Stream Effects is now available! (OBS Studio)

Last Friday I released OBS Stream Effects to the public and today I want to show you what cool things you can do to your recordings or streams with it. Let’s begin. Continue Reading

The Story Of A Real And Virtual Move

Oh man it’s been a while since I wrote anything. Work keeps you busy, life always wants something and then there’s other things that need to be done. Like moving into a new home and at the same time also moving the servers into a new home. And that’s exactly what I did for two weeks now… Continue Reading

AMF Encoder Plugin 2.2.x and AMD Driver 17.7.2

AMD released Driver 17.7.2 into the wild and with it came some much needed features and fixes. The plugin quickly followed suit and updated as well, allowing everyone using Open Broadcaster Software Studio to easily use their Hardware for encoding. Let’s take a look at what really changed. Continue Reading

How to: Converting RGB to YUV and YUV to RGB

Recently I had to deal with converting RGB to YUV and YUV to RGB, but couldn’t find any proper documentation on how to convert back YUV to RGB. I finally got it to work after 6 hours and this is the result. I hope that this will help other people searching for this in the future. Continue Reading

A new project: OBS Stream Effects

Hey everyone, with the finished AMD Advanced Media Framework Plugin for Open Broadcaster Software Studio, I have begun working on a new project which i currently dubbed “OBS Stream Effects”. The goal for this project is to add more modern filters and transitions to OBS Studio, especially filters and transitions that have been requested for a while now. Continue Reading

The ‘Ashes of the Phoenix’ Update (AMF Encoder Plugin v2.0.0.0)

The plugin rises from the no-update-phase back to bring you an even better experience with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoding, Variance Based Adaptive Quantitization (VBAQ), Pre-Pass support and Asynchronous Queue mode. Continue Reading

The Truth About AMD Ryzens Performance Issues

After AMD released Ryzen, Reviewers and Users alike were really quick to throw around Theories. And this has been going on with no clear answer. Many people blamed the Scheduler, others blamed SMT. Thanks to two unnamed theory crafters and the help of nwgat, we can now get a closer look at the actual cause. Let’s take a look shall we? Update 2017-03-16: A user on Reddit apparently got a response from AMD confirming that there is indeed only one memory controller on Ryzen (Infinity Fabric). This confirms that there is indeed a bottleneck on the CPU itself. Continue Reading

Why Memory Bandwidth Benchmarks are Bullshit

You would think that Benchmarks are your friend when it comes to measuring your Computers performance. At least until you talk to the actual IT guys and then get laughed at because Benchmarks reveal absolutely nothing. Their only use case is e-peen contests – and now discovering why so many memory benchmarks get wildly different scores. Continue Reading