World’s first large-scale integration chip for high-speed processing of HD video
JVC Professional has developed the world’s first large-scale integration (LSI) chip for high-speed processing of high definition (HD) video, which will be an integral part of the next generation of JVC camcorders. The prototype was launched at this year’s NAB show and has been demonstrated live in front of interested crowds at the event.
The new LSI enables processing, encoding, and recording of 4K2K images, which have four times the resolution of full HD. It also has the power to record two 1920×1080 images from left and right cameras simultaneously using MPEG-4 MVC for HD 3D production. JVC has a few prototypes including two 4K cameras with sample video utilising the new LSI technology featured on the show stand.
“JVC continues to be at the forefront of technological innovation in our industry. Our new LSI technology can handle data-intensive acquisition, which opens the door to exciting possibilities for the production community,” John Kelly, General Manager, UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and MEA states. “Over the next few months, JVC is going to invite innovative cinematographers and other production professionals to help us develop 4K cameras, 3D cameras, and other products that deliver outstanding images and improved workflows at an affordable price point.”
With advanced image codecs and other technologies assembled in a single chip, the new LSI’s camera signal processing enables real-time RGB debayering of 8.3 megapixel video at 60fps. Plus, the LSI requires 40 percent less power and, compared to previous LSIs, cuts systems costs in half. The result is a high-level processor suited to a wide range of professional products – and with all hardware and software integrated into a single platform, products using the LSI platform can be commercialised quickly.