Busch Stadium Scores New Game Day and Broadcast Production Capabilities with EVS
“Using our EVS system this season has been an eye-opener – its capabilities have increased our production efficiencies and value in more ways than we originally imagined,” said Craig Wilson, manager of production and creative services for the Cardinals. “In addition to upping our game day replay capabilities, we’ve dramatically streamlