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Using An OpenCL Kernel In GStreamer

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Published on 02 February 2012 01:57 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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There's now a GStreamer plug-in to utilize OpenCL within this popular Linux video framework so that an OpenCL kernel can be applied against a video stream.

Fabian Deutsch wrote the OpenCL support for GStreamer and has made it available as gst-plugins-cl. This support allows for an OpenCL kernel to be run against a video stream in the GStreamer pipeline. This support could allow for video filters to be applied while all of the work is being done by an OpenCL-supportive GPU, among other potential use-cases.

What also makes it a bit more interesting is that this OpenCL support was written in Vala.

For those wanting to learn more information read Fabian's blog post or see the Git repository.

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