from Red Giant Software

Instant HD up-converts DV video into a variety of HD video formats. You can choose from a list of preset resolutions to make it easy to integrate DV video into your next High Definition production. When scaling from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD), the missing pixels must be generated in an intelligent way. Instant HD provides a high-quality method for converting SD sources to HD within your favorite video application.

IMPORTANT NOTE The product is specifically designed to work with progressive (non-interlaced) images. That means that if you are starting with interlaced video such as a standard Sony PD150 DVCAM capture, you will need to convert the image to progressive in the host application before applying Instant HD.


  • Includes five controls: Output Size, Filter Type, Sharpness, Quality settings, and Antialiasing
  • Professional level results with simple easy to learn controls
  • The Output resolution pop-up lets you quickly choose the output resolution for your video
  • The Sharpness control lets you sharpen the output of the video scaling operation
  • The Anti-aliasing control lets you add smoothing to the edges of images
  • Uses

  • A great compliment product to Magic Bullet Suite or Editors
  • Integrate SD video into your next HD project
  • Up-convert NTSC or PAL Standard Definition to High Definition
  • Up-convert smaller web video resolution sizes to Standard Definition
  • Up-convert SD video to HD, then down-convert back to SD for higher-quality results
  • Instant HD requires one of the following

  • Final Cut Pro v4.1 (or later, including 5.0)
  • Premiere Pro v1.5 (or later, including v2.0)
  • Adobe After Effects 6.0 (or later)
  • Minimum system requirement

  • Mac OSX 10.3 G4 or higher, 512 RAM
  • Windows XP, Pentium 4 (or equivalent), 512 RAM
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