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isovideo Launches Breakthrough Quality SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K Remastering Services using Award-Winning Viarte Technology

(Beaverton, Oregon - October 9, 2014) isovideo announces the launch of their Viarte cluster-based SD/HD to HD/UHD/4K remastering Service for the media entertainment industries. Viarte was one of five winners of the prestigious Game-Changer Awards by the IABM/NAB 2013. A Feature length documentary film has already used Viarte remastering services for SD to Blu-ray reproduction. The Blu-ray is scheduled to be released soon.

As trends move rapidly towards online content distribution and UHD displays, there are vast quantities of valuable SD assets that can be remastered, instead of sitting on the side-lines due to various technical issues. In addition, potentially valuable interlaced HD video assets can be transformed for the best picture quality redistribution, such as Blu-ray and/or cinema presentation, as well as the most efficient H.264/HEVC compression for online re-distribution.

The four most important remastering processing steps prior to re-encoding are: i) deinterlacing and/or inverse-telecine, ii) frame rate conversion, iii) noise reduction iv) scaling. All four steps can effect the final remastering quality and compression efficiency.

Most SD assets have various noise problems, such as a range of film grain sizes, dot-crawl noise, analogue noise, etc. Noise not only degrades the viewing experience, but also significantly increases H.264/HEVC compressed bandwidths and costs for online distribution and storage.

isovideo's remastering service uses their proprietary, state-of-the-art Viarte technology, which addresses a variety of file formats with a range of inherited condition problems. In particular, it provides:

"Viarte remastering service could make your valuable SD assets look better than ever before, and save significant H.264/HEVC bandwidth at the same time, a true win-win combination," said Keith Slavin, CTO, isovideo LLC. isovideo can help clients deal with any unforeseen corner cases in-house very effectively and efficiently should such situation arise, so they can rest assured their content will be handled correctly. With isovideo's cost effective remastering services, content owners can seriously plan their SD/HD asset monetization.

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