MOTU | V4HD | With one simple plug-and-play FireWire connection, the V4HD turns

With one simple plug-and-play
FireWire connection, the V4HD turns
your Mac or PC desktop or laptop
computer into a powerful HD/SD
video production workstation
equipped with all the video and audio
I/O you need.
Connect all your gear, from SD
camcorders and monitors to today’s
latest professional HD cameras, video
decks, LCD reference monitors and
plasmas – all at the same time, with no
cable swapping. Choose your input
source, then log and capture HD or
SD clips directly into Final Cut Pro or
Premiere Pro.
In Final Cut Pro, the V4HD supports
full-raster 1920x1080 HD capture and
playback using Apple’s ProRes 422
codec in both standard and HQ
modes. The V4HD is the ideal all-inone video capture solution for any
ProRes workflow. In both Final Cut Pro
and Premiere Pro, the V4HD provides
hardware-accelerated capture and
playback of DVCProHD, DVCPro50
and DVCPro25 video streams, plus 8and 10-bit uncompressed SD — all
with convenient plug-and-play
FireWire connectivity and CPUefficient intra-frame editing.
The V4HD is ideal for a DVCProHD/P2
workflow because you can
immediately play back P2 clips (either
imported or ingested) with no
transcoding necessary. Conversely,
you can connect any SD or HD video
source such as an HDV camera, legacy
video deck or DVD player and then
capture it directly as a DVCProHD clip
in Final Cut or Premiere. Many
cameras now feed their uncompressed
SDI or component output directly from
the camera’s imager, before
compression, for the best-possible
picture quality during capture with the
V4HD. Need to bring SD material into
your HD project? The V4HD even
provides hardware-accelerated SD-toHD up conversion for capturing SD
sources in DVCProHD format.
As you edit, monitor your timeline on
multiple HD and SD displays
simultaneously with the V4HD’s
hardware-accelerated up-conversion,
down-conversion and pull-down
insertion or removal. Watch a variety
of display formats side by side, from
the pixel-for-pixel accuracy of a large
plasma screen, to the color-corrected
balance of an LCD reference monitor,
to the real-world look of a consumer
display. Use 32 channels of audio I/O
to capture, monitor, mix and master
multichannel surround sound for your
productions at sample rates up to
192 kHz. Employ Sony 9-pin machine
control for advanced Batch Capture
and Edit to Tape operations. Keep
everything frame-accurate using time
code, video reference and audio word
The V4HD delivers all this with one
simple FireWire 400 or 800 connection
— even to a laptop computer. With
the V4HD handling video I/O via
FireWire, your laptop's expansion slot
can be used for high-performance
video storage solutions.
From start to finish, the V4HD
streamlines your video production
workflow, with unified control over all
your video gear from your computer
HD and SD video IO for Mac and Windows
• HD/SD FireWire video interface for Mac/Windows —
provides HD and SD capture and playback for any
current-generation FireWire-equipped computer
• Comprehensive up/down conversion formatting —
anamorphic, pillar box, letterbox, 14:9 pillarbox,
14:9 letterbox and full screen
• Plug-and-play connectivity — connects to either a
desktop tower or a portable laptop
• Hardware-accelerated 2:3 or 2:3:3:2 pull-down
insertion and removal — go between film and
NTSC rates in real time, with no rendering required
• Supports Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro
• Captures and plays all standard HD/SD formats up to
and including 1080p30 (720p, 1080i, 1080p & 1080PsF)
• Hardware-accelerated DVCPro capture/playback
(DVCProHD/P2, DVCPro50 and DVCPro25)
• ProRes 422 capture and playback in Final Cut Pro
(standard and HQ modes, full-raster 1920x1080 HD)
• Pristine HD quality and efficient editing — ProRes and
DVCProHD provide 10-bit 4:2:2 broadcast quality color
and CPU-efficient, intra-frame native editing
• Captures and plays uncompressed SD —
8-bit or 10-bit NTSC or PAL
• HDMI out — connect a large-format HD plasma or
reference LCD for flexible and affordable “pixel for
pixel” HD monitoring
• Broadcast quality hardware-accelerated SD-to-HD
up-convert and HD-to-SD down-convert with
pull-down insertion/removal
Work with full-raster
ProRes in Final Cut Pro.
• Simultaneous HD/SD operation — connect multiple HD
and SD sources and destinations. Switch HD/SD sources
on the fly while converting to multiple HD/SD outputs.
All outputs are “hot”, regardless of source format.
• Stand-alone operation — converts and distributes
selected input source to all supported output formats
• Two rack space chassis with removable rack ears — rack
mount or desktop operation
Work with hardwareaccelerated
DVCProHD capture
and monitoring in
Premiere Pro CS3
on Windows or Final
Cut Pro on the Mac.
• Time code in/out — generate and resolve to time code
in all formats, including LTC, VITC (SD analog), D-VITC
(SD-SDI) and embedded (SD/HD-SDI)
• RS-422 machine control — control any Sony 9-pin
device from FCP or Premiere
• Comprehensive 32-channel audio I/O with on-board
digital mixing, 8-channel SDI and HDMI embedding/deembedding, sample rate conversion and much more.
