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NAB 2013: Rogue4 on-set solution goes to Las Vegas

April 1, 2013
NAB 2013: Rogue4 on-set solution goes to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — DIT Station’s (www.ditstation.com) new Rogue4 on-set data management and playback workstation will be on display at both the Sonnet Technologies (www.sonnettech.com) and Assimilate (www.assimilateinc.com) booths. The Rogue4 sees faster performance thanks to Sonnet’s built-in Thunderbolt expansion, media ingest, and storage solutions, which offers performance up to 900 MB/s. 

Rogue4 is housed in a military-grade case with custom ventilation. The system is portable and rugged, offering a fast and reliable PCIe and Thunderbolt backbone for a wide range of on-site digital intermediate tasks. The Rogue4 works exclusively on the 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina platform, integrating multiple Sonnet Echo Express Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis with popular video I/O cards for tasks such as transcoding and playout. Multiple Sonnet Tempo SSD Pro 6Gb PCIe adapter cards, each holding two 2.5-inch SSDs, provide high-performance on-board Thunderbolt storage. 

A Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb four-port eSATA card supports up to four high-performance eSATA shuttle drives, plus readers for CompactFlash cards, SDHC cards, RedMag 1.8-inch SSDs, and Red Digital Cinema's new Mini-Mag cards. Also on board is Sonnet's Echo ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt adapter to ingest files from SxS cards. 

These features, combined with the Rogue4's wireless connectivity, iPad mount, and full I/O interfaces, provide DI professionals a highly versatile on-site workstation that is easy to set up. Users can not only perform basic data wrangling tasks, but also perform fast transcodes, full-resolution 2D/3D side-by-side playback, on-set image review and adjustment, and wireless delivery of dailies right out of the case via the onboard Wi-Fi terminal. Base price for the Rogue4 is $8,300.