InSync Technology Debuts 4K Software Standards Converter

InSync will showcase a range of software video conversion products to support live and file-based workflows for deploying on premise or in the cloud and integrated into other systems via open APIs.

Among these the company will intro live conversion of UHD/4K streams using its FrameFormer Link software engine.

This offers broadcasters and content distributors top-end live frame rate conversion in a pure software form for premium UHD/4K formats, the firm says.

“The beauty of this approach is that the core software can be integrated into any live production platform or workflow through an open API,” says Daryl Blair, Marketing Director. “This can be an in-house platform, or the capability can be made available to end users via a service provider. As the software requires CPU-only processing with cross-platform support, the solution is ideal to support cloud-based workflows - where flexibility, speed to deploy and scalability are key. A prime example today is live event production in the cloud with frame rate conversion supporting distribution to a global audience.”

InSync also intros FrameFormer Live, which utilizes InSync's live conversion capability but within a turnkey application. The fully featured FrameFormer Live provides full stream, audio, and image processing as well as support for the SRT video transport protocol.

“Many broadcasters today are looking towards the next generation of standards converters. These should offer the flexibility that only software-based solutions can bring, but they also need to maintain and even improve the conversion quality that has been achieved over many years with proprietary hardware devices.”

FrameFormer Live incorporates InSync's core FrameFormer software engine. This includes handling of popular streaming formats plus support for the emerging SRT transport protocol. In addition, users can access numerous image and audio processing controls as well as dashboards via the web-based user interface.

Finally, and to support file-based workflows, the company will feature the FLICS | SOLO FF powered by InSync FrameFormer. Developed by Hiscale GmbH, FLICS | SOLO FF includes InSync's FrameFormer for the highest-quality motion compensated frame rate conversion. FrameFormer is also responsible for SDR, HDR, and color space conversions.

FLICS | SOLO FF offers a wide range of codec support including ProRes, AVC-I, DNxHD, H.264, H.265, and also ABR encoding for VOD delivery, including support for MPEG DASH and HLS. Transcoding, conversion, and delivery tasks can be fully automated. The software is available as a turnkey application for deployment on premise or in the cloud and can be further integrated via its RESTful API.

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