DreamCatcher

DreamCatcher
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Welcome to the Revolution...

DreamCatcher is changing the face of production and instant replay. Not only the pioneer of 4K zoom and Mosaic, DreamCatcher also offers the most robust, scalable and modern IP-based replay system in the industry today. DreamCatcher's rapid editing capabilities combined with enhanced production workflow allow replay operators to be true craftsmen in their profession.

Unparalleled User Experience

Intuitive Touch Interface

Customizable Interface Tailored for Operators

DreamCatcher offers an intuitive, customizable graphical user interface for fast and easy editing. The touch interface provides a modern user experience with drag and drop capabilities. The user interface reduces the learning curve for novice operators while giving expert operators a powerful story telling tool.

Integrated Multiviewer

The DreamCatcher system features a built-in, fully customizable multiviewer for enhanced replay. Easily configure and view your inputs and outputs. Add and modify smart labels that provide key information for your editing needs.

New Tools To Tell A Better Story

Pioneer of 4K Zoom

Go tighter on the action while keeping a crystal clear picture

Deliver an immersive experience using DreamCatcher's advanced capture and zoom technology. With DreamCatcher, the pioneer of UltraHD 4K replay, capture the action at high frame rates, zoom into multiple points, and freeze the frame at the critical moment.

* Zoom is also available for HD and 1080p

Play Tracker for Zoom

Track every moment with precision

Zoom in tight and still keep all the action in view using DreamCatcher's Play Tracker engine. Easily build a key frame sequence with DreamCatcher's innovative UI and quickly bring a truly unique look to air.

Mosaic

Show simultaneous angles at the same time

Simultaneously view and composite multiple synchronized angles using DreamCatcher's mosaic. Design customized window layouts and graphical templates to give a unique and branded look.

Courtesy of "SHOWTIME Sports®"

Built-in Time Editor

Easily monitor and manipulate your content

DreamCatcher offers an integrated editing interface that allows the user to manipulate audio and video with ease. Swap channels, mute portions of clips, and mix video & audio independently using this powerful user friendly graphical editing tool.

File Based Workflows

Fully Integrated

TNLE Integration

DreamCatcher's file based workflow allows for seamless integration with all modern Non Linear Editing software such as Final Cut Pro, AVID and Adobe Premiere. This enables the user to simply extract content, edit the video using one of the NLE's and bring it back into the DreamCatcher system.

Built-in Transcoding & Format Conversion

DreamCatcher's built-in transcoding engine supporting numerous codecs and file wrappers, can easily integrate into most file based workflows. Have multiple formats? 720p, 1080i and 1080p? No problem! DreamCatcher makes dealing with multiple formats a breeze using its integrated conversion tools.

Multiple Export Profiles

Export content to multiple locations, codecs and video formats simultaneously. For example, publish content for mobile delivery while simultaneously exporting in a different format and codec to your Non Linear Editing system.

Extending Your Reach

MAM Integration

DreamCatcher fully integrates with Evertz' Media Asset Manager - Mediator, streamlining the entire workflow from capture to playout. Using advanced metadata and database search technology, DreamCatcher can quickly find and transfer content to and from Mediator.

More control under your fingertips

DreamCatcher seamlessly integrates within the Evertz eco-system. Whether from the heads up display or controller, the user can route directly within the DreamCatcher user interface eliminating the need for physical control panels. DreamCatcher offers full integration with Evertz Routers, Multiviewers and MAGNUM control all from within the DreamCatcher user interface.

It's All About Speed

Fast Manipulation of Content

DreamCatcher has been developed with speed in mind. Every operational and workflow detail has been optimized to deliver the fastest capture, view, edit and playout experience possible.

Manage More Content

Finding Content Has Never Been Easier

Integrated Search Engine for Tagging & Logging

Search, tag and collect content in seconds! The DreamCatcher's powerful search engine has an intuitive user interface for quick and accurate content retrieval.

Search

DreamCatcher's integrated search engine allows the user to filter and retrieve content quickly and easily. Search using various parameters across an entire DreamCatcher network.

