Matrox VS4 HD-SDI Capture Card with VS4Recorder Pro Software Bundle

Matrox VS4 HD-SDI Capture Card with VS4Recorder Pro Software Bundle

Matrox VS4 HD-SDI Capture Card with VS4Recorder Pro Software Bundle

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  • Four HD/SD-SDI Inputs + Embedded Audio
  • Records Four Channels Simultaneously
  • Multi-Cam + Independent Recording Modes
  • Supports Wirecast Studio + Wirecast Pro
  • Multi-View Four Inputs on One Display
  • Automatic Input Signal Detection
  • Encodes Video at up to 300 Mb/s
  • Supports Split-File Recording
  • Network Multiple VS4 Machines
  • Supports Timecode and Metadata
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  • 1Description

The VS4 HD-SDI Capture Card with VS4Recorder Pro Software Bundle from Matrox features hardware and software allowing you to capture and record up to four channels of HD- or SDI-SDI video simultaneously. In addition, it can be used for Web-streaming applications when combined with separately available streaming software. With the VS4Recorder Pro Software you can frame accurately record up to four live audio/video feeds, either as multi-cam or treated as unrelated streams. It is ideal for recording live multi-camera productions like concerts and sporting events to create video assets that can be easily repurposed and archived with timecode synced ahead of time. In addition, VS4Recorder Pro provides a multi-viewer function allowing you to view all four inputs on a single computer monitor.

For more information on the individual items in this bundle, please follow the link below.

  • VS4 Quad HD Capture Card for Select Software (vs4Recorder, vMix)

    The Matrox VS4 Quad HD Capture Card for is a PCIe x8 card that allows you to simultaneously stream and capture from up to four independent SDI video sources using optional vMix, Wirecast, or the full version of VS4 Recorder Pro software applications. The VS4 card includes a trial version of the VS4 Recorder Pro software. The optional VS4Recorder is a versatile application ideal for multi-camera productions that provides HD recording of up to four inputs while simultaneously offering a complete multi-viewer experience, and it provides two recording modes: independent and multi-cam. The optional vMix software is a complete live video production software solution that provides live mixing, switching and streaming.

    The capture card also works with select Wirecast software, not included, which allows you to switch between input feeds and add effects to produce a live streaming program. The inputs support PAL, NTSC and various flavors of HD video. Each input works independently, and features auto format detection that allows the card to set the correct input format. This means that the card can accept, stream and encode for capture video from four different inputs with four different formats, even mixing SD and HD, at the same time.

    The VS4 features ISO recording, which means that while streaming the program live the VS4 can also encode video from each input at up to 300 Mb/s, to available video storage. The VS4 features codecs compatible with editing solutions from Adobe, Avid and Apple, this allows you to go back and re-edit your show after it has already streamed live. Supporting 8 channels of embedded audio per input, the card encodes audio at 24-bit resolution at 48 kHz for clean clear sound. The VS4 is PC compatible, running on the Windows 7 OS.

    Inputs
    Four SD/HD-SDI inputs are active at all times. The VS4 auto senses the video signal and automatically sets each input up for the correct format. Each input is independent of the others, so you can feed a different format to each input with any issues.
    Formats and Codecs
    You can mix and match video formats, stream and capture (to available storage systems) using the VS4 with the Telestream software. The VS4 Matrox supports encoding at up to 300 Mb/s from each input and supports the Matrox MPEG 2 I-Frame codec, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, and DVCPROHD codecs.
    UPC: 630396243486
  • VS4Recorder Pro Software Upgrade

    The Matrox VS4Recorder Pro Software Upgrade allows users of the Matrox VS4 four-input HD-SDI capture card to add the same software that is included in the VS4PRO bundle. With the VS4Recorder Pro Software you can frame accurately record up to four live audio/video feeds using the VS4, either as multi-cam or treated as unrelated streams. It is ideal for recording live multi-camera productions like concerts and sporting events to create video assets that can be easily repurposed and archived with timecode synced ahead of time. In addition, VS4Recorder Pro provides a multi-viewer function allowing you to view all four inputs on a single computer monitor.

