BlackStorm Playout Server Overview
Easy, Affordable, Future-Proof
Getting the right clip on air at the right time is key to any live
production. This is where the BlackStorm Playout Server excels as an
easy-to-use Production Clip Player with a comprehensive production
It starts in editing with an elegant networked file-based
workflow, supporting popular editing systems like Apple's Final Cut,
Adobe's Creative Suite and Avid's Media Composer. The workflow continues
with standard protocols like VDCP and AMP allowing point-of-control
integration with virtually any production switcher or remote control
panel on the market. Finally, a sophisticated client / server interface
gives easy and distributed operator control including production
playlists with built-in transitions.
BlackStorm delivers in live production. From a technology
standpoint, it is a unique software-based server platform using standard
off-the-shelf hardware and offers a long-range growth path for future
BlackStorm - Concentrated Server Power.
Concentrated Server Power
The BlackStorm Playout Server offers a powerful video server engine, driving a comprehensive production workflow within a compact 1 RU 24 inch deep chassis. Designed from the ground up using next generation parallel processing technology on a 64 bit O/S, the BlackStorm server may be small, but has all the power of a larger system.
Broadcast quality playlists, integrated transitions, customizable gui layouts, Drag and drop file transfer, VDCP and AMP control, Service Locator Protocol, multi-server control, client/server architecture, sub-clipping, independent channel control, simple media management and more.
Built to support the DV family of codecs, as well as the QuickTime animation codec, while using the industry standard .mov wrapper, workflow could not be any simpler. BlackStorm supports native playout of files generated from Final Cut Pro, the Adobe suite of product and Avid NLE platforms. The open file system allows content to be moved directly onto the server for playout across your existing network infrastructure.
Using the DashBoard Control System, BlackStorm offers the flexibility of distributed remote control from any desktop to any server channel. The DashBoard User Interface also allows control of multiple servers from location. The DashBoard software is Java-based and able to run on your choice of client machine whether it is a Windows® or MacIntosh® computer.
BlackStorm servers are built to withstand ongoing daily use. Built with redundant power supplies, dedicated hardware based raid controller and fully hot-swappable raid protected drives all on an IT server-class hardware platform BlackStorm provides the stability and reliability to keep your system up and running in demanding broadcast and production environments.
No matter how you plan to control your BlackStorm Playout server, it will integrate well with a wide variety of devices including automation systems, controllers and other devices. By implementing industry standard VDCP and AMP interfaces BlackStorm is hardware agnostic. Of course, a BlackStorm server makes an excellent addition to a Ross Vision, Carbonite or CrossOver Production Switcher or OverDrive Production Control System.
The BlackStorm Playout Server is designed to continue to evolve. Software based codecs provide.
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2 Channel Multi-Definition Video Server with 4 x 1TB Drives
• Playout Server
• Supports all popular HD and SD Video Formats (1080i/720p/525 and 625 lines SD)
• Supports .MOV wrapper files
• Software-based CODECs:
•DVCPRO 25 / 50
• QuickTime Support
• Support for Targa Animated Sequences with Key Channel
• Support for Targa Stills
• Synchronized Video + Key Playback
• 1RU Rack Frame, Includes Rack Mounting Slide-Rails
• Windows 7 64 bit O/S
• Hot-swappable Redundant Power Supplies
• Shared system/media with RAID-5
• Server-class motherboard with Intel Quad Core CPU
• Hot-swappable shared Drives
• 2 x RS-422 ports with support for VDCP
• Gig-E Ethernet support for VDCP and AMP protocols
• Dual Gig-E Ethernet Ports
• 4x USB 2.0 ports: 2 front, 2 rear
• 16 Channel per Video Channel Embedded Audio I/O
• DashBoard control system with BlackStorm Plug-Ins
• DashBoard Media Manager Plug-In
• DashBoard Playlist Manager Plug In
• DashBoard Channel Control Plug-In
• DashBoard Configuration Client Plug-In
• 12 Month Software Warranty (software )
• 12 Month Hardware Warranty (parts/labor)
• 36 Month Hard Drive Manufacturer's Warranty
Support for DNxHD and 1080p 29.97 video format
With the release of version 1.3, BlackStorm introduces support for Avid DNxHD codec with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. BlackStorm delivers optimal picture quality with multiple DNxHD bit rates including 220Mb/s, 185Mb/s, 145Mb/s, and 120Mb/s. Version 1.3 also introduces 1080p 29.97 video playback format.
Supports all popular HD and SD Video Formats (1080p 29.97 / 1080i / 720p / 525 and 625 lines SD)
Supports .MOV wrapper files
- DVCPRO 25 / 50
- DVCPRO HD
- QuickTime Animation
Support for Targa Animated Sequences with Key Channel
Support for Targa Stills
Synchronized Video + Key Playback
1RU Rack Frame, Includes Rack Mounting Slide-Rails
Windows 7 64 bit O/S
Hot-swappable Redundant Power Supplies
Shared system/media with RAID-5
Server-class motherboard with Intel Quad Core CPU
Hot-swappable shared Drives
2 x RS-422 ports with support for VDCP
Gig-E Ethernet support for VDCP and AMP protocols
Dual Gig-E Ethernet Ports
4x USB 2.0 ports: 2 front, 2 rear
16 Channel per Video Channel Embedded Audio I/O
- House Time Reference IN
- Clip Timecode OUT
DashBoard control system with BlackStorm Plug-ins
DashBoard Media Manager Client software - 1 license
DashBoard Playlist Manager Client software - 1 license
DashBoard Channel Control Client software: 1 license per BlackStorm Server included
DashBoard ConfigurationClient software: 1 license per BlackStorm Server included
12 Month Software Maintenance (software)
12 Month Hardware Warranty (parts/labor)
36 Month Hard Drive Manufacturer's Warranty
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