Velocity ESX™ is a full-featured, HD/SD, high-resolution news, sports and production editing solution for the NEXIO® shared storage system. The editor operates directly on shared storage, utilizing the robust NEXIO architecture and a powerful user interface.
Velocity ESX can start editing HD and SD media the moment ingest begins, while the Harris Edit and Media ID technology delivers the industry’s quickest way to minimize time and re-rendering between content access and air.
Format flexibility allows the use of all common file types in their native form, as well as intelligent import to the NEXIO SAN environment. Output to the web and mobile devices in a variety of formats is intuitively integrated as part of the high-resolution output. The system also integrates fully with newsroom computer systems such as AP ENPS® and Avid iNEWS®, enabling a truly collaborative newsroom environment.
Video Transitions and Effects
The Velocity ESX user interface provides access to a comprehensive editing and effects tool set. Real-time keyframeable effects such as PIP and color correction, the ability to employ mixed resolutions and aspect ratios on the same timeline, and essential audio controls are all included.
The interface is completely customizable, with a broad range of user options for increasing productivity, including user-definable hot keys, flexible window layouts and an optional external jog/shuttle controller.
This flexibility makes Velocity ESX an ideal choice for news operations that require newsroom computer system (NRCS) integration and the fastest time to air; sports applications that need highlight editing and slow-motion server output; and production environments that demand advanced editing tools along with true shared storage.
Using sophisticated software codecs with CPU and GPU processing, Velocity ESX integrates seamlessly with NEXIO AMP® and NEXIO Volt™ servers via gigabit Ethernet or Fibre Channel. Multiple Velocity ESX editors can reside on the SAN, creating a completely interactive, shared storage environment.
Velocity ESX is part of the comprehensive NewsForce™ HD/SD news platform, as well as the NEXIO Global Proxy low-resolution system. The editor is available either as a hardware-based turnkey system or software only.
Velocity ESX offers the foremost support of file-based acquisition formats including AVCHD, JVC ProHD 35Mb/s and Ikegami GFCAM. Purpose-built P2, XDCAM and XDCAM EX viewers allow browsing of native media and metadata directly off of the recording medium. Edit-in-place with high-resolution or proxy editors can be performed immediately with no file conversion or localization. Edited clips can then be imported for inclusion as shared media on the NEXIO SAN.. Select MXF metadata can be mapped upon import, allowing this important information to be retained for searching. Archiving content from cell phones and PDAs, as well as other flash-based recording devices, is also supported.
The Velocity ESX editing system’s use of software codecs allows common file formats to be edited natively in place or imported to the NEXIO SAN. Supported file types include AVI, MOV, MXF, MPG, MP4, MTS, MT2S, 3GP, SWF, FLV, F4V, WMV, LXF, MP3, WAV, BMP, JPEG, TIF, TGA, PNG and PSD. Additional support for Avid® DNxHD can be enabled as a software option. This flexibility also includes the ability to mix and match any HD, SD or other content in both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios with complete control over the aspect ratio conversion used. Selectable quality previews can be performed without the need for rendering.
Velocity ESX simplifies and accelerates the output of multiformat material such as Quicktime®, Windows Media®, RealMedia, AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, Flash, 3GP/3G2, and Apple® iPod®/iPhone®. Configured presets allow creation of multiple formats upon output of the ID with a single button click.
Optionally, outputs can be performed through InstantOnline, eliminating any processing from the editor. Writeback to XDCAM®, XDCAM EX and P2® formats is also available.
NEXIO Global Proxy Integration
When used in conjunction with a NEXIO Global Proxy system and the Velocity™ Global Proxy encoder option, Velocity ESX creates a proxy file simultaneous with the output an edit. This allows instant access to the proxy file without burdening the separate NEXIO® PRX Transcoder hardware.
Also, with this option, the Global Proxy MediaBase can be accessed and configured to view proxy media from multiple locations and storage devices. Using further integration with Invenio® Motion and InstantOnline, this content can be retrieved and transferred to the local NEXIO SAN for conforming and output.
Native 64-Bit Application
Velocity ESX uses hardware profile calibration to optimize the software based on the current system configuration. Internally, the software is a native 64-bit application, which gives optimized performance, faster renders, improved real-time capabilities and additional stability.
Bundled Inscriber TitleMotion GS
Velocity ESX includes the latest Inscriber TitleMotion GS character generator, with support for the SCRIBE file format, as well as for the reading of the legacy ICG file format powered by Inscriber G-Scribe™ titling software. TitleMotion GS includes built-in integration with the Connectus® graphics management system, allowing templates, styles, and elements to be shared with the other G-Scribe-based systems.
Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.
|NX1011VESX (-FC /-SDI) Hardware Specifications|
|Mainframe||Dual AMD multi-core 64-bit processors
16 GB ECC RAM
Solid-state 2.5" boot drive
Dual-port 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel host bus adapter (optional)
PCIe SDI Video I/O card (optional)
Two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports
Single VGA, Dual DVI/Display Port monitor interface
6 USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 4 rear)
PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Gigabit Ethernet to USB adaptor
1/8” audio I/O to USB adaptor
USB custom keyboard
Windows® 7 Professional x64
|Velocity ESX software|
|SD Mode||One SDI BNC 525/625 4:2:2 @ 270 Mb/s (SMPTE 259M)|
|HD Mode||One HD-SDI BNC 1080i/720p 4:2:2 @ 1.48 Gb/s (SMPTE 292M)|
|SD Mode||Two SDI BNC 525/625 4:2:2 @ 270 Mb/s (SMPTE 259M)|
|HD Mode||One HD-SDI BNC 1080i/720p 4:2:2 @ 1.48 Gb/s (SMPTE 292M)
One SDI BNC SDI BNC 525/625 4:2:2 @ 270 Mb/s (SMPTE 259M)
|SD Mode||Bi-level sync support|
|HD Mode||Bi-level or tri-level sync support|
|SD Mode||525 @ 29.97 f/s, 625 @ 25 f/s|
|HD Mode||1080i @ 29.97 f/s and 25 f/s
720p @ 59.94 f/s and 50 f/s
|Channels and Formats||4 pairs embedded per SDI I/O|
|Inputs||1 BNC (SDI embedded)
1 pair ¼” unbalanced (AES/EBU)
|Outputs||2 BNC (SDI embedded)
3 pair ¼” unbalanced (AES/EBU)
|Processing and Storage||16-, 20- or 24-bit PCM, 48 kHz|
|Compressed Audio||Dolby® Digital (AC-3) and Dolby® E pass-through|
|Options||Fibre Channel storage with 8 or 16 drives per chassis; up to 192 drives
(300 GB or 600 GB) per NEXIO shared storage system
Fibre Channel storage with up to 384 drives (300 GB or 600 GB) per NEXIO shared storage system using Intrinsic Mirroring™
|NEXIO Farad storage|
|Interface||Dual-port, redundant Ethernet via NEXIO Media Host system architecture
Dual-port, redundant 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel optical connectivity (optional)
|MPEG-2 I-Frame||4:2:0 (4 to 15 Mb/s)
4:2:2 (10 to 50 Mb/s)
|MPEG-2 Long-GOP||4:2:0 (4 to 15 Mb/s)
4:2:2 (10 to 50 Mb/s)
|IMX||30, 40 and 50 Mb/s|
|DV||DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCAM (625 only)|
|H.264*||4:2:0 (.5-5 Mb/s)
4:2:2 (1-8 Mb/s)
*Not available through baseband encoding
|MPEG-2 I-Frame||4:2:0 (50, 80 and 100 Mb/s)
4:2:2 (50, 70, 80, 100, 120 and 150 Mb/s)
|MPEG-2 Long-GOP||4:2:0 (50, 60, 70 and 80 Mb/s)
4:2:2 (50, 70 and 80 Mb/s)
|XDCAM HD||35 and 50 Mb/s|
|XDCAM EX||35 Mb/s|
|DVCPRO HD||100 Mb/s|
|AVC-Intra*||50 and 100 Mb/s|
|H.264*||4:2:0 (2-26 Mb/s)
4:2:2 (16-26 Mb/s)
|DNxHD* (optional)||120, 145 Mb/s (NTSC) 180 and 220 Mb/s (PAL) 8 and 10-bit (decode only)
*Not available through baseband encoding
|Remote Serial Interface|
|Input/Output||One RS-422 port, 9-pin|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||1.7 x 17.2 x 23.5 in (4.3 x 43.7 x 59.7 cm)|
|Weight||30 lbs (14 kg)|
|Power Supply||Dual redundant, hot-swappable|
|Voltage||100 to 240 VAC|
|Current||8 to 4 A|
|Frequency||60 to 50 Hz|
|Total DC Output||650 W|
|Idle Consumption||144 W @ 240 V, 156 W @ 120 V|
|Peak Consumption||264 W @ 240 V, 296 W @ 120 V|
|Operating Temperature||50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)|
|Non-operating Temperature||-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)|
|Operating Relative Humidity||8% to 90% RH and non-condensing|
|Non-operating Relative Humidity||5% to 95% RH and non-condensing|
|Operating Altitude||10,000 ft (3,048 m) @ 77° F (25° C)|
|Software only (NXA1000VESX)|
|Minimum System Specifications||Intel™ XEON Quad Core Processor (2.4GHz, 12MB L3 Cache) or,
Intel™ Core® i7 Quad Core Processor (2.8GHz, 8MB L2 Cache) or,
AMD Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
16GB ECC RAM
NVIDIA Quadro 2000 1GB Graphics Card @ 1440x900 (WSXGA or WXGA+)
200GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA, SATA, SAS, or SSD Hard Drive
Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports (Intel NIC)
2x USB 2.0 Ports (IEEE1394 optional)
48 K 16 bit soundcard
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition or Windows 7 Professional x64
|NX1011VESX||Velocity ESX hardware-based turnkey editing system|
|NX1011VESX-FC||Velocity ESX hardware-based turnkey editing system with Fibre Channel|
|NX1011VESX-SDI||Velocity ESX hardware-based turnkey editing system with I/O|
|NXA1000VESX||Velocity ESX software-only editor|
|NXA-VEL-UPG2||Velocity version 2.X upgrade|
|NXA-VEL-GPRXE||Velocity Global Proxy encoder option|
|NXA-VEL-BMIO||Velocity Blackmagic ingest software option|
|NX-VEL-DNxHD||Velocity DNxHD software codec option|
|NX-VEL-3D||Velocity stereoscopic 3D software option|
|NXEC400||External edit controller|
|NXFAD||External fader controller|