09.21.2006 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Snell & Wilcox highlight new Quasar Ph.C HDTV upconverter
Snell & Wilcox featured its Quasar Ph.C HDTV upconverter with integrated motion estimation technology at IBC2006.
Quasar Ph.C uses motion estimation techniques based on the company's flagship Ph.C technology to produce clear, sharp HD output from a variety of SD inputs.
Quasar Ph.C combines four Snell & Wilcox technologies in a single compact, 1RU package. They include Ph.C motion estimation, DEFT 3:2 cadence correction, Prefix compression pre-processing and FormatFusion HDTV conversion.
Designed with easy-to-use, intuitive controls, Quasar Ph.C handles video, film, graphics and mixed-media sources, upconverting interlaced SD 525 and 625 material to 720p and 1080i HDTV formats. Captions, graphics, logos and branding are converted seamlessly, while an integrated clipper and legalizer guarantees correct display and failure-free operation. A versatile, on-board aspect ratio converter comes with a series of fixed pre-sets for the most common conversions.
For more information, visit: www.snellwilcox.com.