H.264 (NVIDIA® NVENC) encoder for video editing

Hardware acceleration, NVENC, H264 Bandicut supports the hardware accelerated H.264 (NVIDIA® NVENC) encoder which allows you to cut, trim, crop, 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.


* [Encoding mode - Encoding Settings] and select "H264 (NVIDIA® NVENC)"

Import the video file, click [Start - Encoding mode - Encoding Settings], and then select the "H.264 (NVIDIA® NVENC)" encoder.

Bandicut, H.264 (NVIDIA NVENC), Hardware acceleration



If you cannot select the "H.264 (NVIDIA® NVENC)" option...

If you cannot see the "H.264 (NVIDIA® NVENC)" option from Bandicut, please try the solutions below:


  1. Nvidia® NVENC encoder is available in Windows 7, 8, and 10.

    If you use 'Windows XP' or 'Windows Vista', the "H264 (Nvidia® NVENC)" menu will not be shown.

  2. Update your graphics card driver.

    Download the latest Nvidia video card driver from https://www.geforce.com/drivers

  3. Check whether your computer has an NVENC-capable GPU

    • Desktop GPU: Geforce GTX 600 series, QUADRO/TESLA(K series) or higher graphics cards.
    • Laptop GPU: GTX 660M, 670MX, 675MX, 680M, 700M or higher graphics cards.
  4. Nvidia® NVENC encoder is available with the latest version of Bandicut.

    Nvidia® NVENC H.264 encoder is available from Bandicut 3.5.0.


* 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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H.264 (CPU) is slower than the hardware-based encoder.
  • Even if you use the "H264(NVIDIA NVENC)" encoder, the editing speed is slower than the [High-Speed mode] mode.
  • Normally, H264(AMD VCE) is faster than H264(Intel Quick Sync Video), but it is less stable.
  • All things considered, our recommendation is "High-Speed mode > H264(NVIDIA NVENC) > H264(Intel Quick Sync Video) > H264(AMD VCE) > H.264(CPU)".

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