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Rio for Post

High Performance Online Editing, Color and Finishing for HD, 4K UHD, 4K DCI and 8K UHD

Rio delivers the ultimate productive post workflow. Thanks to its real-time performance, its complete, integrated toolset that keeps the whole job in the suite, and full integration into today’s file-based workflows, Rio can handle everything you require from a finishing system — interactively and in real-time, making it the natural choice for client-attended sessions. To achieve this performance, Rio runs on enterprise PC hardware that exploits the latest NVIDIA Maximus multi-GPU technology to deliver interactive, real-time performance — even at 8K 60p.

Rio is available in a choice of two...

FEATURES

  • With HDR and wide color gamut features, updated interface, enhanced Avid integration and super accurate cloud tracker, Rio provides the complete color and finishing system
  • Rio delivers the ultimate productive post workflow
  • The Neo panel provides natural heads-up control of color and seamless interaction with Rio’s comprehensive grade management facilities
  • Rio has real-time performance, a complete color and finishing toolset and full integration into today’s file-based workflows
  • Rio delivers stunning images at any and every resolution color space and framerate
  • Rio offers a range of systems that takes advantage of the latest PC hardware to provide new levels of interactivity and openness
  • Rio systems match the formats you work in today, as well as advanced formats for tomorrow
  • Secondary controls include unlimited cascaded secondary color correc­tion
  • Dolby Vision support for Rio 4K
  • New Grass Valley lossless compression codec — choose to run Rio uncompressed or compressed from 2:1 to 6:1 compression
  • OpenFX support for third-party video and temporal filters
  • Support for latest cinema cameras from ARRI, RED, Sony, Canon and more

SPECIFICATIONS

 

  Benefit Rio Software  Rio Turnkey
Rio
Rio 4K Rio 4K Rio 8K
Color
Full range of color tools Complete creative color control
Unlimited secondaries Total color flexibility
Unlimited shapes Total color flexibility
Unlimited still store Save time by having all reference frames online
3D burn-in, import and output LUTs Use 65x65x65 cubes to set a look on import or prior to color correction. Real-time output luts
HDR Grading Grade for High Dynamic Range
Store native colorspace on disk REC2020, P3, ACES, Hybrid Log Gamma...
32-bit float linear processing Highest quality results for both video and data
Neo/Neo Nano panel The best color panel ergonomics available. All tools available at a single button press o o o o

Toolset
Timeline editing Make last minute changes easily
16-track audio Comprehensive editing facilities
32-channel audio Support for multichannel audio
Conform Comprehensive conform tools for both file and tape-based media
MLTFX Save time and money by interactively finishing shots directly on the timeline with Keyer, DVE, Blur, Text, Tracker and Graphics tools.
Stereo 3D toolset Fix, perfect and deliver stereo 3D content
Effects toolset (incl. paint) Paint tools Paint only
Utilities Add/remove 3:2 plus other time-based functions
Scribe Create and edit rolls and crawls quickly & easily

I/O and playback
Dual monitor support Organize clips and bins on your desktop
SD, HD and 2K output Video out up to 2K
SD, HD and 2K input Video in up to 2K
4K output Handle highest quality 4K jobs
4K input 4K input support
8K output 16x 3G SDIs for 8K output
8K input 8K input support
Real-time 4K 16-bit playback Reliably view and deliver every frame
Real-time 8K 16-bit playback Reliably view and deliver every frame
4K HFR 60 fps support Reliably view and deliver every frame up to 60 fps
8K HFR 60 fps support Reliably view and deliver every frame up to 60 fps
Real-time pan and scan Make different format deliverables quickly while maximizing storage efficiency
16-channel audio I/O Audio input and output supported
32-channel audio I/O Interface to alternative formats
VTR serial control Control VTR decks
Deliver to sQ Get content to air quickly o o o

Processing
GPU (CUDA) processing Fast and upgradable for unbeatable creativity and throughput
Multiple GPU support Configure a system to match your needs


Key:    • Standard   o Option   — Not Available


 

Rio 4K Turnkey System Specifications

Supermicro Superserver 7049GP-TRT
2x Intel Xeon Gold 6136 (with suitable heatsinks):

  • 3.00 GHz
  • 12 cores / 24 thread
  • 25 Mb L3 cache – shared between all cores
  • 6 channel memory controller
  • Three UPI Links


64 GB RAM:

  • 8x 8 Gb 2666 MHz REC ECC DDR4 DIMMs
  • (Configured to obtain maximum memory bandwidth)


2x Samsung 240 Gb SSDs (System/Data Drive):

