AJA Announces EVS as New Developer Partner
Corvid Ultra is an external 2RU chassis designed for mission-critical high bandwidth applications including 4K and stereoscopic workflows. Featuring AJA’s TruScale™ arbitrary scaler, Corvid Ultra can easily adapt to the specific needs of any application, supporting 4K/UHD and 2K/HD/Dual-link/SD workflows. TruScale is real-time and keyframeable, meaning scaling parameters can be changed on a frame-by-frame basis, allowing real-time "zoom" effects while maintaining pristine image quality. Corvid Ultra can produce multiple scaled resolutions, including 1080p output from 4K and UltraHD sources.
AJA’s TruZoom™ software, in combination with Corvid Ultra and TruScale hardware, allows customers to scale any 16:9 region within 4K frames to HD in realtime, making it ideal for sports broadcast, live event production, professional AV, and digital film. TruZoom has already been field tested by MLB Network, achieving seamless scalability and clarity for replays live on-air.
EVS is a global leader of live production systems including instant replay, slow motion and fast editing solutions based on advanced servers, controllers and software tools used by over 8,000 operators worldwide. EVS will integrate AJA’s Corvid Ultra and TruZoom into their new 4K XT3 server systems, offering customized implementation and UI for users.
“With 4K and Ultra HD, sports and other live broadcast professionals require ever-increasing bandwidths, and AJA’s Corvid Ultra and TruZoom were developed to seamlessly handle those workflows,” said AJA President Nick Rashby. “We’re thrilled that industry leader EVS is coming on board as a developer partner, and are confident that they will leverage this technology in innovative ways for end users around the world.”
“EVS’ latest 4K XT3 offers unsurpassed live replay capabilities to the world’s broadcast community, guaranteeing our highest standards of reliability, control and connectivity,” said Luc Doneux, EVP Sports Division at EVS. “Thanks to this new development partnership with AJA, and the integration of AJA’s Corvid Ultra and TruZoom, we will extend EVS’ 4K offerings with the industry’s most comprehensive live 4K zooming capabilities.”
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 and North America. Approximately 465 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world.