Alchemist is recognized throughout the world as the undisputed gold standard of motion compensated frame rate standards conversion. Alchemist Live builds on this legacy and offers the very best motion-compensated framerate conversion, providing transparent, artifact-free conversion for seamless global distribution of live media.
Available in two operational modes: as a single channel for UHD-4K conversions or three channels for HD/3G conversions, Alchemist Live can also support either SDI workflows or IP SMPTE ST 2110 applications with 10/40 GbE or 25/100 GbE interfaces.
Along with 4K UHD, HDR mapping is also included with built-in HDR conversion algorithms supporting HLG, PQ and S-Log3 transfer functions and BT.709 and BT.2020 color gamuts, plus a custom LUT loading feature for using .cube tables, and a range of user-configurable gamma, SDR/HDR range, clip and gain controls.
World-class motion-compensated framerate conversion — new technology optimized to deliver stunning image quality, however complex the source
Supports live IP or SDI media streams, either 1x 4K UHD channel or 3x HD/3G channels
SD, HD, 1080p, 4K UHD & 4K DCI native support
HDR handling for HLG, PQ and S-Log3, including custom LUTs
Video processing including frame synchronizer, ARC control, logo insertion, proc amp and legalizer
Closed caption support and ancillary data bridge (Alchemist Live SDI only)
16-channel audio processing with gain, shuffling and delay
Dolby E Transcoding option to maintain Dolby guard-band protection (Alchemist Live SDI only)
HTML5 web control interface, along with native support for Grass Valley control and monitoring solutions including: RollCall, GV Orbit and GV Convergent
IP Version 9822210
Alchemist Live (IP) (Software licenses and hardware)
Motion compensated framerate conversion for Live IP media streams. 1x 4K UHD channel or 3x 1080p channels
SDI Version 9822200
Alchemist Live (SDI) (Software licenses and hardware)
Motion compensated framerate conversion for SDI media streams. 1x 4K UHD channel or 3x 1080p channels
SDI Option ALCLIVE-DBE
Alchemist Live single-channel Dolby E transcoding license – enables 1 channel of Dolby E transcoding in UHD mode, or in a single SD/HD/3G video channel in HD mode (assignable 1 per video channel). Note: maximum of three Dolby E transcodes permitted per Turnkey unit
IP Upgrade 9822250
Alchemist Live (SDI to IP upgrade) (Software licenses and hardware changes)
Motion compensated framerate conversion for live IP media streams. 1x 4K UHD channel or 3x 1080p channels
100GBASE-SR short range QSFP for MMF (Note: Single QSFP support only)
40GBASE-SR short range QSFP for MMF.
Ethernet adapter 40 Gb/s to 10 Gb/s QSFP to SFP+
Ethernet adapter 100 Gb/s to 25 Gb/s QSFP28 to SFP28
Mandatory Maintenance Conver-Prime
Mandatory 1-year annual maintenance — includes hardware and software support and in-version software updates
Alchemist Live: Motion-compensated Framerate Conversion for Live Media Streams Datasheet
Alchemist, now in its seventh generation, is recognized throughout the world as the undisputed gold standard of motion compensated frame rate standards conversion.
Alchemist Live from Grass Valley builds on this legacy and offers the very best motion compensated framerate conversion, providing transparent, artifact- free conversion for seamless global distribution of live media.