Snell Breaks Price Barrier for Highest-Quality Frame-Rate Standards Conversion With New KudosPro MC500

Industry's Most Affordable Motion Compensated Converter Places Top-Drawer Conversion Technology Within Reach of Even the Tightest Budgets
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READING, U.K. -- Oct. 18, 2012 -- Snell today announced the launch of the KudosPro MC500, the newest addition to the KudosPro family of cost-effective, broadcast-quality format and standards conversion systems. As the industry's most affordable SD, HD, and 3Gbps motion compensated converter to date, the KudosPro MC500 makes the superior picture quality of motion compensation available to a much broader range of broadcast organizations, further demonstrating Snell's commitment to provide 1080p as standard at no additional charge.

"In order to integrate international programs into their schedules or repurpose content for global markets, media organizations need frame-rate standards conversion," said Paola Hobson, senior product manager at Snell. "Until now, when evaluating frame-rate solutions, many of our customers had to choose between high-quality but relatively expensive motion compensated conversion or lower-cost, lower-quality linear conversion. The KudosPro MC500 is truly a groundbreaking development, because it offers the superior quality of motion compensation at a low price. Now customers don't have to choose -- they can have the best of both worlds." 

The KudosPro MC500 is ideal for international program distribution; content repurposing for Internet and TV distribution; and international TV and video production. As with the other members of the KudosPro range, the MC500 provides frame-rate conversion as well as up-, down-, and cross-conversion for all broadcast standards including SD, HD, and 3Gbps (1080p) as well as including a range of tools for picture enhancement, audio gain/delay/shuffle, closed caption and timecode passing, AFDs, and much more. The system offers 16-channel embedded audio processing for each video channel, automatic aspect ratio conversion, and flexible video and audio I/O configuration, with a user-friendly front panel and remote control via Web interface or Snell's RollCall control and monitoring system.

More information about the KudosPro family and Snell's 1080p as standard initiative is available online at www.snellgroup.com. 

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Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology, providing broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions to create, manage, and streamline the distribution of content for today's multi-screen world. Specializing in TV Everywhere, Broadcast Infrastructure, and Live Production applications, Snell provides the necessary tools to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to HDTV, stereoscopic 3D, and 3Gbps operations, while enabling broadcasters to monetize and deliver their media assets across multiple distribution platforms. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel. More information is available at www.snellgroup.com.

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