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August 11, 2004
SONY DEVELOPS NEW HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CREATION TECHNOLOGY
DRC-MFv2 Controller Chip Makes High Definition Video More Real and Refined
TOKYO, Aug. 11, 2004-Sony Corporation announced today the development of the "Digital Reality Creation Multifunction v2 (DRC-MFv2)" controller chip, which evolved from the original "DRC" video processing technology that realizes the creation of real high-definition video. This new technology can project real texture and true high-resolution quality of a High Definition (HD) signal transmitted from a broadcaster or from video captured on a high definition video camera. DRC-MFv2 realizes the creation of extended definition video in a higher resolution quality.
This exclusive image-processing technology will be integrated into future models of Sony's WEGA TV series, making it possible for users to view and experience the vast potential of the high-definition era.(Chart-1)
"DRC-MFv2" technology also realizes "Creation View" function that enables viewers to enlarge their favorite part of the video image, without losing the quality. Creating a maximum of 36 pixels for each 1 original pixel from the source signal, the DRC-MFv2 technology enables up to 3x3 high-quality zoom possible. Moreover, viewers can pan, tilt and select video images on TV from their viewpoint, just as if they were the camera person.