Uncategorised Article Count: 11
Digital Disk Recorders Article Count: 0
Drastic's Digital Disk Recorders provide the widest possible range of input, output and file format options. Drastic DDRs support SD, HD and 2K digital video input and outputs, as well as SD, HD and 2K analog inputs and outputs. Up/Down converters, multiple time code types and up to 16 channels of audio are supported.
Control of the DDR includes local GUI, serial control using Sony/Odetics/VDCP protocols, remote network control and HTML/Ajax control from any standard web browser.
Krayken DDR Article Count: 1
Krayken 1U DDR head designed for network-centric multiple head capture and playback
Kitsune DDR Article Count: 1
Kitsune SAN attached SD/HD/2K DDR
Typhon DDR Article Count: 1
The Typhon and Typhon 2 digital disk recorders
Digital Disk Recorders Article Count: 1
Drastic's digital disk recorders (DDRs) provide capture, control, conversion and output functionality for broadcast, production, display and content delivery applications.
DDR Software Article Count: 0
Drastic Digital Disk Recorder Software
DDR Software Article Count: 8
Software interfaces to Drastic DDRs
Video I/O Software Article Count: 1
Video software for AJA, BlueFish444 and other video I/O boards
MediaNXS Digital Intermediate I/O Software Article Count: 1
MediaNXS Digital Intermediate I/O software
DrasticPreview Article Count: 4
Production and broadcast media file preview software for Windows, Mac and Linux
SyncControl Article Count: 1
Multi DDR network synchronizer for Drastic DDRs and Video I/O software
Test and Measurement Article Count: 3
SD, HD, 2K and 4K HDR WCG test and measure software for BlackMagic, BlueFish 444, and AJA video boards. Waveform (RGB and YCbCr), vectorscope, histogram, data view, audio meter, safe zone with full zoom and pan.
Utilities Article Count: 1
Drastic utility sofware supporting DrasticDDR, MediaNXS, MediaReactor and other Drastic software.
Media File Translation and Plugins Article Count: 0
Media File Translation Software and Plug-ins
Network Video Software Article Count: 1
Network video stream capture, translation and re-transmission
OEM SDKs and APIs Article Count: 0
Drastic SDKs and APIs for OEMs
Drastic provides most of its technologies as SDKs or APIs so that OEMs, developers and integrators may build these capabilities into their applications.
DrasticDDR SDK Article Count: 3
An SDK that allows you to create our own, custom function and branded digital disk recorder
MediaCMD Emulation SDK Article Count: 1
An SDK to provide your application with operation under serial control (VTR Emulation) using Sony VTR, Odetics or VDCP protocols
MediaCMD Control SDK Article Count: 1
An SDK to allow your application to control VTR and DDR devices via network or RS-422 Sony, Odetics and VDCP protocols
DrasticPreview SDK Article Count: 1
An SDK for media file playback with a wide range of file format support
DTMediaRead SDK Article Count: 1
An SDK to allow your application to read many file types directly
MediaReactor SDK Article Count: 1
An SDK for file to file translation
DTMediaWrite SDK Article Count: 1
Build Drastic's extensive write capabilities into your application
Support Article Count: 1
About Us Article Count: 0
Information about Drastic Technologies Ltd
Company History Article Count: 1
Drastic corporate profile and history
Drastic Technologies Ltd, founded in 1991, is a proven industry provider of products for digital video capture, control, conversion and delivery. These products are sold as integrated hardware solutions as well as end user and OEM software components.
Drastic’s strength lies in its modular, field proven, core technologies for the manipulation of digital video and audio. Key software components include: RS-422 serial control, VTR/Server Serial Emulation, real-time production HD-SDI I/O and high speed media file conversions. All of Drastic's technologies use open, industry standard formats and protocols. This allows simple and seamless integration with other software, SAN/NAS and local file systems as well as traditional production and broadcast equipment.
From these core components, Drastic builds a variety of products, including:
The Titan Series production/broadcast Digital Disk Recorders with full VTR and Server capabilities
MediaNXS capture/control/conversion/playback software for AJA and Bluefish hardware
MediaReactor real-time and offline file translation software
DrasticPreview software for real time viewing of audio/video sequences up to 4K
OEM/SDK of selected technologies including VTR control, file reading/translation and previewing
The Titan Series digital disk recorders are Drastic's third generation of digital disk recorders for video capture, control, conversion and delivery. The Titan Series is available in uncompressed SD/HD/2K in 8/10 bits YCbCr or RGB, in single or multiple channel configurations, and includes VTR Emulation and Serial Control support, wide previewing capabilities, import/export file transcoding, an editable/exportable timeline and much more.
MediaNXS software provides a subset of the Titans’ DDR functionality for the user of specific digital video hardware. MediaNXS software is available for (uncompressed) AJA SD / HD, Bluefish444 SD/ HD, and as a resolution-independent VGA/DVI system. Features include signal display and measurement, capture/playback, control over external VTRs, import/export file transcoding.
MediaReactor file conversion software allows the user to convert between dozens of digital media file types including streaming video files, high quality still image/ graphic and audio file types. Features include batch processing, an aggressive preview app, and support for a wide range of industry-crucial file types.
DrasticPreview is a skinnable VGA screen media player which allows the user to view a wide variety of file types via VGA/DVI output. It also displays a wealth of metadata and real-time information about the media file including time code, file type/codec, file name, Reel ID, Composer etc. The user is able to browse for saved digital media clips for individual viewing, compose play lists for sequenced clip playback, and run or save to disk for later review.
Drastic Software Developer Kits offer a range of tools for the developer of custom video and audio capture, control and playback applications. Specific SDK packages include:
MediaReactor SDK - build MediaReactor file conversion into your application.
DTMediaRead SDK - Build MediaReactor file import into your application.
Drastic DDR SDK - Build digital disk recorder functionality into your application.
MediaCmd Control SDK - Control external VTRs and DDRs from your application.
MediaCmd Emulation SDK - Allow your application to be controlled via RS-422 as a serial device.
DrasticPreview SDK - View broadcast and production file types from your application
A few of the well respected facilities across North America and internationally we are proud to list as customers are:
Technicolor (US, Europe and Canada )
ByDeluxe (US, Europe and Canada )
Thomson/Grassvalley ( Europe )
BWM/ICTIRT (European Standards Group)
Some of our OEM relationships include:
Locations and Resellers
Drastic’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Drastic Technologies Ltd. has resellers and distributors operating in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Contact Article Count: 1
Contact Drastic Technologies
Distributors and Partners Article Count: 2
Distributors, dealers and partners
Legal Information Article Count: 1
News and Events Article Count: 0
Drastic news and events
Legacy Article Count: 0
VVW DDRs (1998-2006) Article Count: 17
VVW Series Digital Disk Recorders
7000,5000,4000,3000,2000 & 1000 Series
VVCR DDRs (1991-1998) Article Count: 3
VVCR Digital Disk Recorders
MediaReactor Legacy (1995-2005) Article Count: 1
MediaReactor Legacy Versions
Miscellaneous Legacy Article Count: 4
Miscellaneous Legacy Software and Hardware