nablet updates HEVC and XAVC S plugins for Avid Media Composer

AACHEN, Germany – July 30, 2020 – nablet, a leading provider of media processing technologies, announced today that it has released updates of its HEVC and XAVC S plugins for Avid Media Access (AMA) with support for the new Sony XAVC HS and additional XAVC S operating points.

The nablet HEVC AMA Plugin allows linking, playing and editing Sony XAVC HS H.265/HEVC footage and other HEVC/H.265 video in MP4 or MOV container. It supports processing footage in the video sub-sampling formats 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 at 8 and 10 bits. Depending on the system equipment and the type of footage, decoding of the HEVC video stream is performed on GPU accelerated decoders or on a powerful software decoder.

The nablet XAVC S AMA Plugin allows linking, playing and editing Sony XAVC S and XAVC S-I H.264/AVC footage in the video sub-sampling formats 4:2:0 8 bit and the new 4:2:2 at 10 bits, Long GOP and Intra encoded.

Both plugins support the new 24 bit and multichannel PCM audio in XAVC S and XAVC HS and allow volume linking.

“Sony’s XAVC format has evolved to a widely adopted standard for acquisition, post processing and broadcast. But even its ‘little sister,’ XAVC S, had become very popular for production recently. Now it has come of age, adding fully professional H.264 4:2:2 10bit operating points, and is accompanied by the new H.265/HEVC encoded XAVC HS format,” said Peter Neuman, Product Manager, Plugins at nablet. “As a longtime provider of products supporting XAVC, we are happy to be able to offer support for the new operating points in our AMA plugins to the customers alongside the Sony product launch.”

The nablet HEVC AMA Plugin is available for $89 (US) at

The nablet XAVC S AMA Plugin is available for $89 (US) at

The new versions are free upgrades for existing license holders. Free demo versions are available for download, and volume licenses are available.

Sony XAVC S and XAVC HS are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.

About nablet

nablet is a leading provider of codec, streaming, media processing, automated metadata and MXF technologies which are used widely in entertainment, broadcasting, OTT and related industries. Clients include Sony, Intel, IBM, Rohde & Schwarz, ARTE, Vizrt, Syncbak and many more prominent companies around the world. In addition, nablet is the official developer of the Sony format plugins for Avid Media Composer. Based in Aachen, Germany, the company was founded in 2011 by industry veterans who developed many of the most widely used codecs in use today. nablet develops all of its codecs and related components in-house. The company recently opened its USA headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additional information is available at

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