The need for higher quality video and lower costs have driven the increased demand for better overall image quality. The industry has responded with technological advances in ASIC development that allow semiconductor companies to fit more gates into a silicon area and thus produce better image quality. But how does one determine the most effective use of those valuable gates? This white paper addresses this issue and other current image quality problems and potential solutions.

The paper first addresses de-interlacing and ways to minimize the number of artifacts introduced by the de-interlacing process. The discussion then turns to techniques that enhance the viewing experience. The paper also introduces Gennum’s GF9450 video processor, which features VXP technology and incorporates next-generation algorithms.