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Teranex 2D-3D in Use at Germany's ZDF

ZDF "Sendezentrum" in Mainz

Teranex Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance video processing platforms, is pleased to announce that Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), one of Europe 's largest public broadcasting networks, has selected Teranex's real-time 2D to 3D conversion technology for converting selected 2D content into simulated 3D programming.

Before choosing Teranex's 2D to 3D technology, ZDF conducted an intensive four-week field test headed by ZDF's post production expert Frank Flick. Teranex's algorithm allowed ZDF to transform 2D archives into 3D content. The objective of ZDF's test was to evaluate whether 2D material could be repurposed and used in channels such as 'ZDF neo' and 'ZDF mediathek'.

"Good simulated 3D content generated from regular 2D eases the evolution to 3D for our clients by creating more content for 3D channels between native 3D productions," states Mike Poirier, General Manager of Teranex. "Much like good scaled SD shows filled the gap between native HD programs in the early days of HD broadcasting. We were intrinsically involved in the SD to HD transition and believe our exceptional 2D to 3D conversion will do the same for 3D by supplementing native 3D content with converted classics and regular programming, growing the 3D audience with more shows."


Teranex's patent-pending technology is available through the VC1-2D-3D option for the dual channel VC100 and gives customers the ability to transition from today's 2D programming into tomorrow's 3D broadcasts. The VC1-2D-3D provides the ability to convert live or pre-recorded 2D content for 3D distribution, while keeping all of the VC100 's features which include frame synchronizing and more than 250 format and frame rate conversions.



About ZDF

ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) is Germany's national public television broadcaster. It is an independent non-profit corporation under the authority of the Laender, the sixteen states making up the Federal Republic of Germany. Based in Mainz, with about 3,600 employees, ZDF is operating a unique network of bureaus in all of the Laender capitals, and has major editorial and production capacity in Berlin, the nation's capital since reunification of East and West Germany. The core operation of ZDF is its nationwide television channel which went on air in 1963 and today reaches its viewers by cable, satellite or terrestrial antenna, both in analogue and digital format.



About Teranex

Teranex 's award-winning products provide format and frame-rate conversion, video noise reduction, film restoration and pre/post compression conditioning. Teranex SIMD array processing technology delivers real-time processing with re-programmable products, providing a future-proof solution for the broadcast industry's changing needs. Teranex defined excellence in video conversion and is now poised to lead the broadcasting transition from 2D to 3D. Teranex is headquartered in Orlando, FL, and part of the Jupiter Systems family of companies.