Also, would you convert 1080i to 540p then upscale to 720p/768p, or would you convert 1080i to 1080p then downscale to 720/768p?
I've heard yo can convert 1080i to 540p, but I don't see how you do that without throwing away half of the information/resolution. Wouldn't converting to 1080p then dounscaling to 720p/768p preserve more resolution--in otherwords you are only throwing away300 lines of original info? Can anyone clarify?
I think Uwe has hinted at that those of us who already have a Vigatec of any kind would be out of luck basically in trying to go for the upgrade. It's a matter of hardware, not software, and whatever needs to be added on is just too involved and not practical, money wise. Oh well...I'm still enjoying my SDI 1280. Can't believe it can get any better than this anyway.
It really depends on Uwe's expectation - if he *wants* to upgrade existing customers or not. Obviously, it's a big hastle for him to upgrade existing customers. Basically replace their working units with new units that might need more support - for much less money + he has to get back the "old" unit (and what would he do with it). A big headache.
However, it's good PR. Basically - his call...
Key Digital, for example say they'll give existing KD customers a discount (i.e., they'll have 2 different scalers at the end of the day).
BTW, the Euro to $ conversion is more like 1Euro= 0.9$
How will the upcoming Vigatec processor handle 1080i to 1080p conversion? Will it use dual chips for 1080i to 1080p conversion as found in the Faroudja 5000? It sounds like what Faroudja does with the 5000 is to break the 1080i signal into 540i and then convert to 540p per each chip, then sum the two outputs into 1080p.
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