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Softron Media Services M|Family Bundle

Softron Media Services M|Family Bundle
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Manufacturer: Softron Media Services
Platform(s): Mac

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$12,302.50

The M|8Ri is a hardware & software bundle tailor made for Macs with PCIe slots such as the latest 2019 Mac Pro, or in your own Thunderbolt expansion chassis. Simply plug in the M|62i PCIe card into one of the PCIe slots of your Mac and immediately start replay up to eight HD channels or two 4K Channels (or four HD and one 4K) at a cost significantly less than other multichannel solutions.

With the M|8Ri , you can enjoy all the amazing features of M|Replay in a certified hardware and software bundle. We have gathered what we think are the highest quality hardware components in order to ensure the best experience possible. You receive eight licenses of M|Replay, together with one eight input video device.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 8x licenses of M|Replay
  • 1x Dongle with the software licenses above (no changes or splits)
  • 1x Video card with 8x configurable in/out + 1x Ref input (or Audio LTC) on Micro BNC connectors (DELTA-12G-elp-h 2c)
  • 1x Low Profile Bracket (so you can place the Video card in a low-profile PCIe slot, as in the Sonnet Echo Express SEL)
  • 9x BNC Female to Micro BNC (HD-BNC) Cable - 1'
Shipping costs are included for the US and EU, but duties costs are not included. So check with your local customs about the price of duties. We are using FedEx International Priority for our shippings and you will receive a tracking number. Additional fees may apply for countries outside of US and EU. Contact us for more info on this.

M|Family

·        Multichannel Hardware and Software Bundles

·        NEW bundles, now with 12G support!

·        Up to 8 HD channels or 2 UHD all-in-one box capture solution

·        Audio LTC (or reference) input

·        Up to 32 channels of audio

·        No transfer time needed (files are readily available)

·        Edit-while-ingest

·        Ideal for multicam Live productions

·        Multiple ingest and playout channels

·        Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, XDCAM, and other codecs

·        Multiple codecs & destinations

 

With the new bundles that we offer, you can enjoy all the robustness of Softron ingest and playout applications in a certified software and/or hardware bundle. We have gathered what we think are the highest quality hardware components in order to ensure the best experience possible.

 

There are different models available, depending on what you want to achieve, and the computer you use. We know our customers have different kind of workflows, and we wanted to answer them all. All models can now go up to 60fps.

 

First the Software only bundles, the S|XX. These are ideal if you want to use our software with the hardware you choose, or already have. There are various combinations, from the S|40 with 4 licenses of MovieRecorder for 4 inputs, up to the M|80R with 8 licenses of MovieRecorder AND 8 licences of M|Replay. The best combination if you need to do both kind of workflows.

 

Then come the M|XXi bundles, which come of course with software licenses, but also add a 8 in or out PCIe video card that you can place into the coming up Mac Pro (or your older grey Mac Pros, or a Thunderbolt expansion chassis).

 

And finally the M|XXe bundles, with which you will receive the software licenses, the 8 in or out PCIe video card, and the Thunderbolt expansion chassis. These models are ideal for Thunderbolt capable Mac computers. Just connect the M|XXe to a Thunderbolt port and you'll be ready to go.

Main features

The M|Family Bundles - All in!

The M|Family is a software and/or hardware bundle that includes everything you need:

·        Licences for MovieRecorder, OnTheAir Video Express or M|Replay

·        All licenses are provided on a single dongle, so it is easier to work with

·        One Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis (for the M|XXe models)

·        One or two SDI Video card in that expansion chassis  (for the M|XXe and M|XXi models)

·        One Thunderbolt cable (for the M|XXe models)

·        As many SDI adapaters as there are connectors so you don't need a specific cable, just regular SDI will work.

·        You will just need to connect it in Thunderbolt and the dongle to your Mac and you are good to go. The only thing you'll need to buy is a Mac, because, no the Mac is not included for the price...

 

System Requirements.

As usual, the system requirements will depend on the format and codec that you will be using, and we recommend that you run tests to confirm. You may want to check on the MovieRecorder and OnTheAir Video Express pages for system requirements.

 

Note also that you may want to check the Thunderbolt bandwidth limitation. Our thunderbolt 3 devices can transfer from the device to the computer (ingest): 

 

in 8 bit, up to 8 channels of HD (all formats up to 60 fps),

in 10 bit you will be able to transfer 8 channels of 1080i50, 1080p25 or all 720p formats, but only 7 channels of 1080i59.94 or 1080p29.97.