    Capture NLE-Friendly Files
    Capture to industry-recognized codecs for use with your NLE of choice without transcoding. The efficient Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec at up to 300 Mb/s is provided in an AVI wrapper, H.264 is provided in either MOV or MP4 wrappers, and DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO HD QuickTime files are provided in MOV wrappers. Global audio settings include audio codecs for .wav and .aac files with bit rate, bit depth and stereo/mono options
    Automatic Input Detection
    Connect your video sources, start VS4Recorder Pro and begin recording - the software will automatically detect your video format. Each input is independent so you can capture HD and SD in the same recording session
    Frame Accurate Recording
    Record multiple angles of a single event with VS4Recorder Pro's multi-cam mode - pressing a single button causes all inputs to begin recording in sync. Once a session is underway, you can stop any input without interrupting the other inputs. When finished, import the files into an NLE - all files will be perfectly in sync on the timeline
    Independent Recording
    Capture real-time content for archiving or repurposing by recording any input independently. Monitor multiple video signals to acquire a video asset at the push of a button
    Hi-Resolution Multi-Viewer
    VS4Recorder Pro offers video monitoring of all inputs, with a special filter applied for maximum quality when viewing interlaced sources on progressive computer monitors. VS4Recorder Pro scales your incoming video signals to suit any video window size and offers single- and quad-view modes for a customizable multi-viewing experience. Use quad-view mode to preview all four inputs simultaneously or switch to single-view mode and cycle through your inputs
    Split-Up the Recording
    VS4Recorder Pro will automatically split your recording into separate files, switching to a new file without losing a single frame. You can begin editing the split files as soon as each one is created
    Unattended Recording
    Set a capture duration. VS4Recorder Pro will stop recording automatically at the end of the time specified
    Customizable On-Screen Display
    Configure your VS4Recorder Pro interface just the way you like it. Label and file name overlays in each quadrant can be set to remain on screen or auto-hide after a period of mouse inactivity. Each quadrant also provides controls for source recording, audio monitoring, view mode, elapsed recording time, and hard drive status in a popover area that appears/disappears on mouse activity/inactivity. VS4Recorder Pro also provides visual cues showing the amount of storage and the length of record time remaining on your target hard drive so you don't miss important content
    Beyond Four Channel Recording
    Use the VS4Control feature for synchronized, frame-accurate recording of an unlimited number of video sources. By networking multiple VS4 machines together in a master-slave configuration, you can capture as many channels as you want. On a single network you can have as many VS4 units as needed and group them into any number of master/slave configurations. Additionally, the master/slave groupings can be re-assigned in any way at any time
    Timecode and Metadata Support
    Metadata support for Adobe Premiere CC and CS6 includes original SDI timecode, the session's timecode, or the system time timecode. Additional metadata support provided by VS4Recorder Pro includes label, file names, session name, machine name, event markers, and more
    Event Markers
    Store event markers while recording for use with Adobe Premiere simply by hitting the "star" key
    Audio Monitoring
    Navigate to any quadrant and click the speaker icon to monitor the input's selected audio pair. VS4Recorder Pro automatically directs the audio source to your computer's sound card. Mouse over any speaker icon and a channel-selection flyout appears, offering all available channels by audio pair. In addition, VU meters let you visually monitor up to eight channels of embedded audio per video input
    Shortcut Keys
    Use your mouse or the predefined shortcut keys to control VS4Recorder Pro. Switch between quad-view, single-view and full-screen modes; cycle through your inputs; or start/stop recording an input or a multi-cam session
    Integrate Matrox VS4Recorder Pro Into Your Own Application
    For remote control of VS4Recoder Pro, Matrox offers the VS4Recorder Pro API that lets you easily create control software to start, stop, and get status information. The API can also be used by automation system programmers to integrate control of VS4Recoder Pro within automation systems such as Crestron
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  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

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  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • VS4 Quad HD Capture Card for Select Software (vs4Recorder, vMix)
    Inputs Four SD/HD-SDI inputs are active at all times. The VS4 auto senses the video signal and automatically sets each input up for the correct format. Each input is independent of the others, so you can feed a different format to each input with any issues.
    Supported Video Formats NTSC/PAL
    720p 50/59.94
    1080i 50/59.94
    1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    Input Video
    4 x SD/HD-SDI BNC, 75Ω terminated
    Compliant with SMPTE 259M, 272M, 292M, 299M

    Audio
    8 Channels of embedded audio per SDI input
    24-bit, 48 kHz
    Optional Software Streaming
    Telestream Wirecast Studio
    Telestream Wirecast Pro


    Recording
    Direct Capture Integration with Telestream Wirecast software
    Matrox ISO Recording Capture Tool

    Note: Matrox ISO Recording Capture Tool is only available with installation of Wirecast Studio or Pro Software
    System Requirements
    OS Compatibility Windows 7, 64-bit
    PCIe Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe x8 (or greater)
    RAM 8GB
    Graphics Card Requirements 256MB display card with 3D accelerations

    Note: NVIDIA GeForce or ATI Radeon class card recommended
    Disk Drives System Drive: 1 x 7200 RPM SATA II
    Storage Drive: 2 x 720 RPM Sata II drives in a striped RAID array
    CPU Single Intel i7 at 3.4 GHz
    Record up to four HD-SDI feeds at any video format and data rate
    Record to the same video format and data rate as your stream
    Stream up to 1080p to a single destination

    Dual Intel Xeon at 2.4 GHz
    Record up to four HD-SDI feeds at any video format and data rate
    Record to a different video format and data rate than your stream
    Stream up to 1080p to multiple destinations
    General
    Power Consumption 23.0 w
    Temperature Operating
    32 to 131°F (0 to 55°C)

    Storage
    -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C)
    Humidity (Relative) Operating
    20 to 80%, non-condensing

    Storage
    5 to 95%, non-condensing
    Altitude Max Operation Altitude
    9,842.5' (3,000 m)

    Max Transport Altitude
    39,370' (12,000 m)
    Dimension (L x W x Thickness) 9.13 x 4.2 x 0.75" (23.2 x 10.7 x 1.9 cm)
    3/4 length PCI Express x 8 card
    Regulatory Compliance FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, ACMA Class A
    RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.3 x 9.6 x 3.7"
  • VS4Recorder Pro Software Upgrade
    Recording Formats AVI Wrapper: Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame
    MP4 Wrapper: H.264
    MOV Wrapper: H.264, DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD
    System Requirements
    Software Windows (64-bit) SP1
    Hardware Workstation computer with VS4 HD-SDI Capture Card installed

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