Snell & Wilcox to release Quasar upconverter

Snell & Wilcox will unveil its new Quasar upconverter at IBC2006 in September. With Quasar, Snell & Wilcox launches an HDTV upconverter that integrates motion estimation technology. The new Quasar platform uses motion estimation techniques based on Snell & Wilcox's Ph.C technology to produce clear and sharp HD outputs from a variety of SD inputs.

Developed from the ground up, Quasar combines three Snell & Wilcox technologies in a single compact 1RU package. These include Ph.C motion estimation, premium HD upconversion, and Prefix compression preprocessing for noise reduction and dropout filtering.

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