Toshiba’s high def camera integrated into advanced digital video recorder for NASA
Toshiba Imaging, a supplier of high definition, color video imaging, has delivered its new, miniature, high definition, IK-HR1S camera to Grande Vitesse Systems for integration into a ruggedized, digital video recording system for NASA.
Grande Vitesse Systems, a developer and manufacturer of digital video recorders for a range of market segments, specializes in providing the highest-broadcast-quality video systems. The configuration developed for NASA, the GVS9000 2XU, combines single video channels, Fibre Channel, and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with the 3CCD Toshiba high definition camera with DVI output to capture uncompressed HD footage at 1080p/60frames per second (fps). It provides simultaneous playback in both compressed and uncompressed formats.
“The system we developed for NASA required that the digital video recorder be independently controlled via RS422 (Sony 9-pin port) connector for three concurrent, uncompressed recordings,” said Jano Avanessian, vice president of marketing and sales at Grande Vitesse Systems. “Toshiba Imaging’s small and compact IK-HR1S HD camera supports HD-SDI and along with our direct DVI-D interface, we are able to bypass any form of conversion while offering both HD-SDI and 1080p 60 options side-by-side in a single camera unit. We are able to capture the high-speed content from the Toshiba HD camera and deliver it to a file-based format while maintaining the highest possible picture quality.”
The new GVS9000 2XU’s uncompressed video content is recorded directly to a local drive, also designed by Grande Vitesse Systems. The GVS9000 2XU VTR devices with built-in storage allow NASA to access the content (even single frames or select scenes) via Gbit, and Fibre, at over 4.0 Gbit/sec, which accommodates 1080p/60 video quality as well as 2k and 4k uncompressed recording with no loss in image quality.