Alchemist File Trial Version

Alchemist File Trial Version

Brand: Grass Valley
Product Code: TRIAL AXF
Price: £0.00

Enables frame rate and format conversion of media files in software

Why Alchemist File? / Features

  • World’s best format and frame rate converter using Grass Valley’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

GV File V3.0 - What's new?

  • HDR to HDR processing to and from PQ / S-Log3 / HLG 
  • HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG ) down conversion to SDR (BT709 / REC601) using Grass Valley’s Advanced Tone Mapping
  • SDR (BT709 / REC601) up conversion to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG)
  • 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).
  • Added Timecode overlay
     

GV File V4.0 - What's new?

  • Enhanced audio routing – now fully flexible!
  • Prores decoding and encoding now enabled on all 64-bit operating systems
  • Added decoding of 32KHz, 44.1KHz and 96KHz audio
  • Added support for up 32 audio channels per stream (where appropriate)
  • Added non-adaptive HDR to SDR down mapping mode
  • Added custom transfer curves to tailor up/down/cross mapping
  • BT2020 and HDR metadata now included during encode (where appropriate)
  • Added decode and encode support for DNxHR wrapped in MXF OP1A
  • Added DNxHR 4:4:4 decode and encode
  • Audio channels can now be grouped for off-speed conversion to maintain respective phase
  • Improvement to small object performance for high frame rate Ph.C conversions
  • Added Full Screen Stretch conversion mode and overscan controls
  • Added 'Follow Input' (source resolution) mode, when generating Apple ProRes files
  • Added support for Nvidia RTX GPU family.

For full details  of all improvements, upgrades and added functionality see the V4.0.1.2 release notes, available here

Version 4.0.1.2

 

Find out more at s-a-m.com

Features
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 48Khz PCM audio pass-through, PCM 96Khz Decode, AAC:32Khz, 44.1Khz, 48Khz Decode. 48Khz PCM Encode only, Audio Stream Routing, Audio Channel Shuffling, Audio gain and delay.
Metadata Closed captions 608/708 SMPTE 436M, Closed caption Line 21 IMX only
Control GV File 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) to SDR (BT709 / REC601) down conversion using GV’s Advanced Tone Mapping , HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG) to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG), SDR (BT709 / REC601) to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG) up conversion
Operating Systems Windows (64-bit) Server 2016/2012/2008 R2, Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, Linux (RedHat, CentOS) , OSX 10.9 and 10.10 (Client only).
Hardware Requirements
Minimum Configuration 1 x 4 core 2.5 GHz 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, GeForce RTX, 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 GV Engineering. ** These cards have not been verified by GV Engineering

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