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sQ 1000 Series Media Servers

SD/HD/4K UHD Media Servers Designed for News and Sports Editing, Replay and Playout

The sQ 1000 Series of SD/HD/4K UHD media servers distributes high-quality broadcast content across an array of delivery platforms quickly and efficiently. It is engineered to work within SDI, IT and hybrid infrastructures, but it understands media. The sQ Server is a compact 3 RU video storage server containing all the components required for acquiring, storing and managing content in a shared production workflow. The sQ Server is supplied in two variants, one with internal storage and the other which supports one or up to four external storage units. They are known as sQ 1200 and sQ 1800 respectively....

FEATURES

  • 100% compatible with existing sQ servers
  • sQ 1000 series is the most compact video server with 12 3G SDI ports
  • 4K UHD Configurations using 12G SDI or Quad 3G
  • sQ 1200 has internal storage around 200 HD hours or 38 4K UHD hours on HDD, and 38 or 76 4K UHD hours on SSD
  • sQ 1800 has external (2 RU) storage around 600 HD hours per array
  • Up to 4 arrays per server for a massive 2,400 HD hours per sQ1800
  • 16 channels of 16/24-bit 48 kHz audio support
  • 2.5x faster than real time for file ingests and delta frames
  • Software-based codecs, DVCPRO HD, AVCi, XAVCi and DNxHD
  • Dual 10G or 4x1G Ethernet network
  • Easy migration to IT infrastructure via sQ FileFlow
  • MXF, MOV, MP4, H.264 file wrapper support via sQ FileFlow
  • FileFlow Manager and Engine for sQ File I/O including transwrapping or transcoding
  • HDR 10-bit native I/O support for PQ10, HLG and S-Log3

SPECIFICATIONS

Mainframe

  • 3 RU, front loading
  • Individual card cooling
  • sQ 1200 has internal SAS storage
  • Dual redundant hot-swap PSUs
  • Simple back panel layout

Main System Connections
sQ SAS Array

  • External storage array providing up to 600 HD hours*1
  • 24x 1.8 TB enterprise class SAS drives
  • RAID-30: 3x (7+1 parity)
  • 12 Gb SAS interface
  • Dual PSU
  • Up to 4 sQ SAS arrays per sQ server providing 2,400 HD hours*1
  • Easily expand storage capacity by adding more sQ SAS arrays – no restriping required
  • Mix and match latest 1.8 TB drive arrays with previous 900 GB drive arrays

Formats and Standards Supported

  • HD/4K UHD Formats – all in 50/59.94 Hz
    • XAVCi Class 50 & 100: 720p, 1080i, 1080p, Class 300, 2160p
    • AVCi Class 50 & 100: 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    • DVCPRO HD: 720p, 1080i
    • DNxHD 720p, 1080i, 1080p 8/10-bit
  • SD Formats – all in 50/59.94 Hz
    • IMX 30/40/50: 625i or 525i
    • DVCPRO 25/50: 625i or 525i
  • Low Bit Rate (LBR) Codecs
    • MPEG-1 (1.5 Mb)
    • MPEG-4/H.264 SD (2.5 Mb)
    • MPEG-4/H.264 720p (12 Mb)
  • HDR unrestricted mixed format on playout including support for PQ10, HLG and S-Log3 conversion from existing 4K UHD or HDHDR media

Comparison Table

Feature sQ 1200 sQ 1200 12G sQ 1800
Size 3 RU 3 RU 3 RU + 2 RU per array
Storage Internal HDD, max 200 HD hrs*1 or max 38 4K UHD hrs*3
Internal SSD (optional) max 38 or 76 4K UHD hrs*3
External, 600 HD hrs*1 per array. Max 2,400 HD hrs*1
External storage array 0 1 to 4
Video ports 12 (3G) 1080i or
8 (3G) 1080p or
4 Quad (3G) 2160p
12 (3G) 1080i or
8 (3G) 1080p or
4 (12G) 2160p
12 (3G) 1080i
3G SDI Yes No Yes
12G SDI*2 No Yes No
HDD Disks Yes Yes Yes
SSD Disks Yes Yes No
Max audio channels 16 16 16
Browse create 2-3 x real time per engine, multiple engines
Network Dual 10 Gb Ethernet or Quad 1 Gb Ethernet
Video formats SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Compression IMX, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, AVCI & XAVC Class 50, Class 100 and DNxHD
Codec technology FPGA Hardware

*1 HD hour = 1 hour of AVCi 100 Mb/s + 8 ch 24-bit 48 kHz audio
*2 12G and 4K UHD I/O requires internal SSD drives
*3 4K UHD hour = 1 hour of XAVCi 600 Mb/s + 8 ch 24-bit 48 kHz audio

