With the d3 4×4pro, big shows are easy. The d3 4×4pro packs enough power to Push Every Pixel™ over four 4K outputs, or sixteen HD outputs. This means one d3 4×4pro can replace four conventional media servers with four outputs each.
Less servers means less cost, less complexity, less setup time, less rack space, and more control.
￼The d3 4×4pro can play up to 32 HD layers of DXV/HAP content, and split this up however you like, with canvas sizes up to 16K pixels across.
Why wait for large video files to be split and distributed? The d3 4×4pro eats them for breakfast.
The d3 4×4pro now supports the high-fidelity HAP-Q codec. Better still, it can play up to eight HD layers of lossless Quicktime Animation.
So now you can respond to the most demanding of clients without breaking a sweat.
The d3 4×4pro accepts four channels of HD-SDI (up to 1080p@30) or two channels of 3G-SDI (1080p@60), with just 50 msec latency.
Whether you’re in a theatre, arena, or a stadium, the 4×4pro has the action covered.
Faster Media Transfer
Twin 10Gbit/sec ethernet connections let you transfer huge files in minutes rather than hours.
For example, if you have 150GB of content, it would take 1 hour 20 minutes to transfer it to four d3 v2.5s. With one d3 4×4pro, this can be achieved in one minute.
Get done early.
Video Format Conversion Cards
As we transition from HD signal flows to 4K, it’s far from clear which signal standards will dominate. So the d3 4×4pro meets this challenge with an industry first: replaceable Video Format Conversion (VFC) cards.
d3’s VFC cards enable users to drive up to 16HD outputs as DVI or SDI (1080p) or 4×4K DP1.2 from a single d3 4×4pro system. Signals can also be mixed on one system if required. Large multi-projector shows can be delivered with fewer machines, no downstream splitters, and practically no signal latency.
VFC output cards are an industry first: no other media server on the market offers the ability to gracefully transition from HD to 4K as 4K proliferates.
As new signal standards gain popularity, we’ll release new output cards to handle them.
The d3 4×4pro ships standard with 4x DisplayPort 1.2, and Quad-DVI and Quad-SDI cards are available as accessories to the system. The d3 4×4pro comes with an extra, separate output for your control screen (GUI) so all VFC outputs are for your stage.
The d3 4×4pro’s external PCIe slot allows you to install our coming range of hardware accessories. Whether it’s more SSD storage, more channels of video capture, or generative content rendering, the d3 4×4pro will go there with you.
The d3 4×4pro is much more than just a computer – it’s a rugged media server.
Its aluminium and steel chassis is internally braced for incredible rigidity and robustness, but it’s still light enough for one person to lift.
The minimal front face has an OLED display so you can easily identify the machine and its status. The front also features twin USB3.0 ports for plugging in content drives.
Opening the front gives you access to the fan filters and the military-grade RAID0 SSD enclosures (up to 8TB).
The rear panel sports next-generation lockable Neutrik True1 power. If you lose the cable, you’ll still be able to access the IEC.
All connectors – from ethernet to video to genlock to pro-audio – are lockable, robust, and easily replaceable. We’ve even added an LED worklight so you don’t have to fumble around in the dark.
Push Every Pixel™
Push Every Pixel™ is our benchmark for the playback power needed by video professionals everywhere.
Push Every Pixel™ means that a machine has enough power to fill every physical pixel of its outputs with at least two simultaneous layers of content.
With powerful Xeon processors, workstation-grade GPUs, terabytes of RAID-0 SSD storage, and lightning fast 10Gbits/sec ethernet, the d3 4×4pro is designed from the ground up to meet this challenge.
The d3 4×4pro is shipping now, with 4x DisplayPort 1.2 VFC outputs as standard. Other VFC cards are available as accessories. Every d3 4×4pro has a separate GUI control output as well.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your d3 4×4pro quote today, fill in our enquiry form, or call us on +44 207 234 9840.
