Velocity XNG™ is a software-based HD and SD field editor designed for use on a laptop. It is a member of the NewsForce™ family of Velocity™ editors, all of which deliver exceptionally fast completion to air. Utilizing powerful software codecs and effects processing, Velocity XNG allows operators to complete their edits using the full-featured user interface. Concise audio controls, numerous transitions and advanced video effects are all available and easy to use.
Video Transitions and Effects
Velocity XNG users working remotely can use newly ingested field material or local copies of content previously pulled from the NEXIO® SAN. The finished edit can be sent back to the newsroom over a remote IP connection or transferred directly onto the SAN at the facility.
Velocity XNG can also be used with select third-party FireWire® I/O devices, allowing baseband input and output in a variety of formats. Also, full-screen video and audio output to HDMI or display port-connected devices allows for simple, cost-effective monitoring and playout. Intelligent playout eliminates any rendering for cuts-only edits maintained in the native format. This workflow ensures compatibility with existing remote infrastructures utilizing standard SDI microwave links.
Whether editing DV, HDV, AVCHD, P2®, XDCAM®, HD or SD, Velocity XNG handles all formats on the same timeline. Complete control is available for up/down/cross conversion with aspect ratio adjustments. Fully MOS-compliant, the system integrates with all popular newsroom computer systems, including AP ENPS® and Avid iNEWS®. This sophisticated integration enables journalists to tie rundowns and scripts to finished edits, and time shots and voiceovers to the read rates of presenters. Velocity XNG is the ideal system for remote newsgathering and field editing applications.
Velocity XNG offers the foremost support of file-based acquisition formats including JVC ProHD 35 Mb/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 clips 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 and archiving. Content from cell phones and PDAs, such as Apple® iPhone®, as well as other Flash-based recording devices, is also supported.
The Velocity XNG field editor’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, M2TS, 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 XNG 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 iPod®/iPhone. Configured presets allow creation of multiple formats upon output of the ID with a single button click. Optionally, outputs can be conformed 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 XNG creates a proxy file simultaneous with the output Edit ID. This allows instant access to the proxy file without burdening a separate global proxy transcoder server. Also, with this option, the global proxy MediaBase can be accessed and configured to view proxy media from multiple locations and storage devices. Via further integration with Invenio® Motion and Instant Online, this content can be retrieved and transferred to the local NEXIO SAN for conforming and output.
Native 64-Bit Application
Velocity XNG 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 when used in conjunction with a 64-bit operating system.
Bundled Inscriber® TitleMotion® GS
Velocity XNG includes the latest Inscriber TitleMotion™ GS character generator, with support of the SCRIBE file format, as well as 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 other Inscriber G-Scribe-based systems.
Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.
|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)
|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)
|Minimum System Requirements|
Intel™ Core® i7 Quad Core Processor (2.2GHz, 6MB L2 Cache) or,
AMD Quad Core Processor (2.2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
NVIDIA Quadro 1000M 2GB Graphics Card @ 1440x900 (WSXGA or WXGA+)
200GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA, SATA, SAS, or SSD Hard Drive
Gigabit Ethernet Port
2x USB 2.0 Ports (IEEE1394 optional)
48K 16 bit soundcard
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition or Windows 7 Professional x64
|NXA1000XNGES||Velocity XNG software-only field editor|
|NXA-VEL-UP2||Velocity version 2.X upgrade|
|NXA-VEL-GPRXE||Velocity global proxy encoder option|
|NX-VEL-DNxHD||Velocity DNxHD software codec option|
|NXEC400||External edit controller|
|NXFAD||External fader controller|