Video Clarity Announces ClearView version 3.0Video Capture, Video Quality Analysis, and Playout made easy
Campbell, CA, August 2006 - Video Clarity, Inc., a leading provider of video analysis equipment announced that it has released version 3.0. The ClearView systems are reliable, format-agnostic, frame accurate video analysis systems, which includes capture, analysis and playback of video sequences. This software upgrade works on any ClearView Video Analysis or ClearView Shuttle System.
The ClearView systems allow the capture of video content from virtually any source - file, SDI, HD-SDI, DVI, VGA, HDMI, Component, Composite, and S-Video. Regardless of the input, the video is converted, based on user choice, to fully uncompressed 4:2:2 YCrCb, 4:4:4 ARGB, or 4:4:4 RGBA. Any inputted video sequence, regardless of dimensions, can be down-sampled or matted to fit into any legal resolution.
Analysis begins on any two video sequences which share the same resolution and color space. The goal is to calculate the video quality without a human in the loop - termed objective analysis. ClearView calculates the pixel differences between the video sequences and displays them as A-B with thresholding and add-back. Add-back shows where pixels are greater than the threshold. Without Add-back shows the actual value of the pixel differences. Also a PSNR is calculated and graphed for every frame. Currently, VideoClarity with VQEG are defining new objective measurement tools. In the interim, a person must view the video sequence - termed subjective analysis. To aid in subjective video analysis, ClearView displays the video sequences at any rate in side-by-side, seamless split, or split mirror.
Output rates are independent from input rates; so any video sequence can be outputted at rates up to 120Hz. The user has control over shuttle rates, jog, color look-up tables, zoom/pan, and field display. The video sequences are previewed within the ClearView Interface and sent to HD-SDI, SDI, Component, S-Video, Composite, DVI, VGA, and HDMI. Normally, the video sequences are shown on the same display, but in SDI output, each video sequence can be outputted via a separate HD-SDI/SDI link. Video Sequence or a portion of the video sequence can also be outputted as uncompressed BMP, RAW or AVI files.
About Video Clarity
Video Clarity, Inc. is a leading provider of subjective and objective video quality analysis systems, which provide all the tools necessary for R&D laboratories, broadcasters, and transmission engineers to make deterministic measurements of video quality. Propelled by sophisticated technology and market expertise, Video Clarity's ClearView system is at the core of commercial and educational researchers around the world. Video Clarity, Inc was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Campbell, CA. with distribution world wide.
For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.videoclarity.com.