MXF Converter

We have implemented very fast MXF converter which is working on NVIDIA GPU. This is high performance JPEG2000 encoder and decoder. It could be used for fast JPEG2000 decompression and further video processing. Our MXF converter can process input MXF files or streams on GPU and then transform them into MP4 or alike. MXF converter could be a part of video transcoding pipeline.

cuda mxf converterFeatures of MXF Converter on CUDA

  • MXF decoding and encoding for grayscale and color images
  • Lossy (wavelet CDF 9/7) and lossless (wavelet CDF 5/3) image compression and decompression
  • Bit depth: 8-12 bits per channel (up to 24 bits per channel)
  • Color spaces: sRGB, Rec.709, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB, DCI P3, XYZ, Linear
  • Number of decomposition levels from 1 to 7
  • Code-block size 16×16, 32×32 or 64×64
  • Color sampling modes: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0
  • Image quality in the range of 1–100 (float value)
  • Modes of operation: Single image mode and Batch mode (multiple image streaming) fast mxf converter
  • MXF input from HDD/RAID/SSD/CPU/GPU
  • Workflow for MXF converter on CPU and GPU:
    • MXF reading and frame extraction
    • Frame parsing
    • Tag Tree Decoding
    • Binary Decoding
    • Inverse Quantization
    • IDWT
    • Inverse Color Transform
    • Output formatting
    • Resize accoding to anticipated resolution
    • Encoding to destination format
  • Integration with OpenGL to ensure smooth playback during convertion
  • Options: zoom, rotation, etc.
  • MXF Converter is compatible with Windows-7/8/10 and Linux Ubuntu/CentOS

One can convert MXF files to different video or audio formats at the same time. Just choose output format from profile drop-down for each file respectively and then hit convert image button to finish all file conversions.

How to convert MXF files with FFmpeg?

Apart from our sample application from Fastvideo SDK which is intended for MXF encoding or decoding on GPU, we've also implemented standard filter for FFmpeg to be able to convert and to transcode MXF files or streams with FFmpeg.

In general, if we need to convert MXF files with FFmpeg, we have to create a filter which is capable of JPEG2000 decoding and to compile FFmpeg with source codes with that filter. Currently JPEG2000 decoding at FFmpeg is done via OpenJPEG library, which is sofisticated, but quite slow, because J2K algorithm is complicated and CPU-based processing just can't give good performance even at multithreading, and this is vitally important for realtime applications.

Slow performance of FFmpeg with OpenJPEG was the reason why we've implemented FFmpeg filter for MXF decoding on CUDA. That solution is fully based on our JPEG2000 decoder from Fastvideo SDK and is fast at J2K decoding.

ffmpeg mxf converter

Current version of our FFmpeg J2K codec (which is called Fastvideo_J2K) is working with MXF files to accomplish J2K decoding or transcoding on GPU. We've implemented on CUDA just J2K decoding part, all the rest is done by FFmpeg. That solution is ready and we are testing it right now, so it should be released on Q3/2019. You will see that info here soon.

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