Télé-Québec Implements Flexible EVS Workflow for Fast-Turnaround Studio Production

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French language public television network Télé-Québec, has implemented a powerful fast-turnaround studio production workflow from EVS, the leading provider of live video production systems. The flexible new workflow for three studios that Télé-Québec rents to external clients enables it to maximize the use of its studios while reducing costs. The workflow is being used for a variety of productions including weekly public affairs program Bazzo.tv, daily pre-school series 1, 2, 3… Géant, children’s programming Les Argonautes and Dis-moi Tout, and game shows La Une Qui Tue and Génial!

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Télé-Québec has equipped each studio with an identical EVS workflow based on the XT series server. The three studios are interconnected through EVS’ centralized media sharing network, enabling them to share clips for shows that are produced at multiple studios. The fully file-based workflow eliminates the cost of tapes and requires minimal maintenance and management by Télé-Québec staff.

“As a studio rental facility we needed a highly reliable and flexible solution that enables us to host many different productions from day to day without having to change the entire set-up,” said Michel Séguin, technical director, Télé-Québec. “With the XT server’s native support for multiple codecs and the ability to easily configure ingest and output channels, the EVS solution gives us the flexibility that enables us to maximize the use of our studios.”

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Each studio has a six-channel XT server for ingesting all ISO camera feeds from the studios, with native support for multiple codecs. The IPDirector video production management suite provides flexibility and powerful asset management capabilities. Its IPEdit timeline editing module enables Télé-Québec to edit footage as it’s being ingested, reducing turn-around times.

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XStore media storage provides a single, easily-managed, nearline storage system, eliminating the need for Télé-Québec to catalog, store and manage numerous external drives. XStore’s transcoding capabilities also enable codecs to be changed faster than real-time without needing to create low-resolution proxies.

Each studio also has XSquare and XTAccess software for managing transfers. In addition, EVS XFReader is used for viewing MXF or GXF files while the LSM remote controller is used for instant playout.

“Production companies are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while turning around high-quality projects faster than ever,” said Frederic Garroy, senior vice president, EVS Americas. “Télé-Québec’s new tapeless workflow delivers the highest levels of reliability, flexibility and performance to enable its clients to meet the demands of today’s fast-turnaround television production.”

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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 475 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371.

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