LED processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, has announced the release of its new Tessera V3.1 software, providing users of Tessera SX40 and S8 LED processors with a host of features including HFR+ and Frame Remapping that deliver key benefits for creatives working in virtual production and cinematography, as well as for markets such as sports broadcast, simulation and virtual reality.
Tessera’s High Frame Rate (HFR) function already gives the power to display the video content on an LED screen at up to 144 frames per second. The latest Tessera update extends this with HFR+, allowing the Tessera SX40 and S8 to support up to a massive 250 fps. This gives smoother visuals in eSports and simulator applications using high-frame-rate content, where the shortened duration of each video frame also brings the benefit of reduced motion blur. HFR+ also makes it possible to shoot slow motion visual effects with over-cranked cameras against LED screens and still retain perfect synchronization between screen and camera.
Frame Rate Multiplication is another pre-existing feature in Tessera software which gives the ability to output each input frame multiple times to create a higher output frame rate on the LED screen, and is a useful tool to ensure a camera will see a complete image every time its shutter opens.
This is augmented in Tessera V3.1 with a new Frame Remapping feature that allows the user to interleave different areas of the video raster or solid colors in the output. At its most simple, this allows the output frame rate to be doubled so that a black frame can be inserted between every frame of actual content — another useful technique for reducing motion blur. Any 24-bit RGB color may be specified for each output frame, including black (for dark frame insertion), white (for supplemental lighting) or solid colors (such as green for visual effects).