For any one that didn't manage to make it to the RED booth and see us at NAB this year, I thought i would post all the information about our new Rogue unit and give people a chance to ask any questions or comment on our new product. We are really proud of the Rogue and hope you guys all will get a chance to see one in person soon. If anyone has any questions or wants to be part of our second round of Pre-Sales please feel free to post a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our website WWW.DITSTATION.COM for more photos and links.
The new DIT Station Rogue is an ultra-portable and compact on-set data management and playback workstation featuring Sonnet's advanced Thunderbolt expansion, media ingest and rugged storage products.
The Rogue’s ultra-portable design integrates Sonnet’s Echo™ Express Pro Thunderbolt™ Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards with a RED ROCKET™ transcoding and playout card (or popular video I/O cards). These devices are connected to an enclosed 13-inch MacBook® Pro platform via a Thunderbolt cable, with full RAID storage provided by Sonnet’s super-rugged and vibration-isolated Fusion™ F3 storage system. Also included is Sonnet’s Echo ExpressCard® Thunderbolt™ Adapter to ingest files from other cards, and readers for CompactFlash® cards and REDMAG 1.8" SSD drives.
The Rogue marries powerful processing and ingest capabilities with an onboard WiFi router, an iPad® mount, and full external I/O interfaces, all housed in a military-grade case with custom ventilation. This combination empowers users to receive footage direct from the camera and download it through three ready-connected, high-speed media readers built directly into the deck, perform data management tasks, view full-resolution playback, perform on-set image adjustment, and wirelessly deliver dailies right out of the case. Facilitated by Sonnet’s Thunderbolt solutions, the Rogue’s Thunderbolt connections enable the workstation to achieve speeds well beyond that of a conventional laptop-based workflow, taking full advantage of both the ultra-fast connectivity and incomparable portability. Ready to go in 30 seconds, the Rogue eliminates the time necessary for digital image technicians to set up, take down, and keep track of all the individual components of traditional equipment – leaving them more time to liaise with the DP and director. The Rogue is a true all-in-one tool for any workflow, anywhere and anytime, and it works seamlessly through the powerful integration of Sonnet’s technology.