 

Thunderbolt 2 or 3

The M|XXe models are coming with a Thunderbolt 3 expansion chassis. And as the PCIe video card provided is a PCIe Gen3 card, you can get the most bandwidth out of it. Typically you can do up to 8 x HD60p or 2 x UHD 60p channels in 8 bit, that's what you can get through the Thunderbolt. Of course you should then check what your Mac can handle in terms of encoding performances to see how many channels you will actually be able to encode.

Choose the model that you need

The new bundles come in different flavors, depending on your need. See the table on the left to decide which one you will need.

 

Multicam Logger allows a user to log all of the different angles (or inputs) used in a live multi-camera production. It records which input the director has selected on his video mixer and when. Multicam Logger thus creates a multicam clip for Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro using the logs and the files recorded by any type of video recorder. The purpose is to use the resulting media to edit a final version of the production which could include necessary corrections.

 

GPICommander is two things: a USB to GPI Converter and a software. You can send or receive GPI triggers using AppleScript, so it can be used with any macOS application. Since version 2.2, there is also a REST API available so you can send and receive GPI triggers very easily.

 

If needed, an SDK is available if you want to have direct access to it without AppleScript (it also runs on Windows then and it enables you to control the unit by writing C code.)

Features 

Hardware bundles with MovieRecorder and OnTheAir Video Express

ModelMax HD InputsMax HD OutputsMax 4K* InputsMax 4K* Outputs
M|80e / M|80i8020
M|62e / M|62i622**2**
M|44442**2**

* 4K signals use either 12G for single link or Quad link.

** The PCIe video card supports maximum 2 channels of 4K, so you won't be able to do 2 UHD in and 2 UHD out simultaneously. It will be either 2 in, or 2 out, or 1 in and 1 out.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information above tells you what the device can support. But you should also check the "System Requirements" page to know which computer and setup you will need to be able to encode those channels.
 

Hardware bundles with M|Replay and MovieRecorder

ModelMax HD InputsMax HD OutputsMax 4K* InputsMax 4K* Outputs
M|80Re / M|80Ri **8***8***2***2***
M|8Re / M|8Ri8***8***2***2***

* 4K signals use either 12G for single link or Quad link.

* The M|80R comes with 8 licences of MovieRecorder and 8 licences of M|Replay, but only one 8 connector card. So with that card, you won't be able to use all licences at the same time. It's really meant for users who go from a setup with MovieRecorder to a setup with M|Replay. If you purchase an additional 8 connector video card, you could be using all licenses at the same time, if your computer allows it.

*** M|Replay licenses can be used as either in or out. The card provided has 8 connectors. So you will be able to do any combinations. If you use the 8 inputs, you won't be able to playout at the same time, but if you use it to replay later on, you can then use the 8 connectors to replay all 8 channels simultaneously. Typically, M|Replay users use combinations such as 6 in/ 2 out, or 4 in / 4 out. Also, the PCIe video card supports maximum 2 channels of 4K, so you won't be able to do 2 UHD in and 2 UHD out simultaneously. It will be either 2 in, or 2 out, or 1 in and 1 out.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information above tells you what the device can support. But you should also check the "System Requirements" page to know which computer and setup you will need to be able to encode those channels.
 

Software Bundles

The software bundles (S|80S|62S|44S|40S|80RS|8R) are software only bundles, so you will need to purchase both the video device that supports the required number of channels.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 8x licenses of M|Replay
  • 1x Dongle with the software licenses above (no changes or splits)
  • 1x Video card with 8x configurable in/out + 1x Ref input (or Audio LTC) on Micro BNC connectors (DELTA-12G-elp-h 2c)
  • 1x Low Profile Bracket (so you can place the Video card in a low-profile PCIe slot, as in the Sonnet Echo Express SEL)
  • 9x BNC Female to Micro BNC (HD-BNC) Cable - 1'
Shipping costs are included for the US and EU, but duties costs are not included. So check with your local customs about the price of duties. We are using FedEx International Priority for our shippings and you will receive a tracking number. Additional fees may apply for countries outside of US and EU. Contact us for more info on this.
System requirements 

Requirements for 1080i50, 1080p25 or 1080p50 (PAL world) *

ModelRecommended MacsRecommended Ingest CodecsRemarks
M|80e / M|80i / S|80iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)The M|80e model is limited to max 7 x 1080p50 channels when sources are set to YUV 10bit
M|62e / M|62i / S|62iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None
M|44e / M|44i / S|44iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None
M|80Re / M|80Ri / S|80RiMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)Specs are for 8 licenses used at once, not for all 16 licences used at once.
M|8Re / M|8Ri / S|8RiMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None

 

