Alchemist XF Base Model single license

Alchemist XF Base Model single license

Brand: Snell Advanced Media
Product Code: 9800000
Price: £11,000.00
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  • - New feature licenses
  • - Software updates
  • - Dedicated 9 to 5 (UK time) phone technical support
  • - Comprehensive on-line support and resources

Enables frame rate and format conversion of media files in software

Why Alchemist XF? / Features

  • World’s best format and frame rate converter using Snell Advanced Media’s 25 years of image processing expertise  
  • Optimized to offer the very best picture quality however complex the source file – even for the challenging low frame rate inputs
  • Guarantees consistent quality with no user intervention – optimal results first time, every time
  • Now with Adaptive Cadence Technology and off-speeding with audio pitch correction

Typical applications:

  • Post production house converting premium content to for digital cinema distribution, for example 4K 25p to 4K 24p
  • Global broadcaster converting UK drama for US distribution, for example 1080 25p to 1080 29p
  • International broadcaster converting content for their On Demand TV service, for example 525 59i to 720 59p

xFile V3.0 - What's new?

  • HDR to HDR processing to and from PQ / S-Log3 / HLG /  HDR10
  • HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10 ) down conversion to SDR (BT709 / REC601) using SAM’s Advanced Tone Mapping
  • SDR (BT709 / REC601) up conversion to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10 )
  • Decoding of AAC audio is now supported for all relevant source file types.
  • Processing times have been reduced by up to 40%; the exact performance improvement will be system and conversion specific (positive improvements have been measured in most cases).
  • Timecode overlay

For full details  of all improvements, upgrades and added functionality see the V3.0.1.10 release notes, available here


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File Wrappers MXF OP1a, MOV (ProRes / DNxHD/ JPEG 2000/ DNxHR/ AVC-1 (decode only)), MTS (AVCHD only), MJ2 (JPEG 2000 only), MP4 (H.264 Long GOP only), MPG (MPEG2 only)
Video Codecs DNxHD, DNxHR, DVCPro 25/50/100, XDCAM HD, D10 (IMX 30/40/50), AVC-Intra 50/100, AVC-Intra RP2027 50/100/200, DPX* 10bit, Apple ProRes, JPEG 2000 (Lossy / Lossless / DCI), AVC-HD (MTS only), XAVC (I-Frame/Long GOP), MPEG2, H.264 Long GOP only
Video Formats SD, HD and 3Gbps broadcast standards ; 2K,4K 8K and custom resolutions ; Custom frame rate (12-300Hz)
Conversion Modes Motion Compensated Interpolating, 2:2/2:3/custom film cadence insertion and removal, 2:2/2:3/custom film cadence repair, Mixed video/film 2:2/2:3/custom cadence, Video off-speed with audio pitch correction/re-sampling
Audio PCM audio pass-through, AAC (H.264 Long GOP only), Sampling rate 48kHz,Audio Stream Routing, Audio Channel Shuffling, Audio gain and delay
Metadata Closed Captions 608 / 708 SMPTE 436M, Closed Caption Line 21 IMX only
Control xFile Client, Watch Folder, FIMS Media SOA Framework V1.0.7.
Timecode Timecode handover
Utilities Aspect ratio conversion , Color space conversion (REC601 / BT709 / SMPTE 2020), RGB Legalization 700/721/735, Luma Clipper, Luma / Chroma / Black Level, HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10) to SDR (BT709 / REC601) down conversion using SAM’s Advanced Tone Mapping , HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10) to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10), SDR (BT709 / REC601) to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10) up conversion
Operating Systems Windows (64-bit) server 2012/2008 R2, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 (Apple ProRes not supported) , Linux (RedHat, CentOS) , OSX 10.9 and 10.10 (Client only)
Hardware Requirements
Minimum Configuration 1 x 4 core 2.5GHz processor, 1 or more GPUs (Multiple cards should be matched)
System Memory (SD/HD) 1 or 2 GPUs, min. 16GB, 3 or 4 GPUs, min. 32GB
System Memory (4K) 1 or 2 GPUs, min. 32Gb, 3 or 4 GPUs, min. 64Gb
AMD GPU Support Min 2Gb for SD /HD, min 4Gb for 4K, FirePro, HD6000 Series**, HD7000 Series**, R7 Series**, R9 Series, AMD DRIVER (See AMD website)
Nvidia GPU Support Min 2Gb for SD /HD, min 4Gb for 4K, Quadro, Tesla, GeForce GTX, NVIDIA DRIVER (See NVIDIA website)
Notes Conversion times will vary depending on hardware specification. * Trial Feature. Not all GPU variants of each range have been verified by Snell Engineering. ** These cards have not been verified by SAM Engineering

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