Leitch to Bundle Ciprico's Huge Systems MediaVault Storage Arrays with VelocityHD
Posted Apr 2, 2005

Ciprico, Inc. has announced that Leitch Technology Corporation will bundle its Huge Systems MediaVault U320RX and U320S Dual Max storage arrays with North American turnkey configurations of the VelocityHD non-linear editing system. The VelocityHD and MediaVault solution can process two streams of uncompressed 10-bit High Definition video content with effects--at frame sizes and rates up to 1080i/59.94--or up to eight uncompressed Standard Definition video streams simultaneously, according to Leitch and Ciprico. This level of performance allows video editors to add effects and edit content online and in real-time without having to wait for rendering.

Leitch's VelocityHD combines the innovative new Altitude hardware platform with an enhanced version of the acclaimed Velocity user interface. VelocityHD offers full-bandwidth High Definition playback of two video streams, two dynamic graphics streams, and optional real-time 3D DVE. VelocityHD also features outstanding Standard Definition editing performance, with full-quality, real-time playback and mixing of multiple SD video and graphics streams.

The Ciprico Huge Systems MediaVault U320RX and U320S Dual Max storage arrays, using ATA drive technology, offer users an array of features and scalable storage capacities designed to maximize performance and reliability at every level. These features include two Ultra 320 SCSI channels to support 10-bit High Definition video, 200MB/sec data rate throughput (per channel), and a soft failover capability that reconstructs and repairs marginal data automatically. Both units support RAID 0 and 3 while the latter RAID level guarantees protection of High Definition content. The MediaVault U320-S Dual Max is available in capacities ranging from 1.6-4TB.

The MediaVault U320RX Dual Max, designed as a 4U rackmounted unit or free standing tower is aimed at users wanting the same performance and features as the U320S but with higher storage capacities. The unit supports up to two Ultra320 SCSI channels with a maximum of ten hot swappable disk drives, giving users the ability to scale up to 4TB. For higher storage needs, the U320RX can be daisy chained with up to four arrays for a total of 16 TB of storage.