The new Slimline or SL video cache server is a self-contained video or media server for manual or automated ingest, playout and switching workflows. The SL server is configured with different video IO cards and storage options. The SL server models include an embedded headless Clip Manager software service and application which provides and scriptable and automated ingest/record/playout functionality.
The SL server supports both UHD or HD and has been designed for news or sports production and switching. The SL server is ideal for businesses that require a simple and robust media server solution for both manual and automated ingest, playout or a companion for Kula.
The SL servers have been specifically developed for broadcast applications requiring straightforward and robust media management including manual or automated ingest and playout. SL works directly with Kula switchers and within small news production, studio and transmission systems. The SL server uses a combination of optimised hardware, and SAM production proved software for SD, HD and UHD workflows.
The SL Server is a 1RU high server that includes all the hardware, software and video IO in one box. Video IO can be configured for a variety sources and destinations, either SD, HD and UHD. Each video port can be either set to input or output while supporting 16 channels of high-quality audio. The server supports many different frame rates and resolutions that can be completely customised.
The SL server includes a headless Clip Manager that is used to capture/ingest and playout individual or groups of clips. Control is via a REST API or telnet command interface.
Most operations can be completed by either VDCP over RS422, AMP or REST API with supported automation and video switching systems like Kula or Morpheus. The Clip Manager is also used to configure the video ports for input or output and SDI format. Using the embedded FTP server, MOV/MXF pre-recorded clips, and TGA file sequences are transferred in and out the SL server.
The SL server can be configured using different IO cards and storage options either 2, 4 or 8 SDI bidirectional ports and 15, 33 & 100 HD hours of storage. Similarly, the server has an optional IP card, supporting up to four IP streams.
SL 100 2in 2out Configurations
|3G I/P Port||3G O/P Port|
|SL-1U-15H-2IN2OUT||SL-100 1RU HD Server 15hrs Storage 2 In 2 Out SDI||2||2|
|SL-1U-33H-2IN2OUT||SL-100 1RU HD Server 33hrs Storage 2 In 2 Out SDI||2||2|
SL 100 4 Bi-Directional Configurations
|3G BI-DI Port|
|SL-1U-15H-4BIDI||SL-100 1RU HD Server 15hrs Storage 4 SDI Bi-directional SDI||4|
|SL-1U-33H-4BIDI||SL-100 1RU HD Server 33hrs Storage 4 SDI Bi-directional SDI||4|
|SL-1U-100H-4BIDI||SL-100 1RU HD Server 100hrs Storage 4 SDI Bi-directional SDI||4|
SL 100 UHD Configurations
|3G BI-DI Port|
|SL-1U-20UH-2BIDI||SL-100 1RU 2CH UHD 20hrs Storage Bi-directional (2 UHD CH)||2|
|SL-1U-40UH-2BIDI||SL-100 1RU 2CH UHD 40hrs Storage Bi-directional (2 UHD CH)||2|
SL 100 4 Stream IP Configurations
|3G IP Stream 2022-6|
|SL-1U-15H-4IPS||SL-100 1RU HD Server 15hrs Storage 4x IP Streams||4|
|SL-1U-33H-4IPS||SL-100 1RU HD Server 33hrs Storage 4x IP Streams||4|
|SL-1U-100H-4IPS||SL-100 1RU HD Server 100hrs Storage 4x IP Streams||4|
Different IO cards are matched with various storage capacities to suit the needs of capacity vs. budget.
The SL server can use either black burst or tri-level sync references with 50, 59.94 and 60 Hertz references.
The server can be controlled by using RS-422 and VDCP. Control is managed by the Clip Manager software and is set to Automatic control for automation purposes. LTC input is optionally available via an internal header.