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MediaServer 20000

Video Server, Still Store, Audio Clip store, multimedia on-air presentation and Digital Video Editing System, All-in-One! PC Based, Open Architecture, Expandable

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Complete System available in desktop, tower, or 1RU/3RU rack mount cases.


Media Server 20000

The Media Server 2000 is a complete video solution for the video professional or broadcaster. The PCI based NTSC video i/o board provides a cross-platform, open system solution for professional desktop nonlinear editing and multimedia authoring. The Media Server 2000 supports NTSC and PAL Video standards and lets you capture, edit and playback full-motion, full-resolution digital video with fully synchronized CD or DAT quality audio. The system also has 8 MB of on-board DRAM for quicker processing and its advanced architecture provides incredible processing speed for video and audio effects, titling and compositing capabilities. The system eliminates the need for an expensive animation controller and frame-accurate videotape recorders. It is a cost effective replacement for outdated ¾", VHS, and Hi-8 editing systems, as well as a complete dual channel still store and video clip server.

The Media Server 2000 is a low cost PC based system designed to be a full featured desktop video editing system for use in on-line or off-line broadcast TV facilities and post production houses. As an off-line editor it allows the user full control over all editing components of digital video and the ability to manage video large projects using an intuitive visual graphical interface and a timeline editor. In the on-line mode, the MediaServer 2000 becomes a combination of a dual channel still-store with effects as well as a real-time video clip store. In this mode, the user can quickly assemble a variety of stills and video clips and play them in sequence controlled by time, keyboard, mouse, or GPI input trigger. The Media Server 2000 is a perfect addition to a TV facility for providing video, audio, animation, and stills on demand in such live situations as a TV newscast.

The virtual Digital Video Disk Recorder (DVCR) does real-time Digital Video capture and playback of composite RS-170A and Y/C Component video including a synchronous CD quality stereo soundtrack. The video frame grabber utility allows capture of still video frames, and export as files in several formats Full software video controls, including H/SC genlock phasing, pass-through bandwidth, pre-emphasis, gamma correction, filtering and many others provides adaptivity to even the most diverse video applications.

The Media Server 2000 offers Professional Non-Linear Desktop Video Editing functionality in a high-performance, low-cost desktop configuration. With a 800 MHz Pentium III™ processor, the Media Server 2000 offers excellent processing performance for fast digital video effects and video editing applications, combining power and specifications to offer video and high-performance processing in a single unit.

PC Open Architecture allows you full control over system expansion

For the Media Server 2000, one PCI, one shared PCI/ISA, and two ISA slots are available for further system expansion. The Media Server 2000 comes with a 40 GB system/graphics/Video drive, CD-ROM, and 3.5-inch floppy drive.

Broadcast Professional-quality video

Because the Media Server 2000 operates in a completely digital environment, you can master an unlimited number of first-generation tape copies. The Media Server 2000 captures video at full-motion, full-frame rates (50 fields/sec - PAL, 60 fields/sec - NTSC) with CD-quality digitized audio at 16-bit resolution (at 44.1KHz or 48KHz sampling rates). Because both fields of video are processed, there is no loss of video resolution. All audio and video processing is done by on-board DSP's which assure you of perfectly synchronized sound and images. Video input and output is fully RS-170A compliant.

Live video capture/playback

The Media Server 2000 captures both audio and video in real time to the A/V hard drive. The data is captured to a standard Windows Audio Video Interleave (AVI) file using motion-JPEG compression. And because capture/compression is a one-step process, intermediate conversions are not required. The Media Server 2000 plays captured audio and video in real time, directly from the A/V hard drive.

In addition, you can grab individual images, based on a single video frame or field, from a captured video sequence. Multiple video clips can be edited or trimmed with single-frame accuracy.

Standard Hardware and Software Features


  • Mid Tower or Desktop Chassis, optional Standard 19" rack mount case
  • 800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor (optional 1000 mhz)
  • AGP buss RAGE 3D SVGA video card for hi-speed video effects
  • 128 MB of EDO system memory with 512 KB burst mode secondary cache
  • 40 GB IDE system disk drive and Audio/Video hard drive standard
  • 3.5-inch, 1.44 MB floppy disk drive and 24X SCSI-2 CD-ROM drive
  • Digital 32 bit audio I/O board set with stereo audio line level input/output jacks
  • S-Video cable and composite video input and output with video keyer
  • 104 Key Windows Compatible Keyboard, and Microsoft Mouse
  • GPI trigger input
  • S-Video Y/C (mini Din) and Composite RS-170A input and output jacks
  • 100 mb/sec PCI Network card
  • 17" SVGA monitor
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2 fully installed


  • SCALA InfoChannel Designer Multimedia on-air presentation system. This program provides on-air control of all multimedia functions, including efffects. Can be controlled via GPI trigger, keyboard or mouse input.
    mm200.gif (13892 bytes) Timeline event control, effects control, and content control can all be done from the main screen while forward, reverse, and skip controls can be done via GPI or remote serial RS232. ICD200 is an all-in-one package that performs the functions of a character generator, still-store, video store, and audio clip player all in one.

