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Using Active Format Description – Output HD as SD

Last year at the NAB Show,  Motorola announced support for Active Format Description (AFD) in its MPEG encoding products. So it seems appropriate that this year around NAB time I have an on-site video to post showing AFD at work. In the video above, Motorola exec Marty Stein describes how AFD automates the output format of HD video on an SD display while showing simultaneous broadcasts of a clip on HD and SD screens. There’s a bit of background noise, but the main audio is still pretty clear. Just consider it authentic show floor material.

And if you’re looking for more Motorola videos out of NAB, take a look at the Motorola for Business account on YouTube. It gets updated during every major trade show.