Quebec City, Canada-based
(Broadcast Unifying Gears Inc.) on Monday announced the CLASS-1. It’s a video server that uses Apple’s Xserve G5. BUG.tv said that CLASS-1 can be used to play Final Cut Pro projects directly on-air without resorting to file format conversion.
CLASS-1 works through drag and drop and supports all major file formats supported by QuickTime, including DV and MPEG. The server sports SDI output and handles programming through LIstPlayer Pro, a playlist builder application that supports real-time, sequential, and systems or network-triggered startup actions.
CLASS-1 costs US$7,995 with 80GB hard disk space, one SDI output and genlock. RAID and SAN are available as options upon request.