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SGI Sirius Video Breakout Box

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Sirius Video Digital Video Option Board

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The Sirius Video digital video option board provides premier broadcast-quality video for the Silicon Graphics family of high-end workstations and compute servers. Sirius Video, coupled with the world's fastest graphics, is the first system to blend real-time digital video processing, computer-generated graphics, 3D geometry, image processing, and supercomputing processing. Video professionals as well as novices can use this powerful, fully interactive, general-purpose environment to produce dazzling broadcast-quality video. Its flexibility and power make it ideal for scientific or research applications, which require full-performance video capture and manipulation.

Sirius Video is available for POWER Onyx, Onyx, and Reality Station graphics workstations.

Additionally, it can be used in POWER CHALLENGE and CHALLENGE server configurations to provide video server capabilities. The most powerful systems in the Silicon Graphics binary-compatible product line are the Onyx and CHALLENGE family workstations and servers. These systems are based on a highly balanced architecture combining multiple CPUs with high-speed I/O and large memory capacities. Integrated with Sirius Video, they provide the most powerful, flexible, and expandable platform available for serious video requirements:

Up to 16 gigabytes of main memory on Onyx or CHALLENGE family systems

Up to 3.5 terabytes of data storage capacity on Onyx and CHALLENGE systems translates to 32 hours of uncompressed full-resolution video

Up to 24 MIPS R4400 CPUs in the Onyx workstation and 36 CPUs in the CHALLENGE server
Support for multiple video formats, including 8 or 10-bit digital video I/O (4:4:4:4, 4:2:2:4 or 4:2:2), in addition to analog component, analog composite, and S-Video I/O capabilities

Two video input frame buffers which can each store up to 4 fields of full bandwidth (4:4:4:4) with 10-bits per component

Access through easy-to-use graphical user interface panel or callable video library routines from within an application

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