Playout for premium channels

VectorBox XL is for the channels that want to capture the attention of world audiences with the eye-catching power of hardware-based DVEs and frame buffers. This top-of-the-line model offers to the broadcast engineer the quality and reliability of the traditional equipment and uses the software only for the tasks that are suitable for it. Crossfade, fade-to-back, dynamic effects, superimposing, PIPs and crops are performed by dedicated hardware that makes the difference. Let’s get back to the classics when only perfection was allowed in broadcast but with the flexibility and automated control made possible by current technology.

Like all models in the VectorBox range, VectorBox XL is fully compatible with its environment, accepting all wrappers and compression schemes used in the industry, interacting with any device in the master control room and smoothly integrating with third party traffic, scheduling and MAMs of manufacturers by XML or other standards. VectorBox is buit on top of a best-in-class hardware platform and can work with any NAS/SAN accesible via LAN. Its monitoring capabilities and its ability to be stacked (with or without automation layer) in large multichannel facilities makes setting up channels simple and straightforward.

4K Available Configurations : including full channel branding 


Codecs: Playback of H.264/AVC 4:2:2 10-bit GOP-based .mxf files (including Panasonic AVC-LongG in OP1b and Sony XAVC Long GOP in OP1a) for SD, HD, and UHD – Capture and Playback of Apple ProRes2 (SD to UHD). Capture and playback of UHD resolutions with the Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame (YUP 4:2:2:4) codec.

Digital Video: 4K and QFHD (Quad Full HD) inputs and outputs – 3840x2160p at 29.97, 25, 24, and 23.98.

Audio Support: Up to 16 pairs of embedded audio per SDI channel

VectorBox 4K 0+1

Single channel file playout

VectorBox 4K 1+1

Single channel file playout, Live and record

Main SD/HD Available Configurations: including full channel branding 

HD Configurations support HD/SD Simulcasting and automatic upscaling and downscaling.

There are 8 available ports and the server can have a maximum of 8 outputs. However, customers can start with a single channel and activate channels as required up to a maximum of 8 channels.

Compression Support: DV25/50, MPEG2 I-frame & IBP, IMX30/40/50, MPEG4.

File Format Support: QuickTime from Final Cut Pro, DV, MXF, AVI.

Audio Support: 8 pairs of embedded audio per channel or 4 pairs non-embedded AES/EBU (optional).

VectorBox XL 0+4 SD

Four channels output

VectorBox XL 2+2 SD

Two channels input and two channels output

VectorBox XL 3+3 SD

Three channels input and three channels output

VectorBox XL 4+4 SD

Four channels input and four channels output

VectorBox XL 0+8 SD

Eight channels output

Compression Support: HDV, DVCPRO HD, MPEG2 I-frame 50 to 250 Mb/s, MPEG2 IBP MP from 10 to 80 Mb/s, Sony XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, H.264 and ProRes codec.

File Format Support: QuickTime, AVI, MXF.

Audio Support: 8 pairs of embedded audio per channel or 4 pairs non-embedded AES/EBU (optional).

VectorBox XL 0+4 HD

Four channels output

VectorBox XL 2+2 HD

Two channels input and two channels output

VectorBox XL 3+3 HD

Three channels input and three channels output

VectorBox XL 4+4 HD

Four channels input and four channels output