Typhon Dual Link DDR

typhonbugThe Typhon digital disk recorder is a single or dual headed capture, transcode and playout system for high end post productions applications ranging from SD and HD to 2K DI workflows, with industry standard SAN support including Bright, SGI, CXFS, MetaSAN or StorNext. This high end DDR provides the most powerful hardware set and supports the widest range of features, formats and standards offered in a Drastic DDR.

Overview

The Typhon represents the fullest expression of Drastic's range of DDR capabilities and features a rugged 4RU chassis engineered to sustain the high bandwidth requirements of 2 separate channels during capture and playback operations.

The Typhon is designed for high end post production applications, including editing, ingest and output, conversion, processing and review, SD/HD dailies and digital intermediate work flows.

The Typhon captures directly to industry standard file types as required, whether uncompressed or compressed, single or dual link, in SD, HD or 2K. Where required the Typhon will transcode files to provide multiple delivery formats, and can also set up proxy file generation either for captured files, or as selected for existing files. Full serial control or network control offers ease of integration into an automated facility and for remote controlled and group operation.

Physical

The DDR chassis - This unit is housed in a 4RU 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, or stood on its end. 

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The Typhon 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

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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 Time Code

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)
  • Drastic's DTReplay instant replay, VTRIF VTR-style front panel emulation and dTouch touch screen interfaces

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