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Turnkey Alchemist OD converter unveiled

A turnkey version of the Alchemist OD format and frame rate converter is now available as a fully configured, Snell-supported software and hardware option.

As well as continuing to be available as a software-only offering, the move combines Snell’s media processing software with two choices of hardware configuration.

The Professional Alchemist OD package makes use of high-performance commodity components to create a cost-effective conversion solution for standard use.

The Enterprise Alchemist OD package incorporates enterprise grade components for heavy 24/7 usage. The Enterprise solution enables fast connectivity to remote NAS/SAN storage and offers additional features such as ECC memory, redundant power supplies and increased CPU processing power.

Both systems are delivered in a 4U chassis and come with Windows Server 2012, as well as enabling support for Apple’s ProRes family of codecs.

Jeremy Courtney, business leader, Snell On Demand, said, “Everyone who sees the quality and flexibility of Alchemist OD software is instantly convinced. However it has become clear that some customers prefer to avoid the time and hassle of choosing the hardware and configuring the system themselves – as well as keeping the expertise on hand to put things right in the event of hardware problems.

“Our new Alchemist OD turnkey solutions answer this perfectly,” continued Courtney. “They are fully configured and certified by Snell experts, ready to go right out of the box and both the hardware and software are supported by Snell. It means the customer can get on with their business secure in the knowledge that they have the highest quality, most reliable and best supported file-based converters in the business.”

Alchemist OD can be purchased via the worldwide Snell sales and reseller network or direct from the Snell online store.

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