Marseille’s Technicolor 4K Image Certified VTV Video Processor Launches Into First Consumer Electronics Products

imagesMarseille Networks,, an innovative semiconductor start-up, announced today that their VTV-1222 video processor is in production and has been selected by major consumer electronics manufacturers. As the first video processing & up-scaling technology to achieve Technicolor 4K Image Certification, consumers can be assured that Blu-ray and streaming media products branded Technicolor 4K Image Certified incorporate Marseille’s UVD™ (Ultra Visual Detail) video processors.

Marseille’s breakthrough UVD video processing and up-scaling technology transforms the consumers existing standard HD content into an immersive 4K visual experience on their 4K TV. Consumers will be able to enjoy a 4K experience while preserving their current content library without having to wait for 4K content.

We are excited to see products incorporating our VTV-122X family of video processors,” said Amine Chabane, Marseille Network’s President and CEO. “Adoption of our technology will provide consumers with the ability to achieve the 4K Hollywood movie theater experience in their homes today. Additionally, the Technicolor 4K Image Certification initiative enables the consumer to easily identify and select these best performing 4K video products.

Marseille’s VTV-122x family of video processors are high-performance for 4K, 1080, and 3D applications, and meet the rigorous standards of Technicolor’s “4K Image Certified” test suite. The family includes the VTV 1221, 1222 and 1223. The processors up-convert standard-definition and high-definition 2D video to 4K-resolution and also up-convert 3D video from HDMI source devices for viewing on 4K displays. The VTV-122X family-of-devices is HDMI certified to ensure interoperability and compatibility with the widest possible range of A/V sources and TVs. The VTV-122x family delivers pristine and sharp video output thanks to its UVD engine that incorporates a collection of state-of-the-art advanced algorithms in video, graphics, and image processing that work together to bring incredibly life-like image details to the TV screen. Marseille’s video processing provides four key functions:

Contextual Detail Enhancement

Detail enhancement brings out details in images and is especially useful when scaling video to higher resolution and when processing blurry content. Marseille’s contextual detail enhancement automatically adapts to the type of content to bring the best of detail enhancement without the bad.

Contextual Edge Restoration

Contextual edge restoration smoothes overly coarse and jagged edges in video images. Marseille’s advanced mathematics accurately analyzes objects, their edges and the overall context to adapt, on a per pixel basis, the processing to soften overly coarse and jagged edges without introducing blur or other undesirable side effects.

Contextual Noise Reduction

Noise reduction reduces undesirable noise in video images. Noise is usually present in video content of poor quality and is typically introduced at the time of capture (e.g. sensor noise) or at the time of compression (e.g. block noise).

Video Up-scaling

Video up-scaling increases the number of pixels of both digital video and still images to either increase the pixel density for a given display size, increase the display size for a given pixel density or a mix of both. Marseille’s scaler presents all the attributes of a modern ultra-high definition scaler to guarantee 10-bit precision throughout and treating chrominance with the same level of quality as the luminance.