Cinnafilm – Tachyon Wormhole

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“There are times when you have to take time out of projects, and then you have to add time in when international programs are shorter than the content requirements for your country.

Wormhole not only speeds up projects by 10%, it also lengthens them by up to 10% using the same exceptional algorithms used to shorten.  Audio, captions, video, all expertly retimed without doubling frames or dropping content.

Below is a link to a very challenging video demonstrating both -6% and 6% runtime adjustment.  Smooth pans along with high motion pose the greatest challenges to legacy retiming solutions.  Tachyon Wormhole handles it with ease.”

The Tachyon Wormhole Appliance is designed to be a turnkey solution for operations desiring to shorten or lengthen video projects by ±10%. Using the latest Cinnafilm algorithms, Tachyon Wormhole does something no other technology can: Transform transcoding from being a cost of doing business into a source of revenue generation – without affecting video, audio, or closed caption integrity.

Partnering with Wohler, Cinnafilm has created an incredibly fast, complete retiming solution for file-based workflows. Using the unmatchable processing speed of RadiantGrid to provide transcoding, Tachyon Wormhole delivers two real-time projects per server in an economic appliance that scales to as many as 8 retiming streams processing in real-time in just 4 rack units!

Unlike other solutions that simply speed up or drop frames from the assets, Tachyon Wormhole uses proven motion compensation algorithms to “recapture” video to play faster/slower, creating a much smoother solution than what has been previously available. Audio is expertly retimed and pitch corrected to ensure there is no perceivable difference in the end-viewers experience, and those with closed caption requirements will be glad to know all captions will also be retimed to match the specified adjustment in run length.

Tachyon Wormhole also provides the ability to lengthen assets to match a specific target run time. Was the project sent to you 22 seconds short of the allocated time slot? Tachyon Wormhole has the ability to expand time, up to 10% of the total run length, eliminating the need to request a new asset or to send the project back to editing.


In addition to retiming, all features/functionality of the award-winning Tachyon Appliance are available in Tachyon Wormhole. One appliance effectively replaces hundreds of thousands of dollars of dedicated SDI-based hardware and greatly simplifies workflows by collapsing many functions into a single server:

Retiming assets ±10%

  • 2 simultaneous, real-time conversions per appliance (Real-time performance for up to 12 channels of audio. Each audio track above 4 will slightly affect processing speed)
  • 64 channels of audio (more channels = slower performance)
  • Field and pixel-based retiming options
  • 608/708 and SMPTE 360/436 caption support

Faster than real-time Standards Transcoding

  • Up to 4, simultaneous, real-time conversions per appliance.
    • Maximum of 2 conversions can access advanced Tachyon/Wormhole functionalities simultaneously
  • PAL, NTSC interchange
  • Upres/Downres SD-4K
  • Inverse Telecine
  • Broken Cadence/composited cadence error removal
  • High Quality de-interlacing
  • Extensive CODEC support

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