Brompton unveils software features to maximise LED performance

LED video processing products manufacturer, Brompton Technology, has outlined features coming with Tessera v3.3 software, designed to optimise the performance of LED panels.

New features include Operating Modes, and Per-Batch PureTone. Additionally, the Tessera SX40 and S8 now have a preset to support the ACES AP1 colour space, as used by ACEScg. Finally, in collaboration with Mo-Sys, Brompton has added support for the company’s StarTracker camera tracking system when using panels fitted with the Tessera R2 or Brompton’s new Tessera R2+ and an SX40 or S8 processor with Frame Remapping.

The new Tessera R2+ receiver card has the same SO-DIMM form-factor as the R2. R2+ is backwards-compatible with all existing R2-based panel designs, but brings additional data pins and capability to support new LED drivers, ensuring continued support for more panel types.

Operating Modes
Operating Modes enables a single panel type to have multiple Operating Modes, each with a slightly different configuration for the panel. Different Operating Modes can therefore prioritise different aspects of visual performance, such as maximum frame rate, low brightness performance, bit depth or effective refresh rate.

Additional Operating Modes can be created by Brompton engineers working closely with panel manufacturers. Once activated, users can instantly switch panels between Operating Modes via the processor, depending on the requirement of each event or project. 

Per-Batch PureTone
In the new Tessera v3.3 software PureTone has been extended to allow each individual batch of panels to be measured separately to generate a PureTone profile specific to that batch. To create a profile, a PureTone profiling kit is required, which incorporates a sensitive colorimeter. A single LED panel is measured within a dark room to generate the profile, which can then be used with all the panels in that batch.

Tracking Markers
In collaboration with Mo-Sys, Brompton has added support for the company’s camera tracking system, StarTracker, when using Tessera R2-based panels together with Tessera SX40 or S8 LED processors and Frame Remapping.

The markers are overlaid on the video content being displayed, with Tessera’s Frame Remapping feature used to only display the markers on output frames that are not visible to the main camera, ensuring they will never appear in shot or in reflections. The markers are automatically generated, with the ability to configure the colour and size of the markers from within the processor UI.

A beta version of the v3.3 software is now available for download from the Brompton website.

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