The innovative CMS-5000 Cinema Media Server supports JPEG-2000 decoding of high frame rate 4K and 2K images with advanced solid state storage. Two USB 3.0 ports and a 10 Gb Ethernet port enable accelerated ingest of content. The CMS-5000 supports immersive audio formats with rendering of up to 64 channels (DTS-X™). The CMS-5000 can be directly interfaced with Q-SYS, QSC’s network platform for integrated sound, picture, and control.


  • Combined IMB with 1.5, 3, or 6 TB solid state storage
  • Ingest via USB 3.0, eSATA, or up to 10 Gb Ethernet
  • Q-SYS™ interface via Q-LAN ports (network audio and control)
  • JPEG-2000 decoding up to 600Mb/s
  • 2k, 2D up to 120 fps
  • 4K, 2D up to 60 fps
  • AES-128 decryption/HMAC-SHA1
  • Two HD-SDI inputs and two HDMI 2.0 inputs


  • DTS:X™ immersive audio rendering of up to 64 channels
  • Two Ethernet control ports (1G RJ45)
  • 16 digital audio AES/EBU outputs
  • 4 digital audio Aux AES/EBU inputs
  • 8 digital audio Aux AES/EBU outputs (can include HI/VI)
  • NexGuard image and audio forensic watermarking on all channels (including all rendered outputs)
  • FIPS, DCI, CE and FCC compliant



Dimensions (HxWxD)

2.5 x 11 x 8.62 in
(64 x 280 x 219 mm)


3 lb (1.4 kg)

Physical Mounting

Fits Series 2 projector slot


12VDC (supplied by projector), 50W max.

Front Panel Controls and Indicators

Status Indicators

LED: Power, Ready, Fault, Tamper, Drive Status, Ingest

Ingest Ports

eSATA, 2 x USB 3.0, up to 10Gb Ethernet (copper or fiber)

Alternate Content Inputs

2 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x HD-SDI (HD-BNC)

Audio I/O

68 Channels Q-LAN network audio out, 3x RJ-45 AES Out
(24 channels incl. HI/VI), 1xRJ-45 AES In (4 channels)


In/Out, 2 x HD-BNC


2 x RJ-45 Q-LAN A & B (for Q-SYS) and 2 x RJ-45 Ethernet (TMS, control etc)


2 x RJ-45 Ethernet


Push button


Fully DCI compliant

As part of QSC's ongoing commitment to product development, specifications are subject to change without notice.