EVS drives UHD production with new XT4K and XS4K servers

EVS drives UHD production with new XT4K and XS4K servers

IBC2016 will debut dedicated 4K servers that future-proof investment and create flexible infrastructures for tomorrow’s production workflows

EVS, the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, will introduce IBC2016’s visitors to the next generation of its industry-leading live production servers. The XT4K and the XS4K are dedicated UHD servers which provide a reliable and practical means of producing 4K and HD content in today’s live production environment.

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XT4K – practical and reliable live 4K production
The XT4K is a 4K production and replay server which uses uncompressed 12G SDI in and output ports and integrated IP I/O options to deliver new flexible ways to design production facilities’ infrastructures. The new UHD server will offer users the capability to grow with future engine software updates enabling even more flexible UHD/HD configurations through increased channel density options.

The XT4K gives users up to four channels of 4K or 8 channels of HD and unleashes HDR-enabled live content through its native 10-bit codec of XAVC-4K. Flexible use of the XT4K’s SDI and IP connections allow operators to use the server within native-IP, traditional SDI or hybrid workflows. The XT4K has also been built to support todays and tomorrows emerging SuperMotion cameras, as well as support for the common native codecs that provide speed and flexibility.

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Based on the same signature loop recording as all of EVS’ live production servers, the XT4K has the capacity to reliably record over 130 hours of 4K-UHD content with the same speed and functionality of existing LSM highlights and replay production systems. Engaging audiences with higher quality images that let broadcasters tell better stories has never been easier.

XS4K – flexible IP media server for studio production
Optimized to enable a smart transition to an IP-connected studio environment, the XS4K is built with hybrid SDI/IP technology. The server is built with a flexible four channel 4K and 8 channel HD configuration which enables seamless ingest & playout multiformat content within studio operations.

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EVS’ XS4K is available in Quad-SDI or 12G-SDI setups, while a new on-board XIP option allows simple integration to the native-IP workflows of tomorrow’s production infrastructure. Also based on EVS’ unique loop recording, the new server supports the XAVC codec for 4K and will support AVC-Intra, DNxHD and ProRes codecs for HD workflows. By enabling simple media exchange with post production workflows, the XS4K is the perfect fit within a permanent studio production environment.

IBC2016 will debut dedicated 4K servers that future-proof investment and create flexible infrastructures for tomorrow’s production workflows

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“These two new additions to the EVS live production server family are designed to meet the expectations of today’s broadcasters and content producers for practical solutions to embrace tomorrow's technologies and formats in today’s production operations,” said Muriel De Lathouwer, ceo and managing director of EVS.

Laurent Petit, vp product at EVS added: “being able to produce 4K content is no longer a novelty – it’s something our customers and partners need to do to deliver audiences what they want. The XT4K and XS4K have been designed so that investments will be protected. As users continue to grow and produce more content, so do these new servers. Today’s infrastructures increasingly need to cope with faster, more efficient production and the XT4K and XS4K servers deliver speed and reliability even in the newest resolutions and growing formats.”

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The XT4K and XS4K will be presented at EVS’ IBC2016 press conference at 4pm on Thursday 8 September in room D507 of the Elicium Centre, RAI Amsterdam. The servers will then both be on display on the EVS stand throughout the show where EVS’ product specialists will be demonstrating them to the show’s visitors.

IBC2016 runs from Friday 9th to Tuesday 13th September at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam. EVS will be exhibiting on stand 8.B90

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