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GVS9000 2XU 444 VTR Rugged Digital Film Recorder
The GVS9000 2XU 444 VTR Rugged Digital Film Recorder delivers high quality film record and playback for field and studio settings in a convenient and cost-effective package. GVS 2XU 444 combines dual video channels, Fibre Channel, and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with hardware level secure media storage in a compact 2U rack space.

By leveraging the GVS9000 architecture, the 2XU 444 VTR is immediately deployable with GVS Video Tools productivity software for ingest, slow-mo 1%-10K% playback frame, and the ability to offer RAW Uncompressed Playback during Recording. Built for film, like the 9000 line of media servers, 2XU 444 VTR is optimized to meet the demanding reliability and performance requirements of the film industry and to satisfy its highly focused needs.

Uncompressed RAW Recorder and Playback
2K, 4:4:4 HD


Unlike tape decks, the 2XU 444 captures the RAW data from dual HD SDI interfaces from Sony HDCAM SR Decks, ARRI D-21, Thompson Viper cameras direct to disk, saving hours in the editing process. In addition ingest of 2K media provides users with utmost image quality via HSDL (high speed data link) using SDI connections from 2K telecine machines as well as 2K sequential DPX files and 2K QuickTime reference movies created simultaneously. 2K playout via HSDL further enhances the flexibility of 2XU 444 VTR to work with other 2K equipment and direct output to projectors compatible with 2K. The playback feature of the 2XU 444 allows 2K material to be previewed on standard HD 24P monitors. 2XU 444 Dual Link supports full bandwidth 4:4:4 RGB at 10-bit for 1080i/p and 720p formats and can also convert between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats for single Link HD-SDI output. The 2XU 444 can also playback a large number of AVI, JPEG, DPX, MPEG, MXF, IMX and QuickTime files via HD SDI. And because raw data images are quite large optional proxy files are provided. The 2XU 444 offers concurrent live duplication of content during production.Removable Solid State Disks (SSD) are available as an option.

GVS9000 2XU 444 VTR includes:
- Captures uncompressed 10-bit digital video (SMPTE 372M SMPTE 292M SMPTE 259M
- Simultaneous ingest and video-out
- formats (2K via HSDL 2048x1556 4:4:4, 1080i/p 4:2:2, 720p and 625i/p, 525i/p)
- HD and SD SDI/HSDL connections(ingest and playback)
- Analog SD and HD out, YPbPr, RGB
- HD 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 2K HSDL Audio/Video
- 9 Pin machine control (RS-422) SMTPE 12M-2
- Audio LTC capture - Genlock In/Out
- 16 AES/EBU audio Input/Output
- VDCP automation control (opt)
- Supports full bandwidth RAW uncompressed 4:4:4
- Advanced Scheduling
- Integrated video media browser (VMB)
- DPX, QuickTime, MXF, and DNxHD (ingest and play back
- Captures and plays back uncompressed 10-bit digital video, 96kHz digital audio in standard and high definition (SMPTE 259/292/296/383M/384M/386M)
- RS422, TCP/IP, VDCP, Remote Network Control
- Hardware RAID Real-Time Backup Media
- Fibre Channel Storage GVSAN
- Vectorscop, Waveform, Histogram (RGB)
- RAW and Different codec's compression (RGB)
- RED recorded .R3D as well as proxy files support

2XU 4:4:4 VTR–rugged, yet extremely quiet solution for recording studios

The GVS9000 2XU 444 includes internal hot-swappable enterprise-class media disk drives pack for content storage, local internal ingest and playout. It supports dual channels of 10-bit Uncompressed RAW 4:4:4 RGB HD for the high-definition video I/O at up to 2,800 Mbps, or standard-definition video I/O at up to 100 Mbps, while at the same time handling IP-based file transfer traffic in and out of the system. Video I/O modules and redundant power supplies are also hot-swappable providing uninterrupted operation in the field or studio.

Video Format Flexibility: GVS 2XU 444 VTR provides mounting space and power for up to twelve independent I/O modules, which provide video encoding and decoding. GVS 2XU 444 I/O modules currently include a dual channel HD/SD SDI/HSDL input and output channels. There are mixed format, mixing HD and SD modules, and selection or change at any given time during recording for master or copy.

The use of Fibre Channel RAID storage ensures that the system continues to operate at the speed of 3Gbit/sec., even in the event of the simultaneous failure of any number of the disk drives. In addition, the 2XU 444 VTR offers Dual Fibre Channel connectivity allowing media transfer of 4Gbit or 8Gbit/sec Fibre speed as well as connectivity to a standard SAN storage. The Nomadic1U 12xPro offers an optional 12 external SSD drives.

Having the Dual Fibre Channel provides flexibility for broadcast and video production studios, allowing ingested content to be stored in a centralized location without having to move data in between media servers and offers greater productivity and reliability.

Another key feature of the 90002XU 444 VTR is the ability to edit during ingest, allowing editors to be extremely productive. This is most useful when you have only one chance to take a shot such as during sports and other live events. You can't stop the camera, and you have to film without knowing if you have captured that right shot. With the 90002XU 444 VTR you have the option to do a continual roll, going back and forth on your preview monitor, to ensure that the shots that were taken earlier are acceptable and editing content in real time without having to stop the camera. Offering 10 hours of continual recording, the 90002XU 444 VTR is perfect for capturing sequences for action scenes, documentaries, science, oceanography and more.

Compatibility: GVS 90002XU 444 VTR is designed with the latest technology of the 9000 family product line but uses the same time-proven, robust code base as GVS9000 VTR Product and works out of the box with a large number of 3rd party applications supported by other 9000 systems, including automation, editors, archiving systems, and GVS Application Tools.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for asynchronous playback in 2K in digital cinema with direct attaching to 2K projector, or file transfer and support of FTP, SMB and the Apple® File Sharing Protocol, provide simple, standardized file movement techniques for your production.

By delivering this high level of performance in a fully integrated VTR, GVS 2XU 444 establishes a new line of compact, highest quality, versatile, professional grade, multi-channel Digital Recorders.

Shoot 4K with RED Camera, record the monitor output directly to 2XU 444 HD SDI port and output to HD display in uncompressed 720p/1080p. You can then copy the same shot from RED Camera .r3d files to 2XU 444 RAID drive. Import REDCODE "h" resolution QuickTime proxy file or native .r3d playback, also remotely from Mac or PC you can execute FinalCut Pro, Edit REDCODE media at 4K, 2K resolution 2048x1024 or HD 1080PsF display or projector with crop mark selection.
Other Features: GPIB Trigger • Crash record and Deck control • Scheduled Record • Playlist Scheduling • Advanced Disk Search • Master Slave Link • Simple expansion or removal of internal storage • rugged Field approved unit • Video Media Server • 100% 9000 compatibility • Robust, well-proven architecture • Compact physical size • Playback During Record • Proxy File During Record • Slow-Mo Playback, if you intrested in 3D Stereoscopic video recording and playback refer to GVS9000 2XU 3D VTR.


In/Out Port
42:2 4:4:4 i/p 
SDI Audio 
4:2:2 RAW  
GM2X444X1209 2XUVTR-444S No 2-2
Yes 16 6hrs Yes
GM2X444X1121 2XUVTR-444H Yes 2-2
Yes 16 SAS 12hrs Yes

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