FireCoder

Grass Valley / Canopus Realtime MPEG Encoding- Discontinued

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Grass Valley / Canopus Realtime MPEG Encoding - FireCoder (Discontinued)


 


Model : FireCoder
(Discontinued)
Create Portable and DVD-ready Video - Blazingly Fast!

Engineered with hardware-based MPEG encoding technology, and designed with a PCI Express form factor, FireCoder generates MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files at blistering, faster-than-realtime speeds.

- Key Features
- Technical Specifications
- Minimum System Requirements
- Package Contents

- Optional Accessories
 

FireCoder is as versatile, as it is speedy! Use FireCoder to:
  • Capture video from DV and HDV cameras
  • Edit MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, including native HDV
  • Author and burn DVDs
  • Convert video into files compatible with Apple iPod® and Sony PSP™
  • Export video projects from Grass Valley EDIUS and Adobe® Premiere® Pro 1.x NLE software

The hardware-software combination featured in the FireCoder package provides a variety of ways to help you reduce the time it takes you to prepare your video.

Powered by Hardware, Driven by Software
Even with today's high-speed PCs, the time you spend waiting for your video projects to encode to MPEG format for DVDs or portable media devices can still stretch out to unbearable lengths. Instead of relying solely on the PC's CPU (as do software-only video editing, DVD authoring and format conversion products), the onboard MPEG encoding chip engineered into the FireCoder PCI Express board handles the tough encoding tasks.

The advantages of FireCoder are two-fold:

  • Speed - Create MPEG-2 files for DVDs and MPEG-4 files for portable media devices much faster - often more than twice the speed of realtime in most cases
  • Productivity - Free up your CPU for other work, while your video is being encoded.
KEY FEATURES
  • MPEG-2/MPEG-4 encoding hardware technology, incorporated into a high-speed PCI Express design
  • Faster-than-realtime MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video file creation
     
  • IEEE 1394 OHCI FireWire input for DV and HDV capture
  • Cut, stitch and trim MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and HDV video
  • Video format conversion software, supporting Windows Media®, DivX®, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and more
  • DVD authoring, "Watch" folder and batch conversion support
  • Timeline export plug-ins for Grass Valley EDIUS, Adobe Premiere 6.5 and Adobe Premiere Pro 1.x
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Video Input
  • 1 x 6-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire
     
  • 2 x 4-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire (for internal connection)

Video Resolutions

  • MPEG-2: 720x480, 720x576, 704x480, 640x480, 480x480, 352x480, 352x576, 352x240, 352x288, 320x480, 320x240, 176x120
  • MPEG-4: 720x480, 720x576, 704x480, 640x480, 480x480, 352x480, 352x576, 352x240, 320x240, 176x120

Video Frame Rate

  • MPEG-2: 29.97fps (NTSC), 25fps (PAL)
  • MPEG-4: 15fps (NTSC), 30fps (NTSC), 25fps (PAL)

Video Compression

  • MPEG-2: (ISO/IEC 13818-2) Main Profile @ Main Level (I, B, P frames) I-frame support only
  • MPEG-4: (ISO/IEC 14496-14)

Video Bitrate
  • MPEG-2: 128kbps - 15Mbps
  • MPEG-4: 32kbps - 8Mbps
  • Variable (one-pass) and Constant Bitrate support

Audio Sampling Rates

  • MPEG-2: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
  • MPEG-4: 24kHz, 48kHz

Audio Compression

  • MPEG-2: MPEG-1 Layer 2
     
  • MPEG-4: AAC

Audio Bitrates

  • MPEG-2: 96 to 384kbps
  • MPEG-4: 32, 48, 64, 96, 128, 144, 182, 224, 256, 288kbps
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel Pentium D, Intel Pentium M, Intel Celeron® D, AMD Athlon™ XP Processor or AMD Athlon MP Processor CPU

  • 256MB RAM or more (512 recommended)

  • 200MB free hard disk space for the applications

  • DirectX 9.0c or later

  • Windows® XP Home (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later), or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

  • One free PCI Express x1 slot

PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • FireCoder PCI Express bus card
  • Installation CD-ROM (Device drivers, MPEG applications)
  • User Manuals
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Model: EdiusPro 4

FireCoder supports high-speed, hardware-based MPEG export from the EDIUS timeline.

EDIUS Pro software sold separately.
 

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