Kronos XF Deployment

Kronos XF Deployment

How to deploy

Software only deployment

The versatile nature of the framework and its products, such as Kronos 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 COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) IT infrastructure

The xFile framework benefits from a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) which has been engineered to support a range of deployments from a single node through to a cluster of nodes within a data center.

This gives you the flexibility to continue using your preferred hardware vendor. 

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.

Software

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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.

Turnkey

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Technical Specification

File Wrapper
  • MXF OP1a
  • MOV (ProRes / DNxHD/ JPEG 2000 / DNxHR/ AVC-1 / xDCam / DV (decode only)
  • MTS (AVCHD only)
  • MJ2 (JPEG 2000 only)
  • MP4 (H.264 Long GOP only)
  • MPG/TS (MPEG2)
Video Formats
  • SD, HD and 3Gbps broadcast video
  • 2K/4K and custom resolutions up to 8K
  • Custom frame rate (12-300Hz)
Video Codecs
  • DNxHD
  • DNxHR
  • DV - DV25/DVCPro25/DVCPro50/DVCPro100
  • XDCAM HD
  • D10 (IMX 30/40/50)
  • AVC-Intra 50/100
  • AVC-Intra RP2027 50/100/200
  • Apple ProRes
  • JPEG 2000 (Lossy/ Lossless/ DCI)
  • AVC-HD (MTS only)
  • XAVC (I-Frame/Long GOP)
  • MPEG2
  • H.264 (Long GOP)
  • Audio
  • PCM audio pass-through
  • AAC (H.264 Long GOP only)
  • Audio Stream Routing
  • Audio Channel Shuffling
Retiming Modes
  • Constant retime
  • Retime with protected segments (configured via marker file or Xfile client)
Duration Adjustment
  • Percentage Squeeze / Stretch
  • Time Squeeze / Stretch
  • Target Duration
  • Job Specific (Retime with protected segments)
Retiming Processing
  • Constant retime
  • Audio pitch correction / re-sampling
  • Cadence maintained (2:2 / 2:3 / Mixed / Custom)
  • Discontinuous cadence repaired
Video Utilities
  • Color space conversion (REC601 / BT709 / SMPTE 2020)
  • RGB Legalization (700/721/735)
  • Luma Clipper
  • Luma / Chroma / Black Level
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)
Control
  • xFile Client
  • Watch Folder
  • FIMS Media SOA Framework V1.0.7
Operating System
  • 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)
Minimum Configuration
  • 1 x 4 core 2.5GHz processors
  • 1 or more GPUs (Multiple cards should be matched)
Memory:

SD/HD: 1 or 2 GPUs, min. 16Gb
3 or 4 GPUs, min. 32Gb
4K: 1 or 2 GPUs, min. 32Gb
3 or 4 GPUs, min. 64Gb, NVIDIA
  • DRIVER (See NVIDIA website), AMD DRIVER (See AMD website), AMD
  • DRIVER FirePro (See AMD website)
Metadata
  • Closed Caption 608 / 708 SMPTE 436M support in MXF (not including XAVC)
  • Closed Caption Line 21 IMX only
GPU Support (min 2Gb for SD /HD, min 4Gb for 4K)
  • Nvidia:
GeForce GTX
Quadro
Tesla
  • AMD:
AMD FirePro™
AMD HD 6000 Series**
AMD HD 7000 Series**
AMD R7 Series**
AMD R9 Series
AMD RX Series
AMD Pro WX-series GPU

Conversion times will vary depending on hardware specification.

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** These cards have not been verified by SAM Engineering

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