Specifications

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECS
MediaCentral server hardware MediaCentral can be installed on standard HP and Dell server configurations; consult the MediaCentral | Cloud UX Hardware Guide for details
MediaCentral options Add optional workflow modules, apps, services, editorial panels for Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro, and third-party connectors to expand your capabilities and extend workflows (see what’s available)
MediaCentral | Cloud UX web interfaces Supports Chrome web browsers on Windows and macOS
MediaCentral | Cloud UX mobile apps
  • MediaCentral | Cloud UX for iOS app
  • MediaCentral | Cloud UX for Android app
Supported languages English
Supported languages for MediaCentral | Phonetic Index
See all supported languages

For additional Phonetic Index requirements, please see the "Search Grid Prerequisites" section in Chapter 4 of the MediaCentral Installation Guide

Supported video formats
HD, 4K, HDR, UHD, DNxHD, DNxHR, and more 
(see all supported formats)
Additional specifications Please consult the latest MediaCentral ReadMe documentation for additional specs, compatibility, and requirements

MediaCentral | Asset Management

SERVER
OS Windows Server 2016 or 2019
Database SQL Server 2019, SQL Server 2017, or SQL Server 2016 SP 2
MAM DESKTOP AND ADMIN SUITE
Supported web browsers MAM desktop:
  • Internet Explorer 11 64-bit (on Windows)
  • Chrome (on macOS 10.15 and Windows)
Admin suite:
  • Internet Explorer 11 64-bit (on Windows)
  • Chrome (on Windows) exception: Process Modeler and Visualizer 

MediaCentral | Cloud UX

  • Chrome (on Windows)
  • Chrome (on macOS)
Client OS
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit (desktop, admin, native clients)
  • Windows 10 64-bit (desktop, admin, native clients)
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
Additional specifications Please consult the latest MediaCentral | Asset Management ReadMe documentation for additional specs, compatibility, and requirements

MediaCentral | Newsroom Management

SERVER  
Operating system CentOS 7.7 or 7.5 (cloud or on-premises) or 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 or 7.5 Standard Edition (each on-premises). One copy is required for each server. Multi-server configuration requires all servers to be on the same version.
CPU 8 cores minimum
Memory  2 GB RAM per core
Hard drive 500 GB minimum; RAID 5 or RAID 6 required. Flash-backed cache or battery-backed cache option required.
Network cards Two Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 or 7.5 Certified 1-Gigabit Ethernet network cards. Only ABC server (triple) systems require switches. Mirror NIC and switch, as well as house NIC and switch, configured for 1500 MTU.
DVD-ROM RHEL-certified DVD-ROM or USB DVD-ROM drive
Red Hat compatibility* Available from Red Hat
Mirror hub or switch
 Gigabit hub or switch (8 port or higher) for mirror network

* Avid will integrate only MediaCentral servers that are Red Hat Enterprise Linux certified.

Web Client Server  

MediaCentral | UX or MediaCentral | Cloud UX Server and client license

Refer to the MediaCentral Server | UX specifications or MediaCentral | Cloud UX specifications
Web and Mobile Clients  
MediaCentral | UX or MediaCentral | Cloud UX client license Refer to the MediaCentral Server | UX specifications or MediaCentral | Cloud UX specifications
Client Workstation  
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit, latest)
CPU  2.5 GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory
4 GB RAM 
Data Receiver  
Operating system Microsoft Windows Server 2019 or 2016 (64-bit)
CPU 2.5 GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor 
Memory
4 GB RAM 
MOS Gateway Server*  
Operating system Microsoft Windows Server 2019 or 2016 (64-bit)
CPU 2.5 GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor 
Memory
4 GB RAM 

* A single MOS Gateway supports a maximum of two devices.

Fast Test Search Server  
Operating system Microsoft Windows Server 2019 or 2016 (64-bit)
CPU Quad-core 2.0 GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor 
Memory
 8 GB RAM
Hard drive
 100 GB minimum
WSAPI   
Operating system Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (64-bit) or 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7* or CentOS 7.7
Tomcat  7.0
CPU  Dual-core 2.5 GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory
8 GB RAM 

* Avid will integrate only servers that are Red Hat Enterprise Linux certified.

FileLink  
Operating system 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7* or CentOS 7.7
Tomcat
7.0 
CPU  2.5 GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory
 4 GB RAM

* Avid will integrate only servers that are Red Hat Enterprise Linux certified.

