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Apella HDS

Apella HDS


Apella HDS Product Info


Apella HDS is a multi-channel and multi-format media server that supports a mixed database of DV and MPEG-2 files. Specifically engineered to perform reliably in a wide variety of applications, this feature-packed Apella media server provides up to four ingest channels and four playout channels that can be configured as four video or two video + key.

altThe compact 3RU chassis features front-loading hot-swappable drive bays that comes standard with 8TB raw internal storage with several RAID protection configurations. Virtually unlimited channel I/O can be implemented simply by networking Apella servers together. Extensive native codec technology, DVCPRO HD, and MPEG-2 up to 300Mb/s, and support for mixed AVI, MOV, and MXF file types, allows media files in the VT database – regardless of SD/HD standard, compression format, or file type – to be played back-to-back from a single output channel.

  • 1 IN / 2 OUT or 2 IN / 4 OUT or 4 IN / 4 OUT per Chassis
  • NTSC, PAL, and High Definition Video Standards
  • Apella SDS option - SD NOW & HD READY - Software Codec Upgrade to HD
  • Supports up to Eight Simultaneous HD Streams per Chassis
  • Playout Channels Configured as Video Only or Video + Key
  • Switchable Formats Including 1080i, 720p, 525/625 Line
  • Mixed HD and SD playback from a single playlist – auto up/down conversion
  • 4 AES/EBU Pairs and 16 SDI Embedded Audio Tracks per Video Channel
  • Full Uncompressed VBI Capture and Playback
  • Extensive Native Codec Support in HD and SD:
    • Uncompressed, MPEG-2 I-frame, DVCPRO HD, MPEG HD, HDV 1080i, HDV1080p, HDV 720p (JVC ProHD), IMX, DVCPRO50, DV, DVCPRO, DVCAM
  • 8TB Internal Raw Storage Standard (optional RAID 0, 5, 6, or 10)
  • Import AVI, QuickTime, Avid DNxHD, DV and MPEG-2 Files
  • VT Director and VT Proxy Editor Plus! Software IncludedHDX
    (Remote Client Seats Available)
    • Multi-Channel PlayList with Auto Ripple
    • PlayList Synchronized in Real-Time with NRCS via MOS Protocol
    • Realtime Media Logging with Metadata Insertion
    • Low Resolution Timeline Editing Ready for Immediate Playout
    • Easy Media Management – Search, Archive, Import, Export
  • Batch Media Import and Acquisition with RS-422 VTR Machine Control Included
  • VT Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro Available for Direct Exports without Transcoding
  • VT Plug-In for Apple® Final Cut Pro QuickTime or any Most Popular NLE media files
  • MOS, VDCP, GPI & VT Ethernet API Automation Support
  • Powerful SQL Database Engine for Centralized and Comprehensive Asset Management
  • Unique Global Asset ID and User Profiles with User-Defined Security Settings
  • Fibre Channel SAN and Dual GigE NAS Compatible
  • PathFire DMG File-Based Interface for News and/or Syndication
  • Highly Scalable and Redundant Architecture


Apella HDS Product Info    Why choose Apella?

See Server Overview, Remote Clients Overview, and Storage Overview for more information.


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