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CONVERSION & RESTORATION
 
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HD Standards Conversion

Alchemist Ph.C - HD Motion Compensated High Definition Standards Converter
The product of extensive research into the exacting demands of HD frame-rate standards conversion, the new Alchemist Ph.C HD yields converted images of unparalleled quality and clarity so that even the most dynamic inputs are delivered with stunning detail, free from artifacts and virtually indistinguishable from the original HD content.
 
SD Standards Conversion

Alchemist Platinum Ph.C Motion Compensated Standards Converter
The Alchemist Platinum Ph.C motion compensated standards converter delivers the precision standards conversion performance only possible from using phase correlation motion estimation technology. Transparent conversion is achieved using a 3-stage 46 point temporal spatial filter. Internal processing is performed at 4:4:4 resolution and at a minimum of 12-bit precision.

Alchemist Ph.C Motion Compensated Standards Converter
Alchemist Ph.C offers the renowned high quality of Snell and Wilcox Ph.C standards conversion technology in a compact 3 RU package and at a highly affordable price. Operating between standard definition analog and digital video systems this converter is a breakthrough for price performance. It is also a first for such performance being available in a sub 6 RU package.

Alchemist IP File Based Motion Compensated Standards Converter
Alchemist IP, the world's first high quality file based standards converter, delivers transparent bi-directional conversion of video, audio, and metadata between 50 Hz and 60 Hz television standards. It offers a radically improved approach to international program exchange and is a valuable tool for the shift toward IT-based operations.

Kudos Plus Mach1 M.Sc Motion Compensated Standards Converter
Mach1 M.Sc breaks the price barrier for superior performance standards conversion. Its motion compensated algorithm helps to deliver excellent results at an affordable 4-field-conversion price. At just 1RU size, full bi-direction operation between composite PAL, NTSC and SECAM as well as 10-bit SDI signals is provided along with AES audio handling. Performance, size and price mean it is ideal for a wide range of applications including mobile applications, news and transmission. In addition, the clean motion portrayal of its M.Sc Motion Science standards conversion produces video that is not just good to look at, it is also compression-friendly - helping to minimize unnecessary motion artefacts in MPEG-2 bitstreams.

Kudos Plus CVR600 SDI, DV & composite broadcast quality standards converter and synchronizer
The CVR600 is a multi-standard broadcast quality 12-bit sampling, 10-bit processing standards converter, synchronizer, aspect ratio converter, noise reducer and time base stabilizer with SDI, DV, composite and YC interfaces. Standards conversion between 525 and 625 line standards (NTSC/PAL) employs a powerful 20 point, 4-field, 5-line interpolation aperture to give smooth motion and maximum vertical resolution.
Embedded audio is processed as well as providing options for AES and analog audio interfaces. There are 3 variants of CVR600D with SDI, Y/C and composite video. Supporting embedded audio and either balanced AES, unbalanced AES or analog audio.

There are 3 variants of CVR600DV with DV, SDI, Y/C and composite video. Supporting embedded audio and either balanced AES, unbalanced AES or analog audio.
Kudos Plus CVR400
Broadcast quality standards converter and synchronizer

Kudos Plus CVR400
The CVR400 is a multi-standard broadcast quality 12-bit sampling, 10-bit processing standards converter, synchronizer and time base stabilizer with analog component, composite and YC interfaces. Standards conversion between 525 and 625 line standards (NTSC/PAL) employs a powerful 20 point, 4-field, 5-line interpolation aperture to give smooth motion and maximum vertical resolution.

Kudos Plus CVR400D Broadcast quality standards converter and synchronizer
The CVR400D is a multi-standard broadcast quality 12-bit sampling, 10-bit processing standards converter, synchronizer and time base stabilizer with SDI, composite and YC interfaces. Standards conversion between 525 and 625 line standards (NTSC/PAL) employs a powerful 20 point, 4-field, 5-line interpolation aperture to give smooth motion and maximum vertical resolution.
 
HDTV Conversion

Quasar Ph.C Motion Compensated HD Upconverter
The world's first motion compensated HDTV upconverter integrates Emmy® award winning technologies to deliver the best ever high definition pictures.

Ukon Universal Conversion Platform
Enhanced features have been added to the HD6200 Platform. It has now been renamed "Ukon" to emphasize its role as a Universal Conversion tool. Whatever your input and output requirements, Ukon can be configured to provide upconversion, downconversion and crossconversion (SD to SD or HD to HD) either singly or in any combination.

HD Prefix CPP1000 Multi-standard high definition compression pre-processor
HD Prefix, a new version of the award-winning SD Prefix, is a digital preprocessor designed to optimize the input signal to HD video compression systems.
 