Requirements for 1080i60, 1080p30 or 1080p60 (NTSC world) *

ModelRecommended MacsRecommended Ingest CodecsRemarks
M|80e / M|80i / S|80iMac Pro 18 Core - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels in ProRes (LT). You will only be able to record 8 channels with ProRes (Proxy).ProRes (LT) - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels - 1 x 4K60pMax 6 x 1080p60 channels when sources are set to YUV 10bit
M|62e / M|62i / S|62iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None
M|44e / M|44i / S|44iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None
M|80Re / M|80Ri / S|80RiMac Pro 18 Core - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels in ProRes (LT). You will only be able to record 8 channels with ProRes (Proxy).ProRes (LT) - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels - 1 x 4K60pSpecs are for 8 licenses used at once, not for all 16 licences used at once. Max 6 x 1080p60 channels when sources are set to YUV 10bit
M|8Re / M|8Ri / S|8RiMac Pro 18 Core - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels in ProRes (LT). You will only be able to record 8 channels with ProRes (Proxy).ProRes (LT) - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels - 1 x 4K60pMax 6 x 1080p60 channels when sources are set to YUV 10bit

* Check the Max fps to know what each model can do. Some models can only record up to 1080p30, and won't record 1080p60 or 1080p50. Softron does not warrant that these recommended configurations will always meet specific user requirements. They are intended as guidelines and are based on extensive testing that Softron has done, they can be changed without notice.

Some requirements may change depending on the the type of signal getting in. We try to be as conservative as we can, and test the worse case scenario, so maybe you could do even more channels than what we say. Hardware, drivers, software and operating systems change regularly and we advise users and prospective users to evaluate their requirements in their specific environment/workflow using Softron demo licenses that are available for downloading from Softron's web site.

Do not hesitate to contact us before purchasing to enquire about the requirements for your specific needs.

** The Thunderbolt 3 devices require a Thunderbolt 3 connection to an iMac Pro. If used with another computer (Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2 or MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3), the connection speed won't be fast enough for all the channels. You may be able to use it with a smaller number of channels though (for example you should be able to run the M|80X with 8 channels of 1080p30 instead of 1080p59.94.

 

Devices dimensions and Weight

 

Software Requirements

Some System requirements depend on the software that you will be using. Check the MovieRecorder and OnTheAir Video Express pages for system requirements.

The M|Family is provided with the latest versions of our ingest and playout applications, but previous versions can be used too.

Review

You're reviewing: Softron Media Services M|Family Bundle

Description

The M|8Ri is a hardware & software bundle tailor made for Macs with PCIe slots such as the latest 2019 Mac Pro, or in your own Thunderbolt expansion chassis. Simply plug in the M|62i PCIe card into one of the PCIe slots of your Mac and immediately start replay up to eight HD channels or two 4K Channels (or four HD and one 4K) at a cost significantly less than other multichannel solutions.

With the M|8Ri , you can enjoy all the amazing features of M|Replay in a certified hardware and software bundle. We have gathered what we think are the highest quality hardware components in order to ensure the best experience possible. You receive eight licenses of M|Replay, together with one eight input video device.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 8x licenses of M|Replay
  • 1x Dongle with the software licenses above (no changes or splits)
  • 1x Video card with 8x configurable in/out + 1x Ref input (or Audio LTC) on Micro BNC connectors (DELTA-12G-elp-h 2c)
  • 1x Low Profile Bracket (so you can place the Video card in a low-profile PCIe slot, as in the Sonnet Echo Express SEL)
  • 9x BNC Female to Micro BNC (HD-BNC) Cable - 1'
Shipping costs are included for the US and EU, but duties costs are not included. So check with your local customs about the price of duties. We are using FedEx International Priority for our shippings and you will receive a tracking number. Additional fees may apply for countries outside of US and EU. Contact us for more info on this.

M|Family

·        Multichannel Hardware and Software Bundles

·        NEW bundles, now with 12G support!

·        Up to 8 HD channels or 2 UHD all-in-one box capture solution

·        Audio LTC (or reference) input

·        Up to 32 channels of audio

·        No transfer time needed (files are readily available)

·        Edit-while-ingest

·        Ideal for multicam Live productions

·        Multiple ingest and playout channels

·        Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, XDCAM, and other codecs

·        Multiple codecs & destinations

 

With the new bundles that we offer, you can enjoy all the robustness of Softron ingest and playout applications in a certified software and/or hardware bundle. We have gathered what we think are the highest quality hardware components in order to ensure the best experience possible.

 

There are different models available, depending on what you want to achieve, and the computer you use. We know our customers have different kind of workflows, and we wanted to answer them all. All models can now go up to 60fps.

