What’s New in Version 1.1.0?
- Support for new Sony XAVC HS HEVC 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 10 bit LongGOP encoded video.
- Support for new Sony XAVC HS Hi-Res 24 bit and multichannel audio.
- Support for linking Sony XAVC HS HEVC volumes,
- Additional metadata parsing.
- Improved volume detection for certain media.
New in Version 1.0.1?
- Fix: Plugin failed to load under Media Composer version 2018.11 or earlier on Mac systems.
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows 10 64-bit
- macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
- macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
- macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) (only 4:2:0 essence can be decoded, 4:2:2 is not supported on 10.13)
Supported Avid Products
- Avid Media Composer from v8.2 to latest releases
Decoding HEVC is a challenge for a computer system and will be most satisfying on modern hardware. For best performance, on Windows systems the computer should be equipped with an NVIDIA or AMD GPU or an Intel CPU with Quick Sync Video feature, which support decoding of HEVC footage. An Intel processor with Quick Sync Video starting from Skylake family is suitable (Skylake fully accelerates 8 bit and partially accelerates 10 bit, later generations fully accelerate 8 and 10 bit). For the capabilities of your external GPUs please check the manufacturers specification.
Minimum required GPU driver versions:
- NVIDIA: 436.15
- AMD: 20.7.1
- Intel Iris: 18.104.22.16841
Decoding of 4:2:2 footage is currently not supported by any GPU accelerator and will be processed by a software decoder which however may benefit from a partial acceleration on some systems.
On Mac systems HEVC decoding is supported through the Apple Video Toolbox API and performance depends on the systems hardware configuration. macOS 10.13 supports 4:2:0 footage only, macOS 10.14 and macOS 10.15 support 4:2:2 as well. For best performance it is recommended to upgrade to macOS 10.15 or later.
Even if your system’s hardware does not meet the requirements for a fluent realtime playback of HEVC, you still have the option to link the clips and then transcode them to an intermediate proxy or DNxHR profile for further processing.
Try Before You Buy
Before you purchase a license key for this product, please evaluate the plug-in in demo mode to verify that it fits your needs. Try whether your system is suitable for a sufficient workflow and make sure that the footage which you need to edit is supported.
If you encounter HEVC material that is not properly decoded let us know and provide a sample. We will try to support it in the next version of the plug-in. Note: Footage with variable framerate from IPhones and other smartphones is currently not supported.
The demo version will imprint a logo into the decoded image. After purchase and installation of a license key, the demo loge will disappear.
Developed under license from:
- Avid Technology, Inc.
- Microsoft Corporation
- Apple Inc.
- Intel Corporation
- NVIDIA Corporation
- Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
- wxWindows Library License 3.1
Avid, Avid MediaCentral Platform, Avid Media Composer are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
macOS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.