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Pyro Kompressor HD™
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Access the power of PYRO Kompressor HD™ as a fully integrated component in Premiere Pro CS3 and After Effects. Speed up your DVD production and quickly re-render parts of your production during those last minute changes without rendering the entire project again.


Latest Features just added to the Pyro Kompressor:


Adobe Flash compliant F4V files provide video content for AVC/H.264 live streaming with the latest version of Adobe's Flash Media Server 3

Added Sony XDCAM format support features such as MXF wrapper support for XDCAM HD/EX

Added transcoding to uncompressed RAW/YUV formats
Added Mj2 file format support for Motion JPEG 2000 decoding

Features of Pyro Kompressor HD™ Software Application

Hardware-accelerated MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding
Transcoding from a variety of compression input formats
Up and down-scaling
Frame-rate/sample-rate conversion
Custom or pre-defined settings for output
‘Watch folder’ for background job automation
Specify in and out points for encoding
Chapter support
Batch encoding
Saving/restoring batch job lists
Drag & drop new files into the batch tasks
Specify target output file size
Mux’ing streams from different input files

Breakthrough Price-Performance for Video Acceleration
Pyro Kompressor HD offers 4X the cost-effectiveness of other    programmable accelerators with its teraOPS-class, massively-parallel    chip.
On-chip PCI Express® reduces cost, power and footprint.

Integrated With MainConcept® and Adobe®
Acceleration is plug-and-play enabled in Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3 and    Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional. Accelerator controls are    integrated in the Adobe GUI as well.
The MainConcept ReferenceTM transcoder application is also available,    integrated for acceleration, including accelerator GUI controls. Includes    extensive Blu-ray presets, watch-folder automation, plus logo/branding of    the GUI and documentation for OEMs.
Included Reference decoders enable a broad range of transcoding: DV,    HDV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, AVCHD, AVC-Intra, VC-1*, XDCAM,    DVCPRO 25/50, DVCPRO-HD/100, JPEG2000*, RGB and YUV files, plus    DirectShow* and QuickTime import. * Only on Windows/DirectShow

Plug-and-Play With MainConcept-Licensed Applications

Pending testing, multiple applications incorporate Pyro Kompressor HD -    compatible MainConcept HW APIs, which expands the available market.

The Accelerator Board
One massively-parallel processor with 336 RISC processors,
   delivering a teraOPS of video horsepower.
Fits 4-, 8- and 16-lane PCI Express slots (non-graphics)
256 MBytes memory
Approximately 15 Watts typical power, 5 Watts idle power
2.7”x 5” board dimensions, single-slot clearance
Low-profile fan for reliable operation in low-airflow systems
1-year warranty from ADS Tech

Easy to install
Based on the PCI Express® standard, the accelerator card is easy to    install and is compatible with more systems, compared to the older    PCI/PCI-X standard.

Ease of Deployment and Support
PCI Express is inherently easier to install and support than older
   interface standards
Extensive testing with multiple industry test labs helps ensure
   compatibility with modern PC and Apple Intel-based systems.

Initial support is for Windows® XP Pro 32-bit and Apple Mac OS® X     Leopard (coming soon)
Laptops with ExpressCard slot and a Magma™ PCIe ExpressBox™
Refer to www.pyroav.com for a list of supported systems and     motherboards.

PYRO Kompressor HD™ Board
One PYRO Kompressor HD™ massively-parallel, TeraOPS-class processor    with 336 32-bit RISC processors, 322 GigaSADS, 59 GigaMACS
Only 15 Watts ― 1/10 the power and heat of high-end 3D cards
Field upgradeable software for additional video compression formats,    video filters, etc. - more value-added revenue opportunities for you.
Fits 4-, 8- and 16-lane, non-graphics PCI Express slots
256 MBytes memory in 4 DDR2-400 devices, 3.2 GBytes/s
2.7”x 5” board dimensions, single-slot clearance
Low-profile fan for reliable operation in low-airflow PCs
Space for your OEM brand/logo/part # label
One-year warranty

Exporting your project to MPEG-2 HD or H.264 for HD-DVD or Blu-ray production can take hours. Save time and money by accelerating the process with Pyro Kompressor HD™.

