PARIS, FRANCE-The huge growth in wide-screen projection, coupled with the need to convert legacy SD material into HD before it is displayed at large scales, is leading manufacturers to look again at the way they convert and scale video images.
A case in point is Analog Way, which will use InfoComm 08 to showcase the Optimizer HD, a high-grade, universal up/down scaler with an enhanced scaling technology based on innovative computer algorithms by Let It Wave. A scan converter, scaler, and standard converter all in one box, Optimizer HD uses Let It Wave's powerful new geometric, bandlet-based computing technology to produce scaling suitable for the most demanding applications, including digital cinema and high-end commercial AV.
"For years now we've been innovating with powerful systems, providing quality products through our own algorithms, which we are very proud of," commented Ludovic Vossovic, Analog Way's marketing and communications manager. "Nowadays, with the growing demand for wider-screen projection, it seemed necessary for us to provide our most demanding customers with the best upscaling algorithms on the market. This is the reason we have chosen Let It Wave to provide our Optimizer HD with their enhanced scaling technology, based on Bandlet Transform."
Accompanying the growth in wide-screen usage is the rising popularity of soft-edge blending of multiple projected images, and Analog Way is also addressing this subject at InfoComm, with a series of daily, specialized training sessions at its booth. The success of the company's "Analog Days" training program, originally developed in Europe, has acted as the catalyst for this latest educational initiative, which will cover subjects such as screen size calculation and adjustment of image parameters to obtain the perfect, seamless wide-screen image.