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Live Transcoder Enables Frame Rate Conversion

Live Transcoder can now provide standards conversion for live streaming applications. 

European vs. American standards

There are 2 standards traditionally called American and European. The American standard is used in the USA, Canada, and parts of Latin America. It uses sixty frames per second with 59.94Hz power, which many sources refer to as 60Hz power. The European one concerns the rest of the world, and the video frame rate is historically derived from the 50Hz electric power standard. The PAL standard defines 50 video frames in a second.

Flexible and versatile

Frame rate conversion for live video is always necessary when distributing content among countries using different standards – such as sports events, concerts, and similar occasions. Live transcoder can now ingest compressed live IP video, including H.264, JPEG2000 TR-01, or NDI feeds, and convert in real-time between the frame rate standards.

There is no need for separate hardware or software processes which would add latency and complicate your workflow. It delivers the highest levels of picture quality in multiple formats for live streaming environments and offers complete flexibility to deploy on-premise or in the cloud.

Exceptional output quality and minimal latency

Live transcoder now ensures the best possible image quality when de-interlacing and changing frame rates, allowing live video to be converted and streamed to viewers in appropriate local standards. It provides multiple transcoding paths, to and from all the standard codecs and containers, at resolutions up to 4k Ultra HD. It enables an exceptional quality standards conversion capability. It supports any combination of resolution, scan type, and frame rate, from established broadcast standards to formats generated by any equipment capable of capturing moving media. Live Transcoder’s latency is 300 ms with standards conversion adding only 600 ms.

Live motion compensation

Live motion compensation does not duplicate existing frames and insert them among others.  Motion compensation creates sequences of frames calculated from the original sequence based on the changes among individual frames. This ensures exceptionally smooth transitions among them and improves the quality of the viewers’ experience compared to other live frame rate correction methods.

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