intoPIX Releases New HFR Capabilities... and That's a Great Thing

intoPIX and interoperability demonstrations for audio and video over IP.
(Image credit: intoPIX)

intoPIX (opens in new tab) released new HFR capabilities in its large range of available JPEG XS capable encoders and decoders, called TicoXS.

The new capabilities allow to use a lightweight TicoXS IP-core for high-speed encoding (and decoding). Depending on the selected IP-core, 4K can go up to 480fps, HD up to 1920fps—both in monochrome or in 422 color sampling and with a single encoder. The IP-cores are also not limited to usual broadcast formats for the encoding: They can be used for any other aspect ratios, including 9:16 for example.

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“This intoPIX release is of interest to those who want to create new Slow-Mo or workflows using high-speed cameras and sensors," said François-Pierre Clouet, product application specialist at intoPIX. "The bandwidth efficiency of JPEG XS used in conjunction with SMPTE 2110-22 IP protocol makes it easy to build smarter systems."

JPEG XS for Slow-Mo: An Easier Path

With slow-motion workflows and replay systems, often the high-speed stream is separated into multiple streams which are sent in parallel (as phases). For example, an HDTV 180fps stream is sent as 3 x 3G-SDI (HDTV 60fps) streams to the replay server. At the system level and using JPEG XS compression, it is easy to improve the high-speed workflow by simply sending a compressed video essence that has the same bandwidth as an uncompressed stream of 60fps but that is capturing 600fps with just a compression ratio of 10:1. It not only simplifies the IP bandwidth, it also simplifies the synchronization between these phases, timestamps, the storage and the replay server architecture.

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The intoPIX JPEG XS capable IP-cores enable to preserve a lossless image quality with low complexity, low power, and zero latency. They are available for both Xilinx AMD and Intel FPGA.

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