LYNX Technik Launches greenMachine Static HDR | SDR Converter

Germany’s LYNX Technik, provider of modular interfaces for broadcast signal processing applications, is launching a static HDR Converter for its greenMachine multi-purpose processing platform at NAB.

The appliance provides a conversion and processing tool to ensure that high dynamic range imagery and enhanced color gamut captured from HDR cameras is delivered to the end-user. The patented product is developed by LYNX Technik in cooperation with Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The greenMachine HDR Converter is described as universal and adaptive in that it supports real-time static HDR conversion between SDR and HDR, HDR and SDR, as well as between different HDR standards.

“It accomplishes this with sophisticated algorithms and by automatically applying color and contrast corrections across the specified images and content to deliver greatly enhanced images,” the vendor explains.

Operating in either single channel (12G SDI 4K UHD) or 4-channel mode (3G SDI 1080p), the additional key functionality also includes video frame synchronization, full audio support as well as 4K/UHD up/down conversion. Cross-conversion is also possible in the 4K single channel mode with HDR.

The real flexibility and beauty of greenMachine is that users can easily re-task the device by picking a configuration depending on their immediate application and requirements. So, if HDR conversion is required on one day, yet test signal generation is required on another day, users can simply reprogram their greenMachine using the control panel or a software application.

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