Grass Valley STORM Mobile Multi I/O Processor with PC1e and EDIUS Pro 7 NLE (5" Bay Unit)

Grass Valley STORM Mobile Multi I/O Processor with PC1e and EDIUS Pro 7 NLE (5" Bay Unit)

Grass Valley STORM Mobile Multi I/O Processor with PC1e and EDIUS Pro 7 NLE (5" Bay Unit)

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Grass Valley STORM Mobile Multi I/O Processor with PC1e and EDIUS Pro 7 NLE (5" Bay Unit)

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Product Highlights

  • Real-Time Playback of Most Video Formats
  • Proxy Model for Slower Computers
  • STORM Mobile for HDMI and Analog I/O
  • STORM Provides Hardware Downconversion
  • Interoperability With 3rd-Party Hardware
  • Monitor HD Video on an SD Display
  • EDIUS Supports 4K and 3D Workflows
  • Supports DaVinci Resolve EDL Files
  • Fits in 5.25" Optical Bay
  • For Windows 7 or 8 64-Bit OS
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  • 1Description

The Grass Valley STORM Mobile Multi I/O Processor is a bundle that combines EDIUS Pro 7 editing software with the STORM I/O device for real-time capture and output of SD and HD video. This version of the STORM features a PCIe x1 card for desktops. Suitable for digital and analog video capture and output, the STORM Mobile is equipped with HDMI (for video formats up to 1080i), component, composite, S-Video, and unbalanced stereo RCA audio. Every input is paired with an output, so you can also loop the source video through to a second downstream device with needing a separate distribution amplifier. In addition, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the STORM unit to make plugging in headphones for local monitoring more convenient than relying on the computer.

The STORM Mobile feature integrated hardware downconversion function that is designed to give you the best-looking picture when scaling HD material to confirm to SD, such as when creating DVDs. Downconversion is hardware-based, so the process doesn't use any CPU power, nor will it have any effect on editing performance.

By using the HDMI output of your camcorder, in many cases you can capture video with STORM Mobile at higher quality that can be recorded by the camera internally. For example, the STORM Mobile can capture 4:2:2, I-Frame, 150 Mb/s in HQ mode whereas AVCHD cameras can record, at best, 28 Mb/s in highly compressed long-GOP format. The additional information lower compression I-Frame provides is especially beneficial for keying work, compositing, and advanced color correction.

The STORM Mobile's real-time monitoring capability includes a dedicated composite output that always shows an SD picture regardless of the resolution used for editing. Apart from the composite output, the other outputs will always show the video in its native frame rate and resolution without any frame skipping or degradation. For digitization, the STORM Mobile leverages the 3-dimensional Y/C separation also found in the ADVC-300 converter, which allows you to digitize legacy analog formats from the cleanest possible signal.

The EDIUS 7 Nonlinear Editing Software empowers editors by offering real-time workflows in virtually any resolution, up to 4K. Most formats are supported natively on the timeline with no rendering, so editors can dedicate their attention to crafting a story rather than ingesting footage. On resource-strapped machines, 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.

EDIUS 7 takes advantage of the 64-bit computing technology to enable faster and more creative editing. Real-time editing of multiple formats on the same timeline--including increased 4K support--unlimited media tracks, and real-time conversion of frame rates on the same timeline, allows editors to edit faster and be more creative.

This unit draws power from the IDE connector in the drive bay or can be adapted to draw from another source from within the host computer.

