The DreamCatcher™ Production Suite


Are you ready for the revolution? A tidal wave of change is fast approaching the live production industry. When it hits, your live production tools will need to have the flexibility to instantly adapt to unexpected requirements. Is your live production infrastructure built on a platform that has the flexibility to absorb change and adapt to new demands?

The DreamCatcher™ Production Suite is designed to embrace this tidal wave of change. It leverages a patented network architecture to provide scalability, agility, and flexibility that is unmatched in the industry. DreamCatcher™ is a platform that fits into all the critical aspects of live production: capture, replay, playout, live editing, storage, logging and content management. The flexible nature of the DreamCatcher™ architecture enables efficient workflows that can be driven by all levels of production experience. The unique modularity of the DreamCatcher™ platform also leverages high capacity IP networking that dynamically adjusts to meet the demands of a large single production to many smaller ones.

DreamCatcher™ provides a set of revolutionary production tools that enhance the story telling capabilities of any live production. The DreamCatcher™ architecture provides instant access to all content on the network from any operation station, for an unprecedented level of content availability. By leveraging open architecture and access to network-wide compute resources, the DreamCatcher™ platform has eliminated render times and pulled important workflows into the live spectrum.

Unparalleled User Experience


DreamCatcher's™ user interface delivers a frictionless experience for live content creation. The intuitive touch interface highlights a modern user experience and reduces the learning curve for novice operators, while the hardware controller gives experienced operators a familiar control surface to amplify their abilities. Every DreamCatcher™ surface can be tailored to fit any user or workflow. Repetitive actions and complicated control sequences can be automated into custom buttons improving the workflow, efficiency, and accuracy of every live production.

Dependability


Leveraging Evertz' extensive broadcast experience and technology, the DreamCatcher™ platform is designed for critical applications that operate at 99.999% up time. The patented networked architecture (with built-in redundancies) and advanced hardware design for robustness makes DreamCatcher™ the right choice for any live production. A wide range of global broadcasters, sports leagues and teams rely on the dependability of DreamCatcher™ to keep their live productions running smoothly.

DreamCatcher is changing the face of production and instant replay. Not only the pioneer of 4K zoom and Mosaic, DreamCatcher also offers the most robust, scalable and modern IP-based replay system in the industry today. DreamCatcher’s rapid editing capabilities combined with enhanced production workflow allow replay operators to be true craftsmen in their profession.

Features & Benefits

Unparalleled User Experience

Intuitive Touch Interface

Customizable Interface Tailored for Operators
DreamCatcher offers an intuitive, customizable graphical user interface for fast and easy editing. The touch interface provides a modern user experience with drag and drop capabilities. The user interface reduces the learning curve for novice operators while giving expert operators a powerful storytelling tool.


Integrated Multiviewer

The DreamCatcher system features a built-in, fully customizable multiviewer for enhanced replay. Easily configure and view your inputs and outputs. Add and modify smart labels that provide key information for your editing needs.

A Fresh New Design

Modern

Built on IP based open standards, DreamCatcher offers flexibility and scalability beyond anything on the market today. With support for dual 1G and dual 10G, DreamCatcher offers the ultimate networking experience connecting multiple users together to share and collaborate on content. Everything can be connected within the network enabling a federated database approach which powers the search engine.

Robust

Built on Rugged Design
DreamCatcher features a modern UNIX based operating system leveraging solid state storage. DreamCatcher provides ultimate redundancy, offering everything from redundant networking to redundant storage. For complete robustness, this compact device is available in a rugged chassis design built to military specifications.

Manage More Content

Finding Content Has Never Been Easier

Search, tag and collect content in seconds!
The DreamCatcher’s powerful search engine has an intuitive user interface for quick and accurate content retrieval.

Search

DreamCatcher’s integrated search engine allows the user to filter and retrieve content quickly and easily. Search using various parameters across an entire DreamCatcher network.

Tagging

Categorize and manage your content by applying rich metadata using our built-in graphical user interface or connect directly to stat feeds to automatically
tag your content.

Bins

Use DreamCatcher’s bins to collect and associate related content for quick retrieval and efficient organization. Create network bins that allow multiple users to quickly access shared content from any DreamCatcher.

Fast. Secure. Connected.

Lightning Fast Connections

Play, move and edit any piece of content from anywhere on the DreamCatcher network. Transfer content over integrated USB3, 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s interfaces to multiple locations simultaneously.

Network Mountable Storage

The DreamCatcher’s modern UNIX based operating system and web configuration tools make connecting to an external NAS quick and easy. Export to an external NAS using the 1Gb/s or 10Gb/s for lightning fast transfer speeds.



Solid State Storage

DreamCatcher leverages the latest in solid state technology enabling massive system scalability while increasing media transfer speeds and improving data storage robustness.

