Leitch Debuts Modular HDTV Upconverter

Leitch is unveiling its modular HDTV upconverter (from SDI) in the NEO processing platform. The HUC-3901 supports both 1080i and 720p outputs, offers quick selection from give preset common aspect ratios or output aspect ratio and picture position and will remap one group of embedded audio with matching delay into the output HDTV signal.

"We are confident that the introduction of the HUC-3901 will make HD upconversion more accessible to a wide range of broadcast professionals," said Tim Thorsteinson, president and CEO of Leitch Technology.

The HUC-3901 can be used with NEO HDTV products such as HDTV frame sync, multiplexers, demultiplexers, distribution amplifiers, branding products and switching products. The upconverter is integrated into Leitch's Command Control System (CCS), which provides IP-based, real-time monitoring and control. CCS hardware control panels and software applications tie all major Leitch products together under a common control and monitoring infrastructure.