NGCodec Demonstrates First Cloud Based 4K AV1 Hardware Encoding Solution at NAB 2019

Company Announces Doubling of RealityCodec FPGA Throughput, Halving TCO and Enabling 4K Live H.265/HEVC at Just 4Mbps

RealityCodec encodes 4K video on AV1, VP9 and H.265/HEVC with the highest compression and video quality at the lowest cost. H.264/AVC will be added later in the year. NGCodec is demonstrating 4Kp60 live video encoding in the company’s booth in South Hall - SU14314. In addition, the company is providing demonstrations in multiple locations on the floor at NBA 2019: 

  • 4K AV1 demo in the Google booth SU218

  • AV1 & VP9 Demo in the Advantec booth SU10806

  • H.265/HEVC + Perseus demo in the V-Nova booth SU8213

NGCodec is debuting support for AV1 and double density encoding - a 2X performance improvement - in demonstrations across NAB 2019. The company is also announcing support for Perseus from V-Nova which further optimizes video delivery alongside industry standard Codecs. The company is a pioneer in live, cloud based video encoding employing FPGA based encoders to deliver broadcast quality video embracing all modern codecs with the highest performance, lowest latency, and best visual quality.

“RealityCodec is the only encoder supporting all modern codecs and the only solution that uses 100% programmable hardware in the Cloud,” said Oliver Gunasekara, CEO of NGCodec. “RealityCodec allows modern codec’s to coexist in the same encoding solution while significantly outperforming commodity software codecs.”

NGCodec has developed state-of-the-art encoders, using Xilinx FPGAs, providing 20%-30% better compression with H.265/HEVC and VP9 compared to software H.265/HEVC and VP9  encoders targeting live workloads. The NGCodec AV1 encoder is designed for even higher levels of compression, reducing bandwidth requirements for live, broadcast quality video.

The NGCodec RealityCodec Cloud Encoding Developer Kit is powering the NAB 2019 demonstrations. The developer kit allows broadcasters to test encoding implementations in-house for private cloud or public cloud solutions.

If you would like to meet with NGCodec and see the company’s live demonstrations, use the online scheduling tool at or visit the NGCodec’s booth in South Hall - SU14314 at NAB 2019.  Media and business inquiries sent to will be answered promptly.

About NGCodec Inc.

NGCodec has been in passionate pursuit of next generation video compression since 2012. With the support of investors including Xilinx; NGCodec’s agile startup team has created Reality Codec, a compressor-decompressor technology optimized for ultra-low latency, high-quality applications. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, NGCodec leverages FPGA acceleration in the Cloud to lower encoding costs by 10x over traditional CPU encoders. Learn more at