​Slomo.tv Claims World’s Smallest Video Replay Unit

The Ripley replay server is housed inside a standard size control panel and supports 2x-3x SuperMotion cameras.

“Ripley is another significant step that Slomo.tv is taking in making our solutions affordable and desirable for the broadest range of sports production,” said Michael Gilman, who heads the firm. “This controller/server combo builds on the success of our Simple R and Jr. products: but in this case, our design engineers have succeeded in creating a fully functional server inside a 4.5 kg controller. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for anybody who wants a broadcast quality slow motion instant replay server for sports and video-judging applications.”

The controller/server comes with eight separate bi-directional HD/SD SDI-interfaces supporting HD/SD channels in a 442 configuration (4 record, 4 search and 2 replay channels).

It has two graphics ports for the main interface and multi-viewer monitors. If the operator has only one monitor available, he can easily switch between these modes using the unit’s MultiSkin function. For integration within wider workflows, Ripley comes fitted with LTC input, an RS232/422 port plus two In and two Out GPO interfaces.

Another feature of Ripley is four SDHC memory card slots for video import and export. Four-channel recording is achieved with H.264 or AVC-Intra 50Mbit codecs. Within the server, the recorded material can be exported for NLE editing by most popular codecs including ProRes, AVID DNxHD, XDCAM 50, DVCProHD, AVC-Intro.

As standard, the server has a 1GbE networking interface for file exchange between other systems. This combo server also includes two free options – a transfer (networking) option for exchanging clips and playlists within Slomo.tv servers and a telestrator (Game Analyzer), which allows drawing on the video being played.

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