TMM, Inc. Demonstrates TRUDEF™ Resolution Independent Fractal Video in 4K at NAB Show
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE -- April 22, 2013 - TMM, Inc. (TMMI-PK) ("TMMI") or (the "Company") demonstrated its new TRUDEF™ 4K Fractal Video Compression Technology and new Fractal Video Player in private demonstrations to senior industry attendees of the annual convention of National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas.
A key feature of the TRUDEF™ Player is its ability to play highly detailed 2x2 block encoded 24 bit RGB color video scaled from 2K to 4K resolution in real time. TRUDEF™ "Resolution Independent" Video was shown on a 110" 4K monitor wall consisting of four 55" NEC P551 professional-grade LCD displays to prospects from a variety of vertical markets.
Currently existing forms of video scaling are performed after decompression, which reduces color, discards detail and includes compression/decompression artifacts. TRUDEF™ resolution independent fractal codes are calculated during compression on the "original pixels". The Company anticipates that TRUDEF™'s superior sharpness and color density will be the ideal solution for preserving near lossless high quality video from 2K RAW workflows.
First generation TRUDEF™ compressed videos files streamline workflow and post-production by ultimately delivering digital cinema and home theater content without further transcoding. Users can choose whether digital video shot as 2k and encoded by TRUDEF™ will be decoded at either 2k or 4k resolution to correspond to the specifications of their viewing equipment.
TRUDEF™ development will support 10, 12 and 16 bit color depths enabling end users to experience production level quality further into the distribution chain.
The original fractal algorithm was set to only double the resolution. The modernized codec being improved and updated by TMM ensures that TRUDEF™ will lead the market in up-scaling video to match all other resolutions and aspect ratios demanded by current and future video devices.
For mobile users, TRUDEF™ means better pictures with smaller files, using less bandwidth and computing power to distribute and watch videos. For cable and content providers, it potentially means providing more Ultra High Definition content using their existing infrastructure. Consumers can experience video with superior picture quality even on larger 4K screens.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TMM, INC.:
GERARD V. CAVANAUGH
CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT
For more information, please visit the Company’s Website at http://www.tmmi.us.
Safe Harbor Statement
The information in this release contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company's capital needs, business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which may be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "will," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "forecast," "project," or "continue," the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results. Any or all of the Company's forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Factors may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. In addition, new factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict all factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward- looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document, except as required by applicable law.
118 School Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
--- end ---