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Quasar File

Delivering Faultless Format Conversion in Software

Quasar File is a truly universal file-based solution, enabling seamless format conversion between SD, HD, 1080p and 4K (DCI/UHD). Quasar File combines 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.

  • Delivering breathtaking picture quality
  • Deploy it on commodity IT infrastructure from a single node to the cloud
  • Simple integration via watch folders or standardized FIMS SOAP interface

FEATURES

  • Seamless format conversion between SD, HD, 1080p and 4K (DCI/UHD)
  • Quasar File eliminates any artefacts by using intelligent adaptive motion processing.
  • Delivering breathtaking picture quality
  • Deploy it on commodity IT infrastructure from a single node to the cloud
  • Simple integration via watch folders or standardized FIMS SOAP interface

SPECIFICATIONS

V4.0.0.20

File Wrappers
  • MXF OP1a (AVC-I, DNxHD, DNxHR, JPEG 2000, XDCAM. DV, 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 3G broadcast standards
  • 2K, 4K, and custom resolutions up to 8K
  • Custom frame rate (12-300 Hz)
Uncompressed formats:
  • DPX*
  • Uncompressed MOV
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)

 

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

 

Conversion Modes
  • Intelligent adaptive de-interlacing and image scaling
  • Up-, down-, crossconversion
Video Utilities
  • Color space conversion (REC601/BT709/SMPTE ST 2020)
  • RGB Legalization (700/721/735)
  • 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 Sever 2016
  • Windows (64-bit) Server 2012/2008R2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 (Apple ProRes not supported)
  • Linux (RedHat, CentOS)
  • Mac 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
    • 4K 1 GPU: 16 Gb
    • 4K 2 GPU: 32 Gb
  • NVIDIA 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)

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


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

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Quasar File

Quasar File is a truly universal file-based solution, enabling seamless format conversion between SD, HD, 1080p and 4K (DCI/UHD).

Quasar File from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, combines 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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