IBC 2010: Multi-Camera Production with DVS Video Server VENICE
At booth 7.E25 during this year's IBC, DVS will exhibit the upgraded feature set of its video server for professional broadcasting environments: VENICE presents itself as a future-proof solution for recording and playout in real-time and can be integrated seamlessly into any already existing environment thanks to its open system structure. The highlights of the current feature set include an extended multi-device m ode, dynamic playlists, hardware-based real-time scaling as well as simulcast, the parallel playout of HD and SD videos.
VENICE supports a variety of formats and codecs typical to broadcasting such as AVC-Intra,DVC PROHD , DNxH D ® (8/10 bits) and XDCAM HD422, thereby paving the way for smooth production processes. Equipped with a new channel-grouping feature, V ENICE enables parallel recording of e.g. stereoscopic material as w ell as frame-accurate starting and playing out of up to four cam era streams, one per system, which is proving to be extremely helpful, especially in multi-cam era productions. Furthermore, several VENICE video servers can be combined with each other. The current multi-camera view offered by VENICE allows for simultaneous viewing and separate control of four channels – switching between different screen window s is not necessary.
DVS increases the flexibility of its video server with dynamic playlists: Even during playout, the clip sequence can still be changed and new clips can be added. This is possible in VENICE's own G U I and also via other automated protocols, e.g. VDCP. Moreover, VENICE enables immediate editing of video material from a started and not yet ended ingest – the "Play while Record" and "Transfer while Record" functions help broadcast editors working under enormous time pressure in live situations. For this reason, VENICE can exchange data with all established editing system s. The convenient feature Batchlist Recording supports importing of a previously created edit decision list, which until now was reserved for non-linear editing system s (NLE).
Another VENICE highlight during this year's IBC is real-time scaling: Working with a high performance DVS video board developed just for VENICE, the video server scales various codecs and rasters during the playout process in real-time. This also saves a considerable amount of time in the broadcasting workflow .
Niklas Fabian, Product Manager at DVS: "VENICE creates the conditions for quick, consistent production workflow s and converts diverse data formats on-the-fly. Our advanced broadcast solution is extremely flexible thanks to its open interfaces and can be integrated anywhere, much to the delight of our broadcast customers."
DVS is a leading manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software for the digital film and videopost production, broadcast, presentation and event markets. DVS applications span the areas of R&D, production of popular TV series and Hollywood blockbusters, and enable 4K film s for Digital Cinema. With 25 years of experience in the professional video industry, DVS has cultivated a “passion for perfection,” and continues to develop revolutionary system s for customized, flexible, high-performance workflows. DVS was the first company in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. C LIPSTER® , DVS’s flagship product, has won several prestigious awards, including the Hollywood Post Alliance’s Engineering Excellence Award. A t the BANFF World Television Festival, DVS was honored with the 2009 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. Headquartered in Hanover (Germany) and Los Angeles (USA), DVS also has branch offices in Miami (USA), Paris (France), Warsaw (Poland) and Singapore.DVS