Tagging

Categorize and manage your content by applying rich metadata using our built-in graphical user interface or connect directly to stat feeds to automatically tag your content.

Bins

Use DreamCatcher's bins to collect and associate related content for quick retrieval and efficient organization. Create network bins that allow multiple users to quickly access shared content from any DreamCatcher.

A Fresh New Design

Modern

Built on IP based open standards, DreamCatcher offers flexibility and scalability beyond anything on the market today. With support for dual 1G and dual 10G, DreamCatcher offers the ultimate networking experience connecting multiple users together to share and collaborate on content. Everything can be connected within the network enabling a federated database approach which powers the search engine.

Robust

Built on Rugged Design

DreamCatcher features a modern UNIX based operating system leveraging solid state storage. DreamCatcher provides ultimate redundancy, offering everything from redundant networking to redundant storage. For complete robustness, this compact device is available in a rugged chassis design built to military specifications.

Familiar Control Panel Design

Facilitates a seamless transition to DreamCatcher

DreamCatcher's extremely responsive and intuitive controller is designed with familiar button and control layouts for quick operation. It features a brilliant high resolution, full color LCD multi-touch screen display for enhanced modern control.

Fast. Secure. Connected.

Lightning Fast Connections

Play, move and edit any piece of content from anywhere on the DreamCatcher network. Transfer content over integrated USB3, 1GB/s and 10GB/s interfaces to multiple locations simultaneously.

Network Mountable Storage

The DreamCatcher's modern UNIX based operating system and web configuration tools make connecting to an external NAS quick and easy. Export to an external NAS using the 1GB/s or 10GB/s for lightning fast transfer speeds.

  • Solid State Storage

    DreamCatcher leverages the latest in solid state technology enabling massive system scalability while increasing media transfer speeds and improving data storage robustness.

  • Local Archive

    DreamCatcher's integrated near line archive provides fast, local storage for quick access to content without consuming continuous recording space.

  • Continuous Record

    DreamCatcher's continuous record technology provides the security in knowing you will never run out of record space while protecting clips and other regions of interest.

  • 400 Series - Live Production

    Key Features
    • Up to 100 hours of continuous record
    • Network streaming of content over the reliable 10GB/s DreamCatcher infrastructure
    • Built-in customizable multiviewer
    • Use Mosaic to view and play multiple angles simultaneously with 2, 3 and 4 box layouts
    • 4K support including point to zoom, two point zoom and play tracker features
    • Video and audio editing using the built-in timeline editor
    • A powerful API for integrated control by third party systems
    • Connect up to 4 high resolution, multi touch display controllers per DreamCatcher
  • 200 Series - Video Review & Analysis

    Key Features
    • Up to 100 hours of continuous record
    • Streamlined for video review and analysis applications (i.e. official review, coaching, etc)
    • Visualize multiple video angles simultaneously and select key angles to review
    • Rapidly build back-to-back-to-back replays
    • Integrate metadata logging to points in time
    • Powerful API for integration to external systems
    • Integrated customizable multiviewer
  • 100 Series - Content Playout

    Key Features
    • Integrated for automation with production switchers
    • Incredibly responsive switcher control
    • Play up to 8 signals from a single DreamCatcher unit
    • Key/fill playout support
    • Intuitive touch user interface for clip and playout management
    • Integration with the DreamCatcher network for easy content sharing and management
  • DC-Logger

    Key Features
    • User friendly touch interface
    • Use the integrated graphical logging interface to add metadata to clips
    • Log for an entire DreamCatcher network from one location
    • View and edit any record train on the DreamCatcher network
    • Create, edit and publish packages
    • Move, archive and export content anywhere on the DreamCatcher network
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Specifications

