At IBC, intoPIX has introduces a new range of JPEG2000-RAW IP-cores for FPGA that manage HD, 4K or 8K Bayer image sensor output from 10 to 16-bit with an efficient raw Visually lossless compression at various frame rates.
“Cameras continue to feature larger image sensors, higher resolutions, and a variety of schemes for improving color fidelity and image noise reduction. The continued use of uncompressed or RAW files means that the ultimate image quality can't be maintained without creating monster-size files”, said Jean-Baptiste Lorent, Product & Marketing manager at intoPIX.
The new intoPIX JPEG2000-RAW IP-cores generate fully standard JPEG2000 files (ISO 15444-1) from a camera’s digital sensor in such way that it maximizes Cinema and TV production and post-production capabilities. It achieves this by storing each of the sensor’s color channels separately, prior to conversion into a full color image with an optimized and flexible rate allocation. Similar to the RAW files advantages, it preserves the access to any demosaicing algorithms, the control over white balance, exposure and color grading in post-production.