 

First the Software only bundles, the S|XX. These are ideal if you want to use our software with the hardware you choose, or already have. There are various combinations, from the S|40 with 4 licenses of MovieRecorder for 4 inputs, up to the M|80R with 8 licenses of MovieRecorder AND 8 licences of M|Replay. The best combination if you need to do both kind of workflows.

 

Then come the M|XXi bundles, which come of course with software licenses, but also add a 8 in or out PCIe video card that you can place into the coming up Mac Pro (or your older grey Mac Pros, or a Thunderbolt expansion chassis).

 

And finally the M|XXe bundles, with which you will receive the software licenses, the 8 in or out PCIe video card, and the Thunderbolt expansion chassis. These models are ideal for Thunderbolt capable Mac computers. Just connect the M|XXe to a Thunderbolt port and you'll be ready to go.

Main features

The M|Family Bundles - All in!

The M|Family is a software and/or hardware bundle that includes everything you need:

·        Licences for MovieRecorder, OnTheAir Video Express or M|Replay

·        All licenses are provided on a single dongle, so it is easier to work with

·        One Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis (for the M|XXe models)

·        One or two SDI Video card in that expansion chassis  (for the M|XXe and M|XXi models)

·        One Thunderbolt cable (for the M|XXe models)

·        As many SDI adapaters as there are connectors so you don't need a specific cable, just regular SDI will work.

·        You will just need to connect it in Thunderbolt and the dongle to your Mac and you are good to go. The only thing you'll need to buy is a Mac, because, no the Mac is not included for the price...

 

System Requirements.

As usual, the system requirements will depend on the format and codec that you will be using, and we recommend that you run tests to confirm. You may want to check on the MovieRecorder and OnTheAir Video Express pages for system requirements.

 

Note also that you may want to check the Thunderbolt bandwidth limitation. Our thunderbolt 3 devices can transfer from the device to the computer (ingest): 

 

in 8 bit, up to 8 channels of HD (all formats up to 60 fps),

in 10 bit you will be able to transfer 8 channels of 1080i50, 1080p25 or all 720p formats, but only 7 channels of 1080i59.94 or 1080p29.97.

 

Thunderbolt 2 or 3

The M|XXe models are coming with a Thunderbolt 3 expansion chassis. And as the PCIe video card provided is a PCIe Gen3 card, you can get the most bandwidth out of it. Typically you can do up to 8 x HD60p or 2 x UHD 60p channels in 8 bit, that's what you can get through the Thunderbolt. Of course you should then check what your Mac can handle in terms of encoding performances to see how many channels you will actually be able to encode.

Choose the model that you need

The new bundles come in different flavors, depending on your need. See the table on the left to decide which one you will need.

 

Multicam Logger allows a user to log all of the different angles (or inputs) used in a live multi-camera production. It records which input the director has selected on his video mixer and when. Multicam Logger thus creates a multicam clip for Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro using the logs and the files recorded by any type of video recorder. The purpose is to use the resulting media to edit a final version of the production which could include necessary corrections.

 

GPICommander is two things: a USB to GPI Converter and a software. You can send or receive GPI triggers using AppleScript, so it can be used with any macOS application. Since version 2.2, there is also a REST API available so you can send and receive GPI triggers very easily.

 

If needed, an SDK is available if you want to have direct access to it without AppleScript (it also runs on Windows then and it enables you to control the unit by writing C code.)

Specifications

Features 

Hardware bundles with MovieRecorder and OnTheAir Video Express

ModelMax HD InputsMax HD OutputsMax 4K* InputsMax 4K* Outputs
M|80e / M|80i8020
M|62e / M|62i622**2**
M|44442**2**

* 4K signals use either 12G for single link or Quad link.

** The PCIe video card supports maximum 2 channels of 4K, so you won't be able to do 2 UHD in and 2 UHD out simultaneously. It will be either 2 in, or 2 out, or 1 in and 1 out.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information above tells you what the device can support. But you should also check the "System Requirements" page to know which computer and setup you will need to be able to encode those channels.
 

Hardware bundles with M|Replay and MovieRecorder

ModelMax HD InputsMax HD OutputsMax 4K* InputsMax 4K* Outputs
M|80Re / M|80Ri **8***8***2***2***
M|8Re / M|8Ri8***8***2***2***

* 4K signals use either 12G for single link or Quad link.

* The M|80R comes with 8 licences of MovieRecorder and 8 licences of M|Replay, but only one 8 connector card. So with that card, you won't be able to use all licences at the same time. It's really meant for users who go from a setup with MovieRecorder to a setup with M|Replay. If you purchase an additional 8 connector video card, you could be using all licenses at the same time, if your computer allows it.

