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Snell – Raise your IQ!

Posted by in 2. INFO-TECH,Snell | August 27, 2013
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Format conversion is a term used to describe processing applied to media content without a change of frame rate.  Upconverting content from SD to HD, downconverting from HD to SD, or cross-conversion between HD standards (e.g. 1080 50i to 720 50p) would all be types of format conversion.  Format conversion also encompasses aspect ratio conversion, which may be part of the up or down conversion, or may be needed independently e.g. to convert an SD 4:3 picture to SD 16:9.What features do I need to consider when choosing a format converter?

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Snell KudosPro New single, dual and quad channel image processing platform

Posted by in 2. INFO-TECH,Snell | October 29, 2012
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Snell conversion quality you would expect – at a price you wouldn’t
As part of Snell’s commitment to redefining the economics of broadcast infrastructure, the KudosPro range represents a step change towards this goal. Never before has broadcast quality conversion been available at such low cost and at such high density.

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Visit Snell at NAB Booth #N1820

Posted by in 2. INFO-TECH,Snell | April 16, 2012
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Discover ICE a flexible, scalable, reliable CiaB solution

  • ICE is designed for the channel, not the box.
  • ICE is the only CiaB that can truly scale from 1-100+ channels with the same user interface.
  • ICE brings broadcast resilience within your IT based workflows.
  • ICE integrates master control and playout functionality in one cool package.

Plus

  • Second screen solutions to stimulate new revenue streams.
  • Superior technology including virtualization, file validation and advanced BXF integration.
  • Multiple format outputs with different branding.
  • A ground-breaking NEW media management solution that automates TV everywhere workflows.

Introducing the NEW Kahuna 360 Compact – all of the production power and flexiblity of the Kahuna 360 in a 6RU frame!

  • World leading production switcher with true 1080p.
  • Ultimate reliability, flexibility and creative power.
  • Resource sharing for multiple simultaneous productions.
  • FormatFusion3 – anything in, anything out.
  • Unique space/power and weight characteristics.
  • Multiple format outputs with different branding.
  • Proven news automation solution with Kahuna Mosart.

NEW for NAB, and adding to Snell’s award-winning line-up are:

  • Vega – a flexible port, fiber and coax router – ideal for today’s mixed connectivity environments.
  • AHP (Advanced Hybrid Processing) within Snell’s Sirius 800 routing series, delivering next generation hybrid processing and unrivalled audio processing capabilities.
  • Signal Sentri for advanced signal monitoring and protection giving you total peace of mind and quality of service.
  • FileFlow – file-based conversion for tapeless workflows.
  • KudosPro – a new high density 1RU conversion range, starting from $3,299 per channel. Ideal for international program exchange, high density distribution and content repurposing for internet, TV and Blu-ray

Snell’s channel-in-a-box delivers master control & playout in one cool package

Posted by in 2. INFO-TECH,Snell | February 15, 2012
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Broadcast playout is a complex operation so when we designed a channel-in-a-box we focused on what it takes to make a great channel, not on the box.  The result is ICE – designed for real-world broadcast playout environments.

Flexible, scalable, reliable and packed with features.

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