FOR-A unveils winter sports feature for Frame Rate Converter

FOR-A has updated its FRC-8000HS HD/SD Frame Rate Converter to better accommodate the production of winter sports. With this software release, the FRC-8000 gives operators the ability to customise settings based on their specific needs.
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FOR-A has updated its FRC-8000HS HD/SD Frame Rate Converter to better accommodate the production of winter sports. With this software release, the FRC-8000 gives operators the ability to customise settings based on their specific needs. Users of the frame rate converter will now be able to select a ‘winter sports’ scene type, a special mode created by FOR-A to optimise the conversion process in environments with high-speed moving objects in highly saturated backgrounds that contain a lot of bright white, such as snow or ice. “One of the strongest features of our FRC-8000 is the ability to fine tune our vector motion process,” explained Pedro Silvestre, sales director, FOR-A. “The FRC-8000 will produce world class results using the automatic conversion modes, but the new scene type setting provides a new level of conversion, not available on any other motion vector converter.” “We’re excited to offer this new feature,” said Silvestre, “The FRC-8000 was successfully used by a variety of broadcasters for the London Games last summer, and we anticipate that this new winter sports setting will prove popular for the 2014 Winter Games in Russia. More immediately, we look forward to seeing the new setting in action for upcoming winter sports productions.” Customers deploying the FRC-8000 for sports production include: ESPN; the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada); Mexico City-based television network Televisa; Rogers Sportsnet, a Canadian live-event and high definition broadcaster; and Casablanca, a Brazilian provider of satellite communication services to customers such as Fox Sports Latin America.www.for-a.com

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