TACHYON, Automated excellence

Providing the best experience on any device

Although it is just a theory in astrophysics, it is a reality for Cinnafilm clients and partners. Tachyon gives users access to high quality format and standards conversions tools, elevating their regular transcodes to Tachyon powered Standards Transcoders.

Cinnafilm's patented, GPU-based algorithms in Tachyon are the replacements for dedicated, SDI hardware convert that broadcasters and post facilities have wanted for years. Available as both an appliance and a plug-in, regardless of your need, there is version of Tachyon right for you.


Tachyon was created from the ground up for file-based workflows and leverages both CPU and GPU to provide unparalleled performance with both vertical and horizontal system scaling. There is not another transcoding/conversion product in the market that can match the speed and scalability of Tachyon. 

Tachyon eliminates transcode failures associated with:

  • Broken 3:2 pulldown cadence
  • Intermixed field dominance
  • Intermixed video mode
  • Composited cadence errors

In addition, Tachyon provides industry leading:

  • Compressed file support
  • PAL/NTSC conversions
  • Image scaling
  • Noise reduction via Dark Energy plug-in 


Only Tachyon delivers the scalability broadcasters and content providers need.

  • High Frame Rate (HFR) & Motion Blur Conversions
  • Phase correlation-based, motion compensation engine
  • Frame Rate Conversion
    • Ability to synthesize new frames to preserve natural motion
    • Format and standards conversion (NTSC, PAL, 525, 625, HD, 2K, 4K)
  • High quality de-interlacing
  • Interlace aware up/down rescaling
  • Inverse telecine
  • Broken pulldown cadence detection and correction
  • Compositing errors cadence correction
  • Multiple telecine pattern insertion
    • 2:3
    • 2:2
    • 4:4
    • Euro
    • Adaptive
  • Precision conversions performed with 32bit floats per channel
  • 16 bit per color channel pipeline
  • Output speeds of real-time or faster – with a single GPU*
  • Automatic noise reduction
  • Phase correlation-based, motion compensation engine
  • Temporal noise reduction
  • Spatial noise reduction with mix-back function
  • Dustbusting (Automatic, 70% effective)
  • Image sharpening
  • Logarithmic transfer space
  • Gamma adjustment