HandBrake 1.0.0 Video Converter Arrives After More Than 13 Years in Development

Prominent features of HandBrake 1.0.0 include completely overhauled presets with new Matroska (MKV) and device presets, as well as a brand-new JSON-based preset system, improvements to the audio/video sync engine, VP9 video encoding by using the libvpx library, an Intel QuickSync Video H.265/HEVC encoder that requires Intel Skylake or newer CPUs. There’s also Ultra HD and 4K color pass-through support for BT.2020, a new automatic anamorphic mode that maximizes storage resolution, new Pad, NLMeans, and Decomb/Deinterlace filters, performance improvements to the x264 and x265 encoders, as well as high bit depth encoding, supporting 10-bit for x264 and both 10-bit and 12-bit for x265.