EVS Improves Field Editing Operations with New Xedio Edit-in-Place Features

The new Xedio 4.00 features are presented in exclusivity at the EVS stand 8.B90 at IBC 2011

EVS has announced the release of Xedio suite 4.00 including the “edit-in-place” feature of its Xedio timeline editor. With a simple linkup between XedioCleanEdit laptop and external camcorders or drives, a field journalist or editor can start instantly true timeline editing operations without time-consuming media import.

This new solution has been successfully adopted by the Belgian news broadcaster RTL-TVi for their ENG editing operations using the new Sony SxS camcorder recording in XDCAM HD422.

Presented in exclusivity at IBC2011 (9 to 14 September), the new Xedio 4.00 features loads of media handling improvements for newscasters including the new edit-in-place feature of its timeline editor, Xedio CleanEdit. The new solution is dedicated to field journalists and editors looking for faster and easier ways to manage real-timeline operations right after shooting.

With the new Edit-in-Place” feature of Xedio CleanEdit, any devices such as camcorders, drives, or local storage can be linked up to the journalist laptop for immediate media reviewing and editing. With the “auto-discovery” embedded module, Xedio CleanEdit automatically detects all the media recorded on the third party device which can be reviewed, selected, cut, and dropped on the timeline without media duplication. Once editing is completed, a consolidated file can be transferred to the central storage, only importing necessary material from the local device. And thanks to Xedio CleanEdit’s embedded transcoder, media conforming operations are managed on the fly during the transfer.


RTL-TVI, the leading French speaking Belgian broadcaster, using EVS Xedio suite for the end-to end news production, has implemented the new edit-in-place feature of Xedio CleanEdit as part of its HD migration project in June 2011 including the integration of the Sony XDCAM HD422 codec as a standard for all ENG operations.

Thierry Piette, Technical & IT Director at RTL-TVi: “As an early adopter of the new Sony SxS camcorder based on XDCAM HD422 codec, we needed a solution that could guaranty first of all native support of this new format, but also cut down media processing operations. The new Xedio CleanEdit feature is impressively doing the job. Our journalist can immediately prepare their stories, and their rough edit while they are still on the field. This is a great added value for us.“


The new "Edit-in-Place” feature of Xedio CleanEdit, links devices such as camcorders to the journalist laptop for editing

Robert Bury, General Manager of Xedio Business Unit said: “To fulfill the increasing demand for efficient production from ENG and field storage devices, we have further developed our production-in-place concept, launched last year with Xedio Distpatcher. Its integration into XedioCleanEdit bridges the gap between stand-alone NLE’s and networked, shared storage editing workflows”.