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Grass Valley STORM 3G


STORM 3G : Masterful Multiformat SDI Editing

For multiformat editing with a difference, it's time to invest in the Grass Valley® STORM™ 3G. Premium performance is the order of the day. When you can support 3G SDI-based editing and file-based workflows, and be able to preview projects in real-time using affordable HDMI monitors, you've got incredible value.

High-quality HDMI: Enjoy the best in HDMI video output and audio monitoring and the many useful features in the full version of EDIUS® Pro that's included with your purchase.

Valuable VTR emulation: The Grass Valley STORM 3G will give you an extra edge. It comes with optional VTR emulation software so you can control direct playout from your EDIUS workstation as if it was a VTR. Machine control for external VTR ingest comes as standard.

Create your own combos: Throw whatever you like into the mix with this magnificent multiformat SDI editing solution. Whether it's full-resolution HD, SD, or web video content, it can handle any combination of unlimited video, audio, title/graphic layers, and real-time effects. Go create with STORM 3G.

  • 3G-SDI input and output with embedded audio and timecode
  • HDMI output for full-resolution, real-time monitoring from the included EDIUS Pro 7 NLE software
  • Embedded HDMI audio output for high-quality audio monitoring
  • Video and audio output stays perfectly in sync, with editing windows for accurate editing and trimming
  • Reference input supports bi-level or tri-level sync
  • RS-422 master or slave machine-control support*
  • Edit any mix of SD and HD resolution video content together in real time
  • Works with many different native video formats, including AVCHD, AVC-Intra, MPEG-2, uncompressed, and more
  • Supports newer file-based formats, including Infinity™ JPEG 2000, XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra), and GFCam
  • Compatible with Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows 8 (64-bit)

* Slave functions require the EDIUS VTR Emulation option, available separately

Bus Interface

PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x4 lane

Video Formats (Input/Output) (3G-SDI)

  • 1920x1080p50/59.94
  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1920x1080psF23.98/24/25/29.97
  • 1280x720p50/59.94
  • 720x486i59.94
  • 720x576i50

Video Formats (Output) (mini HDMI)

  • 1920x1080p50/59.94
  • 1920x1080i50/59.94
  • 1280x720p50/59.94
  • 720x480i59.94
  • 720x576i50
  • 720x480p59.94
  • 720x576p50

Video Output Connector


  • Video: SMPTE-424M(Level-B), SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
  • Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
  • Timecode : LTC/VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)

Mini HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported):

  • Video: YCbCr 4:2:2 (8-bit and 10-bit)
  • Audio: LPCM 8-channel (24-bit/48 kHz)

Video Input Connector


  • Video: SMPTE-424M(Lebel-B), SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M-C
  • Audio: SMPTE-299M, SMPTE-272M-A
  • Timecode: VITC Packet (HD), D-VITC (SD)

Audio Formats

LPCM 48 kHz/24-bit

Audio Output Connectors

  • Mini HDMI LPCM 8-channel
  • 3G-SDI embedded audio

Reference Input

BNC: Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync

Machine Control

9-pin D-Sub: RS-422A (Master/Slave*)

Power Requirements

+12V: 1.6A, +3.3V: 0.5A

Physical Dimensions

111.15 x 167.65 mm (4.375 x 6.600 in.) (HxW)

Regulatory Compliance


Minimum System Requirements

  • Any Intel Core 2 or Core iX CPU. Intel or AMD single core CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed or faster (multiple CPUs and/or multi-core CPUs are recommended). SSSE3 (Supplementary) instruction set support required
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • One free PCI Express x4 bus slot (up to 1080p) or one free ExpressCard/34 slot (up to 1080i)
  • 6 GB or more space required for software installation
  • Drive with ATA100/7,200 RPM or faster is required for video storage:
    • Available hard disk space should be twice the size of the file to be edited
    • RAID-0 is recommended for HD and above resolution editing
  • A graphics card supporting higher resolution than 1024x768 32-bit. Direct3D 9.0c or later and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required.
  • A graphics card requirements for video memory size when using GPUfx will vary depending on the project format. For 10-bit SD project: 1 GB or more recommended, for HD/4K projects 2 GB or more recommended
  • Sound card with WDM driver support required
  • DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW drive is required for software installation. For writing onto DVD or Blu-ray disc, a compatible drive is required
  • Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit, Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Internet connection for EDIUS software activation

* Slave functions require the EDIUS VTR Emulation option, available separately
Note: EDIUS Pro 7 requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows 8 (64-bit). EDIUS software requires that all previous versions of EDIUS software be uninstalled.

  • STORM 3G PCI Express x4 bus card
  • EDIUS Pro 7 software installation disc set (DVD-ROM)
  • Hardware setup manual

An optional timecode in/reference out board is available.

Japan's Hokkaido Television Broadcasting Upgrades with Grass Valley Hardware and Software Solutions

November 25, 2013

Hillsboro, Ore., November 25, 2013 — Hokkaido Television Broadcasting (HTB) in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan is improving on its current Grass Valley® system to reach its millions of viewers in a more timely, efficient manner. Upgrading from K2 EDIUS® Share, the veteran broadcaster purchased 10 turnkey HDWS-3GX EDIUS Elite workstations complete with Grass Valley's STORM™ 3G Elite breakout box and STORMTM 3G PCIe board which are built to optimize the EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software. Rounding out HTB's purchase are three REXCEED-X1000 units, two REXCEED-LT300 units, and K2 SAN storage.

Yomiuri TV Upgrades Workflow to Complete File-Based Solution from Grass Valley

April 29, 2013

San Francisco, Calif., April 29, 2013 — Yomiuri TV, a major broadcaster in the Kansai region of Japan, has selected Grass Valley® to replace its entire tape-based linear editing workflow, including content management and archive systems, and send to playout, with a new file-based solution.

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