Centralparq and EVS Create Superfast Workflow for Automated News and Sports Ingest

EVS’ IPDirector and Centralparq’s MediaDoQ integration makes automated ingest possible 

Centralparq, a private cloud platform that’s part of Infostrada, one of the largest providers of cloud-based broadcast and editing services in Europe, has announced a partnership with EVS to create an automated news and sports ingest workflow. The collaboration will see EVS’ IPDirector and Centralparq’s MediaDoQ ingest system speed up the ingest process.

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MediaDoQ automatically stores content within any editing platform without intervention from operators, making it an efficient and cost-effective option for use in any production. Using a MAM platform, MedaDoQ is able to seamlessly ingest media and match metadata into one central storage location.

Centralparq teamed up with EVS to help it create a streamlined platform for the automated ingest of raw content from ENG crews into an IPDirector nearline workflow, with the help of its MediaDoQ ingest workflow. This would enable the relevant metadata to be introduced into the production pipeline faster, resulting in a more accurate and collaborative production to get news and sports stories to air fast.

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“We needed an additional solution to help our customers get content to air faster than before,” said Peter Bruggink, chief technology officer at Infostrada. “EVS’ IPDirector is that solution and incorporating it into our customers’ workflows means operators will save time during ingest. EVS has become a vital partner for the Centralparq platform and we’re pleased to be working with them.”

The Centralparq and EVS workflow
Users are able to complete automated ingest to an EVS IPDirector from any location using a MediaDoQ. Before any shooting takes place, operators can log onto Centralparq’s cloud platform using IPDirector and retrieve the correct keyword grids, bin and metadata structures.

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Operators are then able to fill in the metadata fields for their planned ingest and print QR code labels that are attached to the carrier to be used. Users can choose to shoot footage on an XDCAM Disc, P2, CompactFlash or SxS card. Using Centralparq’s tablet application while shooting, a logsheet is automatically created and updated in the Centralparq cloud and then transferred to the EVS IPDirector database.

After shooting and the insertion of the media carrier into the MediaDoQ ingest device, the QR code on the disk is automatically scanned using a built-in scanner. This enables the MediaDoQ to recognise the project and transfer materials in the right format with the Centralparq database's metadata fields into the IPDirector.  If multiple clips have a continuous timecode they can be stitched together creating a continuous clip inside the IPDirector’s database. Users can then edit and publish the material containing all the metadata to air.

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About Centralparq
Centralparq has been developed by Infostrada, and is a leading media company with operations in broadcast technology, sports media and interactive media. Infostrada’s broadcast technology business develops revolutionary products that simplify high-end video production workflows and enable true cross-platform video production. Infostrada supports major broadcasters, studios and distributors with the production and distribution of their most valuable titles, and has a global sales network with offices in the US, China and The Netherlands. Clients include Sky, BBC, ESPN, Eurosport, MTV, The Voice, and Endemol.

About EVS
EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable the production of live, enriched video programming, allowing them to work more efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries around the globe. It spans four key markets – Sports, Entertainment, News and Media.

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Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations, such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximise the value of their media content.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 465 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371.

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