VENICE

VENICE

The multi-channel video server

Key Features

  • Video server for broadcast environments
  • Scalable multi-channel system (2 or 4 channels per unit)
  • Open software structure combining video and IT workflows in broadcast environments
  • Hardware scaler for up-, down- and cross-conversion in real time
  • Support?of Avid DNxHD®, Panasonic DVCPRO®, AVC-Intra 50/100 or Sony XDCAM®?material?
  • Easy-to-use remote user interface for?Windows®, Mac OS®?and?Linux®
  • Run-down lists, intelligent presets and defaults for smooth operation
  • Channel grouping via TCP/IP
  • Remote control?via?RS-422
  • Process?SD?and?HD?data in parallel
  • Support of VDCP protocol
  • MXF?OP-Atom and OP-1a files
  • Support of uncompressed file sequences like?DPX,?BMP, etc.
  • Combine video and IT workflows in a broadcast environment
  • Full?Spycer®?license
  • Avid project sharing via?Ethernet
  • Connect to?DVS-SAN?via?Fibre Channel
  • Interfaces: 1 or 10 Gbit?Ethernet,?Fibre Channel
  • IPMI 2.0 (Intelligent Platform Management?Interface)

Remote user interface

  • Fast video channel selection?
  • Channel operation and grouping via TCP/IP
  • Direct play-out of compressed formats originating from Sony or Panasonic cameras
  • Loop?play for VENICE as a player
  • Transport functions and scrub bar for VENICE as a player
  • GOTO function for VENICE and the?RS-422?device as a recorder
  • In- and outpoints for clips
  • Direct capturing into compressed formats over (HD-)SDI
  • Controllable via?RS-422?in server and client mode
  • VTR?control over network using VENICE's remote interface
  • Creation of playlists for automated playback
  • Global presets for defining settings used on a daily basis
  • Sophisticated browsing of all network clients
  • Audio monitoring with?peakmeter for 16 audio channels

Codecs

  • Avid DNxHD®?36 -?440 Mbps
  • Panasonic DVCPRO®?25/50 Mbps
  • Panasonic DVCPRO®?HD?100?Mbps?
  • Panasonic AVC-Intra 50/100 Mbps
  • Sony XDCAM®?DV 25 Mbps
  • Sony XDCAM®?IMX?30/40/50 Mbps
  • Sony XDCAM®?HD?18/25/35?Mbps
  • Sony XDCAM®?EX 35 Mbps (OP-1a)
  • Sony XDCAM®?HD?422 50 Mbps?

File formats (depending on the codec)

Compressed?formats

  • MXF?OP-1a
  • MXF?OP-Atom
  • DV-DIF

Uncompressed?formats

  • DPX?8/10 bit?RGB?4:4:4
  • DPX?8/10 bit?YUV?4:2:2 or RGBA 4:4:4:4
  • WAV, AIFF
  • RF64: Extensible wave format with BWF extension (>4 GB)

Proxy?file formats

  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4 (AVC) .mp4 (QuickTime®)
  • MPEG-4 (AVC) .m2t

Video formats

SDTV SDI
525i /29.97(NTSC)
625i /25(PAL)
HDTV SDI
1280 x 720p /23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
1920 x 1080i /23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.95/60
1920 x 1080p /23.98/24/25/29.97/30
1920 x 1080p /50/59.95/60(one channel only)
2K SDI (one channel only)
2048 x 1080p /23.98/24/25

Video?I/O

  • Autodetecting 1,5 / 3 Gbit/s single-link?SD/HD-SDI?input and output
  • Dual-link?SD/HD-SDI?input and output (up to two?channels per unit; for keying or 4:4:4 operations)
  • HD/SD?genlock input, 1x?BNC
  • Dual-link?DVI?or HDMI 1.4a output
  • Analog?RGB/YUV?output (on?DVI?connector)
  • H- and V-synch output on?DVI?connector

Audio interfaces per video channel

  • 8 channels digital audio?AES/EBU
  • 16 channels embedded audio at?SDI?connector

Control interfaces

  • RS-422?remote, 1xDSub 9 pin
  • LTC?input and output, 1 x XLRf and 1 x XLRm
  • VDCP protocol support
  • SOAP-API?(Simple Object Access Protocol) for third-party applications
  • Playlist handling via MOS protocol

System

  • 2x Intel®?CPUs
  • 24?GB RAM
  • Graphics adapter with?DVI
  • DVD reader/writer
  • Redudant power supply (1000 W + 500 W)
  • Power supply A-C 100-240 V 50/60 Hz
  • 4U 19" rack mount with rack mount rails
  • Dimensions: 480mm (W) x 176mm (H) x 655mm (D)

Storage

  • SAS?drives (RAID-1) for operating system and metadata
  • Up to 8.4 TB?SAS?drives (RAID-6) for content

Interfaces

  • 8 x USB 2.0 (two at front, six at rear)
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Base-T?Ethernet
  • 1 x?1000 Base-T?Ethernet?for remote system management access (IPMI)
  • 10 Gbit?Ethernet?(option)
  • 8 Gbit?Fibre Channel?(option)

Software

  • Linux®?(64 bit) operating system
  • VENICE remote software for?Windows®, Mac OS®, and?Linux®
  • Spycer®?ĘC the complete content control for VENICE video server?

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