gx 2c

Creatives can now build environments with more particles, effects, and richer scenes at higher resolutions, and smoother frame-rates than ever before.

gx 2c

Faster content

The gx 2c features the most powerful workstation GPU available, capable of 38,433 Notchmarks.

storage for longer & higher quality content

 

10-bit & HDR support

 

future proofs the server investment

 

 

More capture

8x 3G-SDI inputs unlocks new workflows for broadcast and live production with the ability to use more live feeds than ever before.

Scale and fit

Go beyond the power of a single server solution into distributed systems, with many servers working as one to create a seamless immersive experience.

Video playback

Next generation playback with 2x 4K outputs, which are also 10-bit capable of pushing 38,433 Notchmarks, the gx 2c provides a large step up in terms of capabilities to enable the latest in xR workflows.

Capture

Capture up to two 4K sources at 60fps (2160p60); or up to eight 3G-SDI sources at 60fps (1080p60).

The inputs are also 10-bit capable, with the same low latency as existing disguise pro and gx range machines.

Storage

4TB NVMe drive fitted freeing creatives to work with higher quality codecs, including support for NotchLC.

10-bit support

The gx 2c supports 10-bit content playback and 10-bit displays. As the industry adopts 10-bit display products, 10-bit content pipelines and more dynamic shows, the gx 2c has been future proofed for the shows of tomorrow.

HDR support

Supports HDR content and provides a means of applying colour profiles. Consisting of a colour space and a gamma curve, users can set a colour profile to their content, or capture live video from HDR cameras and disguise performs a real-time conversion to the HDR display device - even changing between HDR standards.

Genlock

The workstation grade GPUs in all gx range machines allows users to genlock machines to form a bigger media server system with many servers working as one.

Networking

2x 10GbE network ports enabling fast content transfer.

VFC Technology

The gx 2c ships with two HDMI 2.0 VFC output cards by default to drive 2x 4K outputs from one machine.

The swappable VFC technology future proofs the investment as users can output DisplayPort, Quad-DVI, Quad-SDI, or HDMI by fitting the optional VFC cards, as well as mixing signal formats and resolution types in the same project.

Technical specifications

System Connectivity - I/O Video Output 1x Displayport 1.2 (GUI)
2x VFC Output Slots
Ships standard with HDMI 2.0 VFC cards (4096 x 2160 max) Different Video Format Conversion Cards also available, refer to VFC specifications
Video Input 8x 3G-SDI (HD-BNC connectors, 2x 4K@60 max)
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 ¼” 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 EST 16.8kg
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 Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core 3.7Ghz
Memory 64GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 4TB SSD
Network General Network: 1x Gigabit LAN
Artnet: 1x Gigabit LAN
Media Network: 2x 10 Gb/sec LAN
Voltage 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption TBD
Software Features Operating System Windows Enterprise SAC
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)

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 2c.

 

Playback

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

gx 2c

Video codec

Content data rate

Max layers

HD HAP 30

27.8 MB/s

48

HD HAPQ 30

31.3 MB/s

40

HD Animation 30

107 MB/s

21

HD TIFF Sequence 30

237 MB/s

12

UHD HAP 30

95.4 MB/s

23

UHD HAPQ 30

143 MB/s

16

UHD Animation 30

697 MB/s

4

HD NotchLC 30

63.51 MB/s

35

UHD NotchLC 30

233.91 MB/s

12

UHD DPX Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 30

712 MB/s

4

UHD DPX Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 60

1428 MB/s

1

UHD DPX Sequence, 10-bit, RGB, 30

949 MB/s

3

UHD DPX Sequence, 10-bit, RGB, 60

1898 MB/s

1

UHD TGA Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 30

711 MB/s

8

UHD TGA Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 60

1422 MB/s

3

UHD TGA Sequence, 8-bit, RGBA, 30

949 MB/s

6

UHD TGA Sequence, 8-bit, RGBA, 60

1898 MB/s

1

UHD TIFF Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 30

712 MB/s

7

UHD TIFF Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 60

1424 MB/s

3

UHD TIFF Sequence, 8-bit, RGBA, 30

949 MB/s

6

UHD TIFF Sequence, 8-bit, RGBA, 60

1898 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
  • Measured against 16.0.4, build 60742

 

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 2c requires from capture to output.

gx 2c 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 2c 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 2c specifications sheet
gx 2c specifications sheet Download – 597 kb
VFC spec sheet
VFC spec sheet Download – 296kb