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Apella SDX Product Info


Apella SDX is revolutionary price breakthrough for an SD video server with SDI and analog I/O connectivity that supports a mixed media database of DV and MPEG-2 files, and offers up to two inputs or four outputs simultaneously from a single chassis. Virtually unlimited channel I/O can be implemented simply by networking Apella servers together.


Specifically engineered with more storage capacity and reliability, this Apella model presents a new benchmark for performance and value. The compact 3RU chassis features front-loading hot-swap drive bays that allow internal storage to expand to 8TB with several user-configurable RAID protection options. Extensive native codec technology allows media files in the VT database – regardless of compression format – to be played back-to-back from a single output channel.

Apella SDX Key Features

  • 1 IN / 2 OUT or 2 IN / 4 OUT per Chassis
    (6 Simultaneous Streams of Media In and Out)
  • 4 AES/EBU and 16 SDI Embedded Audio Tracks per Video Channel
  • 525i, 625i at 25 and 29.97 fps
  • 16:9 and 4:3 Aspect Ratio Support
  • Full VBI Capture and Playback
  • DVCAM, DVCPRO, DV25, and MPEG2 MP@ML (I-Frame and IBP)
  • Scalable to 8TB RAW Internal Storage (Optional RAID 5, 6, or 10)
  • Import AVI, QuickTime, DV and MPEG-2 files
  • VT Director and VT Proxy Editor Plus! Software Included
    (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
  • Optional Batch Media Import and Acquisition with RS-422 VTR Machine Control
  • VT Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro Available for Direct Exports without Transcoding
  • VT Plug-In for Apple® Final Cut ProQuickTime 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
  • Network Streaming Fibre Channel SAN Port or GigE NAS Port Option
  • Fibre Channel SAN or Dual GigE NAS Compatible
  • Highly Scalable and Redundant Architecture – No Single Point of Failure

Apella SDX Product Info    Why choose Apella?

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


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