Tech Specs d3 4x4pro
|d3 Proprietary||Full d3 Production Suite|
|3rd Party||GoToAssist, DMX Workshop|
|Media File Specifications|
|Video Playback||.mov (anim, pjpg, DXV*, Hap, Hap Q) *N.B. DXV3 not supported|
|Still image formats||.png, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .tga|
|Audio file formats||.mp3, .wav (44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo)|
|3d mesh format||.obj|
|Rack Depth||585mm (23.03")|
|Unit dimensions||W: 445mm (17.52'')||H: 178mm (7'')||D: 593mm (23.35'')|
|Unit + Rack Handles||621mm (24.45'')|
|Unit weight||19.5kg (43lb)|
|Packed dimensions||W: 711mm (28'')||H: 508mm (20'')||D: 737mm (29'')|
|Packed unit weight||26kg (57lb)|
|Mounting system||4U 19” rack mount|
|Power Consumption||800W @ 110V (normal), 1000W @ 110V (max)|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 Embedded Pro|
|CPU||2 x Xeon Hexa-Core 3.5Ghz|
|Memory||32GB DDR3 ECC RAM|
Temperature: 5-35°C (40°-95°F)
Humidity: 5%-95% (non-condensing)
Altitude: 0-8850 ft (0-2700m)
2 x 80GB SSD (Internal System Drive, Restore Drive)
2TB Removable SSD RAID Array
|System Connectivity - I/O|
4 x DisplayPort 1.2
(4096 x 2160 max) native
Other VFC cards available
|Video Input||4 x HD-SDI or 2x 3G-SDI|
2 x Balanced XLR In
2 x Balanced XLR Out
1 x 1/4" Headphones Jack
1 x In
1 x Out
|General Network||1 x Gigabit LAN|
|Artnet||1 x Gigabit LAN|
|Media Network||2 x 10Gb/sec LAN|
2 x USB 2.0
3 x USB 3.0
1 x Firewire 800
|Video Sync||BNC Genlock|
Mouse + Mouse Mat
Power Cable (Plug-True1)
Power Daisy Chain (True1-True1)
Getting Started Guide + Manual
|Support, Updates and Warranties|
|License subscription package includes||
2yrs hardware warranty
(Return To Base)
Free software upgrades (hardware only)
24/7 support (via phone or email)
Unlimited knowledge base access
d3 4x4pro Performance data*
|Video outputs only 1 (.mov) 2|
|DXV with Alpha-Channel||16|
|Animation with Alpha||8|
|Video output & HD-SDI input 3 (.mov)|
|DXV with Alpha-Channel||16|
|Animation with Alpha||8|
|Video output, HD-SDI input & DMX output 4 (.mov)|
|DXV with Alpha-Channel||Coming soon|
|Animation with Alpha||Coming soon|
* Based on r11.2 with four drive RAID0 configuration.
** These figures are based on an average video bitrate of 19MB/s. Performance may vary depending on specific project setup. (live video input, Bitmaps, screen resolutions, etc.)
*** Based on 8 layers of 4K (3840x2160) playing simultaneously
1 4 x 1920x1080 @ 60Hz, Gen-locked output heads with the same resolutions.
2 Quicktime Codecs
3 As above, with the addition of 1 x 1080i live video input. d3 running in Full Speed Mode.
4 As above, with the addition of 10 universes of DMX output.
|d3 Designer||2x2plus||2x4pro (NEW)||4x4pro||4x2pro (discontinued)|
|Pre-Vis in 3d|
|Sequence to the beat|
|Configure multiple outputs feeds|
|Render stage movies|
|Render feed movies|
|Render feed max size||2048||8192||16384||16384||16384|
|Set-up device integration|
|Act as session editor|
|Live camera input||Hardware Specific||Hardware Specific|
|Act as Master|
|Act as Slave|
|Act as Understudy|
|Receive device signals||Hardware Specific|
|Output to screens||Watermarked|
|VFC card support||Not Applicable|
|Chassis||Not Applicable||2U Industrial Rackmount Case / Custom face||d3 designed rugged chassis||d3 designed rugged chassis||d3 designed rugged chassis|
|Digital Outputs||Not Applicable||2x DL-DVI + 1x DVI||Varied by output card||Varied by output card||4x DL-DVI|
|Illuminated rear panel||Not Applicable|
|PCI-E expansion connector||Not Applicable|
|10Gbit media network ports||Not Applicable||2||2||1|
|1Gbit network ports||Not Applicable||2||2||2||2|
|Rear mounting brackets||Not Applicable|
|Neutrik rugged connectors||Not Applicable|
|Replaceable rear connector plates||Not Applicable|
|OLED text status display||Not Applicable|
|USB speed||Not Applicable||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0|
|FW 800||Not Applicable|
|CPU||Not Applicable||3.7Ghz Xeon Quad Core||3.7Ghz Xeon Quad Core||E5 3.5Ghz Xeon Hexa Core||E5 2.6Ghz Xeon Hexa Core|
|Max texture size px||Not Applicable||8192||16384||16384||16384|
|Replaceable media drive caddies||Not Applicable||4x Ruggedised SSD caddy||2x Ruggedised SSD caddy|
|Media drives capacity (shipped)||Not Applicable||1x 512GB||1x 2TB||2x 1TB||1x 1TB|
|Max SSD drive allowed||Not Applicable||1||8||4|
|Max 3G-SDI inputs||Not Applicable||Hardware Specific||2||2||2|
|Max HD-SDI inputs||Not Applicable||Hardware Specific||4||4||4|
|Max SD-SDI inputs||Not Applicable||Hardware Specific||4||4||4|
|Genlock in||Not Applicable|
|Balanced audio in/out||Not Applicable||Hardware Specific|
|Locking power connector & pass thru||Not Applicable|
|MIDI in/outputs||Not Applicable||Hardware Specific|
|ADAT I/O||Not Applicable||Hardware Specific|
|Art-Net (via ethernet) In/Out||Not Applicable|
d3 4×4pro Specification sheet Download
d3 pro range dimensional specification sheet Download
d3 4×4pro user replaceable Video Format Card Specification sheet Download
d3 4×4pro VFC Hardware Installation Guide Download
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