Omneon: Products > MediaDeck - mediadeck

By: Omneon  09-12-2011
Keywords: Video Production, high definition, Power Supplies

Built for Realtime Performance

Like the Spectrum line of media servers, Omneon MediaDeck is built to satisfy the demanding reliability and performance requirements of on-air broadcast operations. Unlike media servers that rely on PC computing platforms and operating systems such as Windows, the Omneon MediaDeck system is engineered to satisfy the highly focused needs of realtime video recording and playback for demanding broadcast and video production facilities. To enhance reliability, the operating system resides in flash memory, ensuring rapid boot-up and eliminating the risks associated with system drive failures. MediaDeck includes eight hot-swappable enterprise-class SATA disk drives for content storage. The use of dual-parity RAID ensures that the system continues to operate even in the event of simultaneous failure of any two disk drives. Video I/O modules and redundant power supplies can be hot-swapped for uninterrupted operation.

Cost Effective

Omneon MediaDeck supports up to six channels of standard-definition video I/O at up to 50 Mbps, or up to four channels of high-definition video I/O at up to 100 Mbps, while simultaneously handling IP-based file transfer traffic in and out of the system. By delivering this high level of performance in a fully integrated system, Omneon MediaDeck establishes a new price-per-channel benchmark for professional-grade multichannel media servers.

Drop-in Compatibility

Omneon MediaDeck uses the same time-proven, robust code base as Omneon Spectrum media servers, allowing it to work out of the box with all applications supported by Spectrum systems, including automation software, editors, archiving systems, Omneon MediaTools and others.
MediaDeck uses a standard implementation of high-speed Gigabit Ethernet for asynchronous file transfer and support of FTP, SMB and the Apple® Filing Protocol, providing simple, standardized file movement.

Video Format Flexibility

Omneon MediaDeck provides mounting space and power for up to two independent I/O modules for video encoding and decoding. Omneon MediaDeck I/O modules include several types of SD and SD/HD units. The system supports any combination of these I/O modules for maximum flexibility, including mixing HD and SD modules in the same MediaDeck.

Full Flexibility With MediaDeck Modules

MediaDeck Modules (MDMs) are slide-in units that provide video and audio encoding and decoding.  A variety of MediaDeck Modules are available.

HIGH DEFINITION  MEDIADECK MODULES
HD Record/Playback
Model Formats Channels Features
MDM-5321
  • HD MPEG-2 Long GOP from 18 to 85 Mbps
  • HD MPEG-2 I-frame from 50 to 100 Mbps
  • Includes SD support identical to MediaPort 5200 (see below)
  • Two HD/SD-SDI play/record channels
  • User-selectable chroma and horizontal sample rate
  • Supports both embedded and separate audio
  • Includes simultaneous generation of low-resolution proxy streams during recording
  • Supports scrub audio during off-speed play
  • Supports both embedded and separate audio
HD Playback
Model Formats Channels Features
MDM-5501
  • HD/SD MPEG-2 Long GOP
  • HD/SD MPEG-2 I-frame
  • SD IMX 30/40/50
  • DVCPRO HD
  • DVCPRO 50
  • DV/DVCPRO
  • 2 channels of HD or SD play, with SD up-conversion and HD down-conversion
  • Built-in up- and down-conversion
  • Each channel independent
  • 16 channels of embedded audio per video channel
  • Supports scrub audio during off-speed play
MDM-5401
  • HD/SD MPEG-2 Long GOP
  • HD/SD MPEG-2 I-frame
  • SD IMX 30/40/50
  • DVCPRO HD
  • DVCPRO 50
  • DV/DVCPRO
  • 1 channel HD and SD play, with SD upconversion and HD downconversion
  • Built-in up- and down-conversion
  • Each channel independent
  • 16 channels of embedded audio per video channel
  • Supports scrub audio during off-speed play
  • Seamless back-to-back playout of all supported codecs
  • Upgradeable to 5500 model
STANDARD DEFINITION MEDIADECK MODULES
SD Record/Playback
Model Formats Channels Features
MDM-5221
  • SD MPEG-2 Long GOP
  • SD MPEG-2 I-frame
  • SD IMX 30/40/50
  • 2 channels of SD record/play
  • Upgradable to 5300 HD model
  • Each channel independent
  • 16 channels of embedded audio per video channel
MDM-5001
  • DV 25 and 50
  • MPEG-2 Long GOP and I-frame
  • IMX
  • One channel of play and record, plus two more channels of play per module
  • Supports scrub audio during off-speed play
  • Clips can freely be mixed on the timeline for seamless, frame-accurate back-to-back playback

SystemManager

System configuration and monitoring are handled by the Omneon SystemManager software application, which can be installed on a standard PC.  Once configured, MediaDeck will continue to operate normally even if the SystemManager becomes unavailable for any reason.

Keywords: Broadcast And Video Production, Computing Platforms, Disk Drives, file transfer, gigabit Ethernet, high definition, high-definition video, media servers, Operating Systems, Performance Requirements, Power Supplies, Redundant Power, Redundant Power Supplies, Sata Disk, Video Format, Video Production,

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