Video processors are a type IC (integrated chip) that has been manufactured to use signal processing to optimise video signals for enhanced and clear transmission. They are also used for lip sync, edge enhancement and up converting standard definition signals to high definition quality on your display.
They are widely used in equipment such as DVD players, high definition televisions, Blu-Ray players and video-on-demand systems
You will commonly use video processors with video buffers, which process video information ahead of time to create a seamless video experience.
Video processors are available either in chip or stand-alone form. You will fit a video processing chip inside a device, whereas a stand-alone video processor will sit between a source device, such as a DVD player, and the screen.