vx 4

The vx 4 has been engineered to play back video at higher quality, smoothness and resolution than ever before.

vx 4

More in. More out.

Optimised for playing up to four times uncompressed 4K60 using its high-performance NVME RAID drive array; as well as the capability of playing lossless 10-bit video. 

Additionally, it can capture either 16 3G-SDI sources, or four 4K sources (2160p60).

  

Lossless video @ 60fps

 

 

Fast media transfer

More networking,
more storage

The vx 4 has dual 25 Gb/sec and dual 10 Gb/sec ethernet ports, enabling faster media file transfer and higher resolution networked live video capture.

All-new chassis

The vx 4 features an all new hi-res OLED front panel for more detailed system information.

It’s even tougher in it’s design with a redesigned back panel, improved cross-bracing and isolated core components.

Video playback

Optimised for playing up to four times uncompressed 4K60 using its high-performance NVME RAID drive array; as well as the capability of playing lossless 10-bit video. 

Capture capability

The vx 4 can capture either 16 3G-SDI sources, or four 4K sources (2160p60).

Faster networking

Even more network bandwidth with dual 25GbE and dual 10GbE ports; enabling faster media file transfer and higher resolution networked live video capture.

Faster storage

The vx 4 comes with NVME 4TB* as standard, and is user configurable, with failure mitigation.

* RAID level dependent / RAID 0 8TB available

VFC Technology

The vx 4 ships with four HDMI 2.0 VFC output cards by default.

Technical specifications

System Connectivity - I/O Video Output 1x Displayport 1.2 (GUI)
4x 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 16x 3G-SDI
(HD-BNC connectors, 4x 4K@60 max)
Video Sync 1x BNC Genlock
Media File Specifications Video Playback .mov (anim, DXV, Hap, Hap Q, Hap Alpha, NotchLC)
Still image formats .png, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .tga, .dpx
Audio file formats .mp3, .wav (44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo)
3d mesh format .obj
Audio RME Professional
Analogue Audio 2x Balanced XLR Input
2x Balanced XLR Output
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 (29.93'')
Unit weight 21kg
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 Dual Intel® Xeon® Gold 3.2Ghz
Memory 96GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 2x 128GB SSD
(Internal System Drives)
Up to 4 NVMe Drives
4x 2TB Removable NVMe SSD (default)
General Network 1x 1Gb/sec Ethernet
2x 10Gb/sec Ethernet
High Speed Network 2x 25Gb/sec Ethernet
System Management Controller 1x Management Port (Reserved for future use)
Data/Peripherals 5x USB 3.0
Voltage 115-240V, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 900VA @ 240V, 50Hz (max)
Software Features Operating System Windows 10 Enterprise SAC
disguise Proprietary Full production suite
Bundled Accessories Bundled Accessories Keyboard
Mouse + Mouse Mat
Power Cable (Plug-True1)
Hardware Guide
Rack Slides
Backmounted Rails
Getting Started Guide
Support, Updates and Warranties License subscription package includes – Free software upgrades for the life of the machine
– 2 year return to base hardware warranty

Power to scale

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 4x4pro.

 

Playback

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

vx 4

Video codec

Content data rate

Max layers

HD HAP 30

27.8 MB/s

54

HD HAPQ 30

31.3 MB/s

45

HD Animation 30

107 MB/s

28

HD TIFF Sequence 30

237 MB/s

25

UHD HAP 30

95.4 MB/s

32

UHD HAPQ 30

143 MB/s

22

UHD Animation 30

697 MB/s

7

HD NotchLC 30

65.31 MB/s

33

UHD NotchLC 30

233.91 MB/s

12

UHD DPX Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 30

712 MB/s

7

UHD DPX Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 60

1428 MB/s

3

UHD DPX Sequence, 10-bit, RGB, 30

949 MB/s

6

UHD DPX Sequence, 10-bit, RGB, 60

1898 MB/s

2

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, RGB, 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 vx 4 requires from capture to output.

vx 4 SDI

Refresh rate

Normal mode (frames)

Low latency mode (frames)

Ultra-low latency (frames)

60Hz

4-5

4

3

50Hz

4-5

4

3

30Hz

4-5

4

3

 

vx 4 NDI*

Refresh rate

Normal mode (frames)

Low latency mode (frames)

Ultra-low latency (frames)

60Hz

5-6

5

4

50Hz

5-6

5

4

30Hz

5-6

5-6

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

vx 4 Specification Sheet
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