EVS Delivers Ultimate Fast-Turnaround Solutions

IBC 2012: Hall 8, stand B90: Live Sports, News and Entertainment Production

At this year’s IBC, EVS will help the broadcast industry prepare for the future with its new production systems and solutions. From meeting the needs of newsroom operations, shaping the future of sports broadcasting and helping to turn around TV productions, EVS’ solutions are designed to boost performance through flexibility, speed of delivery, and reliability.

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The future of sports, news and TV broadcasting requires even more customisation, with faster production facilities developed to help the industry deliver dynamic content in even tighter deadlines. EVS will showcase its new production solutions for tomorrow’s broadcast world, including advancements to its XT3/XS production servers, OpenCube MXF File Mastering tools and C-Cast solution which allows personalised viewing through mobile connected devices.

EVS Breaking News – news at the speed of live
EVS will unveil its new Breaking News toolset, which relies on EVS’ ingest and playout servers for ultimate speed and reliability of newsroom operations. The infrastructure is borne out of years of live production workflow expertise, and is the first and only  ingest and playout infrastructure on the market that can be used across production areas from news to sports, entertainment and other programs.EVS’ Breaking News solution also offers advanced collaborative production tools for journalists and content management solutions, which easily integrates with any existing production infrastructure.

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First triple encoding XT3/XS production server
At IBC, EVS will also showcase the evolution of its XT3/XS production servers, featuring the first triple encoding capabilities. The system is the first to simultaneously support I-Frame codec for high precision live replays, Long GOP Sony HD XDCam 422 50Mbps codec for high quality  reduced bitrate media sharing, and Proxy for augmented connectivity and control of the production operations. The new features will be available in early 2013 and will open up tremendous workflow possibilities, making the EVS server platform the ultimate backbone of any broadcast operation!
The XT3 server is at the heart of EVS’Sports360°. It’s been designed with advanced capabilities such as eight recording/playback channels in loop mode, multi-codec native support, and embedded high/low-res media management to get the most out of any recorded frame at the highest speed and reliability. The new XT3 platform is the industry’s first server featuring six non-stop 3Gbps feed ingest and playout channel capabilities for live and near live 3D or 3G production operations.
The XS production server is built on EVS’ unique loop recording technology. Based on its powerful dual networking capabilities (broadcasting and IT), the XS makes recorded media instantly and directly available throughout the production network for simultaneous preview, rough editing, archiving, playback or post-production. The XS can be configured with six full 3D/1080p channels (3G/Dual link) and offers the same features in a 3D environment. In addition, it can be configured in SpotBox mode to be controlled through protocols by third-party systems.

Turning viewers into directors with EVS’ C-Cast tools
Since a successful deployment across multiple summer events, EVS continues to upgrade its C-Cast technology, which allows viewers to use their smartphones, tablets or laptops to access extra content and view clips the way they want and from the angle they want to view it.
Some of its latest features will see C-Cast offering the ability to replay clips at variable speeds as well as the ability to import third-party statistics and analysis information integrated into a timeline. With a fully modular and service-oriented architecture, C-Cast adapts to any kind of business or workflow, offering advanced integration with third-party web systems and data import such as statistics or social media data feed.

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EVS OpenCube goes for wider MXF JPEG2000 support
EVS will highlight the enhancements to its OpenCube ingest products with improved MXF Jpeg2000 support for AS02, IMF formats for production mastering and archive preservation, including comprehensive H.264 proxy generation at ingest.

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.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.

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