At IBC 2019, Slomo.tv (booth 8.B40), a leading manufacturer of slow-motion replay servers and video refereeing solutions, will demonstrate significant new functionality in its flagship 4K broadcast production server system, Dominator AT/12G. Slomo.tv has expanded the server’s capabilities when working with 3G/HD signals and introduced new features that make the server appropriate for both studio and OB van system integration.
First introduced at IBC 2018, Dominator AT/12G represents the world’s most powerful 4K replay server. The server is equipped with 12G SDI interfaces and supports 662 configuration for 4K resolution: 6 recording+6 search+2 playback channels + FX.
Slomo.tv has expanded the server’s capabilities when working with 3G/HD signals. While the previous model had the same 662 configuration for all resolutions, now, the latest version working in 3G/HD replay mode empowers operators to handle simultaneously 14 recording channels, 14 search channels, 2 playback channels + FX. A second workplace option for the Dominator AT/12G server supports two replay operators working in parallel and independently in 772 mode: 7 recording+7 search+ 2 playback channels + FX.
With this extended functionality Dominator AT/12G is suited to use in esports, where the main requirement is the support of a large number of incoming 3G signals in a single device.
The latest version of Dominator offers a versatile server platform for studios and OB vans, since the choice of equipment for OB vans focuses on the ability to use it both for multi-channel recording and slow-motion replays. The server is designed to work with a large number of channels, to provide slow-motion replays at major sports competitions and recording for non-linear editing of large-scale TV shows and events. It provides simultaneous recording of up to 16 channels of HD video with ProRes 422 or AVID DNxHD codecs on hard drives or NAS. Dominator AT/12G is equipped with 8 DMRTM Racks for Toolless/Trayless installation of standard 3.5″ SATA HDDs.
“The ideology of “server grows with you” is now applicable to Dominator AT/12Gl. In addition to hardware and software upgrades, the server sale scheme has also undergone changes, allowing customers to purchase only the necessary capabilities for current tasks and not to overpay for unused ones,” explained Michael Gilman, CEO of Slomo.tv. “If there is no need to work with 4K signals, the user can purchase a server in basic configuration to work with 3G/HD for 70K euro, and then add 4K support later for only 10K euro.”
The server is equipped with four graphical outputs, which provide each operator workplace with two monitors for displaying the main interface and multiviewer. The server has built-in high-speed 10GbE interfaces for recording on NAS and accelerating the exchange of clips and playlists when working over the network.