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VertigoXmedia adds standards conversion to character generator

VertigoXmedia has upgraded its VertigoXG character generator, creating a broadcast a broadcast and signage graphics engine with built-in standards conversion. The VxScaler module, which debuts at IBC2005, provides upconversion and downconversion, allowing for simultaneous HD/SD output from a single box.

The VertigoXG graphics system provides graphics rendering and playback performance in HD in a single- or dual-channel configuration, with or without HD clip playback. The VxScaler module uses a three-step process that includes motion estimation, de-interlacing, and scaling – all performed at 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 to produce high-quality conversion.

With VxScaler installed, the VertigoXG can downconvert an HD source to SD, upconvert SD to HD, capture an SD source as an HD clip for inclusion in an HD project, and capture an HD source as a clip in SD or a different standard.

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