Comprimato’s Live Transcoder software, supporting JPEG2000, NDI and standard GPUs, now also features JPEG-XS TR-07 for broadcast contribution and distribution IP circuits.

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Comprimato’s Live Transcoder software now features the JPEG-XS TR-07 codec. Already widely used for JPEG2000 contribution circuits, Live Transcoder also supports NDI, and now Comprimato has added JPEG-XS TR-07, making it a highly effective, flexible system for high performance connectivity.
Comprimato developed Live Transcoder to be able to access the massively parallel processing power of standard GPUs, which means video production and broadcast facilities can achieve very high video quality for broadcast contribution and distribution circuits when using encoding and transcoding appliances on premises or in the cloud. This COTS approach not only performs at a significantly lower cost than other approaches, but also means the software can be implemented in conjunction with other vendors’ software.
“At Comprimato we were leaders in the use of visually lossless JPEG2000 for long-distance contribution circuits,” said Jiri Matela, CEO of Comprimato. “That continues to prove highly effective, but as JPEG-XS has reached maturity in the VSF TR-07 transport stream, so there is growing interest in this lightweight, low latency codec, and we have moved to add it to the Live Transcoder environment.

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“Our open architecture also allows us to collaborate with other vendors, including AJA Video Systems and InSync. Broadcasters and production companies working in live events and remote production demand the highest quality, including Ultra HD, with as low latency as possible. By working with partners like these, we can build a single touch system that delivers crystal clear image quality at the optimum bitrate, a very attractive option for users.”
Comprimato will show the latest version of its Live Transcoder software at NAB 2023. Their staff can discuss technical considerations related to transcoding for contribution circuits, and the flexible business models available for on premises and cloud implementations. On the AJA Video Systems stand the Comprimato Bridge Live encoder will be demonstrated as part of a low latency remote production system.