Kronos XF - Media Retiming

Kronos XF - Media Retiming

Delivering faultless media retiming - in software

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Kronos XF benefits from more than two decades of research and experience into the exacting demands of motion compensated interpolation. It couples this “know how” with the latest innovative image processing technique to provide a solution which offers the industry’s best image quality and pitch perfect audio. Dealing with the challenges of today’s complex media, Kronos XF seamlessly and transparently retimes media, creating time and money for Service Providers, Broadcasters and Content Owners.

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Kronos XF sits within the xFile software framework. Its Service Orientated Architecture and floating licensing model provides the versatility to implement a stand alone server for Kronos XF or a multi node data center installation.

Simple Integration

Integrate xFile with your workflow management system using watch folders or by using the open standardized FIMS SOAP interface.

Flexible Deployment

Kronos XF is available as Professional and Enterprise level turnkey solutions, as well as software only.

Intuitive Control

Media retiming is flexible and intuitive with Kronos XF. Retiming can be specified by percentage, target duration or a defined amount of time.

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Kronos XF is SAM’s Emmy® award winning image processing expertise in a software package. It runs on commodity IT equipment to deliver picture perfect quality first time, every time.

  • Media retiming with no perceived difference in quality for video and audio, however complex the source
  • Deploy it on commodity IT infrastructure from a single node to the cloud
  • Simple integration via watch folders or standardized FIMS SOAP interface

Technical Summary

  • Highest quality motion compensated retiming
  • Unparalleled audio pitch correction
  • Run time changes of up to +/- 20%
  • Retime specified by target duration / percentage change / fixed time adjustment
  • Readily deployed on commodity IT infrastructure
  • Scalable architecture and floating license model
  • Support for all common file formats including Apple ProRes
  • Simple integration using FIMS Media SOA Framework V1.0.7I
  • Comprehensive support for watch folders
  • Closed captions 608/708 SMPTE 436M, Line 21 IMX
  • RGB Legalization
  • Windows & Linux
  • PCM channel/stream shuffling
  • $15,000 for a single license

Technical Specification

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 Formats
- SD, HD and 3Gbps broadcast standards
- 2K, 4K, and custom resolutions up to 8K
- Custom frame rate (12-300Hz)
Video Codes
- DVCPro 25/50/100/DV
- 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)
- H.264 (Long GOP)

- PCM audio pass-through
- AAC (H.264 Long GOP only)
- Audio Stream Routing
- Audio Channel Shuffling
Retiming Modes
- Constant retime
- Retime with protected segments (confi gured via marker fi le or xFile client)
Duration Adjustment
- Percentage Squeeze / Stretch
- Time Squeeze / Stretch
- Target Duration
- Job Specifi c (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 Leve
HDR Processing
- HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG) to SDR (BT709) using SAM’s Advanced Tone Mapping
- HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG) to HDR (PQ / S-Log3 / HLG)
- 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)
Closed Caption 608 / 708 SMPTE 436M
Closed Caption Line 21 IMX only
GPU Support (min 2Gb for SD /HD, min 4Gb for 4K)
GeForce GTX
AMD FirePro™
AMD HD 6000 Series**
AMD HD 7000 Series **
AMD R7 Series**
AMD R9 Series
AMD RX Series

Conversion times will vary depending on hardware specification.
* Trial feature
** These cards have not been verified by SAM Engineering.

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