STORM Mobile
  • HDMI input/output for capture from HDMI devices and real-time monitoring (HDCP is not supported)
  • Component, S-Video, and composite analog video input and output for digitization and using legacy displays
  • 8-channel embedded audio supported through HDMI
  • Unbalanced stereo analog audio I/O
  • Hardware downconversion allows you to monitor an HD project with an SD monitor
  • Fits standard 5.25" optical drive bay and inludes PCIe host interface card
  • 5VDC operation
  • In addition to STORM Mobile, open to third-party I/O hardware from Blackmagic Design, Matrox, and AJA
  • Supports editing media files with different resolutions, with real-time frame rate conversion, even in nested sequences
  • Fast, flexible user interface, including unlimited video, audio, title, and graphics tracks
  • Support for a wide range of file formats, including: Sony XAVC/XVAC S and XDCAM, Panasonic AVC-Ultra, Ikegami's GF, RED, Canon XF format, and Canon 1D C M-JPEG
  • Fast AVCHD editing: supports three or more streams in real time
  • Multicam editing of up to 16 different sources simultaneously, with video output support
  • Improved MPEG and H.264/AVC decoders from previsions version
  • 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 efficiency improvements for faster hardware conversion to Blu-ray format
  • Fast handling of large quantities of still image files. Supported still types include: JPG, TGA, DPX, and more
  • 3D stereoscopic editing support
  • Built-in loudness meter
  • Image stabilization
  • Direct to Blu-ray disc and DVD timeline export
Use up to 512GB of RAM
Designed for 64-bit architecture, EDIUS 7 is able to take advantage of up to 512GB of RAM when using the Enterprise and Professional editions of Windows 8, and can take advantage of up to 192GB of RAM when using the Ultimate, Enterprise, or Professional edition of Windows 7
Extended 4K Support
With an improved 4K workflow over the previous versions, the EDIUS 7 supports Blackmagic Design's DeckLink 4K Extreme as well as EDL import/export color correction interchange with DaVinci Resolve
Third-Part Interoperability
  • Not just for the STORM Mobile, EDIUS supports hardware and software options from third parties, so that users can customize the system that's right for them
  • Supported third-party hardware includes: 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 many AJA devices
  • In addition to the built-in titler, called Quick Titler, EDIUS supports a number of third-party titling software applications so these can be easily integrated into your project
  • 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
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
  • Pairs with 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 and H.264-AVC files for export and Blu-ray disc burning
  • Runs on Macs with Parallels Desktop and 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
In the Box
Grass Valley STORM Mobile Multi I/O Processor with PC1e and EDIUS Pro 7 NLE (5" Bay Unit)
  • IDE Power Cable
  • PCI Express Card
  • Connector Cable
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty for EDIUS Pro 7
  • Limited 15-Month Warranty on STORM Mobile
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Capture Format HDMI
    1920 x 1080 59.94i
    1440 x 1080 59.94i
    1280 x 720 59.94p
    720 x 480 59.94p 4:3
    720 x 480 59.94p 16:9
    720 x 480 59.94i 4:3
    720 x 480 59.94i 16:9
    1920 x 1080 50i
    1440 x 1080 50i
    1280 x 720 50p
    720 x 576 50p 4:3
    720 x 576 50p 16:9
    720 x 576 50i 4:3
    720 x 576 50i 16:9

    1920 x 1080 59.94i
    1440 x 1080 59.94i
    1280 x 720 59.94p
    720 x 486 59.94i 4:3
    720 x 486 59.94i 16:9
    720 x 480 59.94i 4:3
    720 x 480 59.94i 16:9
    1920 x 1080 50i
    1440 x 1080 50i
    1280 x 720 50p
    720 x 576 50i 4:3
    720 x 576 50i 16:9

    720 x 486 59.94i 4:3
    720 x 486 59.94i 16:9
    720 x 480 59.94i 4:3
    720 x 480 59.94i 16:9
    720 x 576 50i 4:3
    720 x 576 50i 16:9
    Bus Interface PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x1 lane
    Video Input 1 x HDMI
    1 x HD/SD component
    1 x S-Video (common connector with component)
    1 x Composite
    Video Out 1 x HDMI
    1 x HD/SD component
    1 x S-Video (common connector with component)
    1 x Composite
    Audio In HDMI Embedded: 8 channels
    Unbalance Audio (RCA pin): 2 channels
    Audio Out HDMI Embedded: 8 channels
    Unbalance Audio (RCA pin): 2 channels
    1 x Headphone (stereo mini jack)
    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 x 1 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.
    Power Requirements 5 VDC -- IDE adapter cables included
    Dimensions 5.8 x 1.7 x 5.6" (148.0 x 42.0 x 142.0 mm)
    Weight 28.2 oz (800 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 8.5 x 3.8"
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