DIT Station’s Rogue4 Ingests Footage, Processes Files, Fits in Your Overhead Bin
Portable System Offers Up to 12 TB Storage, Four PCIe Slots
Despite Thunderbolt's sluggish adoption rate, it's often talked up as a revolutionary interface because it offers workstation-caliber throughput in a notebook form factor. But what does that really mean out in the field? At NAB, DIT Station showed its Rogue4 system, a compact, powerful ingest and image-processing system in a box that you can fly with.
Crammed neatly into a ventilated, military-grade carry-on case, the Rogue4 integrates the Echo Express expansion chassis from Sonnet, which provides four PCIe slots. (You bring your own MacBook Pro and simply plug the cables into your Thunderbolt jack.) The box is configurable with up to 12 TB of storage and weighs 40 pounds fully loaded. Files can be ingested from SxS cards, REDMAG SSDs, SD, and CompactFlash.
Also on-board is a Wi-Fi router, an optional iPad mount, and external data and video interfaces (dual eSATA, USB 3.0, dual HD-SDI, HDMI, 3.5mm audio out). What's more, you don't really need to set up the system — you just pop the case open, fire up your MacBook, and get to work.
The Rogue4 starts at $9750, MacBook not included.
For more information: www.ditstation.com