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Brompton Technology unveils latest innovations at LDI 2019
USA – LED processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, is officially launching its stunning High Dynamic Range (HDR) solution at LDI 2019, and will also be giving the very first public demonstrations of a unique new technology that it believes will make a real difference to the industry, in a dedicated showcase area in room N254 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“We are delighted to be able to bring some very exciting new technologies to LDI and let our customers judge for themselves what a difference Brompton processing can make. In our new technology showcase, we will demonstrate our latest innovation, alongside Brompton HDR that we have previously previewed at ISE and Infocomm, in addition to a wealth of other new features that these technologies enable,” says Brompton’s managing director Richard Mead.
HDR video offers a new approach to delivering better image quality, without requiring finer and finer pixel pitches, and LED is well placed to benefit from its trio of image quality improvements. For every pixel, HDR offers a larger brightness range, a wider colour gamut, and a higher bit depth, thus delivering greater detail within the shadows and highlights and increased contrast. Brompton’s new technology adds to this with more headroom for exceptionally bright content and saturated colours that might otherwise be 'clipped'. All of this is perceived by the human brain as a sharper, more detailed image with greater 'depth' and more vivid, more lifelike images than SDR video, even when the pixel count remains the same.
"Brompton’s implementation of HDR is very different from anything else already on the market and has required us to re-imagine the fundamentals of how LED video processing should work,” says Brompton’s CTO, Chris Deighton. “We’re looking forward to lifting the curtain on the complete package for the very first time at LDI.”
As well as showing HDR on its newly designed stand, which allows greater access to Brompton’s ground-breaking products, and in its dedicated new technology showcase room, Brompton will be giving LDI visitors another chance to see its latest Tessera Processor Software, which includes a number of new features for the SX40 such as High Frame Rate, Ultra Low Latency and advanced Genlock controls.
The SX40 currently offers support for up to 60Hz with 12 bits per colour output, but in the new v2.3 software High Frame Rate is set to increase this to up to 144Hz for panels that can support it. This will reduce input lag and deliver smoother motion, providing significant advantages for e-sports, broadcast and cinematography, where very high frame rates are required to achieve a perfectly fluid image. For situations that require industry leading latency, such as virtual broadcast studios and green-screen replacement, SX40 Ultra Low Latency mode halves Brompton’s end-to-end system latency (from input source to image on screen) from an already impressive two frames to just a single frame for compatible video sources. Advanced Genlock controls provides a suite of additional tools to help address common issues with on-camera performance.
22nd October 2019
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