Announcing Sighthound Video 7.0 BETA
We are pleased to announce the first BETA release of Sighthound Video 7.0. This release includes a major rewrite of the video pre-processing pipeline of Sighthound VIdeo.
You can download the beta by logging into your Sighthound account.
This BETA will have two phases:
Phase 1 (starting today) focuses on dramatically improved performance:
H.264 decompression uses hardware acceleration when available:
via DirectX Video Acceleration or CUDA on Windows.
via Video Toolbox on macOS.
Video pre-processing runs ~10-20% faster on modern Intel CPU’s.
Video pre-processing support for Nvidia GPU’s.
Video pre-processing runs ~50% faster on Nvidia GPU’s.
Phase 2 (starting in September) focuses on dramatically improved connectivity:
Users will have new options that no longer require firewall holes to be open for remote access.
Users will be able to sign into their systems via the web, iOS and Android apps either via their server IP address/username/password or via their Sighthound account login.
In addition to WebHooks, we are adding support for rules to publish MQTT messages as actions.
Phase 2 will also include additional computer vision performance improvements on Intel and Nvidia.
Sighthound Video 7 will be released by the end of the year.
In parallel, we are starting work on Sighthound Video 7.5, which will feature a completely new web, iOS, and Android user interface.
Sighthound Video 7.5 will ship in by the end of March, 2021.
If you have a older computer (5+ years old), the BETA performance improvements may slow down your system. You can disable the new enhancements in Tools -> options as shown below: