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The Grass Valley Storm 3G Hardware Card is a PCI Express card-based hardware that allows you to perform multi-format 3G-SDI (serial digital interface) editing and preview your projects in real-time using HDMI monitors. It also features RS-422 control and reference sync input.

Besides reference input support for blackburst and tri-level sync support, the 3G Storm Card also features machine control-based external VTR ingest. In addition, optional VTR emulation software allows you to control an Edius workstation like a VTR for direct playout from the workstation. Precisely synchronized full resolution preview of effects and content are available from the Edius timeline.

You can use the hardware board for handling a mix of high-definition and standard-definition (HD and SD) video content, video, audio, title, graphics layers, and any combination of real-time effects. In addition, the Storm 3G board also offers live, complete, and high resolution HD/SD video output. Operating systems such as Windows 7 (32/64-bit) and Windows Vista (32/64-bit), and Windows XP (32-bit) are supported by the system.

PCI Express card-based hardware allows you to perform multi-format 3G-SDI (serial digital interface) editing
Features include RS-422 control, reference sync input, and real-time HD/SD preview via HDMI
Reference input support for blackburst and tri-level sync support
Features machine control-based external VTR ingest
Optional VTR emulation software enables you to control an Edius workstation like a VTR for direct playout from the workstation
Precisely synchronized full resolution preview of effects and content are available from the Edius timeline
Handles a mix of high-definition and standard-definition (HD and SD) video content, video, audio, title, graphics layers, and any combination of real-time effects
Offers live, complete, and high resolution HD/SD video output
Compatible with Windows 7 (32/64-bit) and Windows Vista (32/64-bit), and Windows XP (32-bit) operating systems
Timecode input and output support via the RS-422 port for accurate editing from field logs
Supports file formats such as Infinity JPEG 2000, XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra), and GFCam
Compatible with video formats such as AVCHD, AVC-Intra and MPEG-2 as well as uncompressed video
Host Bus Interface PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane
Video Formats 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 (Output) (mini HDMI): 1920x1080p50/59.94
1920x1080i50/59.94
1280x720p50/59.94
720x480i59.94
720x576i50
720x480p59.94
720x576p50
Output Connector Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
Timecode : LTC/VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
Mini HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported): Video: YCbCr 4:2:2 or RGB 4:4:4 (8-bit/10-bit), Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24-bit/48 kHz)
Input Connector 3G-SDI: Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
Timecode: VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
Audio Formats LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit
Output Connectors Mini HDMI LPCM 8-channel
3G-SDI embedded audio
Reference Input BNC: Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync
Control Machine Control: 9-pin D-Sub: RS-422A (Master/Slave)
Power Requirements +12V: 1.6A, +3.3V: 0.5A
Compliance CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick
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)
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 two 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 9.0c 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
Free USB port (1.1 or higher) is required for security key
Windows XP (SP3 or later, 32-bit)
Windows Vista (SP1 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Dimensions 4.38 x 6.60" (111.15 x 167.65 mm)
Grass Valley Storm 3G Hardware Card
  • Hardware Setup Manual
  • 15-Month Warranty