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Analyze it to keep on cutting edge of Video Quality for Broadcast and OTT

 

VQ Analyzer

The Advanced Video Quality Analysis Software

 

Results You Can Count On

VQ Analyzer (Analyzer) is an expert-grade video analysis software for AV1, HEVC, VP9, AVC, and MPEG-2 video coding standards. It provides:

  • Visual inspection and debug of the entire coding process
  • Buffer /HRD analysis
  • Dual View (Side-by-side) 2 streams comparisons
  • Bitstream Error reporting and visual navigation
  • Informational overlays
  • Optimized GUI with Docking windows and command line to increase productivity
  • Reach Statistics analysis and detailed extraction to file for further inspection/comparison
  • 4K and HDR viewing (BT.2020 color gamut, HDR SEI)
  • Support for Microsoft Windows*, Linux*, and OS X*

 

Build Industry Compliant Video Products Faster

Analyzer helps video codec developers save time and money creating standards-compliant and optimized video products.

Easy to use with a powerful toolset, Analyzer is a necessary tool for daily use in development and validation, debug and testing of new requirements for encoders. It provides detailed insights on the algorithm decisions that produced a bitstream. It can also empower testing/quality assurance with checks for output suitability to help quickly assess where all is well and dive deep into root-cause issues.

Once a bitstream is loaded, the tool lets users inspect each step of the coding process, both visually and numerically, and explore opportunities of extra compression and higher quality for images. Advanced features allow developers to graphically analyze coding flow, heat maps, motion vectors, prediction, reconstruction and filtering.

Debug Encoders, Reduce Costs

Analyzer can help to debug certain quality and decisional miss in coding pipelines, potentially saving months of man-hours on important video projects. Quickly find and navigate to bitstream and coding mode decision errors and debug broken streams by a click. Conduct side-by-side streams comparison for progress/regression check

Figure 1. Heat map, statistics pay chart and reference hierarchy

Utilize advantages HEVC and AV1 to Increase Video Performance

With bandwidth a major cost to network streaming and infrastructure, the use of advanced codecs like HEVC and AV1 is essential to improving compression while reducing bandwidth for video streaming, content delivery and broadcast. With Analyzer, users have the power to deeply investigate the new layers of complexity in next-generation coding pipelines and compare results with conventional codecs. Analyzer has easy-to-use, rich visualization capabilities that can help users take advantage of more efficient encoding to reduce bandwidth needs―decreasing the risk of quality regressions in the transition.

Figure 2. Prediction modes and inter-frame dependencies are instantly visualized. Color coding designates each of the prediction types.

Key Features

Figure 3. Right click on any unit and discover the underlying coefficients and the details of each of processing pipelines.

Codecs: AV1, HEVC (H.265), VP9, AVC (H.264), and MPEG2. AOMedia AV1 codec to keep up on cutting edge of royalty free codecs.

Containers: Elementary streams and MPEG-2 TS, MP4, MKV, MMT, and MPEG-DASH

Dual View mode lets you compare 2 streams side-by-side to identify a difference and match every step to make decisions or root-cause an issue on.

Support for HEVC extensions including Screen Content Coding, Scalable HEVC and Multiview: Take it all from innovation of most advanced compression standard and extensions. SCC provides better efficiency for rendered content (desktops graphics). SHVC adds ability to react to changing network bandwidth to produce more reliable viewing experiences.

GUI Speed: File stream indexing provides quick performance and responsiveness loading and switching between frames.

Command line for regular validation: Enhance your product testing with automated features to test for regressions.

High dynamic range (HDR) support with BT2020 and 10-bit to deliver Ultra HD content.

Full-frame and Block Details visualization: In each mode (Predictions, Residual, Reconstructed, Deblocked, Filtered, and Decoded Pixels) easy switch between Frame and Block Detail View by a click.

Undock windows to customize layout and utilize multi monitor development environment.

Visual Informational Overlays: Heat Map (bit per pel), Efficiency Map (bools per bit), Reference Indexes, QPs, Block Types, Simple Motion Flow.

Codec Spec Compliance validation and error reporting

Other key features: Compare with a reference YUV; HRD buffer compliance; full stream, per-frame and per-syntax elements statistics; B-pyramid hierarchy; probability areas and trees with counts, updates, and adaptation; Entropy Engine State; Inter/Intra Prediction and Filtered Samples Views; Motion Vector Predictor Lists; Coefficients (pre- and post-quant and post-transform scan order). Tool tips provide spec reference notations for standard syntax.

 

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