• Field upgradable firmware via USB
The V4HD includes
the same features
as the awardwinning V3HD,
plus much more.
Video I/O
• 1 x HD-SDI in and out (4:2:2 10-bit) on independent BNC connectors
• 1 x SD-SDI in and out (4:2:2 10-bit) on independent BNC connectors
• 1 x extra HD-SDI output connector
• 1 x extra SD-SDI output connector
• 1 x HDMI output (4:2:2 10-bit, YCbCr or RGB)
• Support for DVI output with HDMI-to-DVI adapter (sold separately)
• Programmable front panel volume control for up to 32 audio outputs —control output level for any/all outputs, from stereo main outs to 7.1 surround
to all 32 outs
• CueMix DSP™ built-in monitor mixer — 32-channel, 16-bus mixer for monitoring
live inputs from cameras, mic preamps or other audio sources with no delay.
Set up send/return loops to digital mixers and outboard audio processing.
• Multiple CueMix DSP mixes — create 16 separate stereo monitor mixes (8
stereo at 176.4 or 192kHz) for main outs, headphones, outboard gear send/return
loops, etc.
• 1 x HD component in and out (10-bit, YPbPr or RGB) on independent BNCs
• Audio delay compensation — both fully automated and programmable controls
ensure that audio always remains perfectly in sync with picture
• 1 x SD component in and out (10-bit, YPbPr or RGB) on independent BNCs
• Audio only mode — operates as a 32 channel cross-platform audio interface
• 1 x composite in and out (10-bit)
• Stand-alone operation — mix and monitor with no computer connected
• 1 x S-video in and out (10-bit)
• 12-bit A/D and D/A converters on all analog video in/out
Sync and device control
• Video ref in / thru — resolve to blackburst, composite or HD Tri-level sync
Video formats
• Time code in/out — generate and resolve to time code in all formats, including
LTC, VITC (SD analog), D-VITC (SD-SDI) and embedded (SD/HD-SDI)
• SD — 576i25 (PAL), 480i29.97 and 486i29.97 (NTSC)
• HD — 720p23.976, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p 59.94,
720p60, 1080p23.976, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30,
1080PsF23.976, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080i25,
1080i29.97, 1080i30
• Apple ProRes 422 support in Final Cut Pro — standard or HQ modes. Also
supports any similar full-raster video format supported by Final Cut Pro with
a 10-bit 4:2:2 color space and a compression ratio similar to ProRes
(approximately 6:1 or higher).
• Supported DVCProHD formats — 720p23.976, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97,
720p30, 720p50, 720p 59.94, 720p60, DVCProHD 1080i50 (1440 x 1080) and
1080i60 (1280 x 1080) at all 1080i frame rates listed on this page
• Supported Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro SD formats — Uncompressed
8-bit and 10-bit, DVCPro and DVCPro 50 at 480p23.976, 480i29.97 and 576i25
• Supports 480p23.976 SD capture/playback with pull-down insertion/removal.
• RS-422 machine control — control the transports of a connected camera or
video deck from Final Cut or Premiere via standard 9-pin protocol
• Word clock in, out and thru — continuously resolve to audio word clock from
a digital mixer or other source at sample rates from 44.1 to 192K
• Direct Digital Synthesis — DSP phase lock engine provides ultra-low jitter
• Field upgradable firmware via USB
• International auto-switching internal power supply
Front panel programming and monitoring
• Access to most settings directly from the front-panel 2 x 16 backlit LCD
• 8 dedicated 10-segment ladder LEDs for 8 analog audio ins
• 8 programmable 10-segment ladder LEDs with clip indicators for displaying
any 8-channel bank (analog, AES/EBU, optical or embedded) in or out
Audio I/O
• Video status LEDs — for quick overview of current capture/playback settings
• 32 channels of simultaneous audio input and output
• Time code display — provides frame-accurate time code readout when
converting or generating time code, or during playback from host software
• 8 channels of analog in/out at all standard sample rates from 44.1 to 192kHz
• 4 x XLR analog in/out — 4-channel direct connection without a breakout cable
• 8 channels of AES/EBU digital in/out at sample rates up to 96kHz
Included software and compatibility
• 2 x AES/EBU connectors — 4-channel connection with no breakout cable
• Includes MOTU Video Console software — graphically displays HD and SD
signal path and provides complete control of all programmable features and
• 8-channel HD-SDI and SD-SDI embedded audio in/out, 24-bit at 44.1 or 48kHz
• 8-channel HDMI embedded audio output, 24-bit at 44.1 or 48kHz
• 8-channel ADAT optical digital audio in/out — includes a second bank of
optical connectors for 8-channel operation at sample rates up to 96kHz
• Embeds SDI / HDMI multi-channel audio streams; de-embeds SDI audio input
• Flexible 8-channel sample rate conversion — apply rate conversion to any
8-channel digital input/output bank, including AES/EBU, embedded & optical
• Includes MOTU CueMix Console software — provides on-screen mixing of all
32 audio channels of analog and digital input and output via graphic mixer
with 32 faders
• Cross-platform operation (Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista)
• Supports Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 or higher
• Supports Adobe Premiere Pro 3.1 or higher (Windows)
• Front panel headphone jack with dedicated volume control
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