  • DC 400 Series

    • Compact 3RU design offered in Rugged and Non Rugged chassis
    • 8x SDI DIN (configurable to be input/output) supporting 720p, 1080i, 1080p and UHD
    • 1 reference input
    • 1, 2 or 5TB internal solid state storage for continuous record (~24, ~48 or ~100 hours at 100Mb/s)
    • 7 TB hot swappable extended storage configurable in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10
    • Connect up to 4 control stations to a single node
    • 4x 1Gb/s Ethernet
    • 2 x 10GB/s Ethernet
    • 2 x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0
    • 3 x DVI outputs
    • Redundant, hot swappable power supplies
    • LTC input
    • Native MPEG2-I (MPEG2 TS wrapped) record
    • File import/export MPEG2-I (MPEG2-TS wrapped, XDCam50 (MXF wrapped), VC-3, Apple Format for FCP, DVCPro, AVC Intra, H.264
  • DC 200 Series

    • Compact 3RU design offered in Rugged and Non Rugged chassis
    • 8x SDI DIN (configurable to be input/output*) supporting 720p, 1080i, 1080p and UHD
    • 1 reference input
    • 1, 2 or 5TB internal solid state storage for continuous record (~24, ~48 or ~100 hours at 100Mb/s)
    • 2 x 1GB/s Ethernet
    • 2 x 10GB/s Ethernet
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 4 x USB 2.0
    • 3 x DVI outputs
    • LTC input
    • Native record MPEG2-I (MPEG2 TS wrapped)
    • File import/export MPEG2-I (MPEG2-TS wrapped, XDCam50 (MXF wrapped), VC-3, Apple Format for FCP, DVCPro, AVC Intra, H.264
    • * Note: SDI output is an ordering option
  • DC 100 Series

    • Compact 3RU design offered in Rugged and Non Rugged chassis
    • Support up to 8x720p, 8x1080i, 4x1080p and 1xUHD
    • 1 reference input
    • 2 x 1GB/s Ethernet
    • 2 x 10GB/s Ethernet
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 4 x USB 2.0
    • 3 x DVI outputs
    • LTC input
    • File import/export MPEG2-I (MPEG2-TS wrapped, XDCam50 (MXF wrapped), VC-3, Apple Format for FCP, DVCPro, AVC Intra, H.264
    • AMP and DreamCatcher native protocol supported
    • Up to 8 control signals

News

  • Evertz 'enhance' Super Bowl

    Evertz delivered 4K replay to the LED video boards throughout Super Bowl 50
    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    The company deployed six in one out Evertz 4K DreamCatcher replay systems and IP infrastructure solutions, which the company claims were the backbone of the stadium's 4K broadcast configuration.

    Levi's Stadium held a total of seven DreamCatcher systems, three of which were 10GbE Double Density DreamCatcher-458D devices networked together via 10GbE. Read more...

  • Evertz enhances viewer experience at Super Bowl 50

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Evertz reports that it enhanced the in-stadium fan experience for Super Bowl 50 attendees by successfully delivering 4K replay to the LED video boards throughout the Levi's Stadium. The 6 in 1 out Evertz 4K DreamCatcher replay system and IP infrastructure solutions were the backbone of the stadium's 4K broadcast configuration. Read more...

  • Super Bowl 50: San Francisco 49ers Embrace IP With Help From Evertz

    IP infrastructure, DreamCatcher servers will enable sharing of 4K signals with CBS Sports' SSCBS
    Friday, February 5, 2016

    As Super Bowl fervor crescendos in the Bay Area, the San Francisco 49ers' production team has been hard at work behind the scenes, prepping the Levi's Stadium control room to handle the big game. And to ensure that its video workflow is up to the task, the 49ers turned to Evertz to build out an IP infrastructure. Read more...

  • Case Study: University of Tennessee Delivers Live Instant Replay

    How the compact Evertz DreamCatcher replay system lets users create replays and highlight reels, and a look at lower-priced instant replay solutions
    January/February 2016

    Instant replay is an integral part of the modern sports broadcasting experience. Partly because of today’s (relatively) low-cost home theater systems, many sports fans find that at-home viewing beats out the experience of being at the stadium—and a significant part of the at-home viewing experience is instant replay. However, if you were watching sports on television before the 1960s, you would have a better appreciation for how much instant replay really makes the game experience for the home viewer. Read more...