NAB 2019

NAB 2019: Slomo.tv Launches Next Version of 4K Fulcrum AT/12G Video Production, SuperMotion Replay Server

Slomo.tv (booth SL3829) will launch its second-generation Fulcrum AT/12G 4K instant replay server. Representing one of Slomo.tv’s most advanced replay server systems, this new version of Slomo-tv’s flagship 4K platform offers broadcast production companies 10 channels in replay mode at 4K resolution and up to 16 channels in replay mode for 3G/HD/SD. Highlighting its cost-efficiency, the company is offering Fulcrum for USD $60,000 during April 2019.

The compact 4K server system enables advanced slow motion and instant replay capabilities as well as direct recording of NLE Native video files for editing ‘on site’. Search is available on all recorded channels simultaneously with recording and playing back of two channels with transition effects. The automatic creation of clips during instant replays is a Slomo.tv proprietary feature, which allows the operator to quickly create highlights/summary packages while working in instant replay mode.

“First introduced at NAB 2018, 4K Fulcrum AT/12G has been installed at multiple customer sites and following user requests, we decided to expand set of features even further,” comments Igor Vitiorets, CTO at Slomo.tv. “The second generation of Fulcrum AT/12G is even more powerful, since it supports more channels and 3 super-slomo cameras. However, it is still very affordable”.

Fulcrum AT/12G features include:

  • Unique 4Record+4Search+2Play channel combination working with 4K video with extended capability for 3G/HD video 6Record+6Search+2Play or 7Record+7Search+2Play, but with only one physical SDI output.
  • Universal 12G/3G/HD/SD SDI video interface
  • Support of 4K/3G/HD/1280p formats
  • Simultaneous access to all recorded channels and two play channels with transition.
  • Proprietary DMR technology enables recording of up to 8 channels with ProRes/AVID DNxHD/XDCAM50/DVCProHD/AVC Intra 100 codecs into NLE native files formats. As such it mitigates content export. For 4K resolution, 3 channels can be recorded using DMR™ technology with ProRes codec.
  • The video material is directly recorded on standard 3.5″ SATA hard drives ToolLess/TrayLess installed in 4 DMR™ Racks located on the front panel or on a network attached storage system connected via 10GbE local network.
  • DMR technology provides simultaneous recording of both full resolution video files and SD Proxy files, which significantly increases the speed and comfort of editing and MXF XDCAM50 – growing file support.
  • An increase in the number of channels allowed having SuperMo option. One server Fulcrum AT/12G processes the video signal from three 2x SuperMotion or two 3x SuperMotion cameras.
  • Fulcrum offers a broad set of broadcast options and features: SuperMo, ExtraMo, and HyperMo cameras support, 10 GbE replay networking, multi-channel DMR™ ProRes, DNxHD, XDCAM50, AVC-100, XAVC, H264 recording, and telestrator.
  • Integrated SSD storage capacity of 133 hours of HD video, which can be increased by a factor of four.
  • Four embedded 3.5″ DMR racks for SATA hard disks.
  • Fulcrum is compact and lightweight 4U – 56 cm and 18.5 kg form factor making it ideal for fly-away and OB environments.

A built-in Multiviewer features five basic configurations of different numbers of video feeds – displaying video inputs, search channels, and system video outputs. Developed specifically for cramped production environments where space-saving is at a premium, a MultiSkin function allows the operator to use one monitor to display different interfaces: the main GUI interface, Multiviewer or Game Analyzer (telestrator).

Together with several SSD technology developers, Slomo.tv has developed the capability of recording and storing high-quality video with SSD technology. The use of SSD storage facilitates a number of advanced features on Slomo.tv servers – search on all channels, recording uncompressed full-resolution video signals, large built-in storage capacity, lightweight servers, and the ability to operate in harsh conditions including high vibration levels.

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