Let It Wave Introduces Breakthrough Super-Resolution Bandlet Technology for HDTV Upconversion
Let It Wave's super-resolution bandlet is a patented technology resulting from 10 years of research in the most advanced applied mathematics laboratories in France and the United States. "Spatio-temporal geometric bandlet representations provide a totally new approach that yields outstanding video images" explains Professor Mallat, CEO of Let It Wave, "We are offering this unprecedented video quality for HDTV upconversion at a very competitive price."
“Spatio-temporal geometric bandlet representations provide a totally new approach that yields outstanding video images”
Comparison benchmarks performed by broadcasters and equipment manufacturers confirm that Let It Wave's upconverter provides far better HDTV video, achieving a level of quality the industry has been seeking. "The amazing images produced by the Let It Wave upconversion process are reaching the ultimate quality point", says Yves Faroudja inventor of the DCDi upconversion chip. Let It Wave's upconverter is highly robust, able to process all content types, including sports, crawling text, features, and off speed video, e.g. slow motion.
A prototype implemented on an FPGA from Altera, will be presented at NAB2006. This prototype includes upconversion from SD to HD with super-resolution deinterlacing and scaling, down and cross conversion, and spatio-temporal bandlet noise removal and enhancement. It also supports frame synchronizing, audio, widescreen signaling, aspect-ratio control, teletext, and closed-captions. A product version of Let It Wave's prototpye is available for OEM applications, to provide exceptional conversion capabilities between SD and HD in broadcast, post and high-end consumer equipment.
For more information about Let It Wave and its products, visit our website at www.letitwave.com and see live demonstrations at our NAB 2006 booth, C11028.
About LET IT WAVE
Let It Wave is an image processing company whose patented bandlet algorithms deliver breakthrough image and video processing capabilities. Let It Wave's technology and products are used for satellite image enhancement, for infra-red military imaging, in seismic image processing for oil exploration and for medical video processing. Let It Wave also developed a bandlet image compression product for biometric information, winning the 2005 European Grand IST prize for "most groundbreaking product, among 16 European countries" in doing so. Let It Wave has raised several million Euros in venture capital to develop and commercialize FPGA and ASIC products that incorporate its super-resolution bandlet technology. Let It Wave provides high quality SD to HDTV upconversion capabilities, for broadcast, post and consumer electronics manufacturers.