Drastic DDR SDK

ddr4_ddrsdk_logoThe Drastic DDR SDK is a multi-platform SDK that allows the developer to create a custom function, client branded DDR from Drastic's extensive digital disk recorder technologies.  The SDK is available as a direct link, or ActiveX component.  The video board, file I/O, control (network, RS-422, VTR) and OS connections are all handled by Drastic DDR under the control of your application.  Drastic DDR provides the functionality to allow you to focus on the workflow specific elements.



With the Drastic DDR SDK, all the functions present in Drastic's line of digital disk recorders are available for integration within your application.  The SDK can be accessed via ActiveX, direct link, TCP-IP socket interface or HTML/Ajax.  The SDK is based on Drastic's mature MediaCMD command set and interface, connected with the modules that make up Drastic's DDRs and video I/O software.

The central module is the DDR internal channel that controls the flow of audio, video and metadata between the disk or network subsystem and the video I/O or graphics I/O board.  This module supports frame accurate playback and recording, off speed playback, basic cuts only editing and hardware control.

The central module can be connected with the control modules to provide fuller functionality, including:

  • Network control (bi directional)
  • Serial control of external devices (Sony, Odetics, VDCP)
  • VTR/DDR emulation of serial device protocols (Sony, Odetics, VDCP)
  • HTTP/Web/Ajax control and access
Collectively, these modules can create a complete DDR solution for scheduled recording, automated play out, real time and slow motion replay as well as output and capture applications for scientific and testing purposes.

Support is Windows + Mac unless otherwise indicated

Extension File Format Codec Read Write
ARC IFX Piranha Audio/Video (YCbCr/RGB 8 only) X  
ARI Arri Raw 12 bit bayer X  
AVC, AVCHD, MTS AVC-HD MPEG-2 camera media X  
AVI Windows DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD, standard codecs X X
CDX Codex ActionCam Raw bayer images X  
CINE Phantom Phantom 10, 12 and 14 bit bayer X  
DNG CinemaDNG 10, 12 and 16 bit bayer X  
DPS DPS Compressed DPS files (Windows only) X  
DPX Cineon RGB 8, RGB 10, YCbCr 4:2:2 X X
DPX CineForm CineForm*, CineForm3D* X X
DT3D DT3D XML 3D redirector X  
DVS DVS Uncompressed YCbCr and RGB files X  
FLM FLM Adobe FilmStrip X  
FLV/SWV FLV/SWV Flash/Shockwave video X  
GEN GEN 4:2:2 YCbCr (Avid DSHD) X X
HDR YUV DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100**, RGB, Uncompressed YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD X X
HDR YUV YCbCr10, YCbCr16, DPX RGB, DNxHD (licensable) X X
HDV HDV MPEG-2 camera files X  
IHSS Iridas RGB X  
JS Jaleo/Mistika Sgo native 4:2:2 YCbCr X X
KRW Kinefinity KineRAW Compressed Raw X  
LXF Leitch/Harris DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi50, AVCi100, MPEG-2, h.264 X  
MKV MKV Matroska audio video X  
MLV Magic Lantern Raw 14 bit bayer with PCM audio X  
MOV QuickTime DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD, MPEG IMX X X
MOV QuickTime ProRes*   X
MP4 XAVC-S Sony XAVC-S HD/4K Cameras X  
MP4 MPEG-2 Sony/Canon camera X  
MPEG MPEG-2 4:2:0/4:2:2 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec X  
MTS, M2TS M2TS AVC-HD camera files X X
MXF AS-02 AVCi, DNxHD (licensable), DVHD, JPEG-2000 X  
MXF AS-11 DPP UK AVCi100, IMX 50 X  
MXF Avid DV25, DV50, DVHD, DNxHD (licensable), Uncompressed X X
MXF Canon MPEG-2 X  
MXF JPEG-2000 DCI/Digital Cinema Unencrypted X X
MXF EditCam DV25, DV50, DVHD, DnxHD (licensable) X  
MXF Grass Valley Grass Valley iCR X X
MXF Harmonic MPEG-2 X  
MXF h.264/AVC MPEG-2 X  
MXF JPEG-2000*** Grass Valley Infinity X X
MXF OP1a AmberFin, EVS, MainConcept, MOG, OpenCube, Rovi X  
MXF OP1a/Omneon DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100**, Uncompressed X X
MXF OP1b Panasonic AVCi 4K X  
MXF Panasonic-P2 DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100/200** X X
MXF Panasonic Varicam LT & 444, AVCi Ultra X  
MXF Pinnacle MPEG-2 SD/HD X  
MXF Snell & Wilcox MPEG-2, IMX X  
MXF Sony XDCamHD, XDCamEX 4:2:0/4:2:2 X  
MXF Sony HDCam SR 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 X X
MXF Sony F65 raw bayer X  
MXF Sony F5, F700 raw bayer X  
OMF OMF DV25, JPEG, Meridien, AVBV, CamCutter (Windows) X X
QNT Quantel Raw uncompressed YCbCr images X  
R3D RED Red camera files X  
RAW ML/IOI Magic Lantern RAW, IOIndustries RAW bayer X  
RBG RED BLU GRN Uncompressed RGB X  
RMF RMF Canon C500 raw 10 bit bayer files X  
RTIN RTINDEX Real time replay of CBR and VBR records while still recording X  
RTV RTV Uncompressed Video Toaster files (Windows only) X  
Stills Series of stills BMP, SGI, PSD, RAW, YUV10, YUV16, VSR, RAS, RAW, JP2, JPG - Series of stills (many others) X  
V210 V210 4:2:2 10 bit YCbCr image sequence X X
VOB VOB Unencrypted X  
VPB/QTL Quantel Quantel uncompressed YCbCr images X X
VRW Varicam Raw Panasonic Varicam Raw X  
WEBM WEBM Youtube format X  
WMV/ASF WMV/ASF Unencrypted/DRM Free only X  
Y4M Y4M YCbCr raw stream X  
YUV YUV 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 YCbCr image sequence X X
Y U V YUV Multi file component YCbCr files X  

Note:  AVCi & CineForm file formats require an optional license.

Note:  For ProRes encoding, the optional FFMPEG add on must be installed from http://www.drasticsource.org

Pricing for this SDK is offered in the form of a quote, based on the product you are making, its application and market, and projected quantities. All information provided will be treated as confidential.