gx 2

The gx 2 couples the power of the pro range with the most powerful GPU, for unparalleled generative content capacity.

gx 2

Content that moves with the action

The GPU workstation on the gx 2 is the most powerful yet. Rendering in real-time, your content responds to its environment to create the most dynamic displays you’ve ever seen – think design, that moves when you move.

2x 4k

Powerful output

 

VFC

Flexible output formats

 

Most powerful workstation grade GPU

 

 

Intelligence meets power

gx 2 technology pushes responsive content to new heights, and has all the output power you need and more. Scale up to two 4k outputs, or 8 HD outputs and see your most complex designs in gloriously high resolution.

Powerful motion graphics

The gx 2 comes with a license for Notch – a tool that lets you create, simulate, render, composite, edit and play in real-time. With Notch’s unique capabilities you can make some of the most impacting visual effects.

Power your design deserves

When it comes to your creating impact, the gx 2 doesn’t hold back. Push Every Pixel™ is our benchmark for playback power and the gx 2 reaches that level and more. Give your design the power it needs.

Technical specifications

System Connectivity - I/O Video Output 2x DisplayPort 1.2 (Stage) (4096 x 2160 max)
1x DisplayPort 1.2 (GUI)
Different VFC cards available*

*HDMI VFC card compatible at 8bit only
Video Input 4x HD-SDI or 2 x 3G-SDI
Video Sync BNC Genlock
Media File Specifications Video Playback .mov (anim, pjpg, DXV, Hap, Hap Q)
Still Image Format .png, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .tga
3D Mesh Format .obj
Audio File Format .mp3, .wav (44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo)
Audio RME Professional
Analogue Audio 2x Balanced XLR Output
2x Balanced XLR Input
1x 1/4" Headphones Jack
Digital Audio ADAT/SPDIF I/O
MIDI 1x In
1x Out
Physical Specifications Mounting System 4U 19" rack mount
Unit Dimensions W: 445mm (17.52'')
H: 178mm (7'')
D: 593mm (23.35'')
Unit Weight 16.8kg (37lbs)
Unit & Rack Handles 621mm (24.45")
Environmental Tolerances Temperature: 5-35°C (40°-95°F)
Humidity: 5%-95% (non-condensing)
Altitude: 0-8850 ft (0-2700m)
Hardware Specifications CPU Xeon Quad-Core 3.7Ghz
Memory 16GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 2x 80GB SSD
(Internal System Drive, Restore Drive)
2TB SSD
Network General Network: 1x Gigabit LAN
Artnet: 1x Gigabit LAN
Media Network: 2x 10 Gigabit LAN
Data/Peripherals 5x USB 3.0
Voltage 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 560VA @ 240V, 50Hz (max)
Software Features Operating System Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB
Bundled Software disguise Proprietary Full Production Suite
3rd Party Notch Playback License (2 years)
Support, Updates and Warranties License subscription package includes Free software upgrades for the life of the machine
2 year return to base hardware warranty (plus options to extend warranty length)
Free support (via phone or email)

Power to respond

We regularly test our media servers to ensure that they perform to the highest standards. Below are two sets of data for playback performance and capture latency for the gx 2.

 

Playback

The following table shows how many layers can simultaneously be played back per codec

gx 2

Video codec

Content data rate

Max layers

HD HAP

27.8 MB/s

36

HD HAPQ

31.3 MB/s

31

HD Animation

107 MB/s

18

HD TIFF Sequence

237 MB/s

10

UHD HAP

95.4 MB/s

20

UHD HAPQ

143 MB/s

13

UHD Animation

697 MB/s

3

UHD TIFF Sequence

949 MB/s

2

 

Notes:

  • All content is 30 fps
  • Readings are taken from a slave machine
  • VFC-compatible machines run with pass-through style cards (HDMI or DP)
  • 60Hz project
  • Genlock on all machines which support it
  • One unique video file per layer, all mapped onto one screen
  • Absolute maximum level of performance
  • One more layer means the system starts to drop frames

 

Full description of the methodology employed and link to the project used for testing to be made available soon. Please check back.

Capture Latency

The following table provides data on how many frames of latency the gx 2 requires from capture to output.

gx 2 SDI

Refresh rate

Normal mode (frames)

Low latency mode (frames)

Ultra-low latency (frames)

60Hz

5

4

3

50Hz

5

4

3

30Hz

5

4

3

 

gx 2 NDI*

Refresh rate

Normal mode (frames)

Low latency mode (frames)

Ultra-low latency (frames)

60Hz

6

5

4

50Hz

6

5

4

30Hz

6

5

4

*Currently in beta

 

See below for full description of the methodology employed for both SDI & NDI, as well as the link to the project used.

 

Full disguise latency capture methodology

 

Notchmarks

For Notchmark information, please refer to the link below.

 

disguise Notchmark information

gx 2
gx 2 specification sheet Download – 471 kb
VFC spec sheet
VFC spec sheet Download – 296kb