Introduction · Advanced user tips Hardware » Intel® Quick Sync Video HEVC/H.264 Encoder

If your CPU supports Intel® Quick Sync Video, you will be able to enhance the recording ability of Bandicam by using the internal graphics of the CPU.

If you use the latest 2nd~4th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, you may be able to use the Intel Quick Sync Video H.264 encoder which allows you to record the target in high speed, with a high compression ratio, and in high quality.

If you use Intel Skylake processors, you will be able to use the Intel Quick Sync Video HEVC(H.265) encoder which is better at compression than the NVENC H.264 encoder.

* HEVC vs H.264 - Which one is better?

HEVC (H.265) is better at compression than H.264 (The video quality of HEVC is better than H.264 if the file size is the same. The file size of HEVC is smaller than H.264 if the video quality is the same).

However, some media players don't support HEVC and HEVC uses more CPU usage than H.264.
Users have to choose the proper codec to meet their needs.


How to use Intel® Quick Sync Video Encoder

To use Intel® Quick Sync Video encoder, you have to activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by connecting a video cable to the monitor(s) or adding a display device.


* Windows 7, 8 and 10 users

You can activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by connecting a video cable to the monitor(s).


1) Single monitor: Activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by connecting the mainboard and monitor like below:

single monitor, Intel Quick Sync video acceleration


2) Dual monitor: Activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by connecting the mainboard and monitor like below:

double monitor, Intel Quick Sync video acceleration




* Windows 7 and 8 users

You can activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by adding the display device


1) Right-click anywhere on the desktop, and select 'Screen resolution'

Intel Quick Sync video, Screen resolution


2) Click the "Detect" button, then click the "Another display not detected" button, choose the "Intel(R) HD Graphics" option from Display, and finally select "Try to connect anyway on: VGA" from Multiple displays:
- If you cannot find the "Intel(R) HD Graphics" option, please see the "FAQ" at the bottom of this page for further assistance.

Intel Quick Sync video, detect another display


3) Select 'Extend these displays' from Multiple displays, and click [OK].

Intel Quick Sync video, Extend these displays


4) Start Bandicam, and choose the "HEVC (Intel Quick Sync video)" or "H.264 (Intel Quick Sync video)" option.
- H.264/HEVC is one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of high definition video. (View the comparison of video codecs of Bandicam)

Intel Quick Sync video Settings

  •  1   VBR (Variable bitrate) - Quality-based: VBR allows a higher bitrate for faster scenes and a lower bitrate for slower scenes, as a result, the recorded video size can be made smaller. (Recommended)
  •  2   CBR (Constant Bitrate) - Bitrate-based: CBR always uses the same bitrate, as a result, you can predict the video file size (But, the recorded video size might be larger.)
  •  3   FourCC code: To play the recorded video on media players, choose "H264". To edit the recorded video with Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere with the AVI container, choose "X264".
  •  4   Keyframe interval: If you choose "150" as the Keyframe interval, keyframes will be created every 150 frames.



If you cannot see the "H.264/HEVC (Intel Quick Sync video)" option...

Please try the solutions below:

1. "Intel® Quick Sync video" is available in Windows 7, 8, and 10.

- If you use 'Windows XP' or 'Windows Vista', the "H.264 (Intel® Quick Sync video)" menu will not be shown.

2. Check whether your CPU model supports "Intel® Quick Sync video"

- Most 2nd~4th generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors support the Quick Sync video function. However, previous generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors and some 2nd~4th generation processors do not support the Quick Sync video function.
- If you use Intel Skylake processors, you will be able to use the Intel Quick Sync Video HEVC(H.265) encoder.
- Check your CPU model at Intel's official website: http://ark.intel.com/#DesktopProcessors

3. Download/Install the latest "Intel® HD Graphics" driver from Intel Download Center

- Go to https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx, download/install the latest "Intel® HD Graphics" driver.

4. "Intel® Quick Sync video" is available with the latest version of Bandicam.

- Download the latest Bandicam program from http://www.bandicam.com/downloads/.

5. Enable "Internal Graphics" at the BIOS/CMOS settings.

- To use the Intel® Quick Sync video encoder, you must enable "Internal Graphics" at the BIOS/CMOS settings.


If you cannot see the "H.264 (Intel Quick Sync video)" option on Windows 10...

Windows 10 allows you to use "H.264 (Intel Quick Sync video)" automatically. If you you can't see the "H.264 (Intel Quick Sync video)" option on Windows 10, please enable "Internal Graphics" at the BIOS/CMOS settings like below:

Internal Graphics enabled, quick sync video




Related FAQ

- Nvidia NVENC HEVC/H.264 Encoder
- Nvidia CUDA H.264 Encoder
- Intel® Quick Sync Video HEVC/H.264 Encoder
- AMD APP H.264 Encoder