intoPIX has updated its JPEG XS encoders and decoders with new High Frame Rate capabilities for Slo-Mo broadcasts.
Depending on the selected IP core, the company’s tiny codecs, known as TicoXS, can go up to 480fps in 4K, and 1920fps in HD, both in monochrome or in 422 colour sampling and with a single encoder, said intoPIX.
According to intoPIX, With slow motion workflows and replay systems, often the high-speed stream for slow motion workflows and replay systems is separated into multiple streams which are sent in parallel (as phases).
The company cites an HDTV 180fps stream sent as 3 x 3G-SDI (HDTV 60fps) streams to the replay server as an example. At the system level and using JPEG XS compression, the high-speed workflows can be improved by sending a compressed video essence that has the same bandwidth as an uncompressed stream of 60fps but that is capturing 600fps with a compression ratio of 10:1. This not only simplifies the IP bandwidth, but also simplifies the synchronisation between these phases, timestamps, the storage and the replay server architecture.
“This intoPIX release is of interest to those who want to create new Slow-Mo or workflows using high-speed cameras and sensors. The bandwidth efficiency of JPEG XS used in conjunction with SMPTE 2110-22 IP protocol makes it easy to build smarter systems”, said François-Pierre Clouet, product application specialist at intoPIX.