Thursday, February 17, 2005

Hardware-Accelerated Video Processing Is Coming

From Apple's Tiger Preview of Core Image:

"Core Video, joining Core Image in Mac OS X Tiger, delivers a modern foundation for video services, providing a bridge between QuickTime and the GPU for hardware-accelerated video processing. This highly optimized pipeline for video presentation increases performance and reduces CPU load, freeing up resources for other operations.

And Core Video allows developers to apply all the benefits of Core Image to video — blazingly-fast performance of filters and effects, per-pixel accuracy and hardware scalability."

When Tiger is delivered, this will be a significant feature. Apple Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger should ship by the end of the first half of this year.

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