A standalone application sold with hardware as a workflow compatible replacement for VTRs in Broadcast applications. Records/ingests up to four channels of SD or HD via supplied DV25/50, DVCPro 25/50 and DVCPro HD codecs (with support for others). It can pause, rewind and record to create single files and avoid the need for post-production. It has a special pre-roll preview and count-down display to support ‘punch-in’ operation and can be controlled via RS422. The hardware is contained in a 3U rack server case and includes: Raid 1 system drives, a choice of Raid topologies to support up to 9 TB of unformatted storage, dual redundant power supplies, SDI and YUV I/O and AES/EBU audio.