Grass Valley STORM 3G Elite Multi I/O Processor with EDIUS Pro 7 NLE Software

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The Grass Valley STORM 3G Elite Multi I/O Processor with EDIUS Pro 7 NLE Software is a 2 RU rackmountable multi-I/O device, providing complete connectivity and HD/SD hardware for real-time, same frame, downconversion with realtime, full-quality, full-resolution 3G 10-bit HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DV, and HD/SD analog output from the timeline.


The STORM 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 comes with a full version of EDIUS Pro 7. Video interfaces include dual 3G SDI, which can be used as either one 3G SDI signal or a 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, the STORM 3G Elite has 4 pairs of AES/EBU interfaces (as 8 BNC connectors, each accommodating 8 audio I/Os up to 48 kHz, 24-bit). Another 4 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 STORM 3G Elite also features a control/sync. It 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.

The EDIUS Pro 7 Nonlinear Editing Software empowers editors with real-time workflows in all resolutions. With no rendering, editors can have a non-stop creative process leading to fast editing and an engaging finished product. Low-resolution proxy editing enables organizations to extend the lifecycle of older desktop and laptop systems with proxy-only editing capabilities, as well as bringing editing to the existing desktop PCs. This is especially beneficial in newsrooms where desktop computers may not be equipped with the latest processors or significant memory.

With more creative options and real-time, no-render editing of all popular SD and HD formats, the EDIUS 7 is a versatile and fast nonlinear editing software. It takes advantage of the 64-bit computing technology to enable fast and creative editing. Real-time editing of multiple formats on the same timeline—including 4K—unlimited media tracks, and real-time conversion of frame rates on the same timeline, allows editors to edit faster and be more creative.

 

 

STORM 3G Elite
  • 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 Pro 7 NLE software
  • Embedded HDMI audio input and output for high-quality audio monitoring
  • Video and audio outputs stay 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
  • Allows you to 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 Infinity JPEG 2000, XDCAM and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra), and GFCam file-based formats
  • Compatible with Windows 7 (64-bit)
EDIUS Pro 7
  • Open to third-party I/O hardware from Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and AJA
  • Editing media files with different resolutions—from 24 x 24 to 4K x 2K, as well as real-time conversion of frame rates on the same timeline delivers efficient editing into the hands of editors, even in nested sequences
  • Fast, flexible user interface, including unlimited video, audio, title, and graphics tracks
  • Support for the latest file formats (Sony XAVC/XVAC S, Panasonic AVC-Ultra, and Canon 1D C M-JPEG) as they are released
  • Works natively with many different video formats, such as Sony’s XDCAM, Panasonic’s P2, Ikegami’s GF, RED, Canon’s XF format, and EOS movie format
  • Fast AVCHD editing (up to 3+ streams in real time)
  • Multicam editing of up to 16 different sources simultaneously, with video output support
  • Improved MPEG encoder speed and quality
  • Improved H.264/AVC decoder
  • Optimized for fourth-generation Intel Core i architecture
  • 64-bit native processing with maximum memory access for streamlined real-time editing
  • Proxy mode workflow for slower computers helps extend their usability and increase ROI
  • Supports Intel Ivy Bridge/Sandy Bridge for extremely fast hardware for export and Blu-ray disc burning
  • Fast handling of large quantities of still image files (JPG, TGA, DPX, and others)
  • 3D stereoscopic editing
  • Built-in loudness meter
  • Image stabilization
  • Direct to Blu-ray disc and DVD timeline export
64-Bit & 4K
  • Designed as a native 64-bit application for Windows 7 and Windows 8, the EDIUS 7 takes full advantage of up to 512GB (for Windows 8 Enterprise and Professional) or up to 192GB (for Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional) of the installed physical memory access for super-intensive media operations, especially layering, 3D, multicam, and multitrack 4K editing
  • With an improved 4K workflow over previous versions, the EDIUS 7 supports Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink 4K Extreme and EDL import/export color correction interchange with DaVinci
More Formats, Better Workflows
  • Suitable for file-based and tape-based workflows
  • Includes native support for many different file formats, such as Sony’s XDCAM, Panasonic’s P2, Ikegami’s GF, RED, as well as Canon’s XF and EOS movie formats
  • Offers support for Sony’s XAVC/XVAC S, Panasonic’s AVC-Ultra, Panasonic/Sony’s AVCHD 2.0, and Canon’s 1D C M-JPEG file formats, as they are released
  • Supports, via IEEE 1394 (FireWire) or USB, capturing from tape devices such as DV and HDV

 

 

