Video channels

Choice of two models:

  • 2-channel, bi-directional (2 inputs, 2 outputs, 2 auxiliary outputs)
  • 4-channel, bi-directional (4 inputs, 4 outputs, 4 auxiliary outputs)

Both models support:

  • PAL, NTSC, 1080i 50/60, 720p 50/60 (SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 295M, SMPTE 296M)
Supported video compression

Supports recording and playback of:

  • Panasonic AVC-LongG and AVC-Intra HD
  • Sony XAVC Intra HD 50/100 Mbps and XAVC-L 25/35/50 Mbps
  • DV25 (4:1:1 and 4:2:0), DV50 (4:2:2)
  • HDV (25 Mbps)
  • IMX 30, IMX 50
  • MPEG-2 HD 17.5 Mbps, 35 Mbps (thin and full raster), 50 Mbps
  • SD formats

Supports playback of:

  • DNxHD 85/100, 120/145—185/220 with 2 channels on the 4-channel model or 1 channel on the 2-channel model
  • (2-channel model only) AVC-Intra 50, 100


  • DNxHD option enables recording capabilities in addition to playback
  • H.264 Low-Res Proxy option enables real-time simultaneous H.264 proxy creation (800 Kbps) for each record channel
Aspect Ratio Conversion (ARC)—up-, down-, cross-conversion
  • SD ↔ 1080i, SD ↔ 720p, 720p ↔ 1080i, SD 4:3 ↔ SD 16:9
  • Supports crop, anamorphic, pillarbox, and letterbox with dynamic conversion based on AFD
  • Supported on both record and playback
  • SD (record or play): Up to four pairs of embedded audio per video channel
  • HD (record or play): Up to eight pairs of embedded audio per video channel

16- or 24-bit, 48 kHz

Compressed audio preservation

Pass-through of AC-3 and Dolby E audio

Low-res proxy audio
  • Up to eight pairs of proxy audio creation per record channel
  • MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio compression
Control and synchronization
External control
  • Sony BVW 75 protocol
  • VDCP
  • Native Network API (AMS API)
Manual control
  • Record, play, trimming, and configuration through UI
  • IsoSync synchronized cue, record, and stop of up to 12 channels across multiple servers through UI
  • GPI/O (Record, Play, Stop, Recue)
  • LTC SMPTE 12M, one input and output per video channel
  • VITC SMPTE 266 with input and output line selections
  • Ancillary timecode

Analog black burst (NTSC or PAL) or tri-level reference, with loop-through input/output

Closed captioning and ancillary data
  • All closed caption lines are preserved (DV, IMX)
  • All HD ancillary data preserved per SMPTE 436
Additional features
  • Redundant network connections
  • Hot-swap redundant power supplies
  • Hot-swap media drives
  • Hot-swap mirrored boot drives
  • N+1 system fans
File ingest/exchange

FTP transfer of MXF OP1a files, in or out

  • 2-channel: Five 1 TB drives (4 TB useable) with RAID 5 protection
  • 4-channel: Ten 1 TB drives (8 TB useable) with RAID 5 protection

Four DB-9 RS-422 connectors

LTC in

Four BNC connectors

LTC out

Four BNC connectors


One BNC connector per channel

SDI/HD-SDI auxiliary out
  • One BNC connector per channel (Main output)
  • One 1.0/2.3 connector per channel (auxilliary output; 1.0/2.3 to BNC adapters included)
Reference in/loop

Two BNC connectors (1 in and 1 loop out)


Eight GPI and eight GPO programmable pins through a DB25 expansion port

Keyboard/mouse port

Four USB 3 connectors for a USB-compatible keyboard and mouse

Ethernet ports

Two 1GbE ports (one Active); two 10GbE ports (one Active)


15-pin SVGA

Dimensions and weights
Server chassis
  • Rack space: 2U
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 19 x 3.5 x 29.5 in (483 x 89 x 749 mm)
  • Weight: 62 lbs (28.1 kg)
Multi I/O expansion panel
  • Rack space: 1U
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 19 x 1.75 x 4 in (483 x 45 x 102 mm)
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
  • Dual redundant hot-swap power supplies
  • 90–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • 362W typical
  • 720W maximum
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Operating humidity: 5%–95% (at 38°C) non-condensing
  • Non operating temperature: -20°C to 60°C
  • 1,235 BTU/hr typical
  • 2,593 BTU/hr maximum
  • 63.5 dB at 1 meter typical
  • 78 dB at 1 meter maximum (at 40°C)