Sydney, Australia (September 19, 2014)—Fairlight will launch its second generation Crystal Core (CC-2) technology at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles.
Teamed with Fairlight’s new V5 64-bit operating software, CC-2 supports 1000 playback channels, 100-plus output buses and 100 live inputs. The CC-2 engine features an FPGA processor chip and a new dual-channel memory architecture that is reportedly five times more powerful than the company’s CC-1 engine, delivering four times the PCIe bandwidth and almost twice the MADI connectivity.
Fairlight’s V5 software provides unrestricted access to Intel’s latest processors. The associated increase in memory and speed supports more simultaneous plug-ins, more video formats, and larger media files. When used in combination with CC-2, the platform delivers faster-than-realtime, offline mixdown.
V5 also features Clipbender, an enhanced time compression and expansion feature that allows audio within a single clip to be aligned to picture, with multiple bend points and real time non-destructive processing. Also developed as a part of the new 64-bit architecture is a brand-new video engine, leveraging GPU acceleration for real-time video processing, support for 4K video resolution, and featuring built-in H.265 HEVC decoding.