Comprimato Offers On-Demand Live Framerate Conversion

Comprimato, a specialist in high-performance software encoding and transcoding, has introduced a “transformative” approach to framerate conversion for live broadcasting. Traditionally, high-quality motion compensated real time conversion demanded expensive hardware: Comprimato now offers it as a cloud service, where it can be integrated with the company’s transcoding if required.

Comprimato, working with motion compensated processing specialist InSync Technology, has developed what it says is “a software solution that provides uncompromised, low latency, real time framerate conversion.” Running on standard hardware, it can be readily spun up in the cloud as production companies use it.

That allows Comprimato to present framerate conversion as a software-as-a-service, with various business models to match the needs of the user, including charging by the hour. “This is transformative for broadcasters and production companies needing to move live signals between 50 fps and 59.94 fps territories,” it said.

Integration with Comprimato’s encoding and transcoding services means that signals from the venue can be encoded in any format, including JPEG-XS, JPEG2000, H.264 or NDI, then as a cloud SaaS be processed and delivered to any destination anywhere in the world, ready for broadcast.

“This really does transform the market,” said Jiri Matela, Comprimato CEO. “Broadcasters and producers just need to budget modest fees for signal processing when they need it, rather than invest six-figure sums in specialist hardware. It means more feeds and services can be carried from major events, and perhaps even more exciting it means sports and entertainment which could not justify the cost of live international broadcasting in the past can now step up alongside the biggest players.”

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