Accelerate high-definition video authoring compression with    Pyro Kompressor HD’s high-quality MPEG-2 and H.264    compression for DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disk, web streaming    media, dailies, archival storage, IPTV, VOD or other uses.
Editors and Effects artists: Accelerate test-compression runs    during video editing, compositing, or special effects work
Use with Pyro Kompressor HD’s software application or from    within popular Adobe video applications.
Future-proofed — field-upgradeable functions; switch in    milliseconds
Programmable for HD video pre/post-processing, such as    advanced temporal filters. Develop your own algorithms or    codecs.

Features of Pyro Kompressor HD™ H.264/AVC Pro-level encoder

Up to 5.1 level Baseline, Main and High profiles
Available Bitrates: At least up to Blu-Ray, HD-DVD bitrates
I, P, B slices. One picture can comprise slices of one type only. Pyramid    structure is enabled.
Resolution: Up to 5.1 Level restriction (36864 macroblocks)
Chroma Format: 4:2:0
Multiple instances at a time on a computer
Multi CPU usage supported
Pyro Kompressor HD’s accelerator card accelerates encoding many
   times faster than software-only, depending on system configuration
CBR, VBR, multi-pass encoding is enabled, plus constant quantization
Intra modes: 16x16 and 4x4 for luma, 8x8 for chroma
Inter modes: 16x16, 16x8, 8x16, 8x8, the Skip mode for P- and B-    frames, Spatial Direct mode for B-frames
CABAC/CAVLC according to the standard profiles’ specifications
Multi-reference inter-prediction
In-loop de-blocking filter
Interlace support: Up to 5.1 level Baseline, Main and High Profiles
Multi-pass encoding
AVCHD decoding
AVC-Intra decoding
Qpel refinement

Fully compliant to ISO/IEC 14496-3 (MPEG-4 AAC) and ISO/IEC 13818-7    (MPEG-2 AAC)
Fully compliant to ISO/IEC 14496-3 Amendment 1 (HE v1)
Fully compliant to ISO/IEC 14496-3 Amendment 2 (HE v2)
Encoding supports Low Complexity, HE v1 and HE v2
Decoding supports LC, Main, LTP, HE v1, HE v2
Sampling rates supported for LC: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48,    64, 88.2 and 96 kHz
Sampling rates supported for HE: 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Constant bitrates (CBR) supported for LC: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24,28, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384, 448, 512, 640, 768, 896 and 1024 kbps (maximum bitrate depends on the sampling rate and number of channels)
HE v1 constant bitrates (CBR) supported, sampling frequency
   dependent, e.g. 44.1 kHz stereo - 40, 48, 56, 64, 80 and 96 kbps
HE v2 constant bitrates (CBR) supported, sampling frequency
   dependent, e.g. 44.1 kHz stereo - 20, 28, 32 and 40 kbps
9 quality levels for variable bitrates (VBR) encoding (LC only)
Support for 8, 16 and 24-bit PCM input
Output format: RAW (no header, used for multiplexing into mp4 file    format), ADTS (Audio Data Transport Stream header, stand-alone AAC    files), LOAS/LATM (used for multiplexing into MPEG-2 streams)
Channel configurations supported for LC and HE v1:
   - mono (1 channel, front center speaker),
   - stereo (2 channels, front left+right speakers),
   - LRC (3 channels, front left+right+center speakers),
   - LRCS (4 channels, front left+right+center, back center speakers),
   - 5.0 (5 channels, front left+right+center, back left+right),
   - 5.1 surround
     (6 channels, front left+right+center, back left+right, low frequency       enhanced speakers).
Channel configurations supported for HE v2: - stereo (2 channels, front    left+right speakers).
Presets available for targeting Apple iPod® and Sony PSP®
Dolby Digital Stereo

Stream Type:
MPEG-2 program stream, transport stream
MP4 File Format

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