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Transcoder converts MPEG-2 video to full HD H.264

Posted: 28 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:transcoder LSI chip? full HD conversion? MPEG-2 to H.264 video conversion?


Fujitsu Ltd has developed a new transcoder LSI chip that can convert full HD (1,920dot x 1,080line) MPEG-2 video data to H.264 data and compress data size to less than one-half that of MPEG-2.

According to Fujitsu, the MB86H52 transcoder makes it possible to extend recording time of recording devices such as hard disk recorders by over 2.5 times, as the chip enables data size compression without compromising video quality. The transcoder can also be embedded in a multitude of equipment requiring reduction of data size and can realize full HD over narrower bandwidths used for home network.

Digital terrestrial broadcasts and digital satellite broadcasts use data compressed into the MPEG-2 format. Because MPEG-2 format video is high-resolution, if the video is recorded as it is without compression, to storage media such as hard disks, the data volume is extremely high and can result in significantly limited recording time.

Focusing on such issues, Fujitsu developed this MB86H52 transcoder LSI that converts MPEG-2 format video data to the H.264 format, which features a higher compression rate. Functionality of this new transcoder is based on the video processing technology of Fujitsu's full HD H.264 codec LSI product, MB86H51, currently being shipped. Using proprietary high quality video technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, the quality of the input MPEG-2 video data can be maintained when transcoded to H.264 format.

The MB86H52 will be available in September. Pricing starts at $216 for volume quantities.

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