Danish technology company PION has announced its premiere product PION LiveScene, a real time GPU-based image processing system designed to overcome broadcast camera limitations by enhancing the picture quality of live broadcast television.
Aimed at outside broadcast and studio production environments for live sports, live news and live entertainment applications, LiveScene takes the live uncompressed feed from broadcast cameras, or an inbound compressed stream from live ENG or event coverage, and enhances it in real time to overcome live production challenges caused by adverse conditions – such as lack of highlight and shadow detail, noise and poor colour or contrast. The system consists of a single rack and control panel, and fits into an existing OB or studio-based infrastructure.
PION CEO Kenneth Tang Laerke said, ‘We’re the first company to bring a solution to market which addresses the image quality limitations of live television broadcasts. Today’s consumer is much more discerning. They expect their live viewing experience to perfectly reflect the in-venue or on-location experience. Sports federations, events rights owners and broadcasters are striving to protect and enhance the value of their content – to retain and attract viewers and maintain and boost advertising revenues.
‘With the advent of ultra-high definition acquisition, which further accentuates common picture quality issues, we believe our Live Camera Enhancement (LCE) and upcoming colour correction solution is perfectly placed to address the quality issues that capturing and processing live 4K and beyond will bring to a production’, added Michael Jonsson, CTO of PION.
LiveScene is available from now and can be purchased directly from PION.