Vertigo XG

Advanced HD/SD graphics processor

The Vertigo XG processor is ideal for the most advanced, data-driven channel branding and promo graphics, including in-show promos and program junction promos. This single/dual channel graphics processor has the processing performance for dynamic and pre-rendered graphics. It provides multi-level character generation, animation/still and clip playout, as well as dual DVEs and audio mixing.

Key features and benefits

  • Multi-level character generation
  • A powerful, HD/SD character generator allows the playout of virtually unlimited layers of animated and dynamically updated text
  • SD output as NTSC or PAL, HD output as 1080i, 720p or 480p
  • VANC + VBI extraction processing and insertion, or VAnc/VBI pass through
  • Clips, animations and stills
  • Storage for up to 400 hours of video/audio clips, with simultaneous playout of multiple clips
  • Playout of an almost unlimited number of layers of animated and still graphics for the most advanced branding and promotional effects
  • Integration with Vertigo Suite for productive graphics workflows
  • Strong data interfacing
  • When combined with the Vertigo Suite graphics automation, Vertigo XG offers the most advanced data-interfacing capabilities for even the most complex graphics, such as business news, sports results and elections
  • Video switching plus voice-overs
  • Vertigo XG offers integral A/B video switching capabilities (single channel version), including cuts, fades and wipe transitions
  • Four group audio support (16 embedded channels) and up to 8 AES inputs
  • Audio supported at 16, 20 and 24-bit depths at 48 kHz
  • Effective automated and manual control
  • Full automation control is performed by serial, Ethernet and GPI automation commands. Manual control is offered by the Branding Panel and Xpanel GUI
  • Easy configuration and robust performance
  • Robust broadcast architecture with video bypass, redundant power, RAID storage, hot-swappable fans and drives
  • Embedded O/S
  • Easy configuration using web server
  • Streamlined workflow with Vertigo Suite
  • Full integration with the Vertigo Suite graphics automation for highly productive channel branding and promotional graphics workflows
  • Dual or single channel operation
  • Two versions are available for single or dual channel operation (with fully independent graphics capabilities on each output, making it ideal for dual-casting):
  • Single channel (Vx-Vertigo-XG-21-e):
  • • Dual program inputs
  • • Single program output
  • • Fully redundant PSUs (3)
  • • Embedded audio processing plus up to 4 AES inputs/8 AES outputs
  • • 1 TB RAID 1 storage (2 x 1TB mirrored), upgradable to 2TB
  • Dual channel (Vx-Vertigo-XG-22-e):
  • • Dual program inputs
  • • Dual fill and key outputs
  • • Fully redundant PSUs (3)
  • • Embedded audio processing plus up to 8 AES inputs/16 AES outputs
  • • 1 TB RAID 1 storage (2 x 1TB mirrored), upgradable to 2TB


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