  • 240 Gb
  • SATA3 (6 Gb/s)
  • Configured as a RAID-1 array


2x Samsung 480 Gb SSDs (Audio Drive):

  • 480 Gb
  • SATA3 (6 Gb/s)
  • Configured as a RAID-1 array


1x NVIDIA Tesla V100 16 GB (GPU processor) image processing
1x NVIDIA Quadro P620 (used as display card)
1x DVD-RW Drive – Optairic AD7260S (or equivalent)
5x USB 3.0 ports (x2 front, x2 rear, x1 internal)
4x USB 2.0 ports (x2 internal, x2 rear)
2x RS-422 VTR control (serial interface card supplied uses x1 internal USB 2 port)
Dual redundant 2200W PSUs
Supermicro mobile rack
Keyboard and mouse
Thunderbolt Support (add-on card required, tested – works with the AJA SDI boxes)
Wacom Intuos 5 tablet and pen (as configuration options below)

  No Panel Neo Nano Panel Neo Panel
Large Tablet x x
Small Tablet x X
No Tablet x x

 

VTR Serial Interface
2x RS-422 9-pin VTR serial interface ports are provided on the rear of the machine  

Standard Video and Audio Interfaces
4x multiformat 3G/HDSDI/SDI 10-bit outputs/inputs with up to 32 channels of embedded audio

  • Inputs auto sense any supported format


32 channel audio is embedded via SDI 1 and SDI 2 (16 channels each)

Storage

  • As standard, a Rio 4K turnkey system ships with a single external SAS array with 24x Seagate 10,000 rpm 1.8 TB disks configured as dual 10+2 parity disk arrays
  • Data is striped across both 12-disc arrays for maximum performance (RAID-60)
  • Delivering 2 GB/s read and 1.7 GB/s write
  • Up to 6 arrays in total can be added to the system

 

AJA Kona 4 Support

The AJA Kona 4 connectors for use in Rio 4K are configured as shown below.  

AJA Kona 4 Supported Output Formats – Mono

Mono FPS SDI 1 SDI 2 SDI 3 SDI 4 Output Link
Selection (default)
SD YUV 422 (576/486) 25, 29.97     1.5G   Single
HD YUV 422 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30     1.5G   Single
HD/2K RGB 444 Dual Link 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30     1.5G 1.5G Dual
HD/2K RGB 444 Level B 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30     3G   Level B 3G
1080 (P) YUV 422 Level A 50, 59.94, 60     3G   Level A 3G
2K (P) YUV 422 Level A 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60     3G   Level A 3G
720P YUV 422 50, 59.94, 60     1.5G   Single
Quad HD YUV 422 (UHD1) 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1.5G 1.5G 1.5G 1.5G Single
4K YUV 422 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1.5G 1.5G 1.5G 1.5G Single
Quad HD RGB 444 Level B 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 3G 3G 3G 3G Level B 3G
4K RGB 444 Level B 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 3G 3G 3G 3G Level B 3G
Quad HD YUV 422 (UHD1) Level A 50, 59.94, 60 3G 3G 3G 3G Level A 3G
4K YUV 422 Level A 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 3G 3G 3G 3G Level A 3G


HDMI Output is also supported and will be active at the same time. Optionally HDMI may downsize QHD and 4K for viewing on an HD monitor (using registry setting “HDMI DownSize QHD to HD”).

AJA Kona 4 Supported Output Formats – Stereo3D

3D Stereo FPS SDI 1 SDI 2 SDI 3 (L) SDI 4 Output Link
Selection (default)
HD YUV 422 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30     1.5G 1.5G Single
HD/2K RGB 444 Level B 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30     3G 3G Level B 3G
720P YUV 422 50, 59.94, 60     1.5G 1.5G Single
1080 (P) YUV 422 Level A 50, 59.94, 60     3G 3G Level A 3G
2K (P) YUV 422 Level A 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60     3G 3G Level A 3G


Notes:
2K = 2048 x 1080, Quad HD = 3840 x 2160, 4K = 4096 x 2160
When selecting the output frame rate in the user interface the appropriate output link choices are provided in the selector menu.
Reference must be the same frame rate as the output in order to lock.


