Brewing up a STORM at Grass Valley


A new addition to Grass Valley’s growing STORM line of EDIUS I/O units was announced at IBC.

Available in different configurations for notebooks and desktop PCs, the STORM Mobile offers a variety of video and audio inputs and outputs for use with EDIUS 6 nonlinear editing software – catering to a broad spectrum of editors ranging from prosumers working on personal projects at home to broadcast / professional users editing on location.

STORM Mobile allows notebook PC users editing with EDIUS to input a wide variety of video as well as audio sources. If needed, full HD live video playout – during editing as well as playback—is available. This replaces the functionality of the popular HDSTORM product line.

STORM Mobile is available in a number of different hardware configurations, supporting mobile PC solutions, though its ExpressCard/34 interface to allow for a smooth editing workflow in the field, as well as desktop PCs via a PCI Express card interface. It is available as an external or internal unit mounted in a five-inch drive bay space.

Also introduced at IBC was the Karrera video production centre, a fully digital 10-bit 4:2:2 video switcher; with up to 96 inputs and 48 outputs. It features HD/SD SDI signal support with (optional) up / down / cross converters on selected inputs and outputs, and six keyers in every full M/E – four full-function keyers plus two linear / luminance keyers. Each full-function keyer has two pages (frames) of video and key storage to free up Image Store outputs and reduce the number of external graphics sources.

Said Scott Murray, senior VP of Live Production Solutions at Grass Valley. “With Karrera, we’re enabling customers to take advantage of all of the powerful “high-end’ features that Grass Valley has become famous for, at a price that makes them available to a much wider audience. We expect Karrera to be the latest in Grass Valley’s long line of successful production switchers.’

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