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Part #STORM3GEUS

MFR Part #608700

STORM 3G Elite is a 2 RU rack-mountable multi-I/O device, providing complete connectivity and HD/SD hardware for real-time downconversion with full-quality, full-resolution 3G 10-bit HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DV and HD/SD analog output from the EDIUS timeline. More
MSRP: $5500

Availability: Out of stock

$5,500.00

Most Comprehensive SD/HD I/O for EDIUS

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 is designed to provide the most comprehensive SD/HD I/O support for the EDIUS NLE (purchased separately). 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.

Key Features

  • 3G-SDI input and output with embedded 16ch audio and timecode
  • HDMI input and output for full-resolution, real-time monitoring with EDIUS NLE software (purchased separately)
  • Embedded 3G-SDI and 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 and output (Sync Generator) supports blackburst or tri-level sync
  • RS-422 master and slave machine-control support
  • Hardware downcoversion
  • Compatible with Windows 7/8/8.1 (64-bit)


Bus Interface

  • PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane
  • ExpressCard/34

Video Formats (Input/Output) (3G-SDI)

  • 1920x1080p50/59.94
  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1920x1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97
  • 1280x720p50/59.94
  • 720x486i59.94
  • 720x576i50

Video Formats (Input/Output) (HDMI)

  • 1920x1080p50/59.94
  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1280x720p50/59.94
  • 720x480i59.94
  • 720x576i50
  • 720x480p59.94
  • 720x576p50

Video Output Connector
3G-SDI:

  • Video: SMPTE-424M(Level-B), 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-424M(Level-B), 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 Formats
LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit
Audio Output Connectors

  • HDMI LPCM 8-channel
  • 3G-SDI embedded audio 16-channel
  • AES/EBU digital audio 8-channel
  • Balanced analog audio 4-channel
  • Balanced analog audio monitor 2-channel
  • Unbalanced analog audio monitor 2-channel

Timecode Input/Output

  • BNC: LTC
  • Embedded 3G-SDI: VITC

Audio Input Connectors

  • HDMI LPCM 8-channel
  • 3G-SDI embedded audio 16-channel
  • AES/EBU digital audio 8-channel
  • Balanced analog audio 4-channel

Reference Input/Output
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
Physical Dimensions
2 RU
Regulatory Compliance
CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick
Minimum System Requirements for EDIUS NLE

  • 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). SSSE3 (Supplementary)instruction set supported
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • One free PCI Express x4 bus slot (up to 1080p) or one free ExpressCard/34 slot (up to 1080i)
  • 6 GB or more space required for software installation
  • Drive with ATA100/7,200 rpm or faster is required for video storage:
    • Available hard disk space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
    • RAID-0 is recommended for editing HD resolution and above
  • A graphics card supporting a screen resolution of at least 1024x768, 32-bit, Direct3D 9.0c or later and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required
  • Graphics card memory requirements when using GPUfx will vary depending on the project format. For 10-bit SD project: 1 GB or more recommended, for HD/4K projects 2 GB or more 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 7/8/8.1 (64-bit)
  • Internet connection for EDIUS software activation

Note: EDIUS requires Windows 7/8/8.1 (64-bit).
Note: For Windows 8/8.1 EDIUS v7.21b1530 or later is required.

  • STORM 3G Elite breakout box
  • PCI Express 4X IF bus card with connection cable
  • Express 34 bus card with connection cable
  • EDIUS Pro 7 software installation disc set (DVD-ROM)
  • Hardware setup manual

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