video processor - Computer Definition
A chip or stand-alone component that provides video format conversion. Video processing chips are built into video equipment such as A/V receivers and Blu-ray and DVD players, while stand-alone "outboard" video processors reside in the home theater equipment rack between the TV set-top box and the TV. A video processor may perform all or some combination of these functions: upconversion, deinterlacing, frame rate conversion, noise reduction, artifact removal, lip sync (A/V synchronization) and edge enhancement. See upconvert, deinterlace, mosquito noise, Gaussian noise and lip sync.