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4K / HD multi-port AV storage unit for IP network

The PWS-4500 live server system is one of the key elements of Sony’s next-generation 4K/HD live production solution with IP technology.

The PWS-4500 incorporates all the functions of the PWS-4400, including XAVC (both 4K and HD) and Avid DNxHD® recording capabilities*, flexible I/O configurations and HFR recording capability. In addition, the PWS-4500 adds IP interfaces, file sharing function (Share Play), and redundant power supply. Moreover, the system can be configured flexibly, using various optional accessories, allowing it to be used as a highly cost-effective plain HD production recorder with less I/Os, or as a full-featured slow replay server supporting both 4K and HD formats, and both SDI and IP interfaces, depending on users requirements.

The PWS-4500 system consists of 5 products – the PWS-4500 Multi Port AV Storage Unit (as a recording deck), the PWSK-4403 USB Control Device (as a control panel with a jog shuttle and a fader lever), the PWS-100PR1 Production Control Station (Workstation that runs production application software) , the PWS-100MG1 Media Gateway Station (Workstation that transfers files), the PWS-110CM1 (Content management workstation). In addition, there are several option boards and software that need to be installed per users’ requirements.

Moreover, the associated Window’s 10, Embedded 8 and 8.1 PC running application software, the PWA-RCT1 Recording Control Software, which can trigger rec/stop/play/file transfer from a PC, adds operational flexibility to the PWS-4500 so that it can be used as an easy-to-use multi-port 4K/HD production recorder for a wider variety of production usages.

With the recent software version up, V2.2 and V2.3 (available June 2017), the PWS-4500 has been enhanced with the following features/function.

Software version 2.2

- Supporting up to 4K 8x and HD 16x Slow Motion Replay by Share Play with BPU-4800.
- Supporting up to 4K 8x and HD 16x Slow Motion Replay by Share Play with BPU-4800.
- Can be applied to 4K S-Log3 and 4K HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) signal.
- Adding Quick Name Mode as new GUI for Quicker Clip Naming
- Frame Chase Transfer to ODA Gen2 System

Software version 2.3

- Providing Metadata Workflow for OB truck working with the PWS-110CM1 Content Management Station
- Additional support of Optimized XAVC encoding for HDR production. HD S-Log3, HD HLG, and 4K/HD PQ (Perceptual Quantization)

* Avid and DNxHD are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.

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