RadiantGrid is a proven and incredibly fast media transforming technology that simplifies workflows and generates the results users want with minimal workflow configuration. The underlying premise of RadiantGrid is to just drop the file in and let the technology do the rest. The metadata­ driven engine inside RadiantGrid will automatically detect container, CODEC, audio, caption, and ancillary data stream information, and parse it into uniform mezzanine files that can be accessed and repurposed as many times as needed—without having to go back to the original source file. Once the file is ingested, users have many options that can include:

  • Change CODEC/Container
  • Insert new audio tracks or reorder audio tracks
  • Insert new caption data (SAMI, DXFP, SCC, HCC Caption XML)
  • Legalize video (DPP legalization)
  • Change frame rate (add/remove telecine, motion compensated)
  • Resolution Scale
  • Alter run time ±20%
  • Legalize audio
  • Expert denoise

“What makes RadiantGrid unique is that we no longer have to create our workflows based on type of source files we are using, we create our workflows based on what we want to output. The elimination of having to predefine the format, frame, field, audio and ancillary data parameters of the source content has forever changed the way we will transcode media.”
– Eric Grau
   Media Asset Management
   Joyce Meyer Ministries

Workflow and Budgetary Simplicity
While finding a powerful, enterprise­-grade transcoding platform is easy, finding one that doesn’t break the budget is not. Cinnafilm is offering a well­-equipped RadiantGrid package at the unheard of price of $5,000* ­ without sacrificing the features that made RadiantGrid a multi-­award-winning media transformation platform. Of course, users can option RadiantGrid to match the functionality needs of their workflows with award­-winning technologies like Tachyon, Linear Acoustic, Dolby, Wormhole, and more, but the base configuration of RadiantGrid will provide significant media transformation capabilities.

Flexibility and Power
Many enterprise solutions require boxes and connectors to be drawn to create workflows, and while they are flexible, they also provide many chances for error. One forgotten audio map, the wrong resolution entered, one video converter left out and the workflow fails. RadiantGrid achieves the same flexibility with significantly less risk because RadiantGrid templates rely on automated, intelligent data gathering, not the training level of the workflow creator.

RadiantGrid is integrated with best­-of-­breed technologies that allow inline processing for functions such as standards conversion, loudness correction, video legalization, image optimization and retiming as part of a single workflow/render. Typically, when you stack a workflow with may inline processes, performance tends to slow dramatically, but RadiantGrid is different because it leverages the power of increasing processor core designs, allowing users to assign cores as necessary to maintain performance requirements.

With multi­core CPU, memory and storage costs falling every year, Cinnafilm does not believe in locking users into company­-provided hardware platforms. We provide the minimum specifications and then let users decide how fast they want to render based on how far they exceed the minimum specification. Although the following is not a minimum spec, it provides a good example of how to achieve faster than real­-time for each of its 4 simultaneous encodes (HD, MXF XDCAM50):

  • 1 Intel Xeon E5­2690 V4
  • 48 Gig RAM (DDR4­2133, ECC, Single Rank)
  • SSD with at least 330 Megabytes of simultaneous read/write throughput
  • Windows 64 bit (Server 2008/2012 R2­Enterprise)

What’s Included for $5,000

  • 4 simultaneous encodes (We call them transcoding workers. Additional workers can be purchased.)
  • 2 output CODECs
    • ProRes
    • Choice of 1: (DV/DVC Pro, MPEG­2, J2K, HEVC, DNxHD/HR, GXF, H.264/AVC)
  • Intelligent Transcoding with TrueGrid™ and Transwrapping
    • TrueGrid allows users to split files into pieces and transcode the pieces simultaneously to achieve extremely fast transcoding times
    • Transwrapping allows containers to be swapped out without re­encoding the file
  • Closed caption and ancillary data processing
  • Audio processing and channel mapping
  • DPP video legalizer
  • Full API for integration into any MAM
    • Service Oriented Platform Architecture (FIMS, BXF, REST)

What’s Optional?

  • Additional output CODECs
  • Additional 4­pack of Transcoding Workers
  • Tachyon plug­in
  • Dark Energy plug­in
  • Tachyon Wormhole plug­in
  • Linear Acoustic Audio Legalizer plug­in
  • Dolby E plug­in (encode and decode)
  • Dolby Digital Plus plug­in (encode and decode)
  • RadiantManager for farm deployments

How to Purchase
We’ll be happy to go over all of your CAPEX and OPEX options for acquiring RadiantGrid. Just send us a note at sales@cinnafilm.com.