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Snell Archangel Ph.C – HD Wins BIRTV 2010 Award for Outstanding Product

Sophisticated Restoration System Earns Honors in Video Production & Broadcasting Category

Snell today announced that its Archangel Ph.C – HD real-time video restoration system has been recognized with a BIRTV 2010 Award for outstanding product in the Video Production & Broadcasting category. The award was presented to Snell on Aug. 22 at the BIRTV 2010 show in Beijing.

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"We are honored that the technical innovation and business value of the Archangel Ph.C – HD have been acknowledged with a prestigious BIRTV award," said Naresh Subherwal, president, Asia Pacific at Snell. "Applying Snell's patented Ph.C motion compensation technology, Archangel enables content owners to restore content to its original glory, and to do so using a rapid yet precise process. With the ability to address defects due to film deterioration or even poor quality at origination, content owners can restore otherwise unusable material for playout, distribution, or incorporation into new productions."

Archangel Ph.C – HD is a sophisticated yet cost-effective system that ensures the quality of HD and SD content, thereby enabling content owners to unlock the value of their existing assets. Equipped with a robust feature set including real-time dirt, dust, grain, noise, scratch, instability, and flicker removal, Archangel Ph.C – HD combines proven Snell processing performance, image quality, and reliability in a compact 3RU design.

Ideal for documentaries, historical series, natural history, travel, biography, music, and other genres that regularly incorporate archive footage, Archangel Ph.C – HD restoration eliminates any sudden drops in quality that could adversely affect the overall impact of the program. As a growing number of films, features, and drama series are being remastered for sale on DVD and Blu-ray, the Snell system offers the comprehensive restoration necessary for these productions to meet the high quality expectations of consumers watching on large-screen HD TVs and displays.

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Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology and provides broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions to create, better manage, and streamline the distribution of content for today's multi-screen world. Snell provides the tools necessary to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to HDTV, stereoscopic 3D, and 3Gbps operations. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel. More information is available at

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