Chassis

ShowSource™ Duo multi-channel audio and video server with integrated show control

The ShowSource™ Duo is a computer-based content delivery system that includes a robust set of tools for museums, specialty cinema, and any other application that requires the integration of audio, video and show control.


Overview

The ShowSource™ Duo is a computer-based content delivery system that includes a robust set of tools for museums, specialty cinema, and any other application that requires the integration of audio, video and show control.

Playlist Manager & Timeline Software

The Duo includes the Playlist Manager software which allows you to create playlists consisting of combinations of audio and video files. The intuitive, spreadsheet-like interface makes it easy to organize shows and execute complicated sequences that can be saved and recalled as needed.

The Timeline software is an integrated timeline-based show control application that allows you to set control points and communicate with external equipment via DMX-512 (using optional interface), TCP/IP, UDP, and RS-232. The Timeline software interface offers drag-and-drop convenience in an environment that will be familiar to most non-linear video editors.

Hardware

The server is housed in a rack-mountable 4U-chassis with dual-redundant power supplies and hot-swappable hard drive units. Files are loaded onto the Duo's data drives via USB 2.0, BluRay, DVD, or via the built-in giga-bit ethernet port.

Common Applications

  • Museum Exhibits
  • Themed Attractions
  • 3D Digital Cinema

Video

The Duo is a high-resolution video source. With of a wide range of compatible resolutions, file formats and framerates, the unit offers unmatched versatility for video content playback. Video files are easily selected and organized using the Playlist Manager.

Video Formats

The Duo supports MPEG1, MPEG2, H.264, AVC, and files encoded using the Cineform codec for visually lossless presentation.

Content can be delivered at 2K resolution using the Cineform codec. Using other codecs, content can be displayed at standard SD and HD resolutions, as well as a wide range of PC resolutions.

The Duo also supports standard framerates up to 60fps.

Edge Blending & Image Warping

The Duo includes integrated edge blending and image warping (for curved screen applications). The blending curve can be adjusted by gamma for each color, delivering perfect blends.

Auto-Calibration

The built-in warping and blending feature can also be combined with an external camera based Auto-Calibration System that measures changes in projector and surface positions and adjusts the warping parameters automatically. As a result, perfectly aligned projection can be achieved at the touch of a button.

Audio

The Duo provides playback of up to 16-channels of 96kHz uncompressed audio in a wide range of formats. Audio can be synchronized with video files or played as stand-alone non-sync content. Audio files are easily selected and organized using the Playlist Manager.

The system also includes several options for analog and digital audio output.

Audio Formats

Audio can be formatted as stereo or multi-channel uncompressed WAV files or as MP3's. The Duo supports 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz sampling rates with 16-bit resolution.

Analog Output Options

Analog audio output options include provisions for two-channel or eight-channel output via XLR breakout cables.

Digital Output Options

Digital audio output options include provisions for eight-channel AES or four-,eight-, or sixteen-channels of Cobranet depending on the chosen configuration.

Show Control

Interfaces with AMX, Crestron, Stardraw

TCP/IP, UDP, RS-232, DMX-512

Supports external hardware - Kissbox DMX1TR for DMX-512, WEIGL WEMC-1 for DMX-512, analog, digital, relays, etc.

Optional LTC In/Out

 


Product Details

 

Video

- Dual-channel video output

- Supports wide range of codecs, resolutions up to 2K, and framerates up to 60fps

- Unlimited multi-channel playback

- Edge Blending & Image Warping

- Auto Calibration Option

 

Audio

- Supports wide range of audio formats

- Analog and digital output options

 

Show Control

- External I/O options

- Supports AMX, Crestron, Stardraw RS-232, UDP, TCP/IP

 

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