MediaCMD Emulation SDK

Operation Under Control for Your Application

Please note, this SDK has been deprecated and is no longer available for sale.

The MediaCMD Emulation SDK makes your application appear as a serial controlled VTR or DDR. This real time kernel mode driver for Windows provides Sony Serial VTR, Sony/Panasonic/JVC Digital extensions, Odetics server protocol and VDCP server protocol compatible with all major development systems. This control is based on the same technology used in Drastic's Net-X-Code Server, ensuring maximum compatibility with ease of implementation.


ossupport  Windows 7 or greater, macOS 13 Ventura - macOS 14 Sonoma, CentOS/Red Hat 7.4-7.8

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All protocols are auto sensing.  Your software will respond correctly if any of the supported control protocols are used.  The emulation layer will automatically change protocols if the controlling device is changed while the emulation is running.  The actual emulation is written in WinNT/2K's kernel mode (ring 0) so response is real time as required by most controllers and processor usage is minimal.

  • Sony RS-422 Serial VTR Control
  • Sony Serial Extensions
  • Sony Digital Extensions
  • JVC Serial Extensions
  • Panasonic Serial Extensions
  • Pioneer VDR 422 Emulation
  • Pioneer Dual Head Emulation
  • Odetics Server Protocol
  • VDCP Clip Server Protocol

The VTR Emulation features of the MediaCMD Emulation SDK are available within Net-X-Code Server Software.

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 is considered non-binding and would be treated as confidential.

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