Cinema Craft HDMX Multi-Instance Blu-ray Encoder (AVC)

Cinema Craft HD Encoder

 

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Overview

New 2014! Version 3 MX Encoder Technology

Cinema Craft® Version 3 (MX) Blu-ray Encoders includes Multi-Instance capability. For the most demanding studios, MX enables multiple individual encoder sessions to exist simultaneously for editing, QC and encoding.

Cinema Craft HDMX AVC/H.264 Encoder

Cinema Craft HDMX AVC/H.264 Encoder (Blu-Ray) is a Multi-Instance version of the popular Cinema Craft HD AVC/H.264 Encoder. The Cinema Craft HDMX Encoder has all the bells and whistles. Specialized filter and bitrate adjustment features generate the highest quality AVC/H264 encoded streams available for Blu-ray title production, with minimal effort. Image magnification, real-time split screen comparison and segment re-encoding functions, provide C&A personnel the quality control toolsets needed to accurately decipher and resolve the most complex encoding issues and guarantee exceptional results.

HDMX also includes Multi-Format Native Ingest capability. In a world of more complex and expanding formats, the new line of Cinema Craft encoders are designed to fit perfectly into your workflow!

Qualified studios are invited to arrange an evaluation. Contact us today!

 

Cinema Craft AVC/H.264 Encoder Comparison
  AVC/H.264
Version 1
(2005-11)
AVC/H.264
Version 2
(2013 -)
HDMX
Version 3
(2014 -)
  discontinued current new
Ingest Format      
AVI x x x
Quicktime x x x
HVD x x x
Planar 420 x x x
Apple ProRes HQ/422   x x
Avid DNxHD   x x
Canopus Lossless   x x
RAW   x x
YUV   x x
DPX   x x
XDCAM   x x
MXF   x x
Volume Productivity      
Multi-Instance     x
Performance      
SandyBridge/IvyBridge optimized   x x
Win 7/8.1/Server 2012 optimized   x x
Upgrades Available      
    V1 to V2 V2 to V3

 

Upgrading from Version 1

The original Cinema Craft Version 1 Blu-ray encoder is no longer supported. For a limited time, you are eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price. For more information about upgrading, follow the links at the bottom of the Encoder Comparison table.

 

Features

  • Verified BD Specification compliant
  • Stand-alone H.264 application
  • Reference encoders used by Hollywood and leading studios
  • Simultaneous multi-session processing capability (MX)
  • Performance optimized for Intel Xeon multi-core processors
  • Multi-format ingest capability (ProRes, DNxHD, RAW, Canopus Lossless, YUV, HDV, MOV, AVI, Avisynth, DPX, MXF)
  • Windows 7/8.1 Professional & Server 2008/2012 (64-bit operating systems only)
  • Integrated with leading mastering applications through API
  • Faster than realtime H.264 encoding
  • Side-by-side 3D and frame sequential capability
  • Interlaced & progressive – 1080/720/480/576
  • Preview results before executing
  • Feature filled, intuitive, user-friendly GUI
  • Specialized filters & flexible settings
  • Multiple function & shortcut keys
  • Single or multiple input files & segments
  • Single & multi-pass (up to-99) constant & variable bitrate
  • Single stream & batch encoding
  • Accurate segment re-encoding
  • Sourcefile replacement after encode
  • Variable H.264 decoding speed up to 50x
  • 0.5x - 8x magnification for precise viewing
  • Spatial & temporal scaling
  • Single or A-B split-screen playback
  • 24x7 telephone and remote support

 

Cinema Craft HDe Encodes

 

Specifications

Software - Version 2

Compression
H.264/AVC Video ITU-T Rec.H264, ISO/IEC14496-10 High Profile Level 4.1/3.2 (CABAC only)
Video
Input format AVI Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit/8-bit Uncompressed
QuickTime Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit Uncompressed (V210)
ProRes HQ/422 Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit
DNxHD Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit
Canopus Lossless Y/C 4:2:2 10-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
DPX  
XDCAM  
MXF XDCAM, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO, MPEG2
Planar 420 Y/C 4:2:0 8-bit Uncompressed (no header)
Output file(s) H.264/AVC Video Video Elementary Streams
Filtered Planar 420
Decoded Planar 420
Frame size Input 1920x1080/1280x720/720x480/720x576
Output Depends on input format
Frame rate 1920x1080
720x480
720x576
23.97/24/25/29.97/30p
50/59.97/60i
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 a scene change
Specify or change any frame to/from an I-frame
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-encode 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 Evaluate image quality with internal high-performance software decoder
Batch encoding Batch encode all of the entries in a list

 

Optional

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

 

System Requirements

Hardware

CPU 2x Intel Xeon 5600 or E5-2600 v2 series processors
Memory 12-64GB of DDR3, PC1866 REG ECC
System HDD 256-500GB (SATA III, SAS or SSD)
Storage HDD 2x RAID 5 internal, SAN/NAS (8/10/16GBit) or fibre (8GB/s)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7/8.1 Professional 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 64-bit