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Grass Valley Storm 3G Hardware Only

SKU: GV600889 MFR: 600889
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About the Grass Valley Storm 3G Hardware Only

The Storm 3G hardware is a premium, high-quality solution for multi-format editing-one that supports 3G-SDI-based editing and tapeless workflows and the ability to preview projects in real time, using affordable HDMI monitors. Based on the PCI Express form factor, it includes EDIUS nonlinear editing software, 3G-SDI inputs and outputs, an HDMI video output for full-resolution, real-time preview monitoring and embedded HDMI audio for high-quality audio monitoring. Among the features of the STORM 3G solution are reference input support for blackburst and tri-level sync, machine control for external VTR ingest and optional VTR emulation software that lets you control an EDIUS Workstation like a VTR for direct playout from the workstation.

STORM 3G also empowers you with a constantly-synched, full-resolution preview of effects and content directly from the EDIUS timeline. As for the STORM 3G board, it can handle any mix of high- and standard-definition (HD and SD) video content; unlimited video, audio, title and graphics layers; and any combination of real-time effects. It also offers real-time, full-resolution, full-quality HD and SD video output.

Grass Valley Storm 3G Hardware Only Includes

  • Grass Valley Storm 3G PCI Express X4 Bus Card
  • EDIUS 6 Software Installation Disc Set (DVD-ROM)
  • EDIUS USB Dongle
  • Hardware Setup Manual
  • Grass Valley 1 Year Limited Warranty

Grass Valley Storm 3G Hardware Only Features

  • 3G-SDI input and output with embedded audio and timecode
  • HDMI output for full-resolution, real-time monitoring from the included EDIUS NLE software
  • Embedded HDMI audio 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 or 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 AVCHD, AVC-Intra, MPEG-2, uncompressed and more
  • Supports newer file-based formats, including Infinity JPEG 2000, XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra) and GFCam
  • Compatible with Windows 7 (32/64-bit) and Windows Vista (32/64-bit) and Windows XP (32-bit) operating systems

Grass Valley Storm 3G Hardware Only Specifications

Bus Interface PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane
Video Formats (Input/Output) (3G-SDI) 1920x1080p50/59.94
Video Formats (Output) (mini HDMI) 1920x1080p50/59.94
Video Output Connector (3G-SDI) Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
Timecode: LTC/VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
Video Output Connector (HDMI 1 port) Video: YCbCr 4:2:2 or RGB 4:4:4 (8-bit/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
Timecode: VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
Audio Formats LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit
Audio Output Connectors Mini HDMI LPCM 8-channel
3G-SDI embedded audio
Reference Input BNC: Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync
Machine Control 9-pin D-Sub: RS-422A (Master/Slave)
Power Requirements +12V: 1.6A, +3.3V: 0.5A
Regulatory Compliance CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick
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)
Bus Interface One free PCI Express x1 bus slot
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
Dimensions (H x W) 111.15 x 167.65 mm (4.375 x 6.600 in.)
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