Local Archive

DreamCatcher’s integrated near line archive provides fast, local storage for quick acces.pngs to content without consuming continuous recording space.

Continuous Record

DreamCatcher’s continuous record technology provides the security in knowing you will never run out of record space while protecting clips and
other regions of interest.

File Based Workflows

Fully Integrated

NLE Integration
DreamCatcher’s file based workflow allows for seamless integration with all modern Non Linear Editing software such as Final Cut Pro, AVID and Adobe Premiere. This enables the user to simply extract content, edit the video using one of the NLE’s and bring it back into the DreamCatcher system.

Built-In Transcoding & Format Conversion
DreamCatcher’s built-in transcoding engine supporting numerous codecs and file wrappers, can easily integrate into most file based workflows. Have multiple formats? 720p, 1080i and 1080p? No problem! DreamCatcher makes dealing with multiple formats a breeze using its integrated
conversion tools.

Multiple Export Profiles
Export content to multiple locations, codecs and video formats simultaneously. For example, publish content for mobile delivery while simultaneously exporting in a different format and codec to your Non Linear Editing system.

Extending Your Reach

MAM Integration
DreamCatcher fully integrates with Evertz’ Media Asset Manager - Mediator, streamlining the entire workflow from capture to playout. Using advanced metadata and database search technology, DreamCatcher can quickly find and transfer content to and
from Mediator.

More Control Under Your Fingertips
DreamCatcher seamlessly integrates within the Evertz eco-system. Whether from the heads up display or controller, the user can route directly within the DreamCatcher user interface eliminating the need for physical control panels. DreamCatcher offers full integration with Evertz Routers, Multiviewers and MAGNUM control all from within the DreamCatcher user interface.

New Tools to Tell a Better Story

Pioneer of 4K Zoom

Go tighter on the action while keeping a crystal clear picture
Deliver an immersive experience using DreamCatcher’s advanced capture and zoom technology. With DreamCatcher, the pioneer of UltraHD 4K replay, capture the action at high frame rates, zoom into multiple points, and freeze the frame at the critical moment.

*Zoom is also available for HD and 1080p

Play Tracker for Zoom

Track every moment with precision
Zoom in tight and still keep all the action in view using DreamCatcher’s Play Tracker engine. Easily build a key frame sequence with DreamCatcher’s innovative UI and quickly bring a truly unique look to air.


Mosaic

Show simultaneous angles at the same time
Simultaneously view and composite multiple synchronized angles using DreamCatcher’s mosaic. Design customized window layouts and graphical templates to give a unique and branded look.


Production Information

  • DC-400E SERIES

    • Baseband replay server and production suite
    • Intuitive touch interface with a familiar controller design
    • Up to 16x HD channels, 10x 3G channels or 3x UHD (4K) channels
  • DC-100E SERIES

    • Clip server and editor
    • Up to 8x HD, 4x 3Gor 1x 4K–UHD outputs in baseband or SMPTE-2110
    • Switcher control with AMP, ODETICS and PBUS protocols
  • DC-200ES SERIES

    • High bit rate IP-based capture servers
    • Up to 12x HD channels, 12x 3G channels and 3x 4K–UHD channels of SMPTE-2110
    • Up to 240 hours of continuous recording per node
  • DC-200NZ SERIES

    • Long GOP IP–based capture servers
    • Up to 12x HD/3G channels of SMPTE-2110 capture
    • Up to 480 hours of continuous recording per node
  • DC-PLAYOUT

    • IP-based replay server and production suite
    • Intuitive touch interface with a familiar controller design
    • Up to 4x HD/3G and 1x 4K-UHD channels of SMPTE-2110 playout
  • DC-MG

    • Intelligent content management system
    • Real-time growing file transcoding for immediate access to content
    • Proxy searching and editing of content
  • DC-ONE

    • Streamlined replay system and production suite
    • Up to 8x HD/3G channels
    • The first step into the DreamCatcher platform
    • Upgradable to the full DreamCatcher 400 series system
  • DC-VAR

    • Up to 16 3G/HD channel Video Assistant Referee server
    • Tailored user interface design with each sport in mind
    • Automated event clip creation and reporting
  • DC-LOGGER

    • Desktop logging and editing system
    • Use custom metadata for event logging through a graphical interface
    • Proxy editing and playout capabilities
  • DC-LIVE-EDIT

    • Integrated Live non-linear editor for quick turnaround
    • Post edit angle swap with our ANGLE-AWARE engine
    • RENDER-FREE publishing using the integrated live content

DreamCatcher Academy

When you purchase a DreamCatcher system, you will have the opportunity to attend the DreamCatcher Academy where expert technicians provide you with hands on training for your system. DreamCatcher Academy ensures that you utilize your system to its full potential.

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