Video Technics Introduces Apella HDX, SDX Video Servers

Video Technics presents two new video servers in the Apella Media family, the SDX for standard definition and HDX for high definition at NAB. Both servers offer embedded asset management, automated ingest and play-out, and simultaneous analog/digital I/O.

The Apella HDX video server supports NTSC, PAL and HD standards with one or two multirate HD/SD SDI video inputs and one or two multirate HD/SD SDI video outputs. Each HD-SDI output provides real-time downscaling from HD to SD with center cut output as a separate SDI and analog component or Y/C or CVBS signal. For each video stream, the server supplies 2-in/6-out unbalanced AES/EBU audio channels, eight SDI embedded audio I/O channels, and 2-in/6-out balanced analog audio channels.

The Apella SDX video server supports NTSC and PAL video standards with a choice of one or two SDI, Y/C, component or CVBS inputs, and two or four SDI, Y/C, component or CVBS outputs per server chassis. Each video stream offers eight SDI embedded audio I/O channels, 2-in/4-out unbalanced AES/EBU, and 2-in/4-out balanced analog audio channels.

Networking Apella servers together can provide almost unlimited channel I/O and full redundancy with a VT centralized database server and VT network attached storage. Each server is protected with local media and metadata caching. The Apella Media Server Family provides native codec support in HD and SD: MPEG-2 I-frame, MPEG-2 IBP, DVCPRO HD, MPEG HD, HDV 1080i, HDV 720p (JVC ProHD), IMX, DVCPRO50, DV, DVCPRO and DVCAM.

Video Technics is at Booth SU9227.