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Faroudja Doubles its Awarded Pre/Post Compression Patents Yielding Even Higher Video Quality
Encoder-independent F1 platform enhances existing compression technologies with up to 50% bandwidth savings without reducing quality
By: Faroudja Enterprises, Inc.
The F1 platform is designed to better manage today’s increasing demand for video and pave the way for 4K delivery — especially through bandwidth limited networks — as well as traditionally delivered media. F1 provides three benefits: the same quality at lower bitrates, enhanced quality at the same bitrate, and — most recently — a combination of higher quality with lower bitrate.
Introduced at NAB last year, the technology now known as F1 applies its patented pre-and post-processing before and after compression to reduce video bitrates up to 50% while preserving image quality — with any compression standard or implementation. The Faroudja F1 platform interoperates with all resolutions, frame rates, line structures, color depths, dynamic ranges, and bitrates operating efficiently on third-party compute-based encode platforms. In addition to home-based playback devices, F1 encoded streams can be played back on mobile devices including those with Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile operating systems in real-time and with minimal additional power draw to the device.
The advantages of the F1 platform include:
o A bitrate reduction for an equivalent image quality
o A significant improvement of the image quality for low bitrate content
o Video with two levels of resolution available at the same time. For example, simultaneous availability of a 4K program in both 1080p and 4K resolutions, at no extra financial or bandwidth cost — consider second screen viewing experiences
F1 is aimed at professional markets such as content distribution networks, Over-the-Top (OTT) services, cloud-based services, VOD, TV broadcasting, and wherever there is a critical need for managing large volumes of video data. Service operators can use F1 to deliver high quality consumer front-of-screen, second-screen, and mobile viewing experiences. A demonstration of the F1 platform can be seen at NAB 2015 in Faroudja Enterprises’
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