Zond 265 version history

01 April 2019 4.5.1904.1

Features:

  • Updated AV1 decoder (Windows version, compatible with reference software AOM 1.0.0, commit date 2018-12-25, 9b1252eab0616d2c1f6d7990c6256441c0b6483f)
  • Added support of MP4 and MPEG Dash files with AV1 video (Windows version)

Fixes:

  • Decoding artifacts on some files with AVC video
  • Crashes on files with multiple slices AVC video
  • Opening files with non-ansi characters in path
  • Crashes on positioning during VMAF values calculation
  • Incorrect VMAF values on files with interlaced HEVC video
  • Decoded picture overlays scaling on high DPI displays

20 November 2018 4.4.1811.20

Features:

  • Interlaced HEVC video support
  • No-reference PSNR for AVC video
  • Average quality metric values over the entire stream

Fixes:

  • MPEG-TS files multiplexed with packets size greater than 188 bytes now can be opened correctly
  • Ability to open HEVC streams without IDR/CRA/BLA NAL units

18 May 2018 4.1.1805.18

Fixes:

  • Wrong MB tab content after positioning inside DPB on AVC/H.264 files

29 March 2018 4.1.1803.29

Features:

  • Netflix VMAF metric for quality estimation supported. Quality estimation comparing original YUV file with preloaded video file by Netflix's Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion (VMAF) metric

06 March 2018 4.0.1803.6

Features:

  • AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) codec is compatible with reference software 2018.03.06
  • Translucent overlays QP, TU, RefIdx for MPEG-2 and AV1 codecs
  • Predicted and residual pictures for MPEG-2 codec
  • Quality metrics (PSNR, SSIM) calculation for MPEG-2 and AV1 codecs

Fixes:

  • Interlaced 4:2:2 frames displayed incorrectly for MPEG-2 video streams
  • Problems with backward order frame decoding for MPEG-2 video streams

28 December 2017 4.0.1712.28

Features:

  • AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) codec is supported in WebM format. Compatible with reference software 2017.12.21
  • MPEG-2 codec is supported as video elementary stream
  • HEVC Screen Content Coding Extension (SCC) supported
  • MP4 Dash segmented and fragmented format is supported for HEVC and AVC
  • Reports generation in CVS or JSON in GUI with adjustable level of reporting (frame stats, headers, coding unit, PSNR, etc.)

Fixes:

  • GoPro HD5 MP4 AVC files couldn't be opened
  • Some issues with report generation for AVC from CLI
  • AVC: intra PU mode for 16x16 was wrong

15 May 2017 3.7.1705.15

Fixes:

  • Possibility to evaluate a version even when the evaluation period of a previous version is finished
  • Problems with opening a second file when Zond 265 is started
  • Wrong Intra PU modes for size 16x16 on AVC/H.264 files

20 April 2017 3.7.1704.20

Features:

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Detection and Analysis. Frame-by-frame parsing and interpretation of SEI units into discrete Frame Information.
  • Hypothetic Reference Decoder (HRD) Buffer Flow: Instant insights into buffer occupancy – available from the interface and through CLI reports.
  • Comprehensive File Info in a Single Source, including profile, level, chroma subsampling, bit depth, resolution, aspect ratio, bitrate, frame rate, HDR information, compression efficiency, and GOP length statistics.
  • Bitrate Histogram. Bitrate peak values update every second in the course of consecutive frame reading.

16 March 2016 3.1.1603.16

Features:

  • Automatic update checking in Windows version

Fixes:

  • MP4 file cannot be opened if some of its frames have size more than 2 MB
  • Problems with license activation if license file was assigned to disabled network adapter