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How to enable Intel Quick Sync Video encoder in ManyCam 6

Intel® Quick Sync Video is a technology that allows to offload some tasks such as video decoding and encoding to the GPU and reduce the CPU usage. ManyCam 6 has widened the range of supported encoding options and now allows utilizing Quick Sync along with the default encoder used in the previous versions. This guide will show you how to enable Intel® Quick Sync Video on desktops with external GPU (e.g. Nvidia).

Important:

  • This guide does not apply to machines with Intel GPU (no external card) or laptops with Nvidia Optimus technology,
  • This new feature is currently available for RTMP streaming and Video recording only.

Requirements:

  • Intel CPU with Intel GPU and hardware acceleration support,
  • latest ManyCam 6,
  • latest Intel GPU drivers.

Check your hardware specifications

Find your CPU at Intel Product Specifications website and make sure Intel® Quick Sync Video feature is on the list of your CPU specs and marked as “Yes”.

Intel® Quick Sync Video feature included in the CPU specifications

Enable internal graphics in BIOS / UEFI

Reboot your machine, enter the BIOS and find and enable internal Intel® graphics (iGPU, integrated graphics).

How to access the UEFI / BIOS

BIOS / UEFI settings for internal graphics

Update your Intel GPU driver

Download and install the latest drivers for your graphics adapter from Intel Download Center.

Select the Intel Quick Sync encoder option in ManyCam’s RTMP settings

The option will be grayed out until all requirements are met.

ManyCam 6 RTMP Settings

Recording

In case you need to use the Intel® Quick Sync encoder for video recording, go to ManyCam’s Recordings settings and select the encoder the same way as in RTMP.

Updated on May 15, 2018

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