Stratus is also configured with a fan regulator that keeps the entire system running cool and quiet, and the installed Windows 7 is fine-tuned in the registry and BIOS settings to provide more system resources and processor efficiency for creative applications. Services unnecessary for such applications are disabled to maximize memory and hence bandwidth.
Stratus has a fast dual layer CD/DVD player and burner for offloading your projects to discs, and a memory card reader that can read from and write to SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF1, CF2, SM, MS, and MS Pro memory cards. For input/output, Stratus is equipped with numerous ports -- eight USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, two 6 Gb/s eSATA 3.0 ports, six PCI-Express 3.0 slots, one PCI slot, an Ethernet port, and two S/PDIF audio outputs, one coaxial and one optical, that support up to 7.1 channels of surround sound audio. In addition, Stratus has slots for installing two FireWire 400 ports for outputting video and audio.
You get a three-year warranty and three years of tech support on Stratus from Rain. Tech support includes phone support, 24/7 help desk support, and remote login tech support. You also get three Rain Ensemble Plug & Play sessions, which offer help with installing, testing and ensuring proper operation of 3rd party hardware and software, like sound cards and editing programs.
EDIUS Pro 6.5 features an open timeline that accepts most all popular video formats, including RED's .R3D (without source setting support). EDIUS works in real-time, so you won't have to wait for it to render after you add an effect or make any other change. Rather, you'll be able to see your change right away. EDIUS has 10-bit color correction tools and supports 3D stereoscopic editing. An outstanding aspect of the program is that although it's for Windows, it supports Apple's QuickTime HQ / HQX codec, which will let you export your files to a Mac as well as to a PC.
This B&H kit also includes a keyboard and mouse. The 2TB hard drive and EDIUS already come installed as part of a B&H installation and testing service, which is backed by a year of tech support.
This Kit Includes:
- Rain Computers Inc. Stratus Video Editing Workstation
- WD 2TB Desktop Performance HDD Retail Kit (WD2002FAEX)
- Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
- Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse for Business (Black)
- B&H Photo Computer Software & Memory Installation with 1-Year Tech Support
- Grass Valley EDIUS Elite Editor Software (Retail Box)