Snell & Wilcox will introduce its new Alchemist Ph.C - IP, a file-based standards conversion software application, during IBC2007.
The introduction is intended to improve file-based international program exchange. Running on the company's iCR platform, Alchemist Ph.C - IP delivers transparent bidirectional conversion of video, audio and metadata between 50Hz and 60Hz TV standards.
Until now, Alchemist Ph.C motion-compensated standards conversion has been available only in high-performance hardware systems. This meant that quality-conscious companies working in the file-based domain had to decode their file-based content to baseband if they wanted to ensure the highest-quality standards conversion. Alchemist Ph.C - IP eliminates the need to decode, process in a tape-based environment and then re-ingest content, a time-consuming workflow that can be costly and vulnerable to error.
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