Slomo.tv Debuts Entry Level Arrow II Production And Replay Server

Direct recording in NLE file formats, videoReferee and Game Analyzer (telestrator) options available.

Slomo.tv’s Arrow series of broadcast production and replay servers includes the entry level 2U rack space model, providing four record, four search and two playback with transition channels for $20,000.

The Arrow II is claimed as the first budget server to provide a DMR option for direct recording in NLE file formats. This option includes an external 1U device that records video on standard 3.5” SATA hard drives installed in four racks, enabling the recorded video to be used immediately for NLE. The server also has 10 GbE interface, which allows recording of NLE files on any Network Attached Storage (NAS).

The DMR option supports ProRes 422, DNxHD, DVCProHD, XDCAM 422 codecs. Also, the new server includes a free of charge Transfer (networking) option for exchanging clips and playlists, as well as telestrator (Game Analyzer), which allows operators to draw on the video being played.

“The Arrow line is our entry-level solution, setting a new standard in cost-effective production and replay servers,” commented Michael Gilman, CEO of Slomo.tv.

“The servers are based on our successful server platform, with eight bi-directional 3G/HD/SD SDI video ports, which makes it possible to remotely upgrade the basic 442 model to a 662 configuration. With built-in storage of up to 533 hours of HD video as a standard feature Arrow II offers a uniquely cost-effective option in the professional broadcast market.”

The Arrow II 662 model provides six recording channels with simultaneous search on all channels and two playback channels with transition effects. If necessary, the 662 server can be used as a seven recording channel replay system.

With a videoReferee option the server can also be used as an eight-channel video judging system in different sport leagues.

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