Company debuts Pandoras Box Media Server 4.1
October 5, 2008
German company coolux Media Systems has released Pandoras Box Media Server 4.1. This enhanced version of the company's real-time 3-D compositing and rendering system is equipped with a series of added features that extend users' power and flexibility in live video playback applications. Among the additions to the software's robust feature set is the latest Pandoras Box (PB) Warp Engine, video processing capability with field- and frame-blending, and new HD and SD de-interlacing options on the system's ultra-low latency HD/SD-SDI input cards.
The PB Warp Engine is an image-shaping tool that enables quick and accurate projection of complex objects onto almost any shape and surface. Through the engine, the output from multiple Pandoras Box servers can be adjusted for real-time compositing and reproduction from any number of projectors onto curved or non-planar screens.
With the PB Frame-Blending feature now included in Pandoras Box software, operators can adjust the speed of video playback continuously and in real time. In processing slow-motion playback, the software calculates new frames in real time to match the actual frame rate. This function is vital when playback speed must be matched to music or used to track the motion of dynamic video scenery. Until now, frame blending had been restricted to video with non-embedded audio. With PB Frame-Blending, this is no longer the case because audio is now handled in real time, as well.
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