Introducing X-One – EVS’ unified multicam live production system
“Producers of smaller-scale live operations are challenged to find the right creative production toolset that meets their needs for professional technology at a lower budget,” explains Laurent Petit, SVP Product at EVS. “X-One is filling that gap. It offers the best compromise between quality and price and features an ultra-simplified production system that allows all aspects of live production to be managed and controlled by a single operator.
“X-One has an unrivalled level of intuitiveness and provides variable functions that users need depending on the type of production they’re working on. This is what we call contextualized production.”
The all in one solution encapsulates what’s at the core of EVS’ industry-standard technology – industry-leading speed and reliability. It allows for the ingest of six camera feeds – as well as for the media import of any other files – which operators use to create replays, control audio, cut together a live feed with the built-in video switcher and even add graphics to live programming which is output in broadcast-standard quality.
X-One is designed to be operated by one single user that can take advantage of its contextualized user interface that adapts to the type of production on which it’s deployed. Different sports or entertainment productions will have dedicated interfaces which highlight specific features and removes unnecessary ones. This puts users in a unique production environment with pre-defined functions and simplified operation. The dedicated UIs will be available on the EVS cloud and can be quickly downloaded and installed ahead of any production.
The system natively supports AIMS-compliant uncompressed IP ST 2110 feeds and further assists production operators with functions that can be deployed through a number of apps and plugins which can be built and continually added into the system. X-One’s architecture can be easily configured to expand in input/outputs, as well as deliver UHD-4K formats for future needs.
And because it’s built with EVS technology, users can be sure that X-One will provide the speed expected in a production system, the reliability needed in the live environment and the after sales and ongoing support that’s always provided with EVS products. The system will be available for purchase by the end of 2017 with further software upgrades available in Q1 2018 that will provide users with a wider range of applications and features.
“X-One marks the latest step in the deployment of new EVS products which feature our newly developed software-defined architecture,” said Laurent Petit, SVP Product at EVS. “By combining this new technology with the reliability of solutions that EVS is known for, we’re ensuring that our latest solutions are future-ready and remain the best option for any production requirements in the coming years.”
EVS’ software-defined architecture is built on a new foundation of GPU-based technology which opens up more creative capabilities for users who are able to customize and personalise their operation workflows. The software-defined architecture has so far been implemented into our DYVI switcher, Xeebra VAR system and several other products currently in development, due for announcement soon.
EVS is globally recognized as the technology leader for live video production. The company introduced Live Slow Motion replay in 1994, and has continued to build on its reputation for quality and reliability with solutions that enhance live sports, entertainment and news content. Innovations – such as the C-Cast multimedia platform and DYVI software-defined switcher – are raising the bar for live production enrichment, management and distribution. Broadcasters, rights owners, producers and venues alike use EVS to maximize the value of their productions and increase revenue streams.
The company is headquartered in Belgium with offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and provides sales and technical support to more than 100 countries.