Intel® Quick Sync

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If you use the latest 2nd~4th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, you may be able to use the Intel® Quick Sync Video H.264 encoder which allows you to record the target in high speed, with a high compression ratio, and in high quality.

If you use Intel Skylake processors, you will be able to use the Intel Quick Sync Video HEVC(H.265) encoder.

HEVC vs H.264 – Which one is better?

HEVC (H.265) is better at compression than H.264 (The video quality of HEVC is better than H.264 if the file size is the same. The file size of HEVC is smaller than H.264 if the video quality is the same).

However, some media players don’t support HEVC and HEVC uses more CPU usage than H.264. Users have to choose the proper codec to meet their needs.

How to use Intel® Quick Sync Video Encoder

To use Intel® Quick Sync Video encoder, you may have to activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by connecting a video cable to the monitor(s) and/or adding a display device.

You may have to activate the Intel Quick Sync Video for it to work.

1) Single monitor: Activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by connecting the mainboard and monitor like below:

single monitor, Intel Quick Sync video acceleration

2) Dual monitor: Activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by connecting the mainboard and monitor like below:

double monitor, Intel Quick Sync video acceleration

1. “Intel® Quick Sync video” is available in Windows 7, 8, and 10.

Windows 7 and 8 users (similar in Windows 10)
You can activate the Intel Quick Sync Video by adding the display device
1) Right-click anywhere on the desktop, and select ‘Screen resolution’

Intel Quick Sync video, Screen resolution

2) Click the “Detect” button, then click the “Another display not detected” button, choose the “Intel(R) HD Graphics” option from Display, and finally select “Try to connect anyway on: VGA” from Multiple displays:

Intel Quick Sync video, detect another display

3) Select ‘Extend these displays’ from Multiple displays, and click [OK].

Intel Quick Sync video, Extend these displays