Disguise Debuts a New Flagship Media Server — the vx 4+

Screen Shot 2022 06 17 at 9.51.46 AMStorytelling technology platform, Disguise, just debuted a new flagship media server: the vx 4+. Built for “the world’s largest and most technically demanding productions, installations and shows, the vx 4+ is designed to ensure maximum content quality and playback performance, enabling productions to push boundaries.”

Today, film studios and broadcasters are turning to extended reality (XR sets) and virtual production for an improved production process for creating compelling filmed and live entertainment. Museums and theme parks want to wow audiences with larger, immersive and more interactive attractions. Live events including music concerts, esports events and theatre productions are requiring high-quality video playback and are even pioneering the use of real-time content within their productions.

With the capability to handle twice the amount of video layers versus its predecessor, the new Disguise vx 4+ machine “ramps up storage performance and significantly improves video throughout, with up to 100GbE in bandwidth for higher resolution live video.”

The inclusion of two 100GbE network ports and 12G video capture as standard enables the vx4+ to be used for 4K xR compositing alongside a cluster of rx render nodes. The integration of a new PCI-Express 4.0 motherboard, CPU, GPU and RAID storage, ensures that the vx4+ video playback and compositing performance is unrivaled. When combined, the vx 4+ enables additional capacity to meet performance expectations while also keeping video latency to a minimum.

The vx 4+ is compatible with Disguise’s upcoming IP Video Format Conversion (VFC) cards to be released in the second half of the year. IP-VFC is an industry-first and patented technology that enables users to change the video output signal from their Disguise media server to a SMPTE 2110 video output.

Here are all the specs: https://www.disguise.one/en/products/pro/vx-4plus/