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Prime Image Announces HD Universal I/O and HD/SYNC+

"Anything IN to Anything OUT" HD Multiformat Converter/Synchronizer (April 14, 2005)

Prime Image, Inc. (Booth C5614), a leading provider of corporate, industrial, and broadcast audio and video equipment, along with California Media Engineering (CME), announce a new series of HD products.

The Universal I/O and HD/SYNC+, ideally suited for HD broadcasters and production facilities, are the perfect solutions for facilities planning their transition to HD. The Universal I/O provides conversion between all standards and formats, while the HD/SYNC+ is the more affordable solution when only synchronization and A/D conversion is required. Designed to be future-proof with FLASH based flexible hardware, the Universal I/O and HD/SYNC+ satisfies all of a facilitys needs today and tomorrow.

The Universal I/O truly is the only "anything IN to anything OUT" converter in the industry. Where other converters lack, the Universal I/O excels with features such as:

* Analog High-Definition inputs and outputs for supporting HD camcorders, HD set-top boxes, HD-DVRs, HD-DVHS, etc.

* Support for all digital rates, including 270Mb/s, 360Mb/s, 540Mb/s, 1.485Gb/s.

* Support for all picture formats including 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, and 1080i (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768).

* Full frame rate conversion with high quality temporal filtering for world standards conversion, and motion graphics to video conversion.

* Format conversion between composite, SVHS, component (RGB, Betacam, SMPTE, HD-YPrPb), DV, SDI, (XVGA), and (DVI) are all possible.

* Uses full 10+ bit, 4:2:2 processing, meeting or exceeding all SMPTE specs and recommendations for true broadcast quality.

* XVGA and DVI inputs and outputs (Optional), supports computer graphics as inputs and computer monitors as outputs.

The Universal I/O and HD/SYNC+s superior analog to digital conversion process incorporates FIR filtering, a 3-D adaptive COMB filter, adaptive noise reduction, full proc amp controls, and color correction for converting HD and SD analog signals to digital. Up/Down/Cross conversion and full standards conversion between all world standards with the Universal I/O is accomplished through the incorporation of Motion adaptive deinterlacing technology and multi full frame interpolation.

The audio delay option supports up to 16 channels of SDI-embedded, 4 channels of analog (balanced), 25FDsub (industry standard pinout), and 4 channels of AES (unbalanced).

Extra features, such as HD down-conversion for composite/YC outputs, a full test signal generator (various patterns, zone plate, and size chart with circle), framestore, Image transfers via Ethernet or SD/MMC memory card, dual image buffer for still store applications, and HD/SD animated logo inserter, make both the Universal I/O and the HD/SYNC+ the most versatile converters available to the industry.

About California Media Engineering, Inc.:
The principals of CME have extensive experience in image processing systems, primarily for the motion picture and television production industries. These systems include paint, animation, and compositing systems, and high-end video processing equipment. Chris Gifford, product engineer and co-founder of CME previously worked as senior Design Engineer with Prime Image Inc. for more than ten years.

About Prime Image, Inc.:
Prime Image, Inc., located in San Jose California, is a manufacturer of corporate, industrial, and broadcast audio and video equipment. Prime Image manufactures a high quality, easy to use line of transcoding time base correctors, synchronizers, digital standards converters, audio and video delays, computer video products, and digital program time reduction/editing equipment.

Additional information on Prime Image and their products are available online at


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