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Grass Valley Storm 3G Elite Rack Mount Option

SKU: GV600872 MFR: 600872
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The Storm 3G Elite is a 2 RU rackmountable multi-I/O device, providing complete connectivity and HD/SD hardware for real-time, same frame, down conversion with realtime, full-quality, full-resolution 3G 10-bit HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DV and HD/SD analog output from the timeline. The STROM 3G Elite consists of a breakout box with a PCIe 4X I/F card for desktop connection (4X mode: up to 1080p50/60) as well as an Express 34 card (1X mode:up to 1080i) for laptop connection. It ships with a full version of EDIUS 6. STORM 3G Elite provides the most comprehensive, most complete signal interface available today.

Video interfaces include dual 3G SDI, which can be used as either one 3G SDI signal or one pair of high-definition and standard-definition signal outputs. Other interfaces include 1080p-capable HDMI I/O, composite (SD only) and component (up to 1080i) analog video I/O. For audio, STORM 3G Elite has four pairs of AES/EBU interfaces (as eight BNC connectors, each accommodating eight audio I/Os up to 48 kHz, 24-bit). Another four pairs of XLR balanced audio are also available, with a stereo pair each of balanced AND unbalanced audio monitor out. A switchable line/mic (switchable phantom power) is also available for a dedicated voice-over input.

The uniqueness of STORM 3G Elite continues with control/sync. STORM 3G Elite has two RS-422 interfaces, one for controlling a VTR as master, another for control of a slave. Linear timecode I/O, reference in/through/out interfaces (which accept both bi-sync and tri-sync level) and a locking power connector round out the rest of the interfaces.

What's Included With This Item

  • Grass Valley Storm 3G Elite Breakout Box
  • PCI Express 4X IF Bus Card with Connection Cable
  • Express 34 Bus Card with Connection Cable
  • EDIUS 6 Software Installation Disc Set (DVD-ROM)
  • EDIUS 6 Bonus Disk (DVD-ROM)
  • EDIUS 6 USB Dongle
  • EDIUS 6 Quickstart Guide
  • Hardware Setup Manual
  • Grass Valley 1 Year Limited Warranty

Key Features

  • HD/SD-SDI input and output with embedded audio and timecode
  • HDMI input and output for full resolution, real-time monitoring from the included EDIUS NLE software
  • Embedded HDMI audio input and output for high-quality audio monitoring
  • Video and audio output stays perfectly in sync, with editing windows for accurate editing and trimming
  • Reference input supports bi-level or tri-level sync
  • RS-422 master and slave machine control support
  • Edit any mix of SD and HD resolution video content together in real time
  • Works with many different native video formats, including DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed and more
  • Real-time SD/HD resolution, aspect ratio and frame-rate conversion and output, including 16:9-to-4:3 and NTSC-to-PAL
  • Supports newer file-based formats, including Infinity JPEG 2000, XDCAM and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra) and GFCam
  • Compatible with Windows XP (32-bit), Windows Vista (32/64-bit) and Windows 7 (32/64-bit) operating systems

Technical Specs

Bus Interface PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane ExpressCard/34
Video Formats (Input/Output) (3G-SDI) 1920x1080p50/59.94
Video Formats (Output) (HDMI) 1920x1080p50/59.94
Video Output Connector (3G-SDI) Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
Analog Component (BNC: Y/Pb/Pr)
Analog Composite (BNC)
Timecode: LTC/VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
Video Output Connector (HDMI 1 port) Video: YCbCr4:2:2 or RGB4:4:4(8/10-bit)
Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24-bit/48 kHz)
Video Input Connector (3G-SDI) Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
Analog Component (BNC: Y/Pb/Pr)
Analog Composite (BNC)
Timecode: VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
Video Input Connector (HDMI 1 port) Video: YCbCr4:2:2 or RGB4:4:4 (8/10-bit)
Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24-bit/48 kHz)
Audio Formats LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit
Audio Output Connectors HDMI LPCM 8-channel
HD/SD-SDI embedded audio 8-channel
AES/EBU digital audio 8-channel
Balanced analog audio 4-channel
Balanced analog audio monitor 2-channel
Audio Input Connectors HDMI LPCM 8-channel
3G-SDI embedded audio 8-channel
AES/EBU digital audio 8-channel
Balanced analog audio 4-channel
Reference Input BNC: Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync
Machine Control 9-pin D-Sub: RS-422A x 2 (Master/Slave)
Power Requirements +12V: 1.6A, +3.3V: 0.5A
Memory Requirement 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
Hard Disk Requirement 800 MB or more space required for software installation
Drive with ATA100/7,200 rpm or faster capable of sustaining at least 20 MB/s data transfer:
Available hard disk space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
A RAID stripe set of two or more hard disk drives is required for multiple HD stream output
Graphics Card Requirement A graphics card with at least 256 MB of graphics memory (512 MB recommended) with support for Direct3D 9.0c or later and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required (PixelShader Model 4.0 or later recommended)
System Requirements Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit)
Windows Vista (SP1 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
CPU Requirement Intel Core 2 or Core iX
Intel or AMD single core CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed
Other Requirement Sound card with WDM driver support required
DVD-ROM drive is required for software installation. For writing onto DVD or Blu-ray disc, a compatible drive is required
Free USB port (1.1 or higher) is required for security key
Bus Interface One free PCI Express x4 bus slot (up to 1080p) or one free ExpressCard/34 slot (up to 1080i)
Regulatory Compliance CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick
Dimensions 2 RU
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