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Calibre FoveaHD motions towards low-cost conversion

Calibre UK will launch a new cost-effective HD and SD motion compensated standards converter with realtime noise reduction and image enhancement at NAB 2012, writes David Fox.
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Calibre UK will launch a new cost-effective HD and SD motion compensated standards converter with realtime noise reduction and image enhancement at NAB 2012, writes David Fox. It is claimed it will provide motion compensated HD and SD standards conversion at the price of a standard linear video converter. The FoveaHD MEMC motion compensated frame rate converter “is a completely new motion compensated standards convertor designed for cost-effective and smooth SD and HD broadcasting. Typical applications for FoveaHD include newsgathering, mobile operations, outside broadcasting and live events to studio dubbing and satellite broadcast communications,” explained Calibre UK Chairman, Tim Brooksbank. The convertor has multiple SD and HD inputs and outputs to enable upconversion, downconversion, cross conversion, as well as converting between all common frame rates, plus 3G-SDI and analogue input and output ports. VITC embedded time code is supported and includes automatic delay and correction, and the FoveaHD is claimed to offer powerful image restoration capabilities for archive conversion. The 2U rack system has control via Ethernet or front panel keyboard. “The introduction of FoveaHD follows the success of our VideoExcel series broadcast grade universal format converters and frame synchronizers, which will also be on show at NAB [booth N1817] alongside the latest HQView530 video scalers, format convertors and scan convertors aimed at the professional video market,” added Brooksbank. www.calibreuk.com


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