vx 4+

The new industry-standard media server powering the world’s biggest and most technically demanding live and virtual productions.

vx 4+

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Better playback performance

With major video processing improvements and increased storage performance, the vx 4+ can handle more than twice the amount of video layers than its predecessor, whilst also keeping video latency to a minimum.

Improved video throughput

Designed to become part of the disguise modular ecosystem, the vx 4+ includes two 100GbE network ports and 12G video capture as standard, enabling an improved 4K xR compositing performance alongside a cluster of rx render nodes.

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Meet growing content demands

Unlock additional bandwidth to future proof your video playback requirements and never drop a frame again! The integration of a new PCIe 4.0 motherboard, CPU, GPU and RAID storage, ensures that the vx 4+ video playback and compositing performance is unrivalled.

Battle-tested chassis

Ruggedised in the battle-tested chassis of the pro range with hi-res OLED front panel displaying detailed system information.

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Easy identification

Set up your vx servers with the System Management Controller (SMC). Access the web portal to see chassis, system and networking stats on a single pane of glass. Colour LED and blink modes help identify servers easily.

Powered by RenderStream 

The pro range includes powerful content playback and compositing servers. At the core of the disguise ecosystem, the vx media servers receive content with tracking data via RenderStream and output scenes onto the stage with pixel perfection.

Renderstream Main HW SW IS

Cluster Rendering

Deliver high fidelity graphics safely by distributing rendering power across multiple render nodes.

Seamless synchronisation

Synchronise your physical stage with your virtual set via hardware, software, content engine and camera tracking

Unreal workflows

Immediately impact your productivity with dynamic control of the engine and automatic workflows on Unreal Engine, Notch and others.

Video playback

Optimised for playing up to four times uncompressed 4K@60p 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 4x 12G-SDI sources or 16x 3G-SDI sources.

Faster networking

Even more network bandwidth with dual port 100GbE and dual 10GbE ports, enabling faster media file transfer and higher resolution networked live video capture.

Faster storage

The vx 4+ comes with 4x 1.92TB Removable NVMe SSD with RAID* and is user configurable, with failure mitigation. It uses the latest technology drives which allow for almost double the storage speed of a vx 4.

* 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 1.4 (GUI)
4x VFC Output Slots
Ships standard with HDMI 2.0 VFC cards (with maximum output of 4K@60p)
Different Video Format Conversion Cards also available, refer to VFC specifications
Video Input 4x 12G inputs (or 16x 3G inputs)
(HD-BNC connectors, 4x 4K@60p max)
Video Sync Tri-Level & Black burst (BNC connector)
Digital Audio ADAT/SPDIF I/O
MIDI 1x In
1x Out
Media File Specifications Video Codecs Support for both 30p and 60p versions of (HD and UHD), HAPQ (HD and UHD), Animation (HD and UHD), TIFF Sequence (HD and UHD), Notch LC (HD and UHD), DPX Sequence (UHD), TGA Sequence (UHD) and TIFF Sequence (UHD)
Still image formats .png, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .tga, .dpx
Audio file formats .mp3, .wav (44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo)
3D mesh format .obj + .abc
Audio XLR audio I/O
Physical Specifications Mounting system 4U 19" rack mount
Unit dimensions W: 445mm (17.52'')
H: 178mm (7'')
D: 593mm (23.35'’)
Unit weight 21kg (46.3lbs)
Unit + Rack Handles 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 CPU Intel Xeon 3.1Ghz
Memory 128GB RAM (8 x 16GB)
Storage 2x 128GB SSD (Internal System Drives)
4x 1.92TB Removable NVMe SSD with RAID
Analogue Audio 2x Balanced XLR Input
2x Balanced XLR Output
1x 1/4" Headphones Jack
General Network 1x 1Gb/sec Ethernet
2x 10Gb/sec Ethernet
High Speed Network 2x 100Gb/sec Ethernet
System Management Controller 1x Management Port
Data/Peripherals 5x USB 3.0
Voltage 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 860 W
Software Features Operating System Windows 10 Enterprise SAC
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Keyboard
Mouse + Mouse Mat
Power Cable (Plug-True1)
Hardware Guide
Backmounted Rails
Getting Started Guide
Support, Updates and Warranties Licence 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 is the playback performance data for the vx 4+.

Playback

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

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Video codec

Content data rate

Max layers

HD HAP 

31 MB/s

60

HD HAP 60

62 MB/s

54

HD HAPQ

61.25 MB/s

57

HD HAPQ 60

122.5 MB/s

53

HD Animation

187.25 MB/s

41

HD Animation 60

374.5 MB/s

6

HD TIFF Sequence

237 MB/s

34

HD TIFF Sequence 60

474 MB/s

18

HD NotchLC

78.375 MB/s

36

HD NotchLC 60

156.75 MB/s

5

UHD HAP

132 MB/s

30

UHD HAP 60

264 MB/s

24

UHD HAPQ

261.25 MB/s

22

UHD HAPQ 60

522.5 MB/s

16

UHD Animation

798.25 MB/s

10

UHD Animation 60

1596.5 MB/s

2

UHD TIFF Sequence

949 MB/s

9

UHD TIFF Sequence 60

1898 MB/s

4

UHD NotchLC

331.5 MB/s

17

UHD NotchLC 60

663 MB/s

5

UHD DPX Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 30

759 MB/s

10

UHD DPX Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 60

1518 MB/s

4

UHD DPX Sequence, 10-bit, RGB, 30

1011 MB/s

9

UHD DPX Sequence, 10-bit, RGB, 60

2022 MB/s

3

UHD TGA Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 30

759 MB/s

10

UHD TGA Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 60

1518 MB/s

6

UHD TGA Sequence, 8-bit, RGBA, 30

1011 MB/s

9

UHD TGA Sequence, 8-bit, RGBA, 60

2022 MB/s

5

UHD TIFF Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 30

759 MB/s

12

UHD TIFF Sequence, 8-bit, RGB, 60

1518 MB/s

6

UHD TIFF Sequence, 8-bit, RGBA, 30

1011 MB/s

9

UHD TIFF Sequence, 8-bit, RGBA, 60

2022 MB/s

5

 

  • Measured against r21, build 88414

 

vx 4+ specification sheet
vx 4+ specification sheet Download – 2MB
VFC spec sheet
VFC spec sheet Download – 302kb

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