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InSync updates FrameFormer to deliver higher quality in real-time conversion

The update reduces processor demands by as much as 20 per cent

InSync Technology is rolling out updated versions of its FrameFormer software that deliver higher quality in real-time conversion using CPU only, while reducing the processor demands by as much as 20 per cent.

The FrameFormer motion compensated frame rate and format converter is aimed at companies such as sports broadcasters.

The software is designed to run on CPUs only, either in appliances on-premises or in the cloud. As well as increasing quality, For a typical broadcast contribution application with sub-sampled chroma video in and out, the new version of FrameFormer reduces CPU demand by up to 20 per cent, said the company. In addition, the software has now been ported to run on ARM processing architecture.

“Our customers tell us that preserving detail in their challenging content is what is critical for them,” said James Shepherd, CTO of InSync Technology. “For our development team, this means two things: continuing to raise the subjective image quality; and doing so with reduced resources, to minimise cost and environmental impact. What our new version does is allow smaller instance machines to be used – at a better price point and greater availability – while at the same time delighting the ‘golden eyes’ who are evaluating the performance of our solution every day.

“ARM is also a very important development for us,” added Shepherd. “We designed FrameFormer from day one to be CPU-only software that was vendor and architecture agnostic. By rolling out the software for ARM, our users have the opportunity to achieve equivalent performance at a significantly lower price point.”

The new version of FrameFormer will be on display at NAB Show in April.