Teleprompters*  
WinPlus AutoScript (preferred supplier)
QMaster
QTV/Autocue
WinDigi
Portaprompt Ltd

* Additional teleprompter providers may support MediaCentral. Please contact the teleprompter vendors for information.


* Technical specifications are subject to change without notice.

MediaCentral | Production Management

SERVER
OS Windows Server 2016
RAM 32 GB or more (minimum requirements for individual components might vary)
Server
Dell PowerEdge R640, HP ProLiant DL360 Gen 10, or better
Additional specifications Please consult the latest MediaCentral | Production Management ReadMe documentation for additional specs, compatibility, and requirements
CLIENT
OS

Windows 10 64-bit (Professional, Creators, or Enterprise)

MediaCentral | Capture

Note: The MediaCentral | Capture management server will be supplied by the customer.

Management Server

COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS
CPU
XEON L5518 Dual Quad Core 2.13 GHz
Memory 16 GB RAM
Hard Drive (2) 1 TB Mirrored Hard Drives
USB (3) USB 2.0 Ports
Operating System Windows Server 2016
Serial Control AccelePort Xr Universal PCI (3.3V & 5V) 8-port RS-422 w/ DB-25M cable
Network card 1 Gb Ethernet
Graphics card Standard graphics card
1920 x 1080
 Additional specifications  Please consult the Avid Knowledge Center for additional specs, compatibility and requirements 

Note: The client workstation(s) will be supplied by the customer.

Client Workstation

COMPONENT  SPECIFICATIONS
CPU 2.5 GHz Intel Processor
Memory 8 GB RAM 
Hard Drive  80 GB available space
USB (3) USB 2.0 ports
Operating System  Windows 10
Network card 1 Gb Ethernet
Graphics card  Standard graphics card
1920 x 1080
Additional specifications
Please consult the Avid Knowledge Center for additional specs, compatibility and requirements

All specifications are subject to change without notice

MediaCentral | Command

Server  
Operating system Microsoft Windows Server 2019 or 2016 (64-bit)
CPU 8 cores minimum
Memory 16 GB RAM (2 GB per core minimum)
Graphics card Standard graphics card (1920 x 1080)
Hard drive 50 GB available space
Network card 1 Gb Ethernet
Expansion slots 1 or more PCI slots (if triggering playback through GPI)
GPI card SeaLevel PCI Express 16 Reed Relay Output / 16 Isolated Input Digital Interface (part: 8004e, model: DIO-32.PCIE)
—or—
SeaLevel PCI 8 Reed Relay Output / 8 Isolated Input Digital Interface (part: 8011, model: DIO-16.LPCI)
Serial card (VDCP) or Serial port server Perle IOLAN SDS Serial Device Server; 2-, 4-, 8-, and 16-port models (separate device—see details)
Under monitor display (optional) TallyMan from TSL Systems
Workstation  
Operating system Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
CPU 2.5 GHz Pentium processor
Memory 8 GB RAM
Graphics card Standard graphics card (1920 x 1080)
Hard drive 2 GB available
Network card 1 Gb Ethernet
USB Available USB port
Keypad (optional) X-keys 20 Key Keyboard (XD-03-USB-R); X-keys Jog and Shuttle Pro, 48 key (XD-08-USB-R); X-keys XK24 Programmable Keypad (XK-24-USB-R); or X-keys 58 Key Professional (XP-05-USB-R)
Playout Capabilities  
 
  • Autocursor
  • Follow-on and Loop playout
  • Automatic ejecting
  • GPI graphics playout and eject
  • Tally reflection and restriction
  • Automatic channel assignment
  • Follow-on and Loop count or mark-in from MediaCentral | Newsroom Management
Avid-Compatible Devices  
Video servers AirSpeed
FastServe
Graphics devices Avid Motion Graphics
Maestro | News
Newsroom systems iNEWS
MediaCentral | Newsroom Management
MOS Protocol
Third-Party Compatible Devices  
Video servers 360 Systems Image Server
EVS XT2, XS3 and XT3
Grass Valley K2
Harmonic Spectrum MediaDeck
Harris NEXIO
Quantel sQ
Graphics devices Chyron Hyper X series
Pixel Power
Ross Xpression
Vizrt Content Pilot
Newsroom systems ENPS
Octopus
MOS Protocol

* Technical specifications are subject to change without notice.

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