Format Conversion

Kudos Plus ARC20:20S Variable Aspect Ratio Converter with Signalling
The ARC20:20S is a 10-bit, bi-directional broadcast quality aspect ratio converter with serial digital input and outputs. A comprehensive selection of fixed conversion modes is available with ultra-smooth adjustment of picture position both horizontally and vertically. In addition to the preset values, horizontal zoom and active picture size can be smoothly adjusted over a 2:1 to 1:2 range.

Memphis (3U) HD and SD MPEG-2 Encoder with Ph.C and Compression Pre-Processor
Based on the same Emmy® Award-winning Ph.C motion estimation technology as Alchemist and Archangel, Memphis is an SD/HD MPEG-2 encoder for Broadcast Playout applications. Memphis generates the most accurate motion vectors of the industry always translating in better picture quality at a given bitrate or smaller files at a given quality for optimized usage of storage. The integrated Emmy® Award-winning Prefix adaptive and recursive spatial and linear filters, allow Memphis to always focus on video content and guarantee optimal picture quality and lower storage requirements. Memphis accepts both SD and HD (1080/720) video formats as well as PCM, MP1L2, Dolby E, and AC-3 audio. Its MPEG-2 transport stream output can be captured by any server with an ASI input.
 
Restoration

Archangel Ph.C Real-time Motion Compensated Video Archive Processor
A real-time restoration system with the ability to correct artifacts using motion compensation working on both 525 and 625 originated material. Archangel Ph.C cleans up, fixes and stabilizes, in real-time, any video material that has deteriorated or been damaged, either by age or other factors. Typical material can be restored within two or three times its running length. And the end result is often better than when it was first shot. Until now this level of restoration quality could only be achieved by laborious, time-consuming and expensive processes. Consequently, a lot of material remains unrestored because, although potentially useful, it is not valuable enough to warrant such expenditure. Now virtually anything can be treated - not just high-value footage - at a cost far less than frame-by-frame restoration.

Kudos Plus NRS70 Digital Noise Reducer
The NRS70 is a powerful frame-recursive noise reducer. Designed for use in live broadcast and post-production operations, it also provides an economical pre-processing solution in DVD authoring. The NRS70 provides much improved performance compared with adaptive technology. It automatically eliminates almost all background noise by a combination of techniques and filters.

Niagra High Definition Noise and Grain Management
Niagra is designed to provide state of the art noise and grain management processing of high definition film originated material. The development of Niagra is based on the highly acclaimed Archangel image restoration system and supported by twenty year experience in HD signal processing. Film grain and noise problems are much more significant in HD productions than in SD because the expectations of the viewer are so much higher.
 
Infrastructure

Kudos Plus TBS190 SDI, DV & composite broadcast quality synchronizer and time base stabilizer
The TBS190 is a multi-standard broadcast quality synchronizer, noise reducer and time base stabilizer with SDI, DV, composite and YC interfaces. Embedded audio is processed as well as providing options for AES and analog audio interfaces. Featuring 12-bit sampling, 10-bit processing and rugged inputs, the TBS190 is equally suited to digitizing broadcast grade sources as with unstable, noisy sources.

There are 3 variants of TBS190D with SDI, Y/C and composite video. Supporting embedded audio and either balanced AES, unbalanced AES or analog audio. There are 3 variants of TBS190DV with DV, SDI, Y/C and composite video. Supporting embedded audio and either balanced AES, unbalanced AES or analog audio.

Kudos Plus TBS185 Advanced Synchronizer/Timebase Corrector with 3D Golden Gate Technology
The TBS185 provides multi-standard Composite and SDI timebase correction and synchronization. The unit provides multi-standard digital decoding of PAL, NTSC, NTSC-J, PAL-N, PAL-M, N4.43 and SECAM composite video using enhanced 3D Golden Gate technology. The composite input is sampled with 12-bit resolution and decoded using adaptive 3D frame comb filter techniques to ensure optimum picture sharpness. Signal correction features include luminance and chrominance gain, black level, NTSC hue, RGB gamut legalizer, picture position and Y/C horizontal timing.

Kudos Plus TBS150 Broadcast quality synchronizer and time base corrector
The TBS150 is a multi-standard broadcast quality synchronizer and time base stabilizer with analog component, composite and YC interfaces. Featuring 12-bit sampling, 10-bit processing and rugged inputs, the TBS150 will work equally well with broadcast grade sources as with noisy, unstable sources such as radio links or VHS players.

Kudos Plus TBS150D Broadcast quality synchronizer and time base stabilizer
The TBS150D is a multi-standard broadcast quality synchronizer and time base stabilizer with SDI, composite and YC interfaces. Featuring 12-bit sampling, 10-bit processing and rugged inputs, the TBS150D is equally suited to digitizing broadcast grade sources as with unstable, noisy sources.
 

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