September 11, 2010

New format converters from Calibre UK

AMSTERDAM - Calibre UK ( has introduced three new universal format converters: the VXL-150HD, VXL-100HD and VXL-75HD VideoExcel.

The VXL-150HD is the most powerful in the line and serves as a universal format converter, scan converter, and frame synchronizer with noise reduction and image enhancement capabilities. Features include flexible aspect ratio conversion and adjustable pan, zoom and trim; closed caption support in HD CEA708 & SD CEA608 formats; and VITC embedded timecode support.

The VideoExcel VXL-75HD scan converter & frame synchronizer is a true broadcast grade computer graphics-to-video scan converter. It converts VESA or CEA computer digital or analog input formats to SMPTE broadcast formats, and combines high scaling performance with frame synchronization and flicker reduction.

The VXL-100HD format converter offers up/down/cross conversion from SD to HD, HD to SD, and HD to HD with per-pixel motion adaptive processing. Realtime, per-pixel motion adaptive temporal and film noise reduction are provided as standard, as is SD MPEG2 codec noise reduction. The VXL-100HD’s temporal noise reduction considerably improves codec efficiency for digital broadcast and substantially reduces file sizes for IPTV.