The BlackStorm 102P Playout Server is a 2 channel multi-definition, 1 rack unit video player. It natively supports the popular Quicktime (.mov) file format using the DV family of codecs or QuickTime Animation. It provides an easy to use, user configurable and intuitive client/server interface fully integrated into the Ross DashBoard Control System. The 1RU chassis is designed to use off the shelf hardware and is built on a Dell Server platform
BlackStorm is an excellent live production playback solution and supports file based workflows with popular editing systems and graphics packages such as Final Cut, Adobe Premier, Avid Media Composer and Adobe After Effects. BlackStorm supports production-oriented playlists with built-in transition effects, and it integrates well with Ross’ Production Switchers as well as 3rd party units and controllers.
Easy, Affordable, Future-Proof
Getting the right clip on air at the right time is key to any live production. This is where the BlackStorm Playout Server excels as an easy-to-use Production Clip Player with a comprehensive production workflow.
It starts in editing with an elegant networked file-based workflow, supporting popular editing systems like Apple’s Final Cut, Adobe’s Creative Suite and Avid’s Media Composer. The workflow continues with standard protocols like VDCP and AMP allowing point-of-control integration with virtually any production switcher or remote control panel on the market. Finally, a sophisticated client / server interface gives easy and distributed operator control including production playlists with built-in transitions.
BlackStorm delivers in live production. From a technology standpoint, it is a unique software-based server platform using standard off-the-shelf hardware and offers a long-range growth path for future technology.
• QuickTime .MOV support
• DVCPro HD, DVCPro 50, DVCam, QuickTime, Animation, Targa file support
• Network file transfer
• Drag and Drop, FTP
• AMP & VDCP control protocols
• Comprehensive control with the DashBoard GUI
• Available as a software only or turn-key solution
• Standard off-the-shelf non-proprietary hardware
• Standard RossCare+ 24/7 technical support
• Dell on-site hardware support
• Software based solution
• Migrate to new hardware in the future
• Next-generation technology
• Harnessing the power of multi-core parallel processing, 64-bit O/S, 6Gb/s internal backplane