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Galaxy Light & Power uses FOR-A frame-rate converter

August 20, 2007

Galaxy Light & Power, a London-based media production facility, has purchased a FOR-A FRC-7000 HD frame-rate converter to support its live broadcast, post-production and mastering projects.

The facility offers production resources for HD, motion pictures and television including equipment rental and standards conversion, transfers and technical production management.

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The company selected the FOR-A FRC-7000 for its ability to handle both interlaced and progressive material during a recent live broadcast of the “Concert for Diana.” Two FRC-7000s were used to feed a clean host broadcaster signal and an NBC-switched version of the concert via satellite to New York for distribution to North America.

While all of the live performances were shot in 1080/25i interlaced, portions of the concert such as the insert films were made in the 1080/25PsF progressive format. The facility said conversions between those formats was flawless.

The unit converts cleanly between 23.98PsF or 24PsF to 25PsF and from 23.98 to 29.97 without using the 3:2 pulldown process. For the first time, the facility was able to transfer its feature

films at 23.98fps into the NTSC or 29.97i HD environment without 3:2 pulldown artifacts.

The FRC-7000 was also cited for its audio capability, which allows the passing of Dolby E encoded signals. With many live music and sports events being made available in Dolby 5.1, together with it being the audio standard for the mastering of DVD/HD-DVD/BD, this saves time and avoids peripheral audio processing.

For more information, visit www.for-a.com.

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