What Our Customers Have to Say

Virtual Post 

“Choosing Jon Lee at Virtual Post and SAM’s Alchemist XF was the best decision that we made for the One Direction “Where we are” concert film. I was astonished to see the way Alchemist XF handled the material. Such a dynamic concert shot with over 40 cameras, with this amount of movement from both the cameras and the performance, was a demanding piece of content. 

Jon and I went through the whole film frame by frame and barely spotted any imperfections – the results were virtually perfect. For such a challenging low frame rate conversion, it was the cleanest output I have ever had the pleasure to attend, quite remarkable.”

Jim Parsons, One Direction Producer

BTV Post 

“Alchemist XF is the answer we have sought for standard conversions that provide unrivalled quality and breathtaking results.

This sets a new benchmark for the conversion of performance content for digital cinema, and films for television and DVD, without ever needing to slow down or speed up again.”

Jon Lee, CTO, BTV Post 

Deluxe 142

“SAM has repeatedly delivered outstanding quality to us, hence Alchemist XF was on the top of the list when we decided to review file-based conversion solutions. We have looked at every single application out there and Alchemist has undoubtedly outperformed all by far. 

We tested Alchemist XF on a highly challenging american content with a lot of fast motion in it, the output was stunning - none of the jerky motions or ghosting effects that you would normally associate with this type of demanding content. Our clients are global leader in media and broadcasting and we simply cannot afford to offer anything less than the best.”

Chris Watson, Technical Director, Deluxe Media

Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH

“We have purchased Alchemist XF to take our conversion processes up to UHD in our lab as we already made very good experience with the SAM Alchemist Ph.C-HD for live-conversion processes. SAM has high knowledge in conversion algorithms which can be found again in the Alchemist XF. Since we have purchased the software, there have been a few new software releases which we downloaded and installed as instructed. It is great to work with this level of professionals.”

Dagmar Driesnack, Project Manager, IRT


“We have adopted Alchemist XF for handling our file-based format and frame rate conversion in house. We manage a lot of high-profile film content so the quality of the final output is a top priority. Using Alchemist XF gives us an undeniable competitive advantage in our industry. We are delighted with the product.” 

Paul Wright, Director of Technology, dragon

WCP Media Services

“This world class product provides us with a robust, scalable software platform that enables seamless file-based frame rate conversion and allows us to bring enhanced quality to our customers. We expect SAM’s renowned knowledge and expertise in high-end image processing technology to enable us to stay at the forefront of the industry, maintaining our excellent reputation and growing our customer base.”

Dr. Ing. Giovanni Contri, VP Operations, WCP Media Services

platin media productions

“We purchased Alchemist XF for our Blu-ray & DVD authoring as well as our online video services to improve the quality of our operation and to optimize our workflow. We were familiar with the premium quality of Alchemist Ph.C-HD but we have become more sensitive to conversion artefacts since and with Alchemist XF SAM has once again raised the benchmark. By improving on the conversion quality and removing complex conversion parameters, Alchemist XF enables us to turn work around fast and save costs.”

Harald Gericke, MD, platin media productions 

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