Alchemist PH.C-HD Live - Motion Compensated Standard Convertor For HD & 3G

Alchemist PH.C-HD Live - Motion Compensated Standard Convertor For HD & 3G

1080p standards conversion quality through motion compensation

Quality through phase correlation

Alchemist Ph.C-HD LIVE enables transmission chain conversion quality where the post production features of Alchemist Ph.C-HD are simply not required. Alchemist Ph.C-HD LIVE’s superior processing suits all events with no need to change use mode. Football or skiing, live events or news - whatever your material, Alchemist Ph.C-HD LIVE always gives the best results.

Motion compensation

Alchemist Ph.C-HD LIVE will convert 3Gbps 1080p and HD 1080i outputs that are indistinguishable from the input.

Conversion quality is achieved through the utilization of SAM’s Emmy® award-winning Ph.C motion measurement technology. Ph.C algorithms are optimized to prevent motion-related artifacts in high-definition video. The resulting output images are clear, sharp and free from the motion artifacts commonly associated with standards conversion.

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Securing overall performance is essential to maintaining end-user satisfaction, which in turn results in sustaining and growing revenue. It is important to take steps to limit the risk of incidents taking place through fault prevention and planning and, if incidents do occur, to ensure that downtime is as short as possible.

To ensure you get the most from your investment, SAM offers comprehensive support packages to suit your needs. Built on a foundation of over 30 years’ experience in supporting broadcast and post-production systems, SAM Care provides a highly skilled 24x7 technical help desk, committed response times, software maintenance support and operates a worldwide spare parts service from over 20 warehouse locations across the globe.

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Technical summary

  • 3Gbps 1080p and HD 1080i
  • 8 AES inputs and outputs
  • 16 channels of PCM audio
  • Dolby E ready
  • Optional capability for two independent video outputs
  • Gamut legalization
  • Redundant PSU
  • RollCall control
  • 3RU frame

The system’s conversion quality is guaranteed through the utilization of SAM's Emmy® award-winning Ph.C motion measurement technology. Ph.C algorithms, which have been continuously refined since the introduction of the first Alchemist Ph.C in 1992, to prevent motion-related artifacts in high-definition video. The resulting output images are clear, sharp and free from the motion artifacts commonly associated with standards conversion.

With Alchemist Ph.C – HD LIVE, high definition content including news, sports, live events and entertainment programming can now be broadcast around the globe in multiple high definition standards and formats without degradation of image quality. Alchemist Ph.C – HD LIVE automatically processes image movement to produce clear, smooth motion with the widest range of input material on the largest HD and 1080p video displays.

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