STORM 3G Elite
A Comprehensive and Unique Signal Interface

STORM 3G Elite provides an unrivaled number of options to make production easier, it's an audio/video/data breakout box with a PCIe 4X I/F card for desktop connection (4X mode: up to 1080p50/60) as well as an Express 34 card (1X mode: up to 1080i) for laptop connection. When you buy STORM 3G Elite, you also get a full version of our EDIUS Pro 7 editing software for a complete package.

  • HD/SD-SDI input and output with embedded audio and timecode
  • HDMI input and output for full-resolution, real-time monitoring from the included EDIUS Pro 7 NLE software
  • Embedded HDMI audio input and output for high-quality audio monitoring
  • Video and audio output stays perfectly in sync, with editing windows for accurate editing and trimming
  • Reference input supports bi-level or tri-level sync
  • RS-422 master and slave machine-control support
  • Edit any mix of SD and HD resolution video content together in real time
  • Works with many different native video formats, including DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed and more
  • Real-time SD/HD resolution, aspect-ratio and frame-rate conversion and output, including 16:9-to-4:3 and NTSC-to-PAL
  • Supports newer file-based formats, including Infinity JPEG 2000, XDCAM and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra) and GFCam
  • Compatible with Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit)
Bus Interface
PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane
ExpressCard/34

Video Formats (Input/Output) (3G-SDI)
  • 1920x1080p50/59.94
  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1920x1080psF23.98/24/25/29.97
  • 1280x720p50/59.94
  • 720x486i59.94
  • 720x576i50

Video Formats (Input/Output) (HDMI)
  • 1920x1080p50/59.94
  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1280x720p50/59.94
  • 720x480i59.94
  • 720x576i50
  • 720x480p59.94
  • 720x576p50

Video Output Connector
3G-SDI:
  • Video: SMPTE-424M(Level-B), SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
  • Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
Analog Component (BNC: Y/Pb/Pr)
Analog Composite (BNC)
Timecode: LTC/VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported):
  • Video: YCbCr4:2:2 or RGB4:4:4 (8/10-bit)
  • Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24-bit/48 kHz)

Video Input Connector
3G-SDI:
  • Video: SMPTE-424M(Level-B), SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
  • Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
Analog Component (BNC: Y/Pb/Pr)
Analog Composite (BNC)
Timecode: VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)
HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported):
  • Video: YCbCr4:2:2 or RGB4:4:4 (8/10-bit)
  • Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24-bit/48 kHz)

Audio Formats
LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit

Audio Output Connectors
  • HDMI LPCM 8-channel
  • 3G-SDI embedded audio 8-channel
  • AES/EBU digital audio 8-channel
  • Balanced analog audio 4-channel
  • Balanced analog audio monitor 2-channel
  • Unbalanced analog audio monitor 2-channel

Audio Input Connectors
  • HDMI LPCM 8-channel
  • 3G-SDI embedded audio 8-channel
  • AES/EBU digital audio 8-channel
  • Balanced analog audio 4-channel

Reference Input
BNC: Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync

Machine Control
9-pin D-Sub: RS-422A x 2 (Master/Slave)

Power Requirements
+12V: 1.6A, +3.3V: 0.5A

Physical Dimensions
2 RU

Regulatory Compliance
CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick

Minimum System Requirements
  • Any Intel Core 2 or Core iX CPU. Intel or AMD single core CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed or faster (multiple CPUs and/or multi-core CPUs are recommended). SSSE3 (Supplementary) instruction set support required
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • One free PCI Express x4 bus slot (up to 1080p) or one free ExpressCard/34 slot (up to 1080i)
  • 6 GB or more space required for software installation
  • Drive with ATA100/7,200 RPM or faster is required for video storage:
    • Available hard disk space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
    • RAID-0 is recommended for HD and above resolution editing
  • A graphics card supporting higher resolution than 1024x768 32-bit. Direct3D 9.0c or later and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required.
  • A graphics card requirements for video memory size when using GPUfx will vary depending on the project format. For 10-bit SD project: 1 GB or more recommended, for HD/4K projects 2 GB or more recommended
  • Sound card with WDM driver support required
  • DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW drive is required for software installation. For writing onto DVD or Blu-ray disc, a compatible drive is required
  • Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit, Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Internet connection for EDIUS software activation
Note: EDIUS Pro 7 requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows 8/8.1 (64bit). EDIUS software requires that all previous versions of EDIUS software be uninstalled.
  • STORM 3G Elite breakout box
  • PCI Express 4X IF bus card with connection cable
  • Express 34 bus card with connection cable
  • EDIUS Pro 7 software installation disc set (DVD-ROM)
  • Hardware setup manual
November 25, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., November 25, 2013 — Hokkaido Television Broadcasting (HTB) in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan is improving on its current Grass Valley® system to reach its millions of viewers in a more timely, efficient manner. Upgrading from K2 EDIUS® Share, the veteran broadcaster purchased 10 turnkey HDWS-3GX EDIUS Elite workstations complete with Grass Valley's STORM™ 3G Elite breakout box and STORMTM 3G PCIe board which are built to optimize the EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software. Rounding out HTB's purchase are three REXCEED-X1000 units, two REXCEED-LT300 units, and K2 SAN storage.
April 29, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., April 29, 2013 — Yomiuri TV, a major broadcaster in the Kansai region of Japan, has selected Grass Valley® to replace its entire tape-based linear editing workflow, including content management and archive systems, and send to playout, with a new file-based solution.

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