Pixelhue X400 Series Media Server

Superior Performance

The X400 is a brand-new professional media server engineered by PIXELHUE. Equipped with Intel’s latest-generation processor, high-performance server class motherboard and graphics card, multiple input and output cards, the X400 can drive up to 6x 4K or 24x 2K mosaic outputs from a single server unit, thus delivering unprecedented high performance to your various large-scale events today.

Built on the advanced graphics card to offer remarkable hardware -decoding and rendering capabilities, the X400 easily realizes the hardware-decoding of 8K@60fps UHD videos and simultaneous smooth playback of multiple 4K@60fps videos.

With the support for abundant video decoding formats, the X400 media server becomes the unparalleled video playback and processing solution for stage performances, large-scale conferences, immersive exhibitions and more creative display applications.


Excellent Flexibility Through Modular Design

The X400 is designed with 2 input card slots and 6 output card slots and can support up to 2x 4K input cards and 4x 4K output cards simultaneously, allowing you to easily select the desired I/O modules with various input and output connectors to satisfy your visual system requirements. The modular and plug-in design also facilitates easy deployment and
upgrade in the fifield, bringing more convenience and ease to your site applications.


Stable and Reliable Control

Employing dual high-speed SSD with dual OS, dual authorization mechanism and modular design, the X400 is undoubtedly the most robust and heavy-duty solution for mission-critical applications. Moreover, onsite playback and control are always stable thanks to dual redundant configuration and seamless switching guaranteed by the frame sync technology. Extra alarm and diagnostics functionalities further help to safeguard your live events.


PilotMS3 Unleash All Your Creativity

The X400 media server has a built-in multimedia playback software Pilot MS3, which is ideal for you to achieve your abundant creative ideas. Innovative irregular-shaped slices, ultra-wide videos and flawless pixel-to-pixel display make a variety of dazzling visual effects possible during spectacles or live events and let you fully unleash your wonderful ideas. Unlimited layers and programs, program jump and media collection playback, customized cross program playback, image quality adjustment, crossfade effect and more powerful features help you easily and flexibly manage and control your event display.


UI Customized by Your Preference

Magnificent visualized design makes your operations convenient and the GUI can be customized by your preference. The media, inputs, layers, slices, realtime output preview and playback progress are all intuitive. You can see what the output will look like while the program is being edited. All our design considerations focus on shortening your learning curve and bringing you the maximum ease of use.


Professional Media Processing

The X400 media server offers first-class media processing capability and is capable of processing a wide variety of media and video streams.
• H.263, H.264, H.265 (HEVC)
• VP6, VP7, VP8, VP9
• HAP, HAP-Alpha
• VC1
• AV1, AVS
• ProRes
• rv10, rv20, rv30, rv40
• WMV1, WMV2, WMV3



SOFTWARE 1. Playback and real-time editing of all categories of media, including videos, pictures, audio, web pages, acquisition devices and NDI inputs

2. Various playback modes, including single program, single media, media collection, cross-program media and jump playback

3. Unlimited layers and unlimited programs

4. Irregular-shaped slices for diversified visual applications

5. Visualized management of slices, programs, playback and input sources

6. Flexible mosaic realizes your creative ideas

7. Auto preview and preview editing of next program

8. Media optimization for better media performance

9. Media image quality adjustment

10. Media mirroring, stretching, cropping supported

11. Crossfade and cut effects on program switching

12. Decoding of various mainstream video formats

13. Output mapping and markings for clear screen and connector correspondence

14. Automatic software startup and program playback

15. Project file management and packaging

HARDWARE 1. 8K or multiple 4K hardware decoding and rendering for smooth playback and flawless output

2. Plug-in and modular design for higher system stability

3. Frame sync technology for synchronized and smooth display

4. Seamless primary and backup device switching safeguards your on-site operation

5. Infinite device cascading, synchronized by Genlock

6. EDID lock, ensuring no jump of connector resolution and display sequence

7. Intelligent thermal solution

8. Running status indication and fault alarm on front panel display

9. High quality XLR audio inputs and outputs

10. Central control via TCP/UDP protocol

11. 4U rack mountable chassis

12. Industrial ruggedized design

CONFIGURATION 1. HDMI 1.4 monitoring connector dedicated for software UI

2. Dual SSD built-in with dual OS

3. Dual authorization: dongle + license

INTERACTIVE UI 1. Fully-visualized and friendly graphical UI, what you see is what you get

2. Customizable graphical UI layout

3. UI lock for safer unattended operation

PERFORMANCE 1. Capability

a. Smooth playback of 1x 8K4K@60fps video, 4x 4K2K@60fps / 6x 4K2K@30fps videos, or 15x 2K1K@30fps videos

b. Unlimited layers

2. Outputs

a. 8192×1080@60Hz/4096×2160@60Hz or 2048×1152@60Hz output card

b. 6x 4K or 24x 2K mosaic outputs

c. 4:4:4 10-bit color sampling

d. Genlock and frame sync card

3. Inputs

a. 1920×1200@60Hz or 4096×2160@30Hz input card

b. 4x 2K or 4x 4K inputs

c. NDI, streaming media and web page inputs

4. Audio

a. XLR audio: 1x AUDIO IN, 1x AUDIO OUT L, 1x AUDIO OUT R

b. 1x 3.5 mm audio input, 1x 3.5 mm audio output

c. Formats: mp3, aac, flac, amr, ape, wav, wma, ogg

5. Control

a. Built-in Pilot MS3 Professional Multimedia Playback Software

b. Central control via TCP/UDP protocol

c. 1x HDMI 1.3 connector for software UI

d. 2x USB on front panel, 4x USB on rear panel


Add-on Modules

X400 2K Input Card Module

  • 1x DVI
    • Max. resolution: 1920×1200@60Hz
    • Min. resolution: 800×600@60Hz
    • Interlaced signal inputs supported
  • 1x 3G-SDI
    • Downwards compatible with HD-SDI and SD-SDI
    • ST-424 (3G), ST-292 (HD) and SMPTE 259 (SD) standard video inputs
    • Max. resolution: 1920×1080@60Hz
    • Interlaced signal inputs supported
X400 4K Input Card Module

  • 2x HDMI 1.4
    • Downwards compatible with HDMI 1.4 and HDMI 1.3
    • Max. resolution of a single connector: 4096×2160@30Hz
    • 2x 4096×2160@30Hz inputs simultaneously
    • HDCP 2.2 compliant
X400 2K Output Card Module

  • 4x DVI
    • Max. output resolution of a single connector: 2048×1152@60Hz
    • Max. width: 2560 pixels (2560×972@60Hz)
    • Max. height: 2560 pixels (884×2560@60Hz)
    • 4x DVI mosaic outputs (2x2) by default
X400 4K Output Card Module

  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 1x DP 1.2
    • HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.2 output the same content
    • Max. output resolution: 8192×1080@60Hz/4096×2160@60Hz
    • HDCP 2.2 compliant
    • Mosaic output of multiple same-type connectors