RED ARROW and BlackJack FULL 4K replay and slow-motion servers

NAB Show in Las Vegas will see the world premiere of two new 4K 50/60p slow-motion replay servers. The RED ARROW and BlackJack 4K by push the boundaries of slow-motion replay servers even further.


With a single 2RU enclosure RED ARROW is the most powerful replay and slow-motion server in the world. RED ARROW offers simultaneously 4 channels recording, 4 channels search and 2 channels playback with six 4K physical video ports – all in 4K 50/60p. It can also be used for 6 channel 4K recording for non-linear editing. For 4K video interchange Apple ProRes 422 is used.

RED ARROW has 24 reversible 3G/HD SDI video ports: Due to its 4 graphical ports RED ARROW allows for 4 operators working on one machine together at the same time. For example, two operators work with configuration 662 (6 recording, 6 search and 2 playback channels), the other two with configuration 442 (4 recording, 4 search and 2 playback channels). While working on one machine, simultaneously each operator has its own display that can function as main interface or multiviewer.

Red Arrow server
Red Arrow server

Unlike competing products, that offer maximum 4 channel recording + PRV and PGM, RED ARROW is a true game changer in the field of high-end servers and offers functionalities never dreamed of before.

The system interface has a built-in multiviewer that provides monitoring of input and output signals and search using one standard 1920×1080 computer monitor. The SSD based RED ARROW provides storage of 266 hours 100Mbit HD video. The built-in DMR SATA slots can accommodate nine (9) 3.5″ SATA drives that can record 18 channels in ProRes 422 and 18 Proxy SD channels or 24 channels DVCPro HD with SD Proxy.

The RED ARROW operates as a stand-alone unit and unlike others does not need any additional hardware.

RED ARROW offers various interfaces for the integration with other production environments, for instance two 10 GbE interfaces.

BlackJack 4K

With this 3 recording, 3 search and 2 playback in 4K 50p/60p server again the manufacturer underlines its ambition to be one step ahead of the competition. BlackJack in 3G/HD mode provides up to 30 channels (12 recording, 12 search and 6 playback). Up to 3 replay operators can work on 4 different channels each (slomo and highlights) with independent crossfade outputs.

Black Jack server
Black Jack server

Unique to the BlackJack 4K is its capability to search and mark clips on 3 4K channels simultaneously and to playback 2 channels 4K with FX.

For monitoring 4K BlackJack uses standard computer monitors for displaying the interface with built-in multiviewer – so there is no need for several 4K / 4x3G SDI monitors.

Its SSD storage is big enough to record 266 hrs. 100 Mbit/s HD.

DMR™ is available on all 12 input channels. offers this unique technology capable to write NLE native files of all channels live during recording, thus providing all content without delay for further processing.

BlackJack 4K supports a large set of codecs: MJPEG, ProRes 422, DVCPro HD, AVID DNxHD, XDCAM 50Mbit, MPEG2, MPEG4, H264, DVCPro50, DVCProHD, DV25, IMX and containers natively compatible with Apple Final Cut, Avid, Adobe Premiere, GVG Canopus. All servers are delivered with a specialised console with push-buttons, T-Bar and Jog/Shuttle, mouse and keyboard.


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