Grass Valley / Canopus FIRECODER Intra
Our FIRECODER Intra is a PCI Express board that encodes from the timeline of an EDIUS® 5 nonlinear editor to AVC Intra 50/100 compatible video at speeds 2-3X faster than real time.
The speed of the FIRECODER Intra solution stems from a unique algorithm that combines the capabilities of your workstation's CPU with those of the board's two hardware codecs. This speed lets you finish projects more quickly, and at less cost.
The FIRECODER Intra solution also fits seamlessly into your existing workflow—for EDIUS 5 users, it appears as an additional export option.
- 2-3 times faster-than-real-time encoding of AVC Intra 50/100 compatible video
- Direct export from Grass Valley EDIUS to the FIRECODER Intra encoder
- Combines CPU power and two hardware encoders for optimum performance
- Supports both 1080i and 720p
- Supports 59.94i/p, 50i/p, 29.97p, 25p, and 23.98p frame rates
- Encodes files created by EDIUS nonlinear editing software
PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane
AVC-Intra 1920x1080 (100 Mb/s): frame rates—59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, and 23.98p1
AVC-Intra 1440x1080 (50 Mb/s): frame rates—59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, and 23.98p1
AVC-Intra 1280x720 (100 Mb/s): frame rates—59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, and 23.98p2
AVC-Intra 960x720 (50 Mb/s: frame rates—59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, and 23.98p2
+12V: 1.8A, +3.3V: 2.8A
112x312 mm (4.409x12.283 in.) (HxW)
CE, FCC CLASS A, C-Tick
Intel or AMD CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed or faster (multiple CPUs and/or multi-core CPUs are recommended). SSE2 and SSE3 instruction set supported
1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
One free PCI Express x4 bus slot
800 MB or more space required for software installation
Drive with ATA100/7,200 rpm or faster capable of sustaining at least 20 MB/s data transfer:
Available HDD disc space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
A RAID stripe set of two or more hard disk drives is required for multiple HD stream output
A graphics card with at least 256 MB of graphics memory (512 MB recommended) with support for Direct3D 9.0c or later, and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required (PixelShader Model 4.0 or later recommended)4
Sound card with WDM driver support required
DVD-ROM drive is required for software installation. DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW drive is required when creating DVD-Video with DVD Creator
Free USB port (1.1 or higher) is required for security key
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
1 – At 1080 lines, the AVC-Intra module has four frame-rate modes of 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, and 25p. Encoding of 23.98p image data is encoded using 29.97p mode, and then reformatted to contain proper header information.
2 – At 720 lines, the AVC-Intra module has two frame-rate modes of 59.94p and 50p. Encoding of 29.97p, 25p, and 23.98p image data is encoded using 59.94p, 50p, and 59.94p mode respectively, and then reformatted to contain proper header information.
3 – Including EDIUS requirements
4 – Please check http://www.grassvalley.com/ for the latest information on compatible graphics cards for GPU effects. As general guideline:
For SD editing: 128 MB or larger required, 256 MB or larger recommended
For HD editing: 256 MB or larger required, 512 MB or larger recommended