Effect Technology has unveiled Rezzer R1, an entry-level up/down serial digital format converter for standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) television content. Packaged in a one-third-width 1RU box, Rezzer R1 includes advanced processing for the challenging task of de-interlacing, for interlaced (I) to progressive (P) scan conversions, as well for P to I. This enables high quality output for format conversion from 480I to 1080I 50 or 720P to 1080I 50.
"As we were often working at HD installations, it became very clear that customers had real ongoing needs to change formats," said Effect Technology's technical director Joseph Ellis, discussing what lead to the 18-month development programme for Rezzer R1. "This could be for the editing source material or for outputting different versions from a master. We decided to apply our digital video knowledge to provide a solution ourselves."