InSync Technology Has New Standards Conversion Solutions

Good standards conversion is essential to preserve the quality (and therefore the value) of video assets and at IBC, InSync is introducing FrameFormer Live, real-time software motion compensated standards conversion.

FrameFormer Live is described by InSync as a highly scalable, professional grade software standards conversion solution that offers live, real-time conversion of SD, HD, and 3G content, using CPU-only processing with cross platform support. FrameFormer Live is said to provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional hardware converters. It can run in any standard IT environment, on premise or in the cloud, and can be accessed as a standalone application or an integrated service.

“Unlike other solutions, FrameFormer Live does not require access to GPUs, giving the customer complete freedom to choose what server to run their conversion on or, in the case of cloud-based deployments, the flexibility to quickly scale up/down the service with the ready provision of CPU-only compute resources,” InSync explains.

Extending the FrameFormer software standards conversion range, FrameFormer is now integrated within the Hiscale FLICS | SOLO transcoding solution. FLICS | SOLO FF supports for a range of codecs including ProRes, AVC, DNxHD, and XDCAM.

“Unlike other software conversion solutions, FLICS | SOLO FF does not require access to GPUs, giving the customer complete freedom to choose which server is used to run the conversion,” InSync said. “The solution may be deployed standalone or may be integrated into existing customer platforms via a RESTful API.”

InSync is now a reseller for the FLICS | SOLO FF product.  IBC visitors will see results of the FrameFormer software motion compensated standards converter converting a range of UHD content between different frame rates. InSync also invites customers to compare the UHD source with the FrameFormer conversion to verify the quality of conversion.

“The proof of a great standards converter is in its ability to handle high-contrast, fast-moving, detailed content, which the demonstration will clearly show,” it says.

"Up to now, users needing live frame rate conversions had a choice between proprietary hardware or software solutions requiring specific GPU resourced compute platforms. FrameFormer Live breaks that paradigm by offering live, software-based standards conversion that can run on any suitable CPU devices,” James Shepherd, CTO.

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