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Re: A SCENARIA FOR VIDEO
I am delighted that the folks at the Sarnoff Research Center are working
"video super computer" capable of supporting "25 simultaneous D1's in
50 D1's out." The folks at Sarnoff are, obviously, a very smart bunch
applaud their design goals. However, when last I talked to them this
was still in the development stage and they could not actually
capability. If their machine is now capable of actually doing this I'd
take a look at it.
My comments were based on my real world experience with Silicon Graphics
computers. We currently have a tricked out Onyx - 8 200 MHz processors,
Megabytes of RAM, RM-5 graphics pipelines, a high speed disk array and a
video I/O system - which SGI claims is capable of multiple streams of
simultaneous CCIR-601 ("D-1") I/O. My experience with this machine is
simply getting one stream of real time CCIR-601 video in or out of it
machine to its limit.
As for posting "unsubstatiated statements on the forum," prehaps I
qualified my statement as being based on real world, practical machines
capablbe of reliably functioning in a profesional post production
(Substitute the words "actually deliverable" for "curently exists" in
paragraph in question). In any case, I wrote the article as a reaction
I percieved as the incredible sales hype being spewed by manufactures at
convention. I would ask you to look at the entire articel - not just
paragraph - when framing your response.
E-mail: Dean358 at aol.com
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From: orton at earthlink.net (Mike Orton)
Subject: Re: A SCENARIA FOR VIDEO
At 10:24 AM 6/5/95, Herb Taylor wrote:
>On Jun 3, 7:15pm, Mike Orton wrote:
>> Subject: Re: A SCENARIA FOR VIDEO
>> At 1:57 PM 6/2/95, Basil_Pappas at avid.com wrote (for Dean Winkler):
>> First, the bandwidth required to simultaneously play back several
>> sources of uncompressed, real time component digital video and audio
>> too large for any single computer/disk system that currently exists.
The reply from Sarnoff Corp just goes to show that you cant get
away with unsubstatiated statements on the forum! This one was
easy to debunk!!!
> Sarnoff Real Time Corporation is a new 30 person commercial spinoff
>David Sarnoff Research Center. We are commercializing a "Video
>we have developed here since 1983. - that
>is sufficient for 25 simultaneous D1's in and about 50 D1's out. All
Thanks to Herb Taylor at Sarnoff for providing this information,
I for one had not heard of this development.