EVS Workflow Brings Speed and Efficiency to Mega Studios

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Chilean television network Mega has implemented a new file-based workflow from EVS for its production of live and studio-based entertainment programming.

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Multiple XS production servers from EVS form the backbone for new systems in two studios. With its unique continuous loop recording, the four-channel XS server is designed for studio applications and supports a wide range of codecs with high speed and reactivity. EVS’ IPDirector asset management suites are used for full production control, allowing everything from ingest control and metadata management to on-the-fly editing.

“The new workflow gives us tremendous advantages over our prior tape-based system,” said Saul Ureta, engineering and technical operation manager of Mega. “Multi-angle ingest has been a priority for us for a long time, but in the past it was complicated and required a lot of technical resources.”

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The system also incorporates EVS’ XTAccess, which is used to reliably handle all station transcoding through Watch Folders. The new workflow is fully integrated with Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro and in a few months with the Avid editing platform, which all are heavily used in Mega’s live programs and daily shows including "Mucho Gusto", "Morandé Con Compañía", “Secreto a Voces”, and “Más Vale Tarde”, as well for sports programs and most of the studio productions from Mega.

“In addition to giving us much greater speed and efficiency, the new system is also easy to use and offers greater compatibility with third-party tools and systems,” added Ureta. “We couldn’t be happier and this comes directly from the testimony of our final users on the EVS platform.”

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“The XS server, along with other EVS tools, is operating as it was designed: to provide studio environments with speed, efficiency and reliability, and as well as the flexibility to expand when needed,” said Benjamin Mariage, vice president sales, Latin America, EVS.

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 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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