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Old 07-09-2007   #1
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Default Free Software Upgrade for VP50 Provides 1080p-24 Output

Anchor Bay today announced a free software upgrade for its DVDO iScan VP50 video processor that allows the system to produce a 1080p-24 output for any standard- or high-definition input, enabling an artifact-free, theater-like viewing experience. The new "Film Technology" feature is available as a software upgrade for the VP50 and is also slated for integration into Anchor Bay's forthcoming ABT2010 video processing chip.

The v1.04 "Film Technology" software upgrade is available to Anchor Bay's customers as a free download on its website, using either a serial or USB connection from the PC to the VP50. With the upgrade, the VP50 is the industry's first video processor with the ability to take all standard- and high-definition input signals and output them at 1080p-24, 1920x1080 pixel frames displayed at 24 frames per second. Other manufacturers can generate a 24-frame output from interlaced input signals, but only Anchor Bay has technologies that allow this with all input signals, interlaced or progressive.

Using Anchor Bay's PReP and Progressive Cadence Detection, the VP50 and ABT2010 are able to process interlaced and progressive signals correctly, recreating the original 24 frames that existed in the source from the 60 frames that the content is encoded in. The breakthrough process results in a stunning viewing experience without the artifacts that are typically introduced by high-resolution displays, such as judder, which manifests on the screen as jerky camera pans.

"We are excited to provide our 'Film Technology' as a software upgrade to the VP50, offering both new and existing customers the first video processor that offers a 1080p-24 output," said Craig Soderquist, CEO at Anchor Bay. "With 'Film Technology,' VP50 users can view all their movies at the exact same frame rate they would see in the theater. In addition, this breakthrough method will be featured in our ABT2010 chip. With more and more displays supporting 1080p-24, this feature provides a differentiator for display manufacturers, allowing them to offer their customers an experience that is unavailable using other solutions."

For more information on Anchor Bay or to download the free software upgrade, please visit Welcome to Anchor Bay
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