STORM™ Mobile from Grass Valley® strengthens the EDIUS® Pro NLE’s real-time field editing capability by providing a variety of inputs and outputs using either PCIe 1X card for desktops or an ExpressCard/34 card for laptops, with several configurations to choose from. STORM Mobile’s comprehensive video editing interface breakout box is equipped with an HDMI I/O (for video formats up to 1080i), analog component, analog composite, S-Video, and unbalanced audio for the ultimate in connectivity.
STORM Mobile also offers several additional hardware benefits. The integrated hardware downconversion function is handy when you are editing HD but want to make sure your picture is good in SD, such as when creating DVDs. Downconversion is hardware-based, so the process doesn’t use any CPU power, and has no affect on editing performance. By using the HDMI output of your camcorder, you can capture video with STORM Mobile at higher quality (HQ mode: 4:2:2, I-Frame, 150 Mb/s) than with outputting AVCHD (4:2:0, Long GOP, 18 Mb/s). This is very useful when creating footage for keying work. MXF capture with MPEG-2 (XDCAM compatible) or AVC-Intra (P2 compatible) is also available.