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Gallery VirtualVTR

Whatever your requirements, VirtualVTR offers flexibility, speed and the highest possible image quality, with a huge choice of Quicktime Video hardware and industry standard
compatibility with leading video editing systems like Apple's Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.

This exciting and unique software innovation turns a Macintosh Computer into a Quicktime-based, professional non-linear VTR.

VirtualVTR can be extermally controlled via Midi, Sony 9-Pin protocols or TCP/IP, and can also synchronise playback, chasing timecode, even in multi-channel configurations. VirtualVTR also makes an excellent multi-cam recording system, delivering native QuickTime with timestamps.

VirtualVTR offers excellent performance, superb integration with a variety of systems, and is compatible with all QuickTime video hardware. Using appropriate video hardware, VirtualVTR Pro can play most video file formats *without conversion*, including all flavours of Quicktime, Avid media, MPEG1, 2 and 4 files, many types of AVI files, and more.

Features

Synchronisation

  • VirtualVTR’s internal synchroniser allows it to chase incoming timecode, using a SMPTE to MTC convertor box. Typical lock time is well under half a second. VVTR will constantly monitor incoming code and ensure VVTR stays locked at all time. Some quicktime cards also support a video reference genlock input for extra tight sync
  • Under 9-pin control, VVTR can be slewed into sync in the normal way, then left playing, locked to Video reference (when using a card with genlock input). In this mode VVTR closely resembles a traditional linear VTR. VVTR has been tested with Soundmaster, CBElectronics, JSK, Lynx II, Sony BVE900 and other machine synchronisers. It can also be configured in other modes which provide incredible flexibility when designing new infrastructure. Contact Gallery for a free infrastructure consultation.
  • VirtualVTR can also act as a timecode master, using an external timecode generator

Playback

  • Open any QuickTime Movie and playback in sync or under external control. For non-standard codecs and high performance, a Quicktime video card is required. See list of common quicktime hardware. With a modern Dual CPU G4 macine and OSX, VirtualVTR can also be used without any dedicated Video hardware, playing back almost all codecs with software decompression, displaying picture on a VGA output, or via a video card with NTSC/PAL output from a desktop workspace.
  • Control video playback using Midi (Midi TimeCode for sync, Midi Machine control for jog/shuttle/locate), 9-pin, USB Jog Shuttle Wheel, or Keyboard Controls, individually or all simultaneously.
  • High performance video playback, supporting all formats including PAL, NTSC, 720p, 1080i, 1080i, 24 FPS, uncompressed etc. Also supports all QuickTime codecs, including DV, Motion JPEG, MPEG, even web formats like Sorenson Video.
  • Instant Locate to any part of the video, with 9-pin, MMC, mouse or manually entering timecode value.
  • Ultra smooth jog / frame bump / scrub with external control or USB controller

Recording

  • VirtualVTR performs crash type recordings directly into QuickTime movies on hard disc.
  • Recording can be started using keyboard/mouse, USB shuttle controller, MMC or 9-pin • VirtualVTR reads timecode during recording, to ensure instant and accurate QuickTime timestamps, compatible with VVTR (for synced playback), Apple’s FinalCut Pro and other QuickTime software.
  • With appropriate Quicktime Hardware, VVTR can record from composite, s-video, component, Firewire (DV) or SDI video sources, with balanced, unbalanced, SP/DIF or AES/EBU audio connections, at 24, 25 and 29.97 FPS.
  • Multi-source Gang recording is possible with Multiple VVTR systems.
  • Recordings can be auto-named using a base name and incrementing index, and appear in VVTR’s filmstrip browser window