GDC has been at the forefront of the cinema technology. By introducing first-to-market solutions, GDC is recognized globally as a leader of integrated media block (IMB) technology. The newly launched SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ is the company’s sixth-generation digital cinema media server, which is designed for near-zero maintenance and minimal total cost of ownership. Learn how the new innovative features enhance efficiency and bring benefits to exhibitors.

Key Benefits

The SR-1000 IMB is designed with diskless CineCache (built-in cache memory). Content ingest and playback can be performed concurrently without local HDD storage. Incredibly fast ingest during playback.

Supports the playback of thousands of movies
Take full advantage of show scheduling with Ultra Storage technology which enables the playback of over 2,000 movies when combined with Cinema Automation CA2.0. No ingest of content is needed for SR-1000 playback, eliminating content management operation.

High reliability
With built-in embedded power electronics used in medical and military products, the overall system stability is ensured. SR-1000 is SGS certified for 100,000 hours MTBF.

Compatibility with Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 projectors
The SR-1000 IMB seamlessly integrates with Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 projectors including Barco, Christie and NEC to ensure highly reliable and secure content delivery.

User-friendly and intuitive web-based user interface with wireless access
The web-based UI is user-friendly and intuitive. With drag-and-drop, filtering and navigating functions, operators can easily switch between tabs or pages. Other than accessing the UI through a computer or a laptop, wireless access is also enabled by using mobile devices such as a smart phone or a tablet.

Technical Specifications

SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM with GDC Enterprise Series Storage

Video Specifications
  • DCI-compliant
  • JPEG 20001
    2K – 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 (2D)
    2K – 24, 25, 30 (3D)
    Option with Upgrade2
    HFR Option: 2K – 120 (2D); 48, 50, 60 (3D)
    4K Option: 4K – 24, 25, 30 (2D)
  • MPEG-2/MPEG-4 – SD/HD
Packaging SMPTE Digital Cinema Package (DCP), Interop DCP
Audio Output
Digital uncompressed
  • 16/24-bit AES/EBU, 16 channels, 48/96 kHz (2 x RJ-45)
System Interfaces
USB 2.0
8-port GPI/Os (optional)
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet – (1GbE/RJ-45)
  • 1 x eSATA 6 Gbps
  • 2 x USB 3.0 (A-Type Female)
  • 1 x BNC (video sync input)
  • 1 x HDMI® 2.0 (alternative content input)
  • 8 x GPI (2 x RJ-45)
  • 8 x GPO (2 x RJ-45)
Storage options
Redundant hot swappable 4TB, 6TB or 8TB
AES 128-bit encrypted data storage
Civolution (NexGuard®) forensic watermarking
Subtitle overlay5
Projector Cinecanvas support
Video Processing Features
  • Color-space conversion – supports YCbCr709, REC 709, XYZ’, YCxCz
  • Deinterlacing
  • Scaler to support 2K & 4K projectors
  • Web-based graphical user interface
  • Cinema Automation – CA2.0
  • Automatic playlist programming – CA2.0



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Built on a proven platform, the IMS3000 provides you with cost-effective and reliable performance, backed by Dolby’s industry-leading technology and support.

The IMS3000 comes with a robust feature set, flexible storage options, and an exclusive scalable design built on a framework ready for tomorrow.

Now offered with audio processing disabled, the IMS3000 can be paired with any external processor such as the Dolby CP950, Dolby CP850, or activate the internal audio processor via the new enablements.

Easily enable Dolby 5.1*, 7.1*, or unlock the full power of Dolby Atmos* immersive audio and deliver unforgettable sound experiences to your audiences.

A specific IMS3000 model (IMS3-L-NB) is now offered for cinema LED wall applications (consult the price list for details). The IMS3000 remains the platform of choice for current and next generation server developments.



  • Low cost of ownership (maintenance, power consumption, simplified system design)
  • Playback for SMPTE and INTEROP digital cinema packages (DCP) at bit rates up to 500 Mbps
  • Web-based UI allows easy access from anywhere on the theatre network
    Access via Bluetooth from your mobile device. Get the App – Cinema Server Control on Google Play and Apple Store – Requires separate purchase of USB Bluetooth adapter. Please contact Dolby Support for approved models.
  • Single-board design
  • 2 TB of internal storage with RAID 5 protection andconvenient front-panel access for hard drive replacement
  • Optional 10.5 TB of total storage with External NAS upgrade
  • Hot-swappable hard drives
  • Scan network for content to ingest
  • Drag-and drop scheduler
  • Drag-and-drop playlist builder
  • Complete integrated audio processor with optionalenablement for playback with full Dolby Atmos®

    Support for accessibility products including Dolby Fidelio and CaptiView or other SMPTE ST430-10 devices

    • Dolby and RealD® ghost busting (user selectable)
    • Ingest through eSATA, USB 3.0, or Ethernet (up to 500 Mbps) • 4×GPI
    • 6×GPO
    • Linear timecode (LTC) output
    • Live-event Ethernet stream support
    • Internal scaling and de-interlacing up to 4K
    • JPEG 2000, MPEG-2, H.264 decoding
    • 4K 60 fps (On select NEC projectors and LED walls)
    • DCI-compliant
    • Play from Shipping Drive
    • HDMI 2.0 4K 60fps with HDCP 2.2
    • HDMI Rec.2020 input to P3 color gamut conversion
    • HDMI 4K downscaling to 2K
    • Dolby Pngest
    • Play while ingest
    • Ingest while IMS3000 is powered down**

    *License purchase required
    ** This feature is only available with the NAS-only storage option (IMS3-B-EN, IMS3-C-EN, IMS3-N-EN SKUs) *** Contact customer support for list of supported NAS devices and models.




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