Cinema Craft H.264/AVC Encoder


Cinema Craft® HD encoder contains specialized filter and bitrate adjustment features to generate, with minimal effort, the highest quality H.264/AVC streams for Blu-ray title production. Sophisticated image magnification, realtime split-screen comparison and segment re-encoding functions, provide additional quality control toolsets to accurately decipher and resolve the most complex issues and guarantee exceptional results.

Specifications - Versions 3.3

 H.264/AVC  Video  ITU-T Rec.H264, ISO/IEC14496-10 High Profile Level 4.1/3.2 (CABAC only)
 Input format  AVI  Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit/8-bit Uncompressed
 QuickTime  Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit Uncompressed (V210, 2vuy)
 ProRes HQ/422  Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit
 YUV  10-bit/8-bit Uncompressed
 DNxHD  Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit
 GV Lossless  Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit
 GV HQX  Y/C 4:2:2 16-bit
 RAW  Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit uncompressed
 HVD  Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit Uncompressed
 Note: this format used in Abekas W8D series
 Planar 420  Y/C 4:2:0 8-bit Uncompressed (no header)
 Output file(s)  H.264/AVC  Video Elementary Streams
 Filtered  Planar 420
 Decoded  Planar 420
 Frame size  Input  1920x1080/1280x720/720x480/720x576
 Output  Depends on input format
 Frame rate  1920x1080
 1280x720  24/50p/60p
 Encoding mode  CBR  Single pass/Multi pass (up to 99)
 VBR  Single pass/Multi pass (up to 99)
 Encoding speed  Quality/Normal/Fast
 Bit rate  Up to 40Mbps
 Virtual Multi-Pass Encoding™  Performs multiple quantization passes during a single pass
 Advanced Adaptive GOP Structure™  Automatically optimizes the best GOP structure for each GOP
 I-frame insertion  Automatically inserts an I-frame at the scene change
 Specify any frame as an I-frame, plus change or remove one that was previously defined
 Bit allocation in VBR  Ability to see bitrate fluctuations or quantization scale on the graph and optimize the structure of
 each GOP             
 Segment Re-Encoding  Re-encodes only the segment you specify
 Pre-filtering and Preview  Multi-function filters are available including Noise Reduction, Banding Reduction, Texture/Spike, and 
 Linear filters. Preview function enables setting of filters with instant visual confirmation of the effect.
 Inverse 3:2 pulldown  Highly accurate detection by 2-pass inverse 3:2 pulldown
 Replace  Enables insertion of another file
 Decoding  Decode H.264 file to evaluate image quality with our high-performance software decoder in realtime
 Batch encoding  Batch encode all of the entries in a list



 Video Playback Kit  Optional kit for display on external monitor through HDMI or HD-SDI using Blackmagic Design
 Decklink Extreme 3D & 4K cards


System Requirements


 CPU  2x Intel Xeon 5600 or E5-2600 v2 series processors
 Memory  12 - 64GB DDR3, PC1866 REG ECC
 System HDD  256-500GB (SATA III, SAS or SSD)
 Storage  2x RAID5 internal or SAN/NAS (8/10/16GBit)
 Operating System  Windows 7 & 8.1 Professional (64Bit)
 Server 2008 - 2012 R2 (64Bit)