Alchemist XF Deployment

Alchemist XF Deployment

How to deploy

Software only deployment

The versatile nature of the framework and its products, such as Alchemist XF, means that it can run on relatively low end, cost effective infrastructure through to state of the art high end enterprise solutions.

Deploy with all forms of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) IT infrastructure

xFile has been specifically engineered to support AMD and NVIDIA GPUs (consumer and enterprise) and can be used with both Windows and Linux operating systems.

To help you make an informed hardware purchasing decision and ensure that you have the appropriate performance for your requirements, we have put together a comprehensive guide.

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Download Alchemist XF Optimizing performance guide

Stand alone turnkey

We understand the needs of our software better than anyone else. We have mastered which GPUs offer the optimum performance for high end OpenCL media processing and how many PCI lanes are required to unleash the full potential of a multi-GPU system.

We have ensured you have fast memory and enough of it to convert even 4K media! All this combined with our extensive thermal analysis, high powered efficient PSU and a robust, versatile form factor provides solutions worthy of the SAM brand.

Learn more about Turnkey solution

Technical Specification

 

File Wrapper
  • MXF OP1a
  • MOV (Apple ProRes / DNxHD / XDCAM HD/ JPEG 2000 / XDCam / DV)
  • MTS (AVCHD)
  • MJ2 (JPEG 2000 only)
  • MP4 (H.264 Long GOP only)
  • MPG/TS (MPEG2)
Video Codecs
  • DNxHD
  • DV - DV25/DVCPro25/DVCPro50/DVCPro100
  • XDCAM HD (Open GOP / Closed GOP)
  • D10 (IMX 30/40/50)
  • AVC-Intra 50/100
  • AVC-Intra RP2027 50/100/200
  • DPX* 10bit
  • Apple ProRes
  • JPEG 2000 (Lossy / Lossless / DCI)
  • MTS (AVCHD)
  • XAVC (I-Frame / Long GOP)
  • MPEG2
Video Formats
  • SD, HD and 3Gbps broadcast video including 1080 23/24/25/29p and psf
  • 2K/4K
HDR 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 output cadence
  • Video off-speed with audio pitch correction/re-sampling
Audio
  • PCM audio pass-through
  • Audio channel / stream shuffle
  • Audio gain and delay
  • AAC (48KHz only)
Video Utilities
  • Auto color space conversion
  • Aspect ratio conversion
  • RGB legalization 700/721/735
  • Luma Clipper
  • Luma / Chroma / Black Level
Operating Systems
  • Windows (64-bit) server 2012/2008 R2
  • Linux (64-bit) (RedHat / CentOS 6.5/6.6)
  • OSX 10.9 and 10.10 (Client only)
HDR Processing
  • HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10) to SDR (BT709) using SAM's Advanced Tone Mapping
  • HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10) to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10)
  • SDR (BT709) to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG / HDR10)
Timecode
  • Timecode handover
Metadata
  • Closed Caption 608 / 708 SMPTE 436M support in MXF (not including XAVC)
  • Closed Caption Line 21 IMX only
Control
  • xFile framework Client (Win 64bit / Linux 64bit)
  • Watch Folder
  • FIMS Media SOA Framework V1.0.7.
Minimum Configuration*
  • 1 x 4 core 2.5GHz processors
  • 1 or more GPUs (Multiple cards should be matched)
System Memory
SD/HD up to 3 GPUs, 16GB
up to 6 GPUs, 32GB
4K up to 3 GPUs, 64GB
up to 6 GPUs, 128GB
  • NVIDIA DRIVER (See NVIDIA website)
  • AMD DRIVER (See AMD website)
  • AMD Driver FirePro™ (See AMD website)
NVIDIA GPU support (min. 2GB memory)
NVIDIA Geforce GTX
NVIDIA Quadro
NVIDIA Tesla
AMD GPU support (min. 2GB memory)
AMD FirePro
AMD HD6000
AMD HD7000
AMD R7 Series
AMD R9 Series
AMD Pro WX-series GPU


* Trial feature
** Conversion times will vary depending on hardware specification. 
*** Not all variants of each range have been verified by SAM Engineering.

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