Video Transcoding

January 19, 2024

The process of converting media from one format or codec to another. For example, taking the very large, multi-terabyte-size, high-resolution, master copy of a movie and converting it into formats/resolutions/codecs that can be played on a mobile phone, a smart TV, an aircraft in-flight entertainment system, etc. Frequently, in the 2020s, an HPC or HCPC-adjacent workload performed on FPGAs or other accelerator cards made specifically for media transcoding.