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EVS uses AI to turn any video into slow-mo

New cloud-based service can be used on live, post and archive content

EVS has launched XtraMotion, an on-demand cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to transform any video content into super slow-motion replays.

The service has been developed to help broadcasters introduce super slow-motion capabilities to to more environments.

According to EVS, XtraMotion can be used on virtually every camera angle as the high frame rate is created on-demand rather than natively.

The service uses advanced machine learning algorithms developed by EVS’ and works for any production format – from 1080i to UHD/HDR – and any original frame rate. According to the company, it can transform a 60fps video into a very smooth 180fps video as well as a native 180fps into a 540fps video. It also works on post and archived content.

XtraMotion integrates within the existing EVS replay and post-production environment, allowing EVS operators to clip any content from any camera, render it to super slow-motion and play it back to air in seconds.

It is available as a cloud-based service and deployable on demand, and does not require any additional hardware on site.

The system has already been employed by Fox Sports at Super Bowl LIV, and has since been used for live coverage of the NFL, NCAA College Basketball and NASCAR.