Quasar XF

Quasar XF

File Based Format Conversion Software

Quasar XF Format converter without limits

Delivering unrivalled image quality up-down-cross conversion for SD, HD, 1080p, and 4K.

  • Intelligent adaptive de-interlacing
  • Carefully optimized apertures
  • Scalable architecture

Convert content seamlessly and protect your business with SAM’s renown image quality.

World class technology and more

Optimized to deliver stunning pictures for all interlaced and progressive content, this latest SAM Xfile framework application delivers uncompromised up, down, and cross conversion at a competitive price. 

Quasar XF combines SAM's world class intelligent adaptive de-interlacing technology and carefully optimized scaling apertures to ensure each and every frame of video delivers the maximum possible resolution. 

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Scalability taken to another level

A scalable, file-based software product, it enables the next generation of unrivalled motion-compensated image transformation. Its Service Orientated Architecture and floating licensing model provides the versatility to evolve and adapt with changing business requirements.

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Implement the software with your own IT

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

We can help you make an informed hardware purchasing decision. 

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See what others do with Quasar XF

Quasar XF is a truly universal file-based solution, enabling seamless format conversion between SD, HD, 1080p and 4K.

From VOD package delivery through to up-conversion to 4K, it offers the highest image quality regardless of the content source.

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Purchase options available at the online SAM Store

To help you make the right decision, we offer you the opportunity to experience the full power and capabilities of the product, with a free trial.

This will provide you with the opportunity to trial each of the features as well as test the power of the IT platform you choose to deploy it on. 

Or, if you have already made your purchasing decision, you can straight away buy from our online store. 

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This is what you need

Quasar XF is a flexible software solution designed to run on commodity IT infrastructure. It can harness the power of either NVIDIA or AMD GPUs to deliver stunning images.

A wide variety of hardware can be used depending on your budget and requirements, from an inexpensive host machine based on an Intel i7 processor with a single GPU through to cluster of Xeon based host machines each running multiple GPUs. 

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Technical Specification

File Wrapper
  • MXF OP1a
  • MOV (ProRes / DNxHD / JPEG 2000 / XDCam / DV)
  • MTS (AVCHD)
  • MJ2 (JPEG 2000 only)
  • MP4 (H.264 Long GOP)
  • MPG/TS (MPEG2)
Video Codecs
  • DNxHD
  • DV - DV25/DVCPro25/DVCPro50/DVCPro100
  • XDCAM HD 9Open GOP / Closed GOP)
  • D10 (IMX 30/40/50)
  • AVC-Intra 50/100
  • AVC-Intra RP2027 50/100/200
  • DPX* 10but
  • Apple ProRes
  • JPEG 2000 (Lossy / Lossless / DCI)
  • MTS (AVCHD)
  • XAVC (I-Frame / Long GOP)
Video Formats
  • SD, HD and 3Gbps broadcast video including 1080 23/24/25/29p and psf
  • 2K/4K
Conversion Modes
  • Intelligent adaptive de-interlacing and image scaling
  • Up, down, cross conversion
Audio
  • PCM audio pass-through
  • Audio 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
Timecode
  • Timecode handover
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)
Operating Systems
  • Windows (64-bit) server 2012/2008 R2
  • Linux (64-bit) (RedHat / CentOS 6.5/6.6)
Control
  • xFile framework Client (Win 64bit / Linux 64bit Redhat CentOS)
  • 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)
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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