AJA Kona 4 Supported Input Formats

Mono FPS SDI 1 SDI 2 SDI 3 SDI 4
SD YUV 422 (576/486) 25, 29.97 1.5G      
HD YUV 422 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1.5G      
HD RGB 444 Dual Link 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1.5G 1.5G    
HD RGB 444 Level B 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 3G      
1080P YUV 422 Level A 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 3G      
720P YUV 422 50, 59.94, 60 1.5G      


AJA Kona 4 Supported Input Formats – Stereo 3D

3D Stereo FPS SDI 1 (L) SDI 2 SDI 3 SDI 4
HD YUV 422 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1.5G 1.5G    
HD/2K RGB 444 Level B 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 3G 3G    
720P YUV 422 50, 59.94, 60 1.5G 1.5G    
1080 (P) YUV 422 Level A 50, 59.94, 60 3G 3G    
2K (P) YUV 422 Level A 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 3G 3G    


AJA Corvid 88 Option (FGAQR 500410)
Additional Input Formats Supported

Mono FPS SDI 1 SDI 2 SDI 3 SDI 4
Quad HD YUV 422 (UHD1) 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1.5G 1.5G 1.5G 1.5G
4K YUV 422 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1.5G 1.5G 1.5G 1.5G
Quad HD RGB 444 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 3G 3G 3G 3G
Quad HD YUV 422 (UHD1) 50, 59.94, 60 3G 3G 3G 3G
4K YUV 422 50, 59.94, 60 3G 3G 3G 3G


Notes:
VPID – Vertical Payload Identifier needs to be present for the AJA Kona 4 to correctly detect the input standard.

 

Rio 8K Turnkey System Specifications

4 RU Mainframe
Supermicro Superserver SYS-4029GP-TRT
CPU: 2x Intel Xeon Gold 6136 (3.0 GHz)
RAM: DDR 4-2666 192 GB
GPU:

  • 3x NVIDIA Tesla V100 for image processing
  • 1x NVIDIA Quadro P620 card for UI display  


Disks:

  • 2x 240 GB SSD in RAID-1 for system
  • 2x 480 GB SSD in RAID-1 for audio storage
  • 3x SAS RAID controllers (for video workspace)


4 x rear panel USB3 ports
Dual 10 Gb Ethernet (10G Base-T Copper)
2x RS-422 VTR Control
Quad 2000W PSUs – system will operate with only 2 PSUs
Rackmount kit
Keyboard and mouse
Wacom Intuos 5 tablet and pen (as configuration options below)

  No Panel Neo Nano Panel Neo Panel
Large Tablet x x
Small Tablet x x
No Tablet x x


Video Workspace

  • Rio 8K is supplied with 5.5 hours of storage at 7680x4320 10-bit 422 59.94 fps. Essence is stored uncompressed on the system
  • The storage comprises of three 2 RU arrays each with 24 1.8 TB 10,000 rpm SAS drives
  • Each array is configured as RAID-60 with 20 drives and 4 parity drives
  • Each array has dual PSUs
  • The arrays are connected via SAS to the Rio 8K mainframe
  • Rio 8K does not support 8K 60p record or playback with a failed disk as the performance of the SAS RAID controllers drops by about 30% with a faulty disk present
  • No media is lost in the event of a disk failure and the system can continue to be used with one faulty drive although without real-time record or playback. The video data continues to be fully protected in the event that one drive fails per array.
  • Failed disks should be replaced when the system is not in operation as rebuilding the array further impacts performance and takes up to 6 hours
  • Expansion of the video workspace is possible by adding option 115 and/or option 117 taking it up a total of 18 arrays (6 wide and 3 deep), providing a total of 33 hrs of 7680x4320 @60p


Audio Storage

  • Audio is stored on a mirrored pair of 480 GB solid state disks in the Rio 8K mainframe
  • Audio is stored as uncompressed 48 kHz 24-bit per channel
  • The storage capacity for 32 channel audio is 20 hours
  • The audio data is stored on two disks in a RAID-1 mirror configuration so is protected in the event of a failure of either disk. However, unlike the video data the audio data is not protected if one of the audio drives has failed. To reduce the risk of losing any audio data the system should not be used with a failed audio drive – the failed drive should be replaced and the array rebuilt as soon as possible. Rebuilding the array takes up to 90 minute.


Video and Audio Interfaces
Video and audio input/output is provided by four AJA Corvid 88 cards each with 8 3G SDI interfaces

Other Supported Output Formats – Mono
When working with output formats other than 8K, the user chooses which Corvid 88 card to use and the tables below describe how the 4 SDI outputs on the selected card are used.

Mono FPS SDI 1 SDI 2 SDI 3 SDI 4 Output Link
Selection (default)
SD YUV 422 (576/486) 25, 29.97 1.5G       Single
HD YUV 422 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1.5G  

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Whatever the job, Rio blends quality and creativity in a package that delivers the productivity needed to succeed in movie and TV finishing, getting the whole job done efficiently and without creative limits.

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