Snell & Wilcox to Demo New Signal Processing, Mobile Technologies

At IBC2007, Snell & Wilcox will debut a new version of its Kahuna SD/HD multiformat production switcher, now available in a smaller 6-RU form factor for 1-M/E and 2-M/E applications.
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At IBC2007, Snell & Wilcox will debut a new version of its Kahuna SD/HD multiformat production switcher, now available in a smaller 6-RU form factor for 1-M/E and 2-M/E applications.

Also new at IBC is the Alchemist Ph.C-HD standards converter, which provides complete standard and format conversion while offering HD frame rate conversion for both 1080i and 720p standards. It also performs SD standards conversion between 50-Hz and 60-Hz material and HDTV upconversion, downconversion, and crossconversion.

The Quasar Ph.C motion compensated HD upconverter will also mark its IBC debut. Quasar Ph.C offers a compact 1 RU package that integrates motion estimation, DEFT 3:2 cadence correction, and Prefix compression pre-processing, in addition to FormatFusion HDTV conversion.

In the Mobile Zone, Snell will show Protus Ph.C, a video image conditioning system for mobile TV and Web TV, which allows providers to increase picture quality at lower bandwidth through image conditioning tools applied before compression and distribution. These tools include noise reduction and motion-compensated deinterlacing and scaling.

Snell will also debut Alchemist Ph.C-IP, file-based standards conversion software for the iCR platform that delivers transparent bidirectional conversion of video, audio, and metadata between 50-Hz and 60-Hz television standards. The iCR automated content repurposing workstation can create separate outputs optimized for different types of mobile handsets and/or networks such as 2.5G, 3G, DAB-IP, and MediaFLO.

Snell & Wilcox will be in Stands 8.279/M397.