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HD/SD-SDI-Based Editing with HDMI Monitoring Output
Our Storm 3G hardware is a premium, high-powered solution for multi-format editing—one that supports SDI-based editing and tapeless workflows and the ability to preview projects in real time, using affordable HDMI monitors. Based on the PCI Express form factor, it includes our EDIUS nonlinear editing software, HD-SDI inputs and outputs, an HDMI video output for full-resolution, real-time preview monitoring, and embedded HDMI audio for high-quality audio monitoring.

Among the features of the Storm 3G solution are timecode input and output for accurate editing from field logs, reference input support for blackburst and tri-level sync, machine control for external VTR ingest, and optional VTR emulation software that lets you control an EDIUS editor like a VTR for direct playout from the workstation.

Storm 3G also empowers you with a constantly-synched, full-resolution preview of effects and content directly from the EDIUS timeline.

As for the Storm 3G board, it can handle any mix of high- and standard-definition (HD and SD) video content; unlimited video, audio, title, and graphics layers; and any combination of real-time effects. It also offers real-time, full-resolution, full-quality HD and SD video output.

  • HD/SD-SDI input and output with embedded audio and timecode
  • HDMI output for full-resolution, real-time monitoring from the included EDIUS NLE software
  • Embedded HDMI audio output for high-quality audio monitoring
  • Video and audio output stays perfectly in sync, with editing windows for accurate editing and trimming
  • Reference input supports blackburst or tri-level sync
  • RS-422 master or slave machine-control support*
  • Edit any mix of SD and HD resolution video content together in real time
  • Works with many different native video formats, including DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed, and more
  • Real-time SD/HD resolution, aspect-ratio and frame-rate conversion and output, including 16:9-to-4:3 and NTSC-to-PAL
  • New GPU-accelerated 3D transitions
  • Real-time editing performance increases as CPU power increases
  • Supports newer file-based formats, including Infinity™ JPEG 2000, XDCAM and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra), and GFCam
  • Compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems

* Slave functions require the EDIUS VTR Emulation option, available separately

Bus Interface
PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane

Video Formats (Output) (mini HDMI)

  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1280x720p59.94
  • 720x480i59.94
  • 720x576i50
  • 720x480p59.94
  • 720x576p50

Video Formats (Input/Output) (HD/SD-SDI)

  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1920x1080psF23.98/24/25/29.97
  • 1280x720p59.94
  • 720x486i59.94
  • 720x576i50

Video Output Connector

    • Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
    • Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
    • Timecode : LTC/VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
  • Mini HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported)
    • Video: YCbCr4:2:2 or RGB4:4:4 (8-bit)
    • Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24-bit/48 kHz)

Video Input Connector

    • Video: SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
    • Audio : SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
    • Timecode : VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)

Audio Formats
LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit

Audio Output Connectors

  • Mini HDMI LPCM 8-channel
  • HD/SD-SDI embedded audio

Reference Input
BNC: Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync

Machine Control
9-pin D-Sub: RS-422A (Master/Slave*)

Power Requirements
+12V: 1.6A, +3.3V: 0.5A

Physical Dimensions
111.15x167.65 mm (4.375x6.600") (HxW)

Regulatory Compliance

Minimum System Requirements

  • 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 bus slot
  • 800 MB or more space required for software installation
  • Drive with ATA100/7,200 rpm or faster capable of sustaining at least 20 MB/s data transfer:
    • Available hard disk space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
    • A RAID stripe set of two or more hard disk drives is required for multiple HD stream output
  • A graphics card with at least 256 MB of graphics memory (512 MB recommended) with support for Direct3D 9.0c or later, and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required (PixelShader Model 4.0 or later recommended)
  • Sound card with WDM driver support required
  • DVD-ROM drive is required for software installation. For writing onto DVD or Blu-ray disc, a compatible drive is required.
  • Free USB port (1.1 or higher) is required for security key
  • Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional (SP3 or later, 32-bit)
  • Windows Vista (SP1 or later, 32-bit or 64-bit), including the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Ultimate

* Slave functions require the EDIUS VTR Emulation option, available separately

  • Storm 3G (HTX-E1) PCI Express x4 bus card
  • EDIUS software installation disc set (DVD-ROM)
  • EDIUS QuickStart guide

Data Sheet
STORM 3G: HD & SD Multiformat Editing Data Sheet