Alchemist XS - Motion compensated standards converter

Alchemist XS - Motion compensated standards converter

Framerate conversion for Live IP and SDI media streams

Perfection in Motion

Alchemist XS offers the very best motion compensated framerate conversion for Live IP and SDI media streams.

Supporting SD, HD, 1080p, 4K and HDR Alchemist XS provides transparent, artefact free conversion enabling seamless global distribution of live media.

Features:

  • The best motion compensation in the world
  • 1 channel of UHD conversion or up to 3 channels of 1080p
  • Supports live IP and SDI media streams
  • HDR/SDR to SDR/HDR conversions
  • SD, HD, 1080p & 4K
  • 4U Turnkey solution
  • Native support for SAM’s Control and Monitoring and IP Routing Controller
  • Stunning image quality delivered no matter how complex the source.
Being able to convert 3 live HD sources at any one time really does enhance my business output and productivity

Technology

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Alchemist XS consists of software architecture combined with state of the art COTS hardware to offer SAM’s industry leading framerate conversion quality in a convenient and guaranteed 4U turnkey solution.

Engineered for Live broadcast environments, Alchemist XS is built on world renowned Alchemist Ph.C. technology, to offer the next generation of world class motion compensated framerate conversion at 4K.

Alchemist XS offers native support for a single channel of 4K or up to three channels of 1080p making it the most cost effective Alchemist to date. In addition a suite of HDR processing tools are included enabling real-time conversion from SDR to HDR, HDR to SDR and HDR to other HDR formats.

Our technology has been optimized to prevent motion related artefacts in media maintaining clear, sharp and smooth image output without degrading the image quality even at 4K. It allows multiple standards and formats to be streamed across media streams globally all at real-time.

Knowing when I am ready to transition to 4K and Alchemist XS is already compatible, truly helps my business going forward

Alchemist XS Product Range

Alchemist XS SDI offers support for SDI, SD to UHD. UHD is supported via quad link (square division).

Alchemist XS IP offers native support for SMPTE 2110 via 25G host bus adapter. This version is coming in the first half of 2018.

Why choose Alchemist?

Alchemist is recognized in the broadcast community as the gold standard in motion compensated framerate conversion. We live and breathe moving images and have done so for 30 years. Our pioneering research and investment into motion estimation enables Alchemist XS to seamlessly and transparently convert from one framerate to another under all conditions for any live environment.

Alchemist XS provides motion compensated conversion to ensure smooth, fluid and high-quality images – this is particularly the case with live sports, where the content is fast and dynamic. Majority of sports contain multiple objects moving in different directions at a variety of speeds. Inferior solutions can only track one global motion and consequently other moving objects suffer. SAM delivers unrivalled picture quality without the need for complex optimization settings and specifically solves the problem of artefacts during live conversion.

Having the ability to convert live media over IP or SDI gives me the option to transition my workflow accordingly

Features

  • The best motion compensation in the world
  • 1 channel of UHD conversion or up to 3 channels of 1080p
  • Supports live IP and SDI media streams
  • HDR/SDR to SDR/HDR conversions
  • SD, HD, 1080p & 4K
  • 4U Turnkey solution
  • Native support for SAM’s Control and Monitoring and IP Routing Controller
  • Stunning image quality delivered no matter how complex the source
  • RGB Legalization
  • Alias Suppression - Horizontal and vertical
  • Aperture - Sharp / Normal / Anti-alias.

Alchemist XS performs every conversion including SD, HD, 1080p, UHD, 4K and any framerate including 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60.

Supported Video Formats

  • SD, HD, 1080p and 4K (23-60Hz)

Processing channels

  • 1 Channel of UHD conversion
  • 3 Channels of 1080p conversion*

*All 3 inputs must be the same framerate and all 3 outputs must be the same framerate

Conversion Modes

  • Motion Compensated Interpolation

Stream inputs and outputs (for IP version)

  • TR-03 (with -7 style redundancy)
  • SMPTE 2022-6/-7
  • SMPTE 2110 (when released)
  • TR-04 (with -7 style redundancy)
  • AES67

SDI inputs and outputs (for SDI version)

  • 4 x 75 Ohm SD/HD serial digital interface with embedded audio
  • 3Gbit/s HD-SDI SMPTE 424/425
  • Quad link / Square division for 12G
  • 1.5Gbit/s HD-SDI SMPTE 292M/SMPTE 299M
  • 270Mbit/s SD-SDI SMPTE 259M

Supported Audio Format

  • 16 PCM channels of audio for IP
  • 16 PCM channels of embedded audio for SDI

Control & Monitoring

  • Standard RollCall Interface
  • Standard RollCall logging and reporting
  • Supports IGMPv3 multi-cast transmission

Form Factor

  • 4RU
  • 2000W Dual redundant PSU
  • Linux

Connectivity

  • Dual 25Gbe Interface

Video Utilities

  • Color space conversion (REC601 / BT709)
  • RGB Legalization (700/ 721/ 735)
  • Alias Suppression - Horizontal and vertical
  • Aperture - Sharp / Normal / Anti-alias

HDR Processing

  • HDR (PQ/S-Log3/HLG/HDR10) to SDR (BT709, REC601)
  • HDR (PQ/S-Log3/HLG/HDR10) to HDR (PQ/S-Log3/HLG/HDR10)
  • SDR (BT709, REC601) to HDR (PQ/S-Log3/HLG/HDR10)

Reference input

  • 2 x loop through, SD Bisync

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