EDIUS HD Storm utilising the HD Storm, a single PCI Express form factor board and packaged with a full version of the latest EDIUS editing software, HDSTORM allows you to work with HDMI inputs and outputs and has a Canopus HQ hardware codec built-in for optimized, CPU-free capture and export of files.M HDMI-based Editing. As well as the Blackmagic Design Mini Converters Broadcast Converter Bi-directional converter with SDI, HDMI and Analogue connections all working on a Hewlett Packard HP-8600 workstation
A single PCI Express form factor board and packaged with a full version of the latest EDIUS editing software, HDSTORM allows you to work with HDMI inputs and outputs and has a Canopus HQ hardware codec built-in for optimized, CPU-free capture and export of files.
HDSTORM empowers you with constantly synched, full-resolution preview of effects and content directly from the EDIUS timeline. The power of having the Canopus HQ codec on-board means you wont be restricted by CPU speeds or workstation limitations when ingesting or creating high-quality Canopus HQ AVI files for editing. Keeping the compression processing separate from your CPU brings new reliability and system performance to the editing and effects creation environment.
Working as a perfect combination of software and hardware, HDSTORM can handle any mix of HD and SD video content; unlimited video, audio, title, and graphics layers; and any combination of real-time effects.
If you are still making the transition to an all-digital, high-definition workflow, you can purchase the optional HDSTORM Bay (see opposite) at any time, to add a comprehensive set of analog inputs and outputs.
The HDSTORM Bay is included as standard with the full HDSTORM Plus package.
Onboard Canopus HQ Codec Chip Capture and Encode with the Best
Already a prominent part of the EDIUS software legacy, the Canopus HQ codec offers supreme visual quality without the excessive hard disk storage costs normally associated with HD video ingest. With HDSTORM, you can be assured that the HD video content you output from your HD sources will be perfectly preserved, ready for you to either edit, author to DVD or Blu-ray, or store for later usage. Because the input quality is so clean, subsequent conversions to other distribution formats such as mobile phones or the Web are cleaner too.
Minimum System Requirements
HDSTORM is capable of editing both SD and HD content in real time, however the system requirements for real-time HD editing are significantly higher than for SD editing. The requirements shown here are for real-time HD editing.
- Intel or AMD 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 slot
- 800 MB free disk space
- DVD-ROM drive for software installation
- ATA100/7200 rpm or faster hard disk, capable of sustaining at least 20 MB/sec data transfer. A RAID stripe set of two or more hard disk drives is required for multiple HD stream output
- Graphics card with at least 256 MB of graphics memory (512 MB recommended) with support for PixelShader Model 3.0 or later(i.e. DX9-based)
- One free 5.25-inch mounting bay (required if using the HDSTORM Bay)
- Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional (32-bit, Service Pack 2 or later), or Windows Vista (32-bit**, Service Pack 1 or later)
- One free USB (1.1 or higher) port for security key
** Windows Vista 64-bit driver support for HDSTORM is anticipated to be announced Q1 2009
The Perfect Transitional Tool
An optional (5.25-inch) bay is also available (included as standard with HDSTORM
Plus). The bay not only features additional connectors for HDMI devices, but also input and output connectors for analog HD/SD component, S-Video, composite, and unbalanced audio; this helps those still working in analog to make the transition to digital and HD production.