Stand N905, NAB 2012
An innovative leader providing broadcast quality video converters, Shibasoku will exhibit its newest multi format standards solution, the VC7, at NAB2012, booth N905.
Incorporating advanced dynamic vector and motion compensation technologies, Shibasoku’s VC7, designed using a new algorithm, seamlessly converts signals between HDTV and SDTV formats resulting in a razor-sharp picture with an uninterrupted, natural-motion playback. This newest offering provides multi-format correspondence for SD, HD, 24PsF as well as many other standard formats including 3D conversion.
The VC7’s use of dynamic vector technology enables the converter to perform real-time motion vector calculations by dividing the image into blocks of 8 pixels by 8 lines. As the converter compares the two consecutive image blocks, intermediate images can be generated by motion adaptive (both line and field) interpolation, resulting in the smooth visual transfer between fields. Multiple intermediate fields can then be calculated by shifting the position of the moving image based on the direction and magnitude of the motion, resulting in razor-sharp, natural motion playback without the video “stuttering,” which often accompanies camera panning and the tracking of fast moving objects.
“We developed the VC7 using totally different algorithm than previous generation converters,” said Bobby Note, Vice President of Asaca/Shibasoku Corporation of America. “We also added appropriate features, like 3D signal conversion, auto input/output selection, AFD auto aspect ratio selection mode, ATC LTC, ATC VITC time code conversion and an ancillary data transfer function making conversions easier and more effective.”
Shibasoku’s VC7 includes full audio support including Dolby-E as well as embed and AES/EBU 24bit 16(8)ch input/output. The VC7 also supports audio channel mapping and audio down/mix output. The entire solution is network controlled with SNMP and HTTP support for remote location management. A redundant power supply ensures any time – every time broadcast support.