At NAB, Cinnafilm and Wohler Technologies released Cinnafilm’s Tachyon Wormhole, an automated file-based retiming solution that enables up to a plus or minus 10 percent runtime adjustment while preserving video and audio quality as well as closed caption integrity.
Based on Cinnafilm’s Tachyon standards transcoding plug-in for the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform, Tachyon Wormhole gives time back to broadcasters (and others who want to re-time content), allowing them, according to Cinnafilm and Wohler, “to realize new revenue opportunities without materially altering the viewer’s experience of their media assets.”
In addition to enabling automated retiming, Tachyon Wormhole also offers all of the features/functionality of the award-winning Tachyon Standards Transcoding Appliance. The features and functionality include standards conversion, high-quality de-interlacing, superlative resolution conversion, inverse telecine, broken cadence removal/correction, and options such as audio loudness correction, color legalization, and watermarking.
Wohler’s RadiantGrid software platform serves as the processing framework for the Tachyon Wormhole appliance. Equipped with Nvidia Tesla GPUs, the technology also facilitates retiming of closed captioning data and integration of audio retiming into the Cinnafilm Tachyon Wormhole video processing workflow. The turnkey system can process up to two HD streams in realtime, handles unlimited channels of audio and resynchronizes CEA-608 and -708 and SMPTE 436M and 360M caption data. Users select their target run time by choosing a specific length or by entering a percentage adjustment.