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Kronos File

Delivering Faultless Media Retiming - In Software

Kronos File is an unparalleled software-based media retiming solution —  Based on Grass Valley's Emmy® Award-winning image processing expertise — enabling run time adjustments of file-based assets with no perceivable quality difference. Offering the very best in motion-compensated image performance and the finest quality audio pitch correction for run time changes of up to ±20%. It runs on commodity IT equipment to deliver picture perfect quality the first time, every time.

FEATURES

  • 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

SPECIFICATIONS

File Wrappers
  • MXF OP1a (AVC-I, DNxHD, DNxHR, DV, XDCAM, JPEG2000, D10 IMX, XAVC)
  • MOV (ProRes/DNxHD/JPEG 2000/DNxHR/
  • AVC-I (decode only)/XDCAM/DV)
  • MTS (AVCHD only)
  • MJ2 (JPEG 2000 only)
  • MP4 (H.264 Long GOP only)
  • MBG/TS (MPEG-2)
Video Formats
  • SD, HD and 3 Gb/s broadcast standards
  • 2K, 4K, and custom resolutions up to 8K
  • Custom frame rate (12-300 Hz)
Video Codecs
  • DNxHD
  • DNxHR
  • DV25/DVCPRO25/50/100
  • 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)
  • MPEG-2
  • H.264 (Long GOP)

 

Uncompressed Video
  • DPX*
  • Uncompressed MOV
Audio
  • PCM input – support for 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
  • PCM output – 48 kHz only
  • AAC input only – support for 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
  • Output will always be PCM 48 kHz
  • Audio Stream Routing
  • Audio Channel Shuffling

 

Retiming Modes
  • Constant retime
  • Retime with protected segments (configured via marker file or GV File 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 ST 2020)
  • RGB Legalization (700/721/735/custom)
  • Luma Clipper
  • Luma/Chroma/Black Level
HDR Processing
  • HDR (PQ/S-Log3/HLG) to SDR (BT709) using Grass Valley’s Advanced Tone Mapping
  • HDR (PQ/S-Log3/HLG) to HDR (PQ/S-Log3/HLG)
  • SDR to HDR (PQ/S-Log3/HLG)

 

Control
  • GV File Client
  • Watch Folder
  • FIMS Media SOA Framework v1.0.7
Operating System
  • Windows (64-bit) server 2012/2008 R2
  • Windows (64-bit) 7, 8 and 8.1
  • Linux (RedHat, CentOS)
  • OSX 10.9 and 10.10 (Client only)
Minimum Configuration
  • 1x 4 core 2.5 GHz processors
  • 1 or more GPUs (Multiple cards should be matched)

Memory:

  • SD/HD 1 GPU: 8 GB
  • SD/HD 2 GPU: 16 GB
  • SD/HD 3 GPU: 24 GB
  • SD/HD 4 GPU: 32 GB
  • 4K 1 GPU: 16 GB
  • 4K 2 GPU: 32 GB
  • 4K 3 GPU: 48 GB
  • 4K 4 GPU: 64 GB

DRIVER (See NVIDIA website), AMD DRIVER (See AMD website), AMD
DRIVER FirePro (See AMD website)

Metadata
  • Closed Caption 608 / 708 SMPTE ST 436 support in MXF (not including XAVC)
  • Closed Caption Line 21 IMX only
GPU Support (min 2 GB for SD /HD, min 4 GB for 4K) GPU must support Open CL 1.1 or aboveNVIDIA:
  • 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

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

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Kronos File

Kronos File is an unparalleled media retiming solution, enabling run time adjustments of file-based assets with no perceivable quality difference. Offering the very best in motion-compensated image performance and the finest quality audio pitch correction for run time changes of up to ±20%.

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