MediaServer G

As media content demands increase, so does the need for broadcasters to efficiently and cost effectively deploy new channels in master control. Without sacrificing eye catching graphics the play-to-air chain needs to be simplified reducing the number of physical components, space, power and cooling to add another channel.

Designed with the aim of streamlining operations for master control operators, the MSV-G provides an integrated broadcast server solution with rich branding capabilities, DVE and video routing enabling switching between live feeds and the server’s playlist outputs. Without compromising on performance, the MSV-G is the ideal server for broadcasters needing channel expansion or disaster recovery.

The MSV-G collapses video server play-out, audio, routing and channel branding into a single integrated software application that runs on a 3RU chassis. The advanced graphics capability is powered by an OpenGL-based 3-dimensional real time rendering engine made up of audio mixer, 4-input video DVE, video mixer, character generator and is enhanced with a GPU card for accelerated graphic processing for real time rendering and play-out of complex scenes.

Channel branding made simple
• Real time 2D and 3D graphics rendering
• Support 4 branding channels with advanced scheduling and live inputs
• Closed Captioning & Subtitles
• Support 16 audio channels and loudness control
• Support both SD & HD
• Support SMPTE 2020 metadata handling
• Support IP streaming

Easy to use and efficient workflow
• Customizable user interface
• Last-minute playlist changes by relative time code rather than absolute time of day
• Template-based real time interactive graphic effects
• Industry standard OpenGL-based graphics processing with professional 3D graphics rendering card
• Populate real time data into the graphic’s template from databases or file base during playout

Integral component in tapeless broadcast
• Stream-through with the XOR UML series or XOR CloudAqua
• Communicates with third-party applications such as customer-preferred automation, including XOR MediaController, for both branding and playback, through IP or RS422 interface.

High reliability
• RAID 6 protection against two-drive failure
• Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
• Flash SSD boot disk for high-speed booting and extra reliability
• Support 24 x 7 operation

Multi-layers & Multi-format

• Almost unlimited number of layers of station/channel/program logos (still/animated), text crawls, clock and ticker
• Multi-layer logo and clock with timed, controlled, and triggered mode
• Multi-format time-based animation, video and image, DVE play-out

3D Graphic

• Import of 3D modelling such as 3D MAX, Maya, SoftImage, and editing of attributes like lighting, texture and materials
• Dazzling 3D particle effects, variant dynamic plasma background generator

DVE

• 4 layers of 2D and 3D DVE
• Automated or manual control of DVEs
• 10-bit processing and sub-pixel motion and scaling

Animation
• Animated and dynamic key frames based on the line of time
• Support change of 2D and 3D model spatial positions
• User defined object’s moving mode and 3D spatial moving direction

Audio mixing
• 16 channel audio mixing into the output with program level adjustment

Audio specifications
• Supported formats:PCM, MPEG lay II, AES, Dolby E, Dolyby D /AC-3
• Up to 8 AES pairs per video channel (SMPTE 302M)
• Up to 4 AES pairs with IMX/D10
• Up to 4 MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio
• Data pass-through including Dolby E and AC-3
• 48 KHz audio sampling
• 16, 20, or 24-bit audio quantization

Hardware specifications
• 3RU server chassis
• Service disk: 128GB flash SSD
• Power supplies: 1+1 redundant, hot-swappable, range: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
• Network: 2 Gigabit Network ports, RJ45 connectors, FTP for file transfer
• Dimensions: 5.2” H x 17.2” W x 25.5” D

Video storage options
• No internal storage – use UML as storage
• With 8 x 1TB/2TB HDD or 300G SDD
• With 16 x 1TB/2TB HDD or 300G SDD
* HDD/SDD storage in RAID6 protection and hot-swappable