EVS Epsio Family Expands with Added Live Graphic Tool

Debuting at IBC, new Epsio Paint enables the insertion of advanced telestration graphic effects in the first live replay control

EVS announced the newest addition to the EVS’ Epsio range of products, Epsio Paint at IBC2014. EVS has developed the latest product to enable LSM operators to seamlessly insert live graphics to an action replay – including spotlights, player names, lines and arrows. Developed in partnership with ChyronHego, a leading graphic system provider, the new Epsio Paint software offers LSM operators an extended range of graphic tools from the ChyronHego graphic pallet, which is made available immediately on the live first replay.

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The software works in three simple steps: the operator cues the replay, adds one or several graphical tools to be placed on the pitch, and then re-cues it. Graphics can be added live or prepared ahead of time for post-game analysis. The tool is simple and fully integrated into an LSM environment removing the need for a dedicated telestration operator to draw a freehand sketch over a video image on a live production. Epsio Paint enables an LSM operator to simultaneously prepare a sequence for a second or third instant replay and add graphical tools to illustrate the action.

Mark Bowden, senior product manager at ChyronHego explained, “Epsio Paint draws upon the advanced telestration capabilities found in ChyronHego’s popular standalone Paint product and fits perfectly into the EVS ecosystem. Through this collaboration, we’re optimising the broadcast workflow, empowering LSM operators to create compelling illustrated replays in a very quick turnaround time and enhancing productivity.”

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“At EVS we pride ourselves in listening to and meeting the demands of our customers,” said Laurent Petit, OB & Live Production solution market manager at EVS. “Adding live graphics has always been a tricky and costly business. Epsio Paint is designed to target the challenge by taking away the overhead costs associated with employing a full-time operator to add required graphics that are now expected by sports fans.”

The software is fully customisable to match each production’s graphics standards and Chromakey allows the operator to virtually draw on a pitch. Epsio Paint slots into a standard LSM workflow so there is no requirement for extra outputs from the server. This embedded technology initiative is the first step in what both companies hope will be a broader future partnership. Leveraging each other’s strengths in creation, management and distribution of live video, live graphics and live data, means opportunities for further collaboration.

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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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