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Imagine Communications Inscriber G8

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Chassis 2RU rack mount
Front-mounted hot-swappable drive bays (16)
1+1 redundant hot-swappable power supply, 740 W
High CFM cooling for 24/7 operation
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.5 x 17.2 x 24.8 in. (8.9 x 43.7 x 63.0 cm)
Weight 45 lbs (20.4 kg)
Connectors High Density BNC
CPU 2x Intel E5-2620 2 GHz (6 core)
GPU Nvidia Quadro 4000 2 GB GDDR5
RAM 16 GB DDR3 ECC 1333 MHz
Disk Sub System 2 x 250 GB system drives in RAID 1
8 x 250 GB media drives in RAID 5
LSI MegaRaid Controller (2 Minis SAS ports supporting up to 8 SAS/SATA drives)
System Restore Bootable restore USB thumbdrive to return system to factory configuration
Optical Drive CD/DVD-RW drive for backup
External Ports 2 GB Ethernet ports via RJ-45
RS-232 serial port via DB-9 connector
5 USB 2.0 ports
Supported Video Resolutions 1080i/60, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50
720p/60, 720p/59.94, 720p/50
SD-525, 4:3/16:9
SD-625, 4:3/16:9
1080p future-proof capable
Standards SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 240M, SMPTE 272M
Input 4 (Standard or HD BNC)  1 ft conversion patch cable provided
Input Embedded Audio 2 x 16
Input Connectors 4 HDBNC
Input Level 800 mV pk-pk
Input Impedance 75 ohms
Input Equalization Automatic, adjustment-free cable equalization
Input Cable Length For HD 135 m minimum
For SD 250 m minimum
Output 4 (Standard or HD BNC) 1 ft conversion patch cable provided
Output Embedded Audio 2 x 16
Output Connector 4 HDBNC
Output Impedance 75 ohms
Miscellaneous EDH insertion on output
AES Audio
Standard AES-3-1992, AES 3id-1995, EIAJ CP-340, SMPTE 276M
Input Connectors 1xMDR36 (shared with output) with 8 BNC connectors via pony tail breakout cable
Sample Resolution 16/20/24-bit
Input Sampling Rate 48 kHz
Input Impedance 75 ohms
Maximum Input Signal 2.5 V pk-pk
Output Sampling Rate 48 kHz
Output Connector 1xMDR36 (shared with input) with 8 BNC connectors via pony tail breakout cable
Output Coupling AC Coupled
Input Impedance 75 ohms
Genlock Reference
Standard SMPTE 318M
Input Connectors 1 HDBNC
Input Sensitivity >100 mV
Input Impedance 75 ohms or High-Z (software controlled)
Input Types NTST/PAL color black or 2 V sync or tri-level sync
LTC Input HDBNC, 0.4 to 5 V pk-pk, Hi-Z termination
G-3D/G-Scribe 8.0 Supported Media Asset File Formats
Image File Formats .bmp, .gif, .g3d, .jpg, .lgo, .mg2, .png, .ppm, .psd, .tga, .tiff, .vpb, .vii
Video Clip File Formats

.avi, .dv, .g3d, .lxf, .mov,  MPEG-2 variants, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .mxf, .via, .wmv

Audio Clip File Formats

.wav, .mp3

G-3D Supported 3D Model File Formats .fbx, .dae, .eps, .obj


High-Performance, Dual-Channel, HD/SD Broadcast Graphics System

No longer available

Designed to meet the “big picture” graphics requirements of today’s broadcasters, the Inscriber® G8™ character generator is a graphics powerhouse that takes live production graphics to a new level of functionality, reliability and quality — all at the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership.

The Inscriber® G8™ packs superior features into a compact 2RU chassis to provide the best value in the market for high-performance live-to-air production graphics. Incorporating the new Imagine Communications-designed MA410 graphics I/O card, this robust CG delivers flawless 2D and 3D real-time graphics in a standard dual-channel SD/HD configuration. An impressive list of other standard features — from hardware-based clips to video bypass to ODBC integration and much more — ensures the G8 is everything you need to produce professional graphics at an exceptionally low price.

The G8 offers many features as standard, including the following:

Superior Functionality:
■ Dual-channel configuration
■ Hardware-based clips
■ SD/HD switchable
■ Clip playback
■ Social media and datasource integration
■ ODBC integration for connection to databases
■ Quad video inputs and outputs

Unmatched Reliability:
■ Imagine Communications-designed video I/O card
■ Complete hardware component architecture
■ Full redundancy
   1+1 hot swappable power
   RAID 5 hot-swappable media

Highest-Quality Graphics:
■ G-Scribe™ character generator software
■ Built-in 2D DVE creation and playback and 3D DVE playback
■ Broadcast Paint™
■ Advanced anti-aliasing
■ Overlay™ persistent of 2D or 3D objects
■ Flawless 2D and 3D real-time graphics
■ Strata Compositing™

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership:
■ Built-in active bypass
■ Energy efficient components – Energy 80 Plus Platinum
■ Future-proofed 3 Gb/s capability for 1080p

Ordering Information
INSG8 Inscriber G8 - Dual Channel, 2RU, HD/SD, 3G capable, fully redundant graphics system. Supports 2 video inputs per channel. 3D real-time playback standard, and 2D DVE and 3D DVE playback standard. Also includes Video Bypass, Automation, AES audio, clips, Broadcast Paint, Video Capture and the playout of HD/SD clips of most Windows®-supported codecs

Hardware Options

RapidFire® Custom Dedicated Keyboard. Provides fast streamlined operation for playback of graphics in a live production environment

After Burner® 4 GPIO 7 ft Cable. Fan out cable for After Burner 4 GPIO. Length 7 ft (2.1 m)

After Burner® 4 GPIO 16 ft Cable. Fan out cable for After Burner 4 GPIO. Length 16 ft (4.9 m)

Software Options
RTX Ports: Enables Application Development/Playback (.NET / COM Automation API to the Inscriber Graphics Engine) of custom or third-party applications such as sports specific applications, financial tickers or school closings

G-3D™ for G8: 3D Charts and 3D object model scene creation and editing with Graphical Keyframe Editor for the Inscriber G8

Workflow Options
Create and insert Inscriber graphics directly into your MOS-enabled NRCS such as AP’s ENPS® and Avid’s iNews®; includes Inscriber MOS Gateway software, Rundown Control and unlimited client licenses for journalists (per site);
** NOTE: Must purchase MOS training and commissioning

Direct Control for Inscriber systems. Network management software to manage your graphics resources across a LAN

Workstation Software Workflow Products
G-Scribe Offline v8.0 software. Software to compose Inscriber G-Scribe layouts on any sufficiently capable Windows 7 system for playback on a G8 system

G-3D Offline v8.0 software. Software to create 3D text, object modeling and animations on any sufficiently capable Windows 7 system for playback on a G8 system

Server Software Workflow Products
Connectus Asset Management Server software