We’ve been experimenting with ways to increase the speed of encoding times and we’ve developed a feature that allows you to turn the knob, slam the gas pedal, or push on the thrust lever. Multi-Core encoders.
Panda’s value proposition is buy an encoder and use it as much as you’d like. Our customers love that. If you have more volume of encoding jobs, you would add encoders. Adding encoders doesn’t increase the speed of jobs – you simply can encode more at once.
Video Encoding Kryptonite
Enter Panda Multi-Core. We think we have found the kryptonite to video encoding by enabling the use of multi-core encodings. With Panda Multi-Core, you now have the ability to turn on 2-32 cores on your video encoding processes.
At this point we are testing how much faster you can encode your videos using our most popular codecs, like WebM. We are still testing how fast we can increase the speed, but it is theoretically possible to increase encoding speed by 2x, 10x or even more.
Lets say you’re currently on our Crane plan, which is four encoders. That gives the capability of encoding four videos at the same time. With Panda Multi-Core you can turn up the speed on each of those encoders by as many cores as added.
Those 4 encoders can tap into our multi-core system, and you can choose to have as many cores on each of those 4 encoders. For example, you can encode four videos at once, but with up to 32 cores each!
Its kinda like being in a water slide race against your best buds, but you just put on a jet pack.
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Currently we are testing out multi-core encoders with a few of our customers and seeing great results. Do you want to reduce your encoding times by 2, 10 or even 32 times? Give us a shout!