Hong Kong's Video Channel Productions is using Snell’s Alchemist Ph.C-HD motion-compensated frame-rate standards converter to enable state-of-the-art OB support in HD and top-quality Blu-ray production. Installed in Video Channel's post-production center, Alchemist Ph.C-HD provides unmatched reliability and quality in converting HD content for global distribution.
"Motion-compensated conversion is a must for HD broadcasting of sports events, and we found that the Alchemist Ph.C-HD is the best such conversion system that money can buy," said Stone Lee, COO at Video Channel Productions. "The Alchemist Ph.C-HD maintains image quality throughout the conversion process, enabling delivery of first-rate HD video for worldwide broadcast. The Snell standards converter has been invaluable in our Blu-ray division as well, providing a variety of sophisticated processing functions that support creation of visually stunning video products," he said.
For live broadcast events, Video Channel has used the Alchemist Ph.C-HD for standards conversion and the production of Blu-ray deliverables, including concerts by Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Eason Chan and Joey Yung. The company used the Alchemist Ph.C-HD to convert 1080/50i content to 1080/59.94i masters.