  • MGI Video Wave Video Editing Package. interface

    Elegantly engineered for unprecedented ease of use, MGI VideoWave will do more than let you produce top quality videos. It will change the way you picture your world.

    MGI VideoWave lets you capture video and audio with the simple click of a button. Once on your PC, video clips can be edited, enhanced, and assembled using VideoWave's digital video production and special effects tools.

  • Media Center for cataloging and locating stills, audio, and video clips. Includes powerful search capabilities, thumbnail and full-screen image preview, and ability to print thumbnail catalogs in color or black and white.
  • Paint Shop Pro 7 for doing photo touch up, titling, re-sizing, cut, crop, paste, and matte operations, and most freehand and graphic paint operations required to prepare broadcast stills. Includes import and export support for virtually any file format, including BMP, GIF, TGA, TIF, RLE, IMG, JPG, and many others. Also includes special effects such as glows, emboss, sepia, and 31 other digital images filters and image manipulation tools. Works with all TrueType Fonts for unlimited font style capability.
  • TrueType Font Pack is a CD-ROM containing hundreds of TrueType fonts, allowing you to match any titling done with Paint Shop Pro to your existing on-air look and font style. Thousands of other fonts are available from many suppliers

Software and Hardware Options

  • Rack mount, Desktop, or Tower case
  • MPEG 2 and plus DVD video playback card for on air playback

MediaServer 2000 Benefits

  • Open architecture in both hardware and software. There are no proprietary hardware or software systems that hinder expansion. Most any hardware or software upgrades available for the PC can be used with the system. Faster processors, more memory, extra hard drives, 3D Animation software, and many other upgrades are available via the open market.
  • Captures stills, audio, and video in real time directly to the A/V hard disk in 24 bit
  • 16-bit CD/DAT-quality stereo audio simultaneously captured and synchronized to video
  • Provides a single hardware solution for generating video that conforms to both NTSC (U.S.) and PAL (European) video standards
  • Generates full-frame video with both video fields, resulting in professional-quality video, smooth motion, and no loss of video information during data capture or playback
    • NTSC: 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames per second (60 fields per second)
    • PAL: 768 x 576 pixels at 25 frames per second (50 fields per second)
    • Optional- CCIR-601 720x486 Component Betacam and MII support via field upgrade
  • Produces true-color conversion (YUV 4:2:2) for optimal image quality
  • Software adjustable video coring, pre-emphasis, notch filtering, and gamma correction for input and output video.
  • Provides composite (RS-170A) and S-video (Y/C) input/output ports for format flexibility and the ability to interface with a variety of video equipment
  • Uses Real-time MPEG1/2 compression & decompression technology for the industry's highest quality image compression
  • The capture software offers variable compression ratios so users can choose between optimal image quality (low ratios) or longer capture times
  • All Video preview, capture, playback, and editing can be done with the onscreen SVGA monitor. An external NTSC/RGB Monitor is not required. Providing Video-in-a-Window on your desktop and Video-out-a-Window for sending full-screen video to tape, live, or air
  • Full-compliance with all Microsoft® Video for Windows (VFW) 32-bit applications
  • Genlock via separate sync input or to video source, which allows the MediaServer 2000 output to synchronize with existing video production equipment. Includes software for genlock H/SC studio phasing control.
  • Includes all audio-video input/output cables Video is BNC, audio is RCA

Media Server 20000 Hardware options

  • Additional MediaServer 2000 workstations and a 100 megabit/sec hi-speed Ethernet network to interconnect them. Allows video to be edited in other edit suites, such as News, and transferred to the MediaServer 2000 Server for on-air sequencing and playback
  • Video Pro Upgrade - module designed to add support for analog Component Video (GBRS and Y,R-Y,B-Y) in addition to standard Composite and Y/C (S-video) video and audio input/output. Also provides CCIR 601 video input/output resolutions: 720 x 486 (NTSC) and 720 x 576 (PAL)
  • 256/512 mb EDO system memory expansion, for large editing projects
  • 1000 MHz Pentium III processor or Pentium 4 at 1.5 Ghz
  • Dual Pentium II processors and motherboard, in single and dual processor configurations. Faster processors improve editing time dramatically, especially when doing 3D effects. Requires Windows NT workstation.
  • External RAID drive arrays for many minutes to hours of extra video storage or playback
  • Recommended for viewing of edited video - a 13-inch video presentation monitor to be purchased separately, such as the Sony PVM1354Q monitor
  • Customized specifications available. Please ask sales person for assistance in configuring.



DESCRIPTION             PRICE    
MEDIA-20000 Server       $3990.00
1 RU Rack mount option   $300
3 RU Rack mount option   $400
1000 mHz Pentium  III     $200     
1.5 Ghz Pentium 4          $350        
Custom configurations on request

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Last modified: March 07, 2016