EVS Celebrates two Decades of Innovation and Inspires the next 20 Years at IBC2014

EVS priorities: mastering media workflow; working more productively; reaching more audiences; transitioning to future workflows

At IBC2014, EVS, the leading provider of live video production systems, will build on its 20 years as a pioneer in live TV production and showcase how it will help customers meet the challenges and tremendous opportunities of a new media landscape over the next 20 years. EVS will underscore four key technology and business priorities supported by new and improved solutions across Sports, Entertainment, News and Media markets.

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Mastering file-based media workflow and making the most of media assets
OpenCube Server HD/SD/DCP
Multisource file-based ingest server, OpenCube HD/SD/DCP offers advanced media workflow solutions with an extended range of MXF file generation, advanced MXF file interoperability including AS-02, AS-03 and AS-11, IMF support, and unequalled management of ancillary data (closed caption, subtitling) throughout the entire production and archive chain, enabling media specialists to generate, deliver and manage content efficiently, seamlessly and consistency.

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IPDirector automated workflow tools
EVS will present the latest IPDirector tools for automated archive and production workflow operations in combination with the XT3 & XS live production servers.

The new “Archive Melt” feature simplifies the workflow to flag the clips to archive, flatten them intoa single melt file, and automatically attach a log sheet with all of the clips original metadata. It is then easier to retrieve content from the archive and initiate partial restore to the online storage.IPDirector also features new AutoClipping capabilities for automatic clip creation based on keywords issued by external statistical systems providing the live-event timecoded information.

Working more productively, easing production operations and introducing effective remote production tools – C-Cast Xplore

Viewers now demand better, immediate and targeted content, meaning broadcasters and content producers must streamline and connect their broadcast operations to deliver enriched content faster.

EVS new range of live production tools based on the new XT3 platform empowers live production teams with on-the fly media control capabilities based on its series of live control panels: MultiReview, LSMConnect and Epsio Zoom for intuitive and instant action during live operations.

EVS’ new web-browsing interface C-Cast Xplore provides immediate access to live multi-camera recording feeds and clips on XT3 servers, giving production teams unprecedented capability to work remotely and enhance content on the fly – regardless of location. Production teams can create and deliver better content faster in connected and collaborative environments, enabling the right balance between onsite coverage and offsite collaboration.

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil C-Cast Xplore enabled offsite production teams located at the home studio or IBC - to access to all live feeds and clips created by onsite crews. This has dramatically speeded up highlights package creation and significantly reduced production cycles.

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Reaching a wider audience during live production with new C-Cast multimedia delivery tools
EVS will demonstrate how its C-Cast technology can be used to extend the content experience beyond the television screen, enabling broadcasters, content owners and content distributors to reach, and engage with, more diverse audiences with high-quality and targeted content.

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Visitors will learn how C-Cast has been deployed at major sporting events this year, allowing broadcasters to combine live production infrastructure with a flexible central cloud-based platform. This integration enables instant distribution of multimedia content to connected devices, anytime and anywhere.

The innovative 2014 FIFA World Cup™ multimedia project, designed, implemented and serviced by HBS, FIFA TV’s Host Broadcaster of the event used EVS C-Cast to aggregate live streams, multi-angle clips and statistics and to provide a packaged media service to affiliate broadcasters. These rights holders were able to deliver exclusive, compelling and enriched content to their own second-screen apps. In fact, more than 25 million unique users consumed 15 million hours of video through the event’s multimedia services solutions.

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Transitioning to future workflows – New XT3 & XS servers
Broadcasters, content owners and production companies need the peace of mind of knowing that their workflows are flexible, cost-efficient, scalable and future-proof, allowing them to easily transition to future standards and formats. With the introduction of its new range of XT3 and XS servers primarily aimed at OB and live studio operations, EVS has again delivered the greatest flexibility possible in one box. Both new servers offer extended format support and capabilities including 4K, 1080p and proxy, as well as new 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity – allowing customers to transition to tomorrow’s industry standards and workflows as needed.

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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.

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 Pacific, and North and Latin America. Approximately 500 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.

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