The SVT-AV1 project was initially founded by Intel in partnership with Netflix and was then adopted by the Alliance of Open Media (AOM) Software Implementation Working Group (SIWG), in August 2020, to carry on the group’s mission.
Intel releases SVT-AV1 version 1.0
AV1 is a next-generation video coding format developed by the Alliance of Open Media Video. It is open and free, designed for ultra-high-definition resolution, wide color gamut, and high dynamic range enhancement, and improves the encoding efficiency by about 30% on the basis of VP9/HEVC. AV1 was used to replace Google’s VP9 and compete with H.265/HEVC. Intel, one of the founding members of the Open Media Video Alliance, has done a lot of work in the promotion of AV1, making it easier for content providers and end-users to accept the new generation of video encoding formats.
Recently, Intel released SVT-AV1 version 1.0. This is an AV1 codec library for 5th generation Core processors and above, using its AVX2 instruction set and multi-core features, etc., can be used under Windows, macOS and Linux. One of the problems with efficient codecs is that they are very resource-intensive and often require hardware acceleration to work properly, and today’s processors have a lot of resources and new instructions for encoding and decoding, which is exactly what SVT-AV1 does.