Grass Valley STORM 3G Elite Multi-I/O Processor

Grass Valley STORM 3G Elite Multi-I/O Processor

Grass Valley STORM 3G Elite Multi-I/O Processor

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Grass Valley 608700 overview

  • 1Description

The STORM 3G Elite Multi-I/O Processor from Grass Valley is a 2 RU rack-mountable device, providing complete connectivity and HD/SD hardware for real-time, same frame, down conversion with real-time, full-quality, full-resolution 3G 10-bit HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DV, and HD/ SD analog output from the timeline.

The STORM 3G Elite consists of a breakout box with a PCIe 4X I/F card for desktop connection (4x mode: up to 1080p50/60) as well as an Express 34 card (1x mode: up to 1080i) for laptop connection. Video interfaces include dual 3G-SDI, which can be used as either a single 3G-SDI signal or a pair of high-definition and standard-definition signal outputs. Other interfaces include 1080p-capable HDMI I/O, composite (SD only), and component (up to 1080i) analog video I/O.

For audio, the STORM 3G Elite has 4 pairs of AES/EBU interfaces (as 8 BNC connectors, each accommodating 8 audio I/Os up to 48 kHz, 24-bit). Another 4 pairs of XLR balanced audio are also available, with a stereo pair each of balanced and unbalanced audio monitor out. A switchable line/mic (switchable phantom power) is also available for a dedicated voice-over input.

The STORM 3G Elite also features control/sync. It has two RS-422 interfaces, one for controlling a VTR as master and another for control of a slave. Linear timecode I/O, reference in/through/out interfaces (which accept both bi-sync and tri-sync level), and a locking power connector round out the rest of the interfaces.


HD/SD-SDI input and output with embedded audio and timecode
HDMI input and output for full resolution, real-time monitoring from the included EDIUS Pro 6.5 NLE software
Embedded HDMI audio input and output for high-quality audio monitoring
Video and audio output stay in sync, with editing windows for accurate editing and trimming
Reference input supports bi-level or tri-level sync
RS-422 master and slave machine-control support
Allows you to edit any mix of SD and HD resolution video content together in real time
Works with many different native video formats, including DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed, and more
Real-time SD/HD resolution, aspect ratio, and frame-rate conversion and output, including 16:9-to-4:3 and NTSC-to-PAL
Supports file-based formats, including Infinity JPEG 2000, XDCAM and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra), and GFCam
Compatible with Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
UPC: 631069608014
In the Box
Grass Valley STORM 3G Elite Multi-I/O Processor
  • STORM 3G Elite Breakout Box
  • PCI Express 4X IF Bus Card with Connection Cable
  • Express 34 Bus Card with Connection Cable
  • Limited 15-Month Warranty
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    Grass Valley 608700 specs

    Bus Interface PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane
    Video Formats (Input/Output) 1920 x 1080p50/59.94
    1920 x 1080i50/59.94
    1920 x 1080psF23.98/24/25/29.97
    1280 x 720p50/59.94
    720 x 486i59.94
    720 x 576i50

    HDMI:1920 x 1080p50/59.94
    1920 x 1080i50/59.94
    1280 x 720p50/59.94
    720 x 480i59.94
    720 x 576i50
    720 x 480p59.94
    720 x 576p50
    Video Output Connector 3G-SDI
    Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
    Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
    Analog Component (BNC: Y/Pb/Pr)
    Analog Composite (BNC)
    Timecode: LTC/VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD) HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported):
    Video: YCbCr4:2:2 or RGB4:4:4 (8/10-bit)
    Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24- bit/48 kHz)
    Video Input Connector 3G-SDI
    Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
    Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
    Analog Component (BNC: Y/Pb/Pr)
    Analog Composite (BNC)
    Timecode: VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
    HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported): Video: YCbCr4:2:2 or RGB4:4:4 (8/10-bit), Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24- bit/48 kHz)
    Audio Format LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit
    Audio Output Connector HDMI LPCM 8-channel
    HD/SD-SDI embedded audio 8-channel
    AES/EBU digital audio 8-channel
    Balanced analog audio 4-channel
    Balanced analog audio monitor 2-channel
    Unbalanced analog audio monitor 2-channel
    Audio Input Connectors HDMI LPCM 8-channel
    3G-SDI embedded audio 8-channel
    AES/EBU digital audio 8-channel
    Balanced analog audio 4-channel
    Reference Input BNC: Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync
    Machine Control 9-Pin D-Sub: RS-422 A x 2 (Master/Slave)
    Power Requirements 12 V: 1.6 A
    3.3 V: 0.5 A
    Regulatory Compliance CE, FCC CLASS B, and C-Tick
    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)
    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 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 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    Dimensions 2 RU
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 15.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.4 x 14.4 x 9.7"

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