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This chapter includes information about input and output boards for the Server and Player hardware. For other hardware components regarding the Server and Player hardware itself, please see the according topics. If you are interested in other Christie Pandoras Box hardware, please see the introductory chapter Hardware and Accessories.

Cards are either included by default or optional. Next to the graphics card, a Server can be equipped with two, a Player with one card.
For all cards it is recommended to check the Download-Center from time to time in order to always use the up-to-date driver.

Graphics Card

The graphics card is the only board included be default in every hardware. For the time being, the Server and Player hardware come with the same NVIDIA graphics card. Please see the chapter Graphics Card Settings.

Optional Boards

There are various input and output boards available for the Server and Player hardware.

Sync Card
The Sync Card allows for a frame lock option for frame and pixel line accurate synchronization. With the card you can either generate an internal sync or lock to an incoming signal.

Audio In- and Output Cards
Audio Cards allow for more audio input and output channels to be used in Pandoras Box. They also include a MIDI option. The cards offer various audio protocols and connections.
ADAT Audio Card (8 or 32 channel)
MADI Audio Card (64 channel)

Video Input Cards
3G-SDI Input Cards (Single, Dual and Quad)
DVI Input Cards (Single and Dual)
HDMI Input Card (Dual)

Ethernet Output Card
10GbE Ethernet Card (Dual)

Custom Boards

If you prefer to install a custom board please bear in mind that hardware changes void the warranty. In addition, using Christie Pandoras Box Input and Output Cards guarantees the best software support especially in terms of synchronization and latency. Regarding other live inputs, please note that Pandoras Box supports only input devices that are conform and support DirectShow.

Using Live Inputs in Pandoras Box

Audio and Video Inputs can be used as audio and video sources in the PB project. Please see the chapter about the Assets tab to learn how to import them to the project in order to play them on a Layer. In addition, Audio and Video Export and Recording is offered depending on your license.