Avid | DNxHD Codec End User Source Code Download Page

Welcome to the Avid DNxHD Codec End User Source Code Download Page

The Avid DNxHD Codec allows end user software developers to extend the accessibility of Avid Media Files to any MXF-compliant (Material eXchange Format) system. The Avid DNxHD codec provides 8- and 10-bit encoding and decoding functionality for high-definition (HD) video over bit rates comparable to those of standard-definition (SD) video. Because Avid media is generated in compliance with the MXF standard, it is important that developers also have a sound understanding of code generation for MXF.

Developed as a "static" C++ library, the code compiles using a generic "make file" on Windows XP/2000, MAC OS X, Unix (FreeBSD) and Linux operating systems.

Avid does not maintain a formal support program for this unoptimized code. Avid does not provide assistance in the implementation of this code beyond the information made available in the ReadMe file and in these pages. For product manufacturers who are interested in working with Avid to implement Avid DNxHD encoding into their products, contact partnerprograms@avid.com for licensing information. Numerous industry leading companies already have recognized the widespread adoption of Avid DNxHD and the relevance of this attractive technology for their own solutions. View DNxHD Licensees.



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