graphics card to render h.264 hd video
Posted on 2010-04-01
We have a new hd surrveilence camera slated for release soon. I am looking into a high performance video card that will render at least 6 to 7 live hd streams via our client viewer and web interface, Vlc, and quicktime.
Our onboard encoder on the camera does not pass data to gpu but still need gpu for the
rendering side. I'm leaning towards 1) Ati radeon 5970 and 2) Nvidia's new 480 series.
This situation is strictly for rendering live hd video and not gaming but it seems that high video cards are base on gaming for obivous reasons. . Our h264 implementation will be
rendering 30fps, and a bitrate of 4mb. I will also be ordering a high end i7 pc.
The application is cpu intensive once we start openning multiple streams.
If anyone has any knowledge or experience on these two video cards any suggestions
will be appreciated.
thanks in advance.