Kitsune Uncompressed HD DDR

kitsunebugThe Kitsune digital disk recorder is an uncompressed HD capture and playout system for high end post production SAN applications.  The Kitsune may be equipped with internal drives for local cache and use the network to share and deliver files, or set up with a Fibre Channel HBA for integration within a SAN collaborative environment. Use the Kitsune for recording and playout, import/export, signal review, metadata maintenance and timeline/EDL creation.

Overview

The Kitsune digital disk recorder provides capture, control and output of uncompressed SD/HD digital video, and offers a rich feature set for digital video broadcast or production applications.
The Kitsune is designed for integration into a collaborative media creation facility working with digital files in a shared SAN environment. The Kitsune features resolution independent VGA/DVI previewing, a full range of uncompressed format support, with Drastic's field tested network, HTTP, 422 serial, Odetics and VDCP control. The Kitsune excels as a solution for editing, ingest and output, processing and review.

Physical

The DDR chassis - This unit is typically integrated within a 3RU short rack mountable chassis and provided with a mounting rail kit. The unit may be mounted in a standard rack, or placed on a flat surface.

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The front of the chassis - currently the Kitsune ships with Drastic's front panel controller which offers basic transport commands including Play start/stop, clip select, and channel state display via LEDs and LCD screen. A CDRW is included for updates where networked setup is unavailable.

 

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Ports in the rear of the chassis - 2x Gigabit Ethernet connections, 2 Port 4G Fiber SAN interface, VGA/DVI connector, keyboard, mouse, USB, Device/slave RS-422 serial connection.

The Breakout box - 1RU shallow breakout box intended to be mounted in the rear of a rack to provide solid, stable connections where they are usually desired, in the rear of the rack. 1 breakout box is provided for each video channel in the Typhon DDR.

Ports on the breakout box - Master RS-422 serial connection, Stereo RCA audio monitor output, audio and video connectors

Control and Timecode

Control methods

  • RS-422 Sony protocol, slave or master mode
  • Odetics 422 clip extensions, slave mode
  • VDCP/Louth server protocol, slave mode
  • HTML/Ajax real time web browser control
  • JAVA network control (QuickClipXO, VTRIF)
  • SyncControl multichannel synchronous record and playback (not included)
  • Replay, VTR and touch screen interface

Timecode and metadata

  • RP-188 VITC/LTC
  • LTC/SMPTE (uses 1 audio channel)
  • RP-215 Audio/Video TC, reel, ink code and key code
  • VITC/D-VITC