SOURCE: Magnum Semiconductor, Inc.

Magnum Semiconductor, Inc.

September 08, 2009 04:00 ET

Magnum Semiconductor Offers Full 1080p50/60 for 3D Stereoscopic Contribution, Production and Distribution Applications

The DXTPro Encoders Offer 3D Stereoscopic Algorithm Developers and Platform OEMs With Uncompromising 1080p50/60 Video Quality at 1080i Broadcast Bit Rates

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Magnum Semiconductor, the leader in professional-grade compression processors, is demonstrating AVC coding of 1080p50/60 content at traditional 1080i50/60 bit rates for practical 3D stereoscopic video applications at the IBC 2009 show in Amsterdam. Magnum offers its flexible powerful multi-core media-processor DXTPro architecture for implementations of 3D solutions in the broadcast infrastructure and at home.

"With support for 1080p50/60 encoding and decoding at traditional 1080i bit rates, Magnum enables 3D stereoscopic video application developers and platform OEMs to deliver cost-effective 3D video solutions for the complete broadcast video chain," said Gal Garniek, VP Marketing and Sales at Magnum Semiconductor.

"TDVision's patented 2D+Delta TDVCodec algorithms exploit redundancy between left and right eye video frames for bit rate reduction, while maintaining full resolution and backward compatibility with all existing 2D displays in 2D HD, as well as forward compatibility with all existing and future 3D-ready displays and methods. Magnum's powerful DXTPro multimedia processor opens the way to realizing real-time stereoscopic 2D+Delta systems for the broadcast and video production industry. We are excited to partner with Magnum at the IBC to showcase our technology and present at the conference," said Ethan Schur, Chief Marketing Officer at TDVision.

Pricing & Availability

The DXTPro is currently shipping in volume. Development platforms are available to accelerate time-to-market. Contact Magnum Semiconductor for pricing.

About TDVision

TDVision Systems, Inc. is the owner of several 3D-related key patents now listed as part of different standard stereoscopic architectures like ISO, MPEG and AVC. TDVision's technology allows the acquisition, encoding, deployment, decoding and visualization of stereoscopic 3D HD video streams and computer-generated content within the 3D ecosystem. TDVision's solution is based on firmware and software changes to enable true 3D HD on current infrastructures, ubiquitous, display agnostic, fully compatible and even allows 2D legacy compatibility with existing infrastructures.

About Magnum Semiconductor

Magnum Semiconductor is a leading provider of chips, software, and platforms for consumer entertainment systems and the professional broadcast infrastructure. Magnum provides the tools and technologies for recording, storing, managing, viewing, and exchanging audio and video throughout the home, and on the go. Magnum Semiconductor is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with sales and engineering offices in Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Further information is available at

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