Snell Debuts New Kudos Format Converters

December 17, 2009
Snell CVR800 frame rate converter

Snell has launched two new HD standards and format converters in its Kudos line of rackmountable signal processing systems.

The new CVR800 frame rate converter and TBS800 format converter and synchronizer both offer a range of features and functionality, including support for 3Gbps and composite video I/O, designed specifically to streamline HD broadcast workflows. The CVR800 offers motion-adaptive frame-rate and format conversion (up, down, cross), and the TBS800 offers motion-adaptive format conversion and synchronization for 3Gbps, HD, and SD video. The systems include a flexible and powerful set of linear and nonlinear tools for user-controlled enhancements, such as the adjustment of horizontal and vertical attributes during format conversion. As moving video elements are processed by the systems' motion-adaptive format conversion technology, a stills mode for format conversion enables operators to process stationary items, such as logos and banners, separately from the main picture to ensure optimal quality.

To support North American closed-captioning and audio standards, the CVR800 and TBS800 provide passing of CEA608 captions for CEA708 output. Other functions include the passing and preservation of vertical ancillary data space (VANC) signaling data, AFD support, and non-PCM audio passing.

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