A video processor embedded in a new Sony 3DTV can improve the quality of 3D content. According to Sony representatives during demonstrations of the technology at CES, this could even mean improving the experience of watching poorly converted 2D-3D content.
The X-Reality Pro video processor has already been introduced to certain high-end Sony TVs to boost the colour rendition and texture of images. This is most readily apparent when watching internet video such as YouTube clips on 55-inch screens but is claimed to even boost the imaging display of Blu-ray discs.
New, and as yet only embedded in the 55HX850 55-inch LED TV, is an X-Reality Pro engine with something called ‘3D Super Resolution’.
This, says Sony, distinguishes near and far objects then applies nearfield super-resolution, which not only improves the picture’s clarity but ensures that objects are given appropriate depth within the frame, correcting errors in the original content. All this in realtime.
The X-Reality Pro technology combines a video processor and a database. The database, according to Sony’s Everado Deluna, contains analysis about how texture and colour is best represented on screen while the processor contains the power to alter the image.