February 17, 2009 -- DMN Newswire--2009-2-17--Henninger Media Services, a high-end post-production facility video in the Washington, D.C. area, has built its video conversion business around the Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Ph.C HD motion-compensated standards converter. With the Alchemist Ph.C HD, Henninger is able to provide high-profile clients such as National Geographic Channel, Smithsonian Networks, and the Discovery Channel with state-of-the-art conversion technology for their international HD content.
Based in Arlington, Va., Henninger Media Services also operates a facility in the heart of Washington, D.C. across from National Geographic's headquarters. The Alchemist Ph.C HD Video Converter is in high demand by Henninger's customers, who are producing increasingly greater quantities of HD programming that must be transferred to other formats for distribution in international markets. Known as the gold standard in HD conversion technology, the Alchemist Ph.C HD harnesses the renowned Snell & Wilcox Ph.C motion measurement technology to provide superior-quality output for both HD and SD content.
"Anything slated for international distribution goes through our Alchemist Ph.C HD, so it runs up to 12 hours a day," said Sam Crawford, Henninger Media Services' director of engineering. "With the Alchemist Ph.C HD, we're able to meet the needs of high-end, high-profile clients that have exacting standards for conversion quality; in fact, many insist that their international HD conversions be done using Ph.C technology."
For several years, Henninger Media Services has relied on the company's SD motion-compensated standards converter, the Alchemist Ph.C. "Snell & Wilcox has always stayed ahead of the curve in terms of new and emerging industry standards for conversion. When motion compensation emerged as the international standard, the company responded with the Alchemist Ph.C. for SD," said Crawford. "And now that demand for high-quality HD content is rapidly spreading around the world, Snell has responded by being the first to market with a motion-compensated converter for HD. The Alchemist Ph.C HD is a perfect example of the exceptional quality of Snell & Wilcox solutions, which I believe surpass anything else on the market."
About the Alchemist Ph.C HD video
The Snell and Wilcox Alchemist Ph.C HD video is the product of extensive research into the exacting demands of HD video frame-rate standards conversion, producing converted HD outputs of unparalleled quality and clarity that are virtually indistinguishable from the original input. The high-quality output Video Converter is a direct result of Snell & Wilcox's Emmy® award-winning Ph.C motion measurement technology, optimized to prevent the motion-related artifacts that are commonly associated with standards conversion in HD video.
More video information about the Alchemist Ph.C HD video standards converter and other products from Snell & Wilcox is available online at www.snellwilcox.com.
Henninger Media Services is the premier production and post-production services provider in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan convert area. Henninger Media Services practices the belief that small groups of talented and dedicated people, equipped with the latest technology and backed by the capacity of a powerful production and post-production network, can triumph over any challenge in the world of visual communications. Henninger Media Services understands the importance of facilitating a creative vision in every detail with personalized services, small pools of talent, and an extraordinary network of technology. For more information, visit www.henninger.com.
Snell & Wilcox designs and builds the world's most advanced systems for video playout, mastering, repurposing, infrastructure, and live production switching. Providing solutions that deliver immediate value while enabling a controlled and cost-effective transition to HD and file-based systems, the company serves a worldwide Video Converter base of customers in the broadcast, postproduction, cable, satellite, mobile TV, and IPTV markets. In business since 1973, Snell & Wilcox maintains its U.S. headquarters in Burbank, Calif., and European headquarters in Hampshire, U.K. Additional offices are located in New York, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, and Russia. Further information is available at www.snellwilcox.com.
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