NVIDIA Badaboom and ATI Avivo Video Converter are the current solutions to transcode video using the power of GPUs. Badaboom is based on CUDA and costs around 30$US while Avivo Video Converter is based on ATI Stream and is free and is included with Catalyst 8.12.
ATI Avivo is faster than Badaboom in all situations:
But ATI Avivo requires much more CPU power than NVIDIA Badaboom:
Avivo is clealy faster than Badaboom but there are some artifacts on the transcoded video that don’t exist with Badaboom.
- NVIDIA Badaboom:
– few CPU needs
– good transcoding quality
– CPU demanding
– faster than Badaboom
– some artifacts may appear.