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An Affordable, Scalable, Hybrid Solution
for Complete Master Control Automation

MCR.BOX™ is a fully functional, seamlessly integrated product bundle for automating master control operations. A better "channel-in-a-box" solution, it offers a true hybrid design to provide an advanced IT-based workflow together with modular components and automation interfaces for ensured legacy device compatibility as well as emergency manual control.

MCR.BOX™ affords the ability to expand with sub-channels without spending a lot of money on hardware or operators. It enables cost-effective master control operations by collapsing the many pieces that make up the traditional master control and playout chain into a single integrated and reliable solution. .

HD/SD Video Server – Apella HDS™

  • 1-4 HD-SDI / SDI inputs / 2-4 HD-SDI / SDI outputsAPELLA VIDEO SERVER
  • MPEG-2 IBP, DVC PRO HD and H.264 (playback only) codecs
  • Up to 16TB RAID-5 Protected Internal Storage
  • Up / Down Conversion with 608/708 VANC Support
  • Powerful Media Capture, Media Prep, and
    Media Asset Management Software Tools Included
  • Native Pathfire, Pitch Blue, and DG Fast Import
    and CompuSat Integration
  • Drag & Drop, Browser Plug-Ins for Popular Nonlinear Editors
  • Automatic Media Caching for Multiple Redundant Servers

Master Control Switcher – Utah Scientific MC-40 / MC-400

  • Clean-Quiet Cut Switching on PGM and PST busUTAH MC 40
  • Video Frame Buffers on all 8 Inputs – Simplifies Timing
  • Logo Insertion, Text Message Crawl, Discrete Audio Overs
  • 2 Internal / External Linear Keyers, 8 GPI/GPO Contacts
  • EAS (Emergency Alert System) Presentation – Audio and Text
  • Operates Standalone or Part of MC-2020 Network
  • Physical Control Panel for Emergency Overrides

Channel Branding - Pixel Power LogoVision

  • Full-featured CG for Advanced Channel BrandingPixel Power LogoVision
  • Multi-Layer Static and Animated Logos
  • Clocks, Text Crawls, Multiple Tickers
  • Powerful 2D DVE for Promo Squeezebacks & More
  • Easy Offline Content Creation Tools
  • Optional Internal Clip Players, 3D DVE and Graphics

Broadcast Automation Software – VT Scheduler PRO™

  • Integrated Control of Video Server, Switcher, Graphics,VT Scheduler PRO
    DVE and Legacy 3rd Party Devices
  • Flexible Traffic List Import
  • Automated Content Ingest & Program Segmentation
  • Custom Reporting, AsRun Logs and Automatic Traffic Reconciliation
  • Rules-Based, Automatic Secondary Events
  • Runs on Apella or Standalone PC




Multi-channel Broadcasting  - Commercial Spot Insertion  - Automated Transmission Playout
Unattended Feed Recording  - Program Shift / Time Delay

With our Apella Video Server Family, Video Technics offers seamless workflow solutions for mission critical content management and automated multi-channel delivery.  

WorkFlow Complete

MCR.BOX operates completely standalone and is easily scaled by networking multiple servers with a Video Technics production and playout environment. The result is a multi-channel broadcast operation that is efficient, legacy-compatible, high quality and on-air continuously with a minimal amount of manual intervention.

MCR.BOX is a truly affordable solution for consolidated master control automation that incorporates SD/HD video server ingest & playout, quite & clean switching, EAS message presentation, DVE squeeze back promos, and channel branding/logo insertion.

MCR.BOX is an exciting new scalable "channel-in-a-box" hybrid solution from Video Technics that is specifically designed to provide the benefits of integrated simplicity and legacy compatibility in one single source solution for reliable and affordable master control operations.

See Apella HDS, Apella HDX, Apella SDS, and VT Scheduler PRO for more information.

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