate PSNR /MSSIM values for separate Y, U,V channels Visual map of PSNR for a frame coded tree blocks (CTB)
HEVC specification quotes for most of syntax elements. Just put a mouse pointer to any element name and get an information scope or open a specification at the necessary place (the specification should be downloaded and placed to a necessary folder)
Linux 32 and 64 bits versions of Zond 265 are available. The distributive operates on Ubuntu version 12.04 and above
Command line interface for quality estimation
Showing a residual picture type
Playback ability enabled
Copying a bitstream slice in detail to a clipboard
Compatible with HM13 and previous HMs starting from HM 10.01
Floating license server shows names of PCs / IP addresses of a current users
Optimized HEVC files opening and processing. It works 50-60 % faster than previous version
Improved Zond operating stability. Fixed many crashes and hangs
Improved last frame navigation in case it is not complete
Fixed. TU partition was sometimes shown overlapped
Fixed. Wrong handling of frames with negative POC after IDR
Zond 265, HEVC Analyzer version 1.9 is out
The new edition of the software was primarily unveiled during the IBC 2014 exhibition in Amsterdam on September 12 – 16.
Features and improvements:
- Optimized processing of 4K files. The new Zond 265 reveals fivefold speed-up in handling UltraHD 4K files (as tested on PC Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, Windows 7 x64)
- H.264/AVC video elementary streams are now supported in beta mode.
- Compatibility with the reference software HM 14
- CLI reports can now have CU data for entire frame as well as frame and stream statistics
- Different stages of picture decoding in command line mode (final, after deblock, before deblock, residual, predicted) can now be saved as YUV files
- Resizable layout. The minimal width limitation has been discarded.
Check out the entire history of changes on Solveig’s website.
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Zond 265, ver. 2, with a bunch of new features is released and available for evaluation at http://www.solveigmm.com/en/products/zond/
- Detection of HEVC stream errors. Available in “Error” tab and as CLI report
- H.264/AVC support in release mode
- Mac OS X version of Zond for HEVC streams
Additional features include:
- Support of MPEG-2 Transport Stream for HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 streams
- Compatible with the reference software HM 16.2
- Support of 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:0:0 chroma format for HEVC
- Support of 10 bits video compression for HEVC
- Optimized CLI report generation process for multiple simultaneous reports per run
Newest edition of the software will be unveiled during the shows as follows:
- NAB Show 2015 in Las Vegas, April 13-16, Booth: SU7102 of DekTeс
- CCBN 2015 in Beijing, March, Booth of DTVCore
- KobaShow in Seul, May 19 -22, Booth of Huton Digital