EVS @ SMPTE 2012 Conference
Broadcasters must engage a new generation of multitasking viewers who no longer sit passively in front of their televisions but browse the Internet and interact with social media while watching TV. Ramaekers’ presentation will address how broadcasters can enrich the viewing experience and maximize the value of content by delivering the large amount of unused content on live TV production servers to viewers’ second screens.
Ramaekers will explore the technology challenges in building open and scalable platforms to deliver high quality original content—including unseen camera angles and highlights—to second screens. The presentation will highlight best practices in building near-live multi-camera replay platforms on top of standard live production environments. Attendees will learn how to overcome challenges in cloud-based production and delivery to multi-screens, and how to integrate such a platform with social networks, archives, stats and other third-party content.
The presentation is part of the ‘migrating to the cloud’ track and will take place at 5.15pm on Wednesday October 24 in Salon 1 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Co-authors Maher Khatib, executive vice president of product architecture and technology, EVS, and Johann Schreurs, general manager, new media broadcast, EVS, will be on hand to answer questions after the session.
Ramaekers oversees the development of EVS’ award-winning C-Cast, the first advanced multi-cam solution allowing instant distribution of multi-camera angle content from venues to web-connected screens during live productions. Suited to any sports and live events, it offers broadcasters and media holders unlimited possibilities to deliver extended media packages to multiple audiences including TV viewers, spectators, coaches, journalists and referees. With fully-modular and service-oriented architecture, C-Cast adapts to any kind of business or workflow, and offers advanced integration with third party web systems and data import such as statistics, commercials and tweets.
C-Cast played a pioneering role in delivering second-screen media content to viewers throughout the Euro 2012 Football Championships and kicked off the new season of the French football league.
EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.
The company's dedicated systems offer a complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), super and ultra slow motion, clips creation, fast turnaround editing, production and archive asset management, time delay, multi-camera and multi-feed recording, logging, live graphic analysis, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back, second screen delivery. Main software applications like the IPDirector® or MulticamLSM® are designed to control the industry's most robust and flexible production platform, the XT series server. The world's leading broadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others use EVS' solutions.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 400 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.