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The Open Visual Cloud is a set of open source software stacks (with full end-to-end sample pipelines) for media, analytics, graphics and immersive media, optimized for cloud native deployment on commercial-off-the-shelf x86 CPU architecture. The open source software stacks presented for the Open Visual Cloud are provided under the FFmpeg and GStreamer frameworks as ready-to-use Docker images and Dockerfiles, which can help to implement cutting Visual Cloud services for advanced video distribution and processing. The Open Visual Cloud contains many end-to-end reference samples to unleash innovation, serving as a recipe book of optimized open source software pipelines to accelerate your application development.

Values to Developers

  • Ready-to-use docker images
    • Domain specific software stacks provided as docker images ready to pull, and Dockerfiles for customization.                                                                             Explore more container solutions on the Intel® oneContainer Portal
  • FFmpeg/GStreamer high-level software
    • Building blocks you already familiar with, unified under well-known frameworks, for quick app development.
  • Optimized software, add HW acceleration easily
    • Develop with optimized software with easy switching to hardware acceleration by changing docker layers.
  • E2E tested and patched
    • We have done the hard work to ensure the software works end to end.
  • E2E sample for innovation
    • Many samples to showcase what is possible and use the software stacks we provide.  
  • Open recipes for non-docker apps
    • Not ready to adopt docker? Dockerfiles shows all the ingredients and secrets. Read our open recipe book.

Getting Started 

Want to get started coding right away? Visit the Documents section to find developer focused technical documentation and samples.

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Further Information



News & Blogs

Release Notes: OVC360 v1.4.0- Immersive Video Sample

By Vasudha Badri-Paul on Feb 08, 2021

OVC360 Immersive Media Sample v1.4.0 release Features & bug fix in v1.4.0: OMAF Packing Library Support packing for cube-map projection in extractor track mode Support...

Open Visual Cloud

OVC 20.10 release

By Vasudha Badri-Paul on Dec 02, 2020

OVC 20.10 released  - Upgrade Smart City Public Sample Upgraded the v20.10 Open Visual Cloud software stack, with Intel(R) OpenVINO(TM) Toolkit v2021.1. Rearchitected the cloud/edge services...

Open Visual Cloud

Open Visual Cloud Update 20.7

By Vasudha Badri-Paul on Sep 02, 2020

Open Visual Cloud 20.7 GitHub Projects can be found here What’s New: Dockers – Release Details Here Upgrade OpenVINO to v2020.4 Upgrade OpenCV to 4.4.0 Upgrade SVT AV1 to v0.8.4 – Release List Here Upgrade SVT VP9 to v0.2.1...


Why More Companies Are Using the Open Source AV1 Video Codec

By Lynn Comp on Aug 26, 2020

  If it wasn’t clear before, I think it’s unquestionable now: global online video demand is insatiable.   The Alliance for Open Media took a big leap forward today to deliver great video experiences by announcing the...


January 11 - March 12

Open Visual Cloud Hackathon

Virtual Jan 11, 2021 to Mar 12, 2021
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September 08 - 11

IBC Showcase

ONLINE Sep 08, 2020 to Sep 11, 2020
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