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AMPP Alchemist FRC

Cloud-based Frame Rate Conversion (FRC) for Live Media Streams

Alchemist, now in its eighth generation, is recognized throughout the world as the undisputed gold standard of motion-compensated frame rate standards conversion.

The very best in motion-compensated frame rate conversion is now available as a cloud service as part of Grass Valley’s Agile Media Processing Platform. AMPP Alchemist FRC provides transparent, artifact-free frame rate conversion for seamless global distribution of live and prerecorded media.

AMPP Alchemist is available as a suite of applications including three tiers of frame rate conversion, both motion-compensated and linear, along with up/down/crossconversion and HDR/SDR processing — all drawing on the same unique...

FEATURES

  • World-class cloud-based motion-compensated frame rate conversion — new technology optimized to deliver stunning image quality, however complex the source
  • SD, HD, 1080p support
  • Color space conversion and HDR handling for HLG, and PQ, including custom LUTs
  • Video processing including alias suppression, linear enhancement, proc amp and RGB legalizer
  • Graphics-friendly low Ph.C mode
  • Closed caption support and ancillary data bridge
  • 16-channel audio processing with gain, shuffling and delay
  • Runs on GV AMPP, Grass Valley’s cloud-based SaaS platform
  • Deployable in public cloud, private cloud or hybrid configurations

SPECIFICATIONS

Supported Video Formats
  • SD: 525, 625
  • HD: 720 50/59.94/60p, 1080i 25/29/30, 1080p 23/24/25/29/30
  • 3G: 1080 – 50/59.94/60p
Frame Rate Conversion Modes
  • High Ph.C Motion Compensated Interpolation
  • Low Ph.C Motion Compensated Interpolation
  • Linear
  • Synchronous
Supported Audio Format

16 PCM pass-through channels of audio with gain, delay and shuffling

Video Utilities
  • Color space conversion (REC601 / BT709 / BT2020)
  • Alias Suppression — Horizontal & vertical
  • RGB Legalization (700 / 721 / 735 / Custom)
  • Aperture — Sharp / Normal / Anti-alias
  • VANC bypass
HDR Processing
  • HDR (PQ/HLG) to SDR
  • HDR (PQ/HLG) to HDR (PQ/HLG)
  • SDR to HDR (PQ/HLG)
  • Custom LUTs

ORDERING INFORMATION

GV AMPP Alchemist FRC is sold as a Software as a Service model (SaaS) — please contact your Grass Valley sales representative for more details.

 

UDC Processing &
Utility Apps

  Frame Rate Conversion Apps

Key Features

Alchemist HDR

Alchemist UDC

 

Alchemist Essential

Alchemist Professional

Alchemist Enterprise

Frame Rate Conversion

No

No

 

Good Quality Linear/
Synchro

Better Quality
Motion Comp

Best Quality
Motion Comp

UDX Conversion

No

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

HDR Support

Yes

UHD Version Only

 

No

UHD Version Only

Yes

Color Space Conversion

Yes

UHD Version Only

 

No

UHD Version Only

Yes

DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

DATASHEETS

AMPP ALCHEMIST FRC

Alchemist, now in its eighth generation, is recognized throughout the world as the  undisputed gold standard of motion-compensated frame rate standards conversion.

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