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Sinclair turns to Miranda for HD upconversion, channel branding
Sinclair Broadcast Group has selected Miranda as a key provider of upconversion and channel branding equipment.
When Sinclair distributes HD content to its affiliates, local stations can use Miranda's Imaging Series QUC-801i upconverter modules to combine the feeds with their own upconverted material.
The Miranda systems are part of a comprehensive upgrade that will enable most of Sinclair's affiliate stations to accommodate pass-through HDTV provided by the network.
When Sinclair distributes HD content to its affiliates, local stations can use Miranda's Imaging Series QUC-801i upconverter modules to combine the feeds with their own upconverted material. Additionally, they can insert their own local channel branding in HD using Oxtel Series Imagestore HDTV processors. The new equipment will be installed at most Sinclair stations by the end of the year.
Miranda's Imagestore HDTV is a modular channel branding processor that can be used for applications ranging from simple logo insertion to complex multi-level image insertion and data-driven character generation.
The Imaging Series QUC-801i upconverter used by Sinclair is enhanced with Miranda's Super Adaptive UVP-101i analog and digital universal video processor/synchronizer, and the DNR 111i advanced motion adaptive 3-D digital noise reducer with MNR (mosquito noise reduction) to provide ultra-high-quality HD conversion. Using the QUC-801i, Sinclair affiliates can choose from multiple HD output formats, including 1080i, 720p, and 480i.
For more information, please visit www.miranda.com.
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