gx 3

The go-to media server for touring artists who want to run the most intricate set designs.

gx 3

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The most versatile media server yet

The gx 3 is our most versatile and flexible single-box solution to fit any production across any application, be it live or xR.

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Take generative content further

Unlock new potential in Notch generative content such as facial tracking, simulation and buffer effects or even AI background removal for IMAG thanks to the NVIDIA A6000 advanced processing capabilities.

More video throughput

The gx 3 includes two 100GbE network ports and 12G video capture as standard, keeping in line with the future requirement of live shows

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Designed for modern workflows

The integration of a new PCIe 4.0 motherboard, CPU, and storage guarantees peak performance when dealing with complex video files.

Battle tested chassis

Ruggedised 4U chassis with hi-res OLED front panel displaying detailed system information and a redesigned fan with a maximum decibel rating of 56dB.

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Video playback

With next-generation video playback capable of pushing over 53,000 Notchmarks (the highest of any media server at the time of launch), the gx 3 provides a large step up in terms of capabilities to take Notch generative graphics to the next level.

Capture capability

The gx 3 can capture either 3x 12G 4K inputs or 12x 3G HD inputs.

Storage

3.84TB removable NVMe drive fitted freeing creatives to work with higher quality codecs, including support for NotchLC, at a 6.2Gb/s read speed  

VFC Technology

The gx 3 ships with three HDMI 2.0 VFC output cards by default.

Technical specifications

System Connectivity - I/O Video Output 3x 4K outputs using VFC cards
1x DisplayPort 1.4 (GUI)
Ships standard with HDMI 2.0 VFC cards
Different Video Format Conversions cards also available, refer to VFC Specifications
Video Input 3x 12G inputs or 12x 3G inputs
(HD-BNC connectors)
Video Sync BNC Genlock
Optical Audio ADAT/SPDIF (Toslink connector) - 1x in, 1x out
MIDI MIDI (circular 5-pin DIN connector) - 1x in, 1x out
Audio Balanced XLR (circular 3-pin connector) - 2x in, 2x out
Analogue (1/4 headphone jack) - 1x in
General Network 1x 1Gb/sec (Ethernet)
2x 10Gb/sec (Ethernet)
High Speed Network 2x 100Gb/sec port (QSFP28)
System Management Controller 1x Management Port (Ethernet)
Data/Peripherals 5x USB 3.0
Physical Specifications Mounting System 4U 19" rack mount
Unit Dimensions W: 445mm (17.52”)
H: 178mm (7”)
D: 593mm (23.35”)
Unit Weight 14.4kg (31.75lbs)
Unit + Rack Handles W: 483mm (19”)
D: 621mm (24.45”)
Environmental Tolerances Temperature: 5-35°C (40°-95°F)
Humidity: 5%-95% (non-condensing)
Altitude: 0-2700m (0-8850 ft)
Hardware Specifications GPU NVIDIA RTX A6000
CPU Intel Xeon 3.1Ghz
Memory 96GB RAM (6 x 16GB)
Storage 2x 256GB SDD (internal)
1x 3.84TB Removable NVMe SSD
Optional Storage Upgrades 7.68TB
15.35TB
Voltage 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Power Connection Neutrik powerCON True1
Power Consumption Peak 700W
Heat Dissipation Peak 2,388 BTU/hr
Max Decibel Rating 56db
OS 2x 256GB SSD
Software Features Operating System Windows 10 Enterprise SAC
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Bundled Accessories Bundled Accessories Mouse + Keyboard
Power Cable (powerCON True1)
Hardware Guide
Rear Support

Rack Slides (optional, available upon request)
Support, Updates and Warranties Licence 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 is the playback performance data for the gx 3

Playback

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

gx 3

Video codec

Content data rate

Max layers

HD HAP 30

31 MB/s

56

HD HAP 60

62 MB/s

48

HD HAPQ 30

61.25 MB/s

49

HD HAPQ 60

122.5 MB/s

24

HD Animation 30

187.25 MB/s

16

HD Animation 60

374.5 MB/s

8

HD TIFF Sequence 30

237 MB/s

12

HD TIFF Sequence 60

474 MB/s

6

HD NotchLC 30

78.375 MB/s

39

HD NotchLC 60

156.75 MB/s

19

UHD HAP 30

132 MB/s

24

UHD HAP 60

264 MB/s

12

UHD HAPQ 30

261.25 MB/s

12

UHD HAPQ 60

522.5 MB/s

6

UHD Animation 30

798.25 MB/s

4

UHD Animation 60

1596.5 MB/s

2

UHD TIFF Sequence 30

949 MB/s

3

UHD TIFF Sequence 60

1898 MB/s

2

UHD NotchLC 30

331.5 MB/s

9

UHD NotchLC 60

663 MB/s

5

 

Testing completed on r22.2 95055

 

Performance specifications listed here outline the maximum amount of video layers that are achievable on a single gx 3. These can fluctuate in future releases

All HD codecs listed above have an output resolution relevant to Full-HD (1920 x 1080). All UHD codecs listed above have an output resolution relevant to 4K DCI (4096 x 2160)

 

Read our 2022 video playback performance capture methodology to learn more

 

gx 3 specification sheet
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VFC spec sheet
VFC spec sheet Download – 302kb

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