Grass Valley HD-STORM
PCI Express Card (with Edius 5 Software)


Grass Valley's EDIUS® family supports the real-time editing of all popular standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) formats, including Canopus® HQ, Canopus Lossless, DV, DVCAM, HDV, MPEG-2, and uncompressed video.

A single PCI Express form factor board, HDSTORM allows editors to work with HDMI inputs and outputs, and has the Canopus HQ hardware codec built-in for optimized, CPU-free capture and export.  This includes full-resolution and synched preview of effects.

The power of having the Canopus HQ codec on-board means users are not restricted by their CPU speeds or workstation limitations when ingesting or creating Canopus HQ files.  Keeping the compression processing separate brings new reliability and system performance to the editing and effects creation environment.

HDSTORM can handle any mix of HD and SD video content; unlimited video, audio, title, and graphics layers; and any combination of real-time effects. It also offers real-time, full-resolution, full-quality component HD and SD video output.

Unlike systems that compromise video quality to provide real-time editing, HDSTORM delivers genuine real-time, HD-resolution editing—including full-quality, full-frame-rate HD output to an HDMI video monitor from the timeline.  No rendering is required to preview edited sequences; the system displays them instantly and with audio synced.


  • HDSTORM PCI-Express card
  • EDIUS 5 installation disk set (DVD-ROM)
  • USB license key
  • QuickStart guide
  • Hardware setup manual

Bundled Software:

  • NewBlue video filters: Art Effects, Film Effects& Motion Effects
  • ProDAD video effects & image stabilization:VitaScene & Mercalli Expert
  • iZotope VST audio plug-ins: Audio Effects Suite,AudioRestore, AGC & Mastering Effects Suite
  • Corel DVD & Blu-ray authoring: DVD MovieFactory
  • Artbeats HD stock footage and graphics


  • Edit any mix of SD and HD resolution video contenttogether in real time
  • Works with many different native video formats,including DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed, and more
  • New GPU-accelerated 3D transitions
  • Real-time editing performance increases as CPU power increases
  • Supports newer file-based formats, including Infinity™ JPEG 2000, XDCAM and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra), and GFCam
  • HDMI input/output for connectivity with HDMI devices and real-time monitoring from the included EDIUS 5 NLE software
  • Canopus HQ hardware encoder for fast, high-quality capture of video to Canopus HQ AVI files
  • Windows XP and Windows Vista support
  • Bay option for HD/SD analog component, S-Video, and composite input/output
  • Advanced hardware video input filtering and high-quality analog inputs/outputs (as standard with HDSTORM Plus, or when adding optional bay to HDSTORM)


  • Bus Interface: PCI Express Rev. 1.1 x1 lane
  • Video Formats (Output) (CEA-861D):
    • 1920x1080/59.94i, 1920x1080/50i, 1440x1080/59.94i, 1280x1080/59.94i
    • 1280x720/59.94p, 1280x720/50p, 960x720/59.94p
    • 720x480/59.94p, 720x576/50p
    • 720x480/59.94i, 720x576/50
  • Video Formats (Input) (CEA-861D):
    • 1920x1080/59.94i, 1920x1080/50i, 1440x1080/59.94i, 1280x1080/59.94i
    • 1280x720/59.94p, 1280x720/50p, 960x720/59.94p
    • 720x480/59.94p, 720x576/50p
    • 720x480/59.94i, 720x576/50
  • Video Output Connector: HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported)
  • Video Input Connector: HDMI 1 port (HDCP not supported)
  • Audio Formats: LPCM 48/44.1/32kHz 24-bit
  • Audio Output Connectors:
    - HDMI LPCM 8-channel
    - Monitor: line output (stereo mini-jack)
  • Audio Input Connector: HDMI (LPCM 8-channels)
  • Power Requirements: +12V: TBD, +3.3V: 3A
  • Physical Dimensions: 7.5" H x 4.375" W (190 x 111 mm)
  • Regulatory Compliance: CE, FCC CLASS B, C-Tick

System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel or AMD CPU with a 3 GHz processor speed orfaster (multiple CPUs and/or multi-core CPUs are recommended.  SSE2 andSSE3 instruction set supported).
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
  • PCI Express: One free PCI Express bus slot
  • Hard Disk:
    - 800 MB or more space required for softwarei nstallation
    - Drive with ATA100/7,200rpm or faster is necessary for video storage:
    -- Available HDD disc space should be twice the size of the filet o be edited
    -- RAID-0 is recommended for HDresolution editing
  • Graphics Card:
    - A graphics card supported by Direct3D 9.0c or later,and PixelShader Model 3.0 or later is required
    - Please check for the latest information on compatible graphics cards for GPU effects. As a general guideline:
    - For SD editing: 128 MB or larger required, 256 MB or larger recommended
    - For HD editing: 256 MB or largerrequired, 512 MB or larger recommended
  • Sound Card: Sound card with WDM driver supportrequired.
  • DVD-ROM Drive:
    - Required for software installation.
     -DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RWdrive is required when creating DVD-Video with DVD Creator
  • 5.25" Bay: One free 5.25" bay required for HDSTORMbay
  • USB Port: Free USB port (1.1 or higher) is requiredfor security key
  • Operating System:
    - Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional (SP2 orlater, 32-bit)
    - Windows Vista (SP1 or later, 32-bit), including the following operation systems:
    - Windows Vista Home Basic
    - Windows Vista Home Premium
    - Windows Vista Business
    -Windows Vista Ultimate
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