Hardware acceleration (NVIDIA/Intel/AMD) & H.264 encoder

Bandicut, Hardware acceleration, H.264 encoder

If you use the [High-Speed mode] of Bandicut, you can cut parts of video or join multiple videos quickly while keeping the original video quality.

If you use the [Encoding mode] of Bandicut, you can use the hardware accelerated H.264 (NVIDIA, Intel, AMD) encoders which allow you to cut, trim, split, join and convert videos at a higher speed than the H.264 (CPU) software-based encoder.


* A comparison between High-Speed mode, NVIDIA, Intel, AMD and H.264 (CPU)

High-Speed NVIDIA Intel AMD H.264 (CPU)
Mode High-Speed Encoding(H/W) Encoding(H/W) Encoding(H/W) Encoding(S/W)
Windows Vista/7/8/10 Windows 7/8/10 Windows 7/8/10 Vista/7/8/10 Vista/7/8/10
Bandicut 1.0.1 or higher 3.5.0 or higher 1.0.1 or higher 3.5.0 or higher 1.0.1 or higher
Video card - GTX600 or higher i3, i5, i7 or higher HD7700 or higher -
Speed Ultra-fast
Fast
Fast
Fast
Normal
Quality Original quality
Good
Good
Good
Good
Description Edit quickly while preserving the original video quality.

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Hardware acceleration, NVIDIA NVENC
Nvidia NVENC»
Hardware acceleration, Intel quick sync video
Intel QSV»
Hardware acceleration, AMD VCE, AMD APP
AMD VCE»
H.264 (CPU) is slower than the hardware-based encoder.

  • [High-Speed mode] mode is always faster than the hardware accelerated "H264(NVIDIA/Intel/AMD)" encoder.
  • The hardware accelerated "H264(NVIDIA/Intel/AMD)" encoder is always faster than the "H264(CPU)" encoder.
  • Normally, H264(AMD VCE) is faster than H264(Intel Quick Sync Video), but it is less stable.
  • The video quality of H264(NVIDIA/Intel/AMD) and H264(CPU) are the same.
  • All things considered, our recommendation is "High-Speed mode > H264(NVIDIA NVENC) > H264(Intel Quick Sync Video) > H264(AMD VCE) > H.264(CPU)".

1. H.264 (NVIDIA NVENC) encoder: High Speed + High Quality

Bandicut supports the hardware accelerated H.264 (NVIDIA® NVENC) encoder which allows you to cut, trim, split, join and convert videos at a higher speed than the software-based encoder. If you use Windows 7 or a later OS and GTX 600 or higher NVIDIA graphics cards, you can encode videos faster than the H.264 (CPU) encoder. See more»


2. H.264 (Intel Quick Sync Video) encoder: High Speed + High Quality

If you have a system equipped with Windows 7 or a later OS and a new Intel CPU (i3/5/7), you can use the embedded hardware acceleration function to cut and convert videos "at a higher speed than H.264 Software Encoder". You need to enable the embedded graphic functionality of your CPU for the hardware acceleration. See more»


3. H.264 (AMD VCE) encoder: High Speed + High Quality

Bandicut supports the hardware accelerated H.264 (AMD VCE) encoder which allows you to cut, trim, split, join and convert videos at a higher speed than the software-based encoder. If you use Windows Vista or a later OS and HD 7700 or higher AMD graphics cards, you can encode videos faster than the H.264 (CPU) encoder. See more»


4. H.264 (CPU) Software Encoder: Normal Speed + High Quality

If you have a system equipped with Windows XP or a later OS, you can use the "H.264 (CPU)" software encoder both in [High-Speed mode] and [Encoding mode]. With "H.264 (CPU)" software encoder, you can convert and cut a low-sized but high-quality video. The encoding speed is slower than the "H264(NVIDIA/Intel/AMD)" encoder.



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