FIRECODER Blu

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FIRECODER Blu

Grass Valley Firecoder Blu
Discontinued


FIRECODER Blu
Accelerated Blu-ray Encoding and More

Based on the PCI Express form factor, our FIRECODER® Blu board provides accelerated encoding of Blu-ray compatible video sourced from any number of video applications, including our own EDIUS® nonlinear editing software. You can then output its results directly to a Blu-ray compatible file for additional authoring.

The FIRECODER Blu board also lets you transcode between H.264 and MPEG-2 formats: it supports 1080i and 720p as well as native 24p Blu-ray formats. It supports up- and downconversion of standard- and high-definition (SD and HD) sources. And it encodes HD source material 2X faster than real time—and SD source materials 4-5X faster than real time.

The board also includes our FIRECODER WRITER software, a collection of basic Blu-ray and DVD authoring tools. Among other capabilities, these tools let you create chapters from Canopus® HQ source files (see specifications).

 
KEY FEATURES
  • Transcodes AVCHD to MPEG-2 (transport stream and program stream) and MPEG-2 to H.264 (transport stream)
  • 2 times faster than real-time encoding of HD Blu-ray compatible video
  • 4-5 times faster than real-time encoding of SD Blu-ray compatible video
  • Direct writing to Blu-ray disc
  • Supports 1080i and 720p as well as native 24p Blu-ray
  • Up- and down-conversion of SD and HD sources
  • Included FIRECODER WRITER software provides basic Blu-ray and DVD authoring tools including creation of titles and chapters from Canopus DV, Canopus HQ (avi), HDV (m2t) and MPEG-2 PS (mpg, m2p) source files
  • Encodes or transcodes files created by Grass Valley EDIUS nonlinear editing software (not included)
SPECIFICATIONS
Bus Interface

PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x1 lane


Input Formats (FIRECODER WRITER)

Canopus DV
Canopus HQ
H.264 (AVCHD compatible)
MPEG-2 transport stream (TS)
MPEG-2 program stream (PS) (HDV Compatible)


Output Formats (FIRECODER WRITER)

BD-R/BD-RE writing: H.264, MPEG-4 AVC
DVD writing: MPEG-2
File output: H.264 (MPEG-2 TS), MPEG-2 PS, MPEG-2 TS (HDV)


Power Requirements

+12V: 1.75A, +3.3V: 0.15A


Physical Dimensions

111.15 x 167.65 mm (4.375 x 6.600 in.) (HxW)


Regulatory Compliance

CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick


System Requirements

PC/AT compatible machine with an Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or higher
1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
One free PCI Express x1 (Rev. 1.1) bus slot
500 MB or more space required for software installation
Drive with serial ATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 rpm drive or faster for capturing
A graphics card with 1024x768 dpi resolution 32 bit or higher color (must support DirectX 9.0c)
CD-ROM drive is required for software installation
Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later, 32-bit)
Windows Vista (SP1 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit), including the following operating systems:
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate

 
 

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