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How can I convert SD footage to HD? is this possible?
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Yes, it is possible with some stand alone software:

As the transition From SD to HD rolls on, many producers find themselves either combining formats or serving SD on an HD platter. Luckily, there is a surge in software development to make this task easier for the working producer. Digital Anarchy has a plug-in named ReSizer 2.0, that provides the flexibility of being able to intelligently rescale footage in After Effects and Final Cut Pro yeilding a higher quality image.

Resizer 2.0

Gives you greater control of the sharpening and smoothing of an image than what you would find in AE or FCP alone. You'll also find a Deinterlacer for busy, interlaced SD footage that contains lots of movement.

Resizer operates on Mac OS X and Windows Systems (98 ME and higher) and is compatible with After effects 5.5 and higher (including 7.0), Final Cut Pro 4.0 and higher and Premiere Pro 2.0. Give it a free test run or buy it for $149.

Red Giant Software’s Instant HD

 

Instant HD up-converts DV video into a variety of HD video formats. Choose from a list of preset resolutions to easily integrate DV video into your next High Definition production. When scaling from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD), Instant HD's algorithms generate the missing pixels with integrated sharpening and anti-aliasing for sharp, clear results inside your favorite video application.

 

 

They also have Instant HD Advanced 

 

Delivers the highest possible quality conversion for SD to HD. Its advanced tool set offers sharp, motion-compensated de-interlacing and de-noising; advanced pan and scan; and a super-resolution algorithm for providing actual resolution enhancement in an editing application. All these features are combined into one plug-in with an easy-to-use preset menu for choosing the right HD and 2K output formats.

 

Download a trial

 

 

Last update: 08:33 PM Sunday, July 19, 2009

 



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