Metropolis Server Storage Workstations VTR

Although GVS is most well known for its' industrial strength hardware solutions it is, in fact, also a software developer/applications specialist for companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Sun. Beginning, years ago, with a custom mounting Nomadic Formats, Storage Sub System, developed specifically for Nomadic II hot-swap storage devices, our engineers quickly expanded into other areas of software development. Today GVS produces the highest quality turnkey/workflow systems for the Broadcast, Medical, Science, Military, Manufacturing and Publishing. Our more popular solutions include GVSAN, Tracker DDM, Complete Archival packages, and server based tools such as Re:View Manager, Automatic PDF generation and workflow, and Nomadic Shuttle Systems.

  RPD Record Play Down Sample GVS90002U   HD-DV Tracker
  Broadcast Automation Server
GVS90002U   GVSAN for OS X / Win
GVS90004U   Tracker Digital Data Management
GVS90004U Win   Data Asset Management
GVS90004U   Re:View Mangager
Firewall   GVS9000 Secure Video/Audio Transmission

The following are some of the Utilities GVS offer for 9000 VTR's:

Virtual Tape Recorder Interface (INT) Simplified options of the 9000 VTR user interface provide ease of operation and control of the digital playback and capture. Just like a traditional tape recorder, the 9000 VTR provides very simple and clear control from local RS422 or remote locationTCP/IP. The 9000 VTR lets you control multiple VTR units at the same time, with optional time display, audio level, and video bin for easy tracking and instant playback of all the clips at various speeds. It alsoo allows users to set up specific time to start and end recording of content from uncompressed 2K, HD, SD to compressed DV resolution, with same user interface.

Multiple 9000 VTRs in sync with remote control
Clipping Bin
Thumbnail preview of clipping in bin to click to instantly locate a frame
Allows it to chase incoming timecode, playback of audio channel from each 9000 VTR in since
Multi machine gang recording for multiple sources w/remote control.

Interface control from local shuttle wheel via RS422 or TCP/IP w/GPI option.

Virtual Tape Recorder PRO (VTR Pro) Optional Recording feature for areas where users need to control multiple 9000 VTRs. The XML option for editing while the recording is in progress provides users the ability to preview footage during recording from multiple cameras. The Sony 9-pin deck control audio LTC capture allows on the fly subclips generation for later use in post. this option is ideal for Live events, Sports News, Telecine, AudioPost, Stereo Scope capture and play back in HD and 2K.
Start edit during recording, ideal for live event.

The unique capability of 9000VTRs is its ability to playback content that is continuously being recorded, with specific starting time. The playback can start 5 sec after recording begins and you can continually record material with automated options.
Multiples Recording

Allows multiple VTRs to be recording at the same time from one simple interface
*Create Proxy
This option requires PROXI option with VTR-PRO to generate proxy files during recording. The proxy files can be accessed while recording with a number of Proxy codec's options.
When time stamping this capture, the system will use either LTC timecode, 9-pin timecode or the VTR Clock time.
Audio metering and arming panel. You can select which audio tracks to capture, and see basic level metering.
Real-time preview on control monitor.
Remotely Controlled
9000 VTR Remote controlled via RS422 and TCP/IP connection. This allows centralized control of up to 4 VTRs from one remote position. The VTR-PRO can be controlled to record, stop and mark XML either individually, or as group VTRs during recording.
Add Timecode Text Track
Embeds a disabled timecode text track which some players can toggle on and off

Film Proxy Generator (FPG) Ability to provide user in field ability to record real-time 2K, 4:4:4, 4:2:2 DVCProHD uncompressed direct recording of digital content with multiple proxies file format generation. With simple software control module users are able to select any number of low resolution proxies files with the same file name so it provides a ease of editing dailies as well as the ability to preview and change formats on the file, so content can be provided to remote locations extremely fast and secure.

TV Virtualization Management (TVM) GVS successfully launched a number of TV stations with virtualization software providing the ability to offer entire archiving strategies in a file based environment for TV master control, Engineering, Traffic, Programming, IT and production. This enormously benefits TVM implementation, reducing the risk factor,and increasing the availability of content. With the smallest budget, and simple design structure you can expand the hours of content in a relatively short time window. With simple rule design users have various programming options from time to ingest and first play, time between first play and next play, how long do you have the rights to play, in a multicast world how often do you repeat material on-air between primary and secondary channels, automated decisions based on simple rules, and dramatic change in time use of master control operators for recall of content.

Metropolis Multi CPU Routing (MCR) is an simple shared disk and GVSAN (storage area network) configurations of up to 8 gigabit can allow users on your network a direct pipeline connection to the Metropolis MCR; without the necessity for a multitude of expensive switch and routers. Users appear as a network device(as an independent zone or grouped by department) just like output devices and storage volumes; and each pipeline can be easily reassigned or truncated, for greater throughput. Cascading and multi-directional application failover is supported and application services can also be manually migrated to alternative servers for maintenance purposes. A Java-based management GUI provides a single point of administration for multiple Metropolis MCR server. Metropolis MCR provides a comprehensive availability management solution designed to minimize both planned and unplanned down time

Re:View Manager has revolutionary document workflow capabilities Optimized for GVS' own Metropolis Server solution w/DAM, Re: View Manager is a fully cross-platform browser based production tool. Quark, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Microsoft, and other file types are converted and displayed on-line for local and remote viewing, soft proofing, annotating, and printing Re:View Manager is totally secure with multiple levels of password protection.The best part is, Re:View Manager documents maintain links to their original PostScript information so nothing is lost in the translation.

The Workflow Tools Accelerate (WTA) Workflow tools accelerate your workflow by allowing your team automatedgeneration and placement of Lo-Res (FPO) or Proxie video images for layout and Web ready images for instant Web posting. The original version of these images is retained on the server and is located and placed automatically when the final documents are printed or output to film or Nomadic drive. Documents stored on the server can also be instantly converted to PDF or video file can be saved in number diffrent Quick Time refrince files with change of reslution for local or remote viewing and playback, soft proofing, annotating, and/or web posting for enhanced project collaboration.

The Nomadic Shuttle Systems (NSS) With Hot/Swap removable drives, were originally engineered to allow graphics professionals the ability to move large files from one workstation to another, without incurring network bottlenecks. Although network technologies have improved (bandwidth) - greatly reducing the need for removable drives as a method of data transfer - they are still widely used, with GVS customer formatting software it allow's you to move your data from multiple different platform, OS X to Windows and other popper operating system.

GVS Storage Sub Systems (SSS) Accelerate your disk intensive applications with the SSS. This blazingly fast Mac based hardware and software product will turn your GVS9000 workstation into a graphics monster. Video, audio, animation, graphics and other application will execute faster than you ever thought possible. SSS is ONLY available with the GVS9000 1U, 2U, 4U PowerMAC G4/G5 product line. Although the GVS9000 SSS will not be sold separately, current owners of the GVS9000 workstation can request an upgrade. GVS is currently shipping the GVS9000 SSS in large capacity than before.