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Thomson introduces TIGER AVC encoder for HD DVD and Blu-ray


Unfortunately the move to next generation discs hasn't yielded the universally great picture quality we would all like to see, but Thomson's Technicolor Content Services thinks it has the answer. Its new TIGER AVC encoding package is based on MPEG-4 / h.264 technology, but apparently tuned with various algorithms specficially chosen to provide the best results on edges and motion. Ideally, this will make it easy for replicators to provide great video quality, and leave plenty of space on disc for HDi and BD-J extras. No word on if Thomson's film grain technology is a part of the "secret sauce" that makes this encoder so noteworthy, but we'll see if yields good results.

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