ORDERING INFORMATION

sQ Mainframes

FGASQ 213601006
sQ 1800 Server External Storage (Inc. software, Exc. SAS Array)

FGASQ 213601016
sQ 1200 Base Server Internal Storage (Inc. software, Exc. 8 Disks)

FGASQ 213601046
sQ 1200 12G Base Server Internal Storage (Inc. software, Exc. 8 Disks)

sQ I/O Cards

FGASQ 213610012
2 Browse 720p/1080i Engines DVCPRO using MPEG-1

FGASQ 213610015
2 Browse 720p/1080i Engines DV​CPRO using H.264

FGASQ 213610018
2 Browse 720p/1080i Engines AVC/DV​CPRO using MPEG-1

FGASQ 213610021
2 Browse 720p/1080i Engines AVC/DV​CPRO using H.264

FGASQ 213610024
2 Browse 1080p Engines AVC/DV​CPRO using H.264

FGASQ 213610011
2 Port 720p/1080i Bidirectional card DV​CPRO & MPEG-1 Browse

FGASQ 213610014
2 Port 720p/1080i Bidirectional card DV​CPRO & H.264 Browse

FGASQ 213610017
2 Port 720p/1080i Bidirectional card AVC/DV​CPRO & MPEG-1 Browse

FGASQ 213610020
2 Port 720p/1080i Bidirectional card AVC/DV​CPRO & H.264 Browse

FGASQ 213610029
2 Port 720p/1080i Bidirectional card AVC/DV​CPRO & MPEG-1/H.264 + Browse Engine

FGASQ 213610033
2 Port 720p/1080i Bidirectional card AVC/DV​CPRO & H.264 Browse + Browse Engine

FGASQ 213610023
2 Port 1080p Bidirectional AVC/DV​CPRO & H.264 Browse

FGASQ 213610031
4 Port 720p/1080i Input card AVC/DV​CPRO & H.264 Browse

FGASQ 213610032
4 Port 720p/1080i Output card AVC/DV​CPRO

FGASQ 213610054
Extra Thumbnail Generation card 1080p & 2160p

FGASQ 213610040
1 Port 2160p Input card XAVC

FGASQ 213610041
1 Port 2160p Input card XAVC with Browse Engine

FGASQ 213610042
1 Port 2160p Output card XAVC

sQ Networking/Miscellaneous

FGASQ 213610003
Quad 1 Gb Network Card (Clipnet)

FGASQ 213610004
10 Gb Dual Fiber Network Cards (Clipnet)

FGASQ 213610026
10 Gb Dual Copper Network Cards (Clipnet)

sQ Storage

FGASQ 213610052
Internal HDD Storage (8x 1.8 TB disks / 14.4 TB). Provides ~200 hours storage of 100 Mb media

FGASQ 21361005601
Internal SSD Storage (8x 1.6 TB disks / 12.8 TB). Provides ~40 hours storage of 600 Mb media

FGASQ 21361005701
Internal SSD Storage (8x 3.2 TB disks / 25.6 TB). Provides ~80 hours storage of 600 Mb media

FGASQ 900114
SAS Array (1.8 TB disks / 43.2 TB) without SAS adapter. Provides ~600 hours storage for 100 Mb media

FGASQ 635301
SAS Adapter

ISA System Components

FGASQ 634245
First Site ISA Manager and database & management – software only (includes first Server ISA license, 1x sQ Play software & 1x sQ Rec software)

FGASQ 634245
First Site ISA Manager (redundant dual server) database & management application (includes first Server ISA license, 1x sQ Play software & 1x sQ Rec software)

FGASQ 634240
ISA Manager (redundant dual server) database & management application (includes first Server ISA license)

FGASQ 634250
ISA Browse Manager (additional 25 desktop clients)

FileFlow Options

FGASQ 212210111
FileFlow Manager – software only

FGASQ 212210112
FileFlow Engine dual stream (edge browse) – software only

FGASQ 212210113
FileFlow Manager software and PC

FGASQ 212210114
FileFlow Engine (edge browse) software and PC

FGASQ 643002
Resilient FileFlow Manager – turnkey (3x PCs)

FGASQ 643003
Resilient FileFlow Manager – software only

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DATASHEETS

sQ 1000 Series Media Server


The sQ 1000 Series is an intelligent, scalable and media optimized storage system. Based on a real-time operating system and a robust and reliable design, sQ servers can deliver sustained multiyear 24x7 operation for high-pressure fast-turnaround workflows for news and sports.

sQ 1000 Series of media servers distributes high-quality broadcast content across an array of delivery platforms quickly and efficiently.

The sQ Server is a production unit, designed to work with moving images and sound. It is engineered to work within an IT infrastructure, but it understands media.

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