New Image Manipulation IP to be seen at IBC

Thursday, 8 September, 2016

BASINGSTOKE, UK. September 8th 2016 – Omnitek is a well-established provider of design services to system developers across all industries that make use of video, whether for display or analysis or control for example of robots on production lines. At IBC this weekend (9 – 13 September), Omnitek will be demonstrating some of the image manipulation IP it has been developing for tasks as varied as converting raw image data from cameras into high-quality RGB video to correcting for camera lens effects and seamlessly stitching together images from multiple cameras.

The job of converting raw camera images into high-quality RGB video is carried out by Omnitek’s Image Signal Processor (ISP). This processor takes the form of a pipeline made up of clusters of IP blocks that carry out specific tasks, for example: the correction of defective pixels; correction for camera issues such as vignettes; colour interpolation; colour correction; image cropping and resizing.

Available for use alongside the ISP is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) block that enhances the dynamic range of the incoming video stream in real-time by modifying the histogram of the incoming video stream, on a frame-by-frame basis, in such a way that the full extent of the dynamic range available for the output video stream is used.

Correcting for distortion – and also capable of producing interesting video effects – is Omnitek’s new Warp Processor. This offers a range of standard transforms – Fisheye, Keystone, Rotation and Perspective mapping – and also supports arbitrary warps (within a 2:1 scaling limit). Other features include: 4:4:4 format support at 8/10bit sample depth; up to 4096*2160 resolution at 60 frames per second; up to 2 pixels per clock at 300MHz; and low latency.

The Warp Processor also has a role in conjunction with novel Blend & Stitch IP in joining multiple video images together seamlessly. Video input from up to four HD/3G SDI video cameras may be fed into identical processing pipelines, each capable of arbitrary image warp and colour correction. A warp is then applied to the videos, typically to remove any camera lens distortion, and the images are fed into a combiner which blends them together to create a single combined image.

Also on show at IBC will be Omnitek’s range of Connectivity IP for use with Xilinx® FPGA and SoC IP, which covers video delivery standards from 5-rate SDI (SD-SDI to 12G-SDI), HDMI® 1.4 & 2.0 and V-by-One®. (Xilinx is the registered trademark of Xilinx Inc.; HDMI is the registered trademark of the HDMI Forum; and V-by-One is the registered trademark of THine Electronics.)

Come and see us on Stand 10.A24.