Complete batch processing for headshots, HSX is the perfect tool for Sports Broadcasters or for any Graphics Factory that has to process hundred of raw camera captures when mastering broadcast quality headshots
Look at this picture! It is an "original"! In other words it is the basic, unprocessed capture.
Your producer wants it "cut, cropped, cleaned, resized, rotated, aligned, color-corected, keyed, framed and thrown over a blue sky background"! And if this is not all, he wants it NOW! (Did we leave anything out?)
Now look here... It is just that!
But you know that this is not all.... 100, 200, 1000 or more pictures like this are waiting to be processed.
So, you've got 2 options:
1. Get a big cup of coffee, take a deep breath and 'sink-in' this boring job for the next few days after which you'll pass it on to someone else to continue to work on it...or,
2. Use the HSX PRO and by the time you get your coffee from the coffee machine, the COMPLETE job may be done!
Hundreds of raw, unproccessed headshots can be automatically processed to the highest broadcasting quality standards, ready for display in lower thirds, stats, over-the-shoulder or stills, placed over backgrounds, framed, or added a foreground and eventually stored in the destination folder, in a matter of minutes. Job done!
It is assumed that the raw images will come on a CD, or can be read from the local storage (hard drive or network) in any standard format such as TIFF, TGA, JPEG, BMP, Chyron RGBA messages, Chyron Imagestor Still Store messages, suitable to multiple processing.
The program includes the same very fast and efficient, broadcast oriented tools for the batch-processing, as well as for the manual processing of each individual image.
Based on the workflow requirements, as required by a couple of major users in this field, the application suite is using the power and speed of its batch processing for:
2D transformation including
◦2-D image rotation, for correct eye alignment
◦Resizing, for matching head sizes
◦Translation, for individual centering and positioning of headshots within a predefined structure
Head selection using edge detection, object recognition and multi-chroma keying.
The selection is then inverted to generate the background mask
CUT the background and create full RGBA images (with the Alpha channel already built in). Unlike other programs, the headshots will be full broadcast images with a fully antialised contour and will not require any further conversion
CROP to an optimum size and eliminate unwanted edges
Post-process the headshot to optionally add a background, a foreground (e.g. a frame) and a shadow
RESIZE to a predefined dimension.
Create additional series of different sizes for the entire set of images
Optionally, the images in different sizes of the same headshot can be generated automatically in the final stage.
At any time, the operator will have the option to use manual processing to extract last minute headshots, with wispy, intricate, or undefinable edges, from color-rich images (i.e.: an individual in a crowd, a football player in the field, a skater over a background of flowers, a speaker on a podium, etc).
If you would like to contact us with questions about our products or their integration in your applications, please send an email any time to our Customer Support Team, or call us Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am to 8:00 pm EST, at +1-516-236 7733, or between 9:00 to 7:00 pm GMT+2, at +407-223-68044