More Hardware & Software Choices
  • Supports hardware and software options from third parties, so that users can customize the system that’s right for them
  • Supports Grass Valley desktop I/O hardware solutions (STORM/STORM 3G Elite, HDSTORM/STORM Mobile, and HDSPARK/HDSPARK Pro)
  • Supports I/O hardware from Blackmagic Design: DeckLink Mini Monitor, Mini Recorder, Studio, 4K Extreme, Intensity Pro, Shuttle for USB, Shuttle for Thunderbolt, Extreme, UltraStudio SDI, Pro, Matrox MXO2 LE, and AJA Video Systems
  • Built-in titler (Quick Titler)
  • Supports a number of third-party titling software applications, for more creative freedom, control, and power
  • For even more power and creative control during editing, the EDIUS 7 supports a number of third-party software plug-ins for additional video and audio effects, keying, stabilization, and multicam syncing

 

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Mixed-Format Editing
  • Features real-time video transcoding technology
  • Converts between HD and SD resolutions, aspect ratios, and frame rates, all in real time
  • Users can edit in HD and place 4:3 SD video on the timeline, mix NTSC and PAL sources, add 4K, or combine them all into projects in other resolutions and frame rates without wasting a single moment on conversion or rendering
Live Event Production
  • Can be added to a GV Director nonlinear live production center to expand the creative capabilities of the production team
  • Great addition to K2 Dyno Replay Systems, adding the ability to quickly assemble recordings and highlight clips from live events
  • Editors have access to all metadata stored with each video clip which makes the creation of highlight reels and advanced playlists easy and fast
  • Integrates on-site media into produced packages for use at events, or deliver edited content in a variety of file formats and resolutions to be distributed across multiple media platforms

 

 

Multiplatform Delivery
  • Output resolutions can be customized and then saved with a variety of file wrappers—including MXF, GXF, QuickTime, and Windows Media—for distribution to professional and consumer systems

 

 

Increased Editing Performance
  • With EDIUS XRE, finished files can be created in the background, away from main editing workstations, immediately and automatically
  • By moving final processing and output to a separate, dedicated workstation, editors can spend their time creating more, engaging content, instead of waiting for final file output
  • Optimized for multicore and Intel fourth-generation Core i CPU systems, with editing performance increasing as CPU power increases, for extremely fast hardware encoding of MPEG‑4/H.264/AVC files for export and Blu-ray disc burning
  • Runs on Macs with Parallels Desktop 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8

 

 

Proxy Mode Editing
  • Proxy mode allows the software to run on less expensive and older desktop and laptop computers to edit in real-time using low-resolution proxies of high-resolution media, with all of the functionality and creative tools EDIUS 7 provides
  • When proxy editing is completed, an EDL (Edit Decision List) is sent to a more powerful EDIUS 7 or EDIUS XRE workstation computer for final processing and output, which is beneficial in newsrooms where desktop computers may not be equipped with the latest processors or have significant available memory

Bus Interface PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane
ExpressCard/34 Video Formats (Input/Output) 3G-SDI: 1920 x 1080p50/59.94
1920 x 1080i50/59.94
1920 x 1080psF23.98/24/25/29.97
1280 x 720p50/59.94
720 x 486i59.94
720 x 576i50

HDMI:
1920 x 1080p50/59.94
1920 x 1080i50/59.94
1280 x 720p50/59.94
720 x 480i59.94
720 x 576i50
720 x 480p59.94
720 x 576p50 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) HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported)
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)
HDMI 1 Port (HDCP Not Supported): Video: YCbCr4:2:2 or RGB4:4:4 (8/10-bit)
Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24-bit/48 kHz) Audio Format LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit Audio Output Connector 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
Unbalanced 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 12 V: 1.6 A, 3.3V: 0.5 A Regulatory Compliance CE, FCC CLASS B, and C-Tick Minimum System Requirements Any Intel Core 2 or Core iX CPU
Intel or AMD single core CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed or faster (multiple CPUs and/or multi-core CPUs are recommended)
SSE2 and SSE3 instruction set supported

1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended), RAM recommended for 4K projects: 16 GB or more
Maximum amount of RAM is based on the physical memory limits of each OS.
Windows 8, Enterprise and Professional, 64-bit: 512 GB
Windows 8, 64-bit: 128 GB
Windows 7, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional, 64-bit: 192 GB
Windows 7, Home Premium, 64-bit: 16 GB (not recommended for complex 4K projects)
Windows 7, Home Basic, 64-bit: 8 GB (not recommended for projects with more than HD resolution)

One free PCI Express x1 bus slot

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 2 or more hard disk drives is required for multiple HD stream output

A graphics card with at least 256 MB of graphics memory (512 MB recommended) with support for Direct3D 9.0°C or later, and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required (PixelShader Model 4.0 or later recommended)

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

Windows 7 64-bit (Service Pack 1 or later), Windows 8 64-bit

Internet connection for EDIUS software activation Dimensions 2 RU
Packaging Info
Package Weight 15.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.1 x 14.3 x 9.5"

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