*** M|Replay licenses can be used as either in or out. The card provided has 8 connectors. So you will be able to do any combinations. If you use the 8 inputs, you won't be able to playout at the same time, but if you use it to replay later on, you can then use the 8 connectors to replay all 8 channels simultaneously. Typically, M|Replay users use combinations such as 6 in/ 2 out, or 4 in / 4 out. Also, the PCIe video card supports maximum 2 channels of 4K, so you won't be able to do 2 UHD in and 2 UHD out simultaneously. It will be either 2 in, or 2 out, or 1 in and 1 out.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information above tells you what the device can support. But you should also check the "System Requirements" page to know which computer and setup you will need to be able to encode those channels.
 

Software Bundles

The software bundles (S|80S|62S|44S|40S|80RS|8R) are software only bundles, so you will need to purchase both the video device that supports the required number of channels.

Included Items

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 8x licenses of M|Replay
  • 1x Dongle with the software licenses above (no changes or splits)
  • 1x Video card with 8x configurable in/out + 1x Ref input (or Audio LTC) on Micro BNC connectors (DELTA-12G-elp-h 2c)
  • 1x Low Profile Bracket (so you can place the Video card in a low-profile PCIe slot, as in the Sonnet Echo Express SEL)
  • 9x BNC Female to Micro BNC (HD-BNC) Cable - 1'
Shipping costs are included for the US and EU, but duties costs are not included. So check with your local customs about the price of duties. We are using FedEx International Priority for our shippings and you will receive a tracking number. Additional fees may apply for countries outside of US and EU. Contact us for more info on this.

Requirements

System requirements 

Requirements for 1080i50, 1080p25 or 1080p50 (PAL world) *

ModelRecommended MacsRecommended Ingest CodecsRemarks
M|80e / M|80i / S|80iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)The M|80e model is limited to max 7 x 1080p50 channels when sources are set to YUV 10bit
M|62e / M|62i / S|62iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None
M|44e / M|44i / S|44iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None
M|80Re / M|80Ri / S|80RiMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)Specs are for 8 licenses used at once, not for all 16 licences used at once.
M|8Re / M|8Ri / S|8RiMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None

 

Requirements for 1080i60, 1080p30 or 1080p60 (NTSC world) *

ModelRecommended MacsRecommended Ingest CodecsRemarks
M|80e / M|80i / S|80iMac Pro 18 Core - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels in ProRes (LT). You will only be able to record 8 channels with ProRes (Proxy).ProRes (LT) - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels - 1 x 4K60pMax 6 x 1080p60 channels when sources are set to YUV 10bit
M|62e / M|62i / S|62iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None
M|44e / M|44i / S|44iMac Pro 18 CoreProRes (LT)None
M|80Re / M|80Ri / S|80RiMac Pro 18 Core - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels in ProRes (LT). You will only be able to record 8 channels with ProRes (Proxy).ProRes (LT) - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels - 1 x 4K60pSpecs are for 8 licenses used at once, not for all 16 licences used at once. Max 6 x 1080p60 channels when sources are set to YUV 10bit
M|8Re / M|8Ri / S|8RiMac Pro 18 Core - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels in ProRes (LT). You will only be able to record 8 channels with ProRes (Proxy).ProRes (LT) - !Max 7 x 1080p60 channels - 1 x 4K60pMax 6 x 1080p60 channels when sources are set to YUV 10bit

* Check the Max fps to know what each model can do. Some models can only record up to 1080p30, and won't record 1080p60 or 1080p50. Softron does not warrant that these recommended configurations will always meet specific user requirements. They are intended as guidelines and are based on extensive testing that Softron has done, they can be changed without notice.

Some requirements may change depending on the the type of signal getting in. We try to be as conservative as we can, and test the worse case scenario, so maybe you could do even more channels than what we say. Hardware, drivers, software and operating systems change regularly and we advise users and prospective users to evaluate their requirements in their specific environment/workflow using Softron demo licenses that are available for downloading from Softron's web site.

Do not hesitate to contact us before purchasing to enquire about the requirements for your specific needs.

** The Thunderbolt 3 devices require a Thunderbolt 3 connection to an iMac Pro. If used with another computer (Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2 or MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3), the connection speed won't be fast enough for all the channels. You may be able to use it with a smaller number of channels though (for example you should be able to run the M|80X with 8 channels of 1080p30 instead of 1080p59.94.

 

Devices dimensions and Weight

 

Software Requirements

Some System requirements depend on the software that you will be using. Check the MovieRecorder and OnTheAir Video Express pages for system requirements.

The M|Family is provided with the latest versions of our ingest and playout applications, but previous versions can be used too.

Review

You're reviewing: Softron Media Services M|Family Bundle