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isovideo Launches Cinema Quality Low Frame Rate Conversion and Temporal Retiming Services using Award-Winning Viarte Technology

(Beaverton, Oregon - February 3, 2015) isovideo announces the launch of their Viarte-based cinema quality low frame rate conversion and temporal retiming services for the media entertainment industry. Viarte was one of five winners of the prestigious Game-Changer Awards by the IABM/NAB 2013. A Feature length documentary film “Finding the Gold Within” has already used Viarte frame rate conversion services (converting from 1980x1080p29.97 to 1080p23.976) for its World Premier last October.

High quality low frame rate-conversion and content retiming have always been amongst the most difficult tasks to do well, fast, and at a reasonable cost. Until recently, 24p to 25p frame rate-conversion has always been performed by changing video playback speed, and adjusting audio accordingly. Content retiming has been commonly done with expensive software or hardware.

Digital media trends are moving fast towards online distribution. Films are usually shot and edited at one frame rate, such as 24p or 30p in North America. They may need to be converted to other low frame-rates such as 24p for theater release, and 30p or 25p for US/European streaming. Such conversion is often done poorly, introducing noticeable conversion related motion artifacts, such as visible ghosting and motion judder on camera pans, “edge-boiling” effects, breakup, etc.

isovideo's low frame-rate conversion/retiming services use their proprietary, state-of-the-art GPU-accelerated Viarte frame rate conversion technology. It principle features include:

In addition to low-frame rate conversion/retiming services, isovideo also offers:

Low frame-rate conversion/retiming can be combined with other types of services to meet a wide variety of tasks facing the media professional. For example, frame-rate conversion, combined with noise reduction and upscaling to UHD provides a quality level similar to original UHD sources. “isovideo's conversion services offer a unique combination of highest processing quality, fastest turn-around due to an extremely efficient pipelined architecture and scalability, and affordability and peace of mind, as all content is always encrypted for security.”, said Keith Slavin, CTO, isovideo LLC.

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