June, 2009

Badaboom 1.2: The Multilingual Version!

Hello!  (Oh, and Hallo, Hola, Bonjour, Ciao, 你好, 안녕하세요, and こんにちは)

Badaboom 1.2 has been released and coming along with it is a brand new eight language interface!  With increasing international interest in the application, localizing Badaboom was certainly one of our priorities.  Non-English markets are now able to take even greater advantage of their NVIDIA GPUs by running Badaboom in the language of their choice.  The included languages are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean!

Download it now here or check out the Learn page for more information.  The Badaboom site has undergone a little bit of a renovation lately, so feel free to explore!  There are even some new demo videos

The Badaboom 1.2 Release Notes can be found here.

Badaboom highlighted in recent PC Perspective article!

PC Perspective just did a really nice look at CUDA-enabled apps:  http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=719.  The review highlights the versatility of the apps taking advantage of CUDA and focuses on Badaboom!

 

“Finally, we are seeing some better CPU usage scores. Badaboom chewed through all of our benchmarks and gave us the best CPU usage scores we've seen so far. The most impressive CPU usage score came during the YouTube 1920x1080 MPEG-4 transcode that averaged only 9 percent! That's absolutely outstanding considering most of the other applications we've reviewed were over 50 percent and higher. Handbrake was pretty much pegged out at 99 percent for every benchmark and was also much slower in transcoding every benchmark. 

We've got to commend Elemental for paying attention to how much the CPU was being engaged during transcoding. There's a bit debate right now between getting the best transcoding performance from utilizing both the CPU and GPU and or just using the GPU and leaving the CPU for multi-tasking functions. I can see it going either way depending on the user's needs.”

Ease of Use 
Cyberlink PowerDirector7 – Good 
Elemental Badaboom – Excellent 
MotionDSP vReveal – Good 
Super Loiloscope – Good 
TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum – Fair

CPU Utilization 
Cyberlink PowerDirector7 – Poor 
Elemental Badaboom – Excellent 
MotionDSP vReveal – Fair 
Super Loiloscope – Good 
TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum – Excellent

Image Quality 
Cyberlink PowerDirector7 – Good 
Elemental Badaboom – Good 
MotionDSP vReveal – Good 
Super Loiloscope – Excellent 
TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum – Excellent

Transcoding Speeds 
Cyberlink PowerDirector7 – Excellent 
Elemental Badaboom – Excellent 
MotionDSP vReveal – Excellent 
Super Loiloscope – Excellent 
TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum – N/A (No transcoding benchmarks completed)

 

Upcoming release of Badaboom!

Well, it has admittedly been quite awhile since the last blog post, but we have some news coming up about Badaboom, so you can expect updates much more often!  For all you international users out there, we are currently going through the finishing touches of localizing the application, and it will be available very soon. 

You may also be seeing some changes to the website in the next few days...stay tuned!