NVIDIA GeForce GPU to release 1.1 of Badaboom

By Koushik Saha on 10.12.08

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"The software for converting video with NVIDIA GeForce GPU will be updated soon, introducing several innovations"

Around the middle of the month of December Elemental will present an updated version, release 1.1 of its software Badaboom, well known to fans of video cards as possible to exploit a NVIDIA GeForce video card with support Cuda to perform conversion of video streams.

The first release of Badaboom, available in full at a price of 30 U.S. dollars, requires a video card NVIDIA GeForce equipped with unified shader architecture that can be used then the solutions of households GeForce 8 onwards. Currently this software supports MPEG2 video formats, AVCHD, H.264, HDV and RAW, providing an opportunity to have the output of video suitable for use with portable devices or consoles.

Elemental will support various video introducing new formats also support multi GPU, which will run on multiple processing video streams simultaneously, combininga GPU to a specific video. It will not be possible, at least for the time being, manage multiple GPUs in parallel in a single video stream.

The debut of this new release should happen around mid-December, the official price has not been announced yet but we likely will remain aligned to 30 dollars.

The new release will implement the following innovations:

Support for additional input file formats and containers: DivX, Xvid, MpegPEG-1, VC-1, AVI, MKV, among others. The file formats supported by Badaboom 1.0 will still be supported as well.

Multi-GPU Support: Effectively doubles the performance of transcode Badaboom by letting the users run two or more Badaboom applications to run on separate video clips simultaneously with multiple NVIDIA GPU working on a separate video clips to get the work done faster.

New output profiles: YouTube, Blackberry Bold and Microsoft Zune have been added. User-customizable outputs are available as well.

H.264 Main profile output: Provides even higher quality output than version 1.0, especially useful when outputting at resolutions higher than 480p. Baseline profile is still supported.

1920x1080 (1080p) output: The largest ATSC standard video resolution now available output is an option, which provides great video quality when combined with Main profile.

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