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chip ddrDrastic together with NASA has integrated 44 frame synchronized Drastic DDR recorders and 10 DrasticDDR players at the Orbital Sciences/Cygnus Mission in Virginia to implement the world’s largest HD DDR event recorder.

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01avidinterplaylogoDrastic integrates into an Avid ecosystem seamlessly, providing input/output, transcoding and other useful advantages. Save time and maximize your efficiency by using the tools you prefer in conjunction with your Avid, and implementing the workflow best suited to your particular environment.

Read more: Drastic Products in the Avid Ecosystem

dp logoVideo, audio and metadata quality assurance (QA) happens at many points along the production pipeline, but mostly falls into three broad categories:  live signal, file check and compression quality.  Drastic provides cost effective tools for each of these workflows.

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chip metaMediaReactor and MediaReactor Workstation provide tools to read and convert XML and even re-write metadata in media files.  The metadata can be made available to asset management and other tools via an exported XML, standard sidebar files or by the program directly opening the file via MediaReactor Workstation plug ins.  Picture icon and closed caption extraction is also supported.

Read more: Metadata, Information and Asset Management

handshake buttonDrasticPreview, MediaReactor, MediaNXS and Drastic DDR have all been designed to integrate directly into varied workflows, including ones featuring devices that would otherwise be considered competitors.  While Drastic recommends its DDRs, if you are using an Omneon, Grass Valley, Harris, Pinnacle or other server, there are still Drastic tools that can make your workflow easier and more efficient.

Read more: Omneon, Grass Valley, Harris and Pinnacle Servers

verifycc iconDrastic tools provide closed captioning support for 608, 708, OP-47, RDD-08 and subtitling SD/HD captions.  Both 608 and 708 captions can be captured, displayed, verified and converted.  When capturing files, closed captions are captured into MXF, MOV, and other formats, as well as sidebar MCC or SCC files.  The SCC, MCC or in-file captions provide for direct editing in products such as Premiere, Vegas and PC/MacCaption.  Captions can also be played, verified and converted from the caption streams embedded in MPEG/h.264, MXF 436, QuickTime and others, as well as the SCC or MCC caption files to SCC, MCC, AAF (for Avid) and other formats.  We also answer the question: 'Why are they called 'closed captions?'.

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01avidmediacomposer8Avid's Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter software are efficient, powerful industry standard editing systems.  Drastic's MediaReactor Workstation integration allows you to extend and expand the functionality of all three of these products.  The Drastic DDR servers provide extensive content capture options with full DNxHD support and including real time editing while recording without interrupting or breaking up the record file.

Read more: MediaComposer, Symphony and NewsCutter

sony vtrAs workflows become more and more file-based, the need for traditional VTRs is waning.  Most post production equipment has a very good understanding and control of VTRs via RS-422 serial protocol.  Connecting modern file formats to traditional VTR control requires a wide support for file formats, and a mature and robust RS-422 serial device control.  Through Drastic's over 20 years of experience, we have both.

Read more: VTR Replacement in Post Production Workflows

adobe premiere logoAdobe's Premiere Pro software and Creative Suite have become one of the most incredibly efficient and powerful editing systems available today.  Drastic's MediaReactor Workstation integration allows you to extend and expand the functionality of this industry standard product.  Drastic DDR servers provide extensive content capture options, including real time editing while recording without interrupting or breaking up the record file.  Most components, including After Effects and Encoder are also supported.

Read more: Premiere Pro and Creative Suite

multiddr smallDrastic DDRs provide a number of ways to record multi-camera live events in a variety of file formats.  Files are perfectly synchronized, recorded as single or file segments and in a variety of native formats like MXF, MOV and still formats.  These records can also be edited as they are being recorded using MediaReactor Workstation and your favorite editor including Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer/Symphony/NewsCutter, Apple Final Cut Pro and Assimilate Scratch/Lab.

Read more: Live Multi Channel Recording and Editing

Final Cut ProAlthough Apple's Final Cut Pro Studio suite is no longer available for sale, it remains an incredibly efficient and powerful editing system.  Drastic's MediaReactor Workstation integration allows you to extend and expand the functionality and lifespan of this industry standard product.  Drastic DDR servers provide extensive content capture options, including real time editing while recording without interrupting or breaking up the record file.  Most components, including Motion and Compressor are also supported.

Read more: Final Cut Pro Studio