EVS Adds XDCAM Codec to XT3 and XS Broadcast Servers

Leading broadcast production provider, EVS, goes native with industry standard Sony XDCam codec.

EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment, has announced native support for Sony XDCAM 422 50Mbps HD codec in its flagship XT3 and XS suite of live and near-live broadcast production servers. The production technology specialist developed an integrated module to its XT3 and XS servers, offering native XDCAM encoding and decoding capabilities - the leading codec of choice for a range of studio productions.

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EVS’ expertise in live production control and speed is now accessible to studios working with XDCAM HD codec. In this purpose, EVS introduced an exclusive and innovative multi-codec support capability to its new range of XT3 and XS servers. This means studio broadcasters will be given the opportunity to benefit from the unmatched level of speed and control over live actions of EVS while supporting natively XDCam from ingest to playout.

The XDCAM codec module was developed to easily integrate onto existing XT3 and XS server architecture with a simple upgrade. In fact, EVS’ XS and best-in-show XT3 servers are the only industry production platforms to offer native support for a range of codecs including Avid DNxHD®, ProRes422, AVC-Intra and DVCPRO, without requiring hardware changes.

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“We wanted to offer our XT3 and XS customers a quick and simple way to access native support for the XDCAM HD codec,” said Laurent Petit, product manager at EVS. “Combining the industry standard codec with our proven track record in live technologies and solutions like loop recording and media sharing network will help change the way news, sports and other TV production workflows are handled.” he added.

About EVS
EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.

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The company's dedicated systems offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), super and ultra slow motion, clips creation, fast turnaround editing, production and archive asset management, time delay, multi-camera and multi-feed recording, logging, live graphic analysis, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, second screen delivery. Main software applications like the IPDirector® or MulticamLSM® are designed to control the industry's most robust and flexible production platform, the XT series server. The world's leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others use EVS' solutions.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 400 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.

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