solo

Compact and powerful, bringing the power of the disguise solution to smaller productions and experiences.

solo

Next generation

Future proofed for evolving industry needs with a significant increase in power, output resolution, plus even more storage.

 

input for video capture

 

Pro audio

pro audio

Flexible solution

The solo base unit can be configured to include HDMI and SDI capture, as well as featuring Pro Audio and 10GB ethernet ports, 2x 4K outputs, fixed storage, 2TB SSD and full redundant capabilities - so whatever your needs and budget, there’s a disguise system tailor-made for you.  

Small but powerful

The solo is a powerful 2U server, that can be used as a standalone solution, to design, sequence and play back your shows, or as a master in a larger network with pro and gx range machines.

Technical specifications

System Connectivity - I/O Video Output 1x Displayport 1.2 (GUI)
2x DisplayPort 1.2 (4096 x 2160 max)
Video Input Choice of:
No capture card fitted (default)
or
3x HD-SDI or 2x 3G-SDI
or
2x HDMI (1920 x 1080@60 max)
Data/Peripherals 2x USB 2.0
4x USB 3.0
Hardware Specifications Video Playback .mov (anim, pjpg, DXV, Hap, Hap Q)
CPU Xeon Quad-Core 3.8Ghz
Memory 8GB DDR4 ECC RAM
Storage 1x SSD (Internal System Drive)
1x 1920GB SSD
Media File Specifications Still Image Format .png, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .tga
3D Mesh Format .obj
Audio File Format On-board Audio or Pro Audio
Audio In/Out Choice of:
On-board audio (default)
1x Mic in
1x Line Out
or
Pro-Audio
2x Balanced XLR In/Out
1x 1/4" Headphones Jack
ADAT/SPDIF I/O
MIDI: 1x In, 1x Out
Physical Specifications Mounting System 2U 19" rack mount
Rack Dimensions W: 430mm (16.93")
H: 88mm (3.5")
D: 495mm (19.48")
Unit Weight 12 kg (26.5lbs)
Unit & Rack Handles 520mm (20.5")
Environmental Tolerances Temperature: 5-35°C (40°-95°F)
Humidity: 5%-95% (non-condensing)
Altitude: 0-8850 ft (0-2700m)
Voltage 100-240v, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 240VA @ 240V, 50Hz (max)
Software Features Operating System Windows 10 IoT LTSB
Support, Updates and Warranties Notes - Free software upgrades for the life of the machine
- 2 year return to base hardware warranty

Power for everyone

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 solo.

 

Playback

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

solo

Video codec

Content data rate

Max layers

HD HAP

27.8 MB/s

17

HD HAPQ

31.3 MB/s

12

HD Animation

107 MB/s

3

HD TIFF Sequence

237 MB/s

2

UHD HAP

95.4 MB/s

4

UHD HAPQ

143 MB/s

2

UHD Animation

697 MB/s

0

UHD TIFF Sequence

949 MB/s

0

 

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 solo requires from capture to output.

solo NDI

Refresh rate

Normal mode (frames)

Low latency mode (frames)

Ultra-low latency (frames)

60Hz

7

6

5

50Hz

7

6

5

30Hz

7

6

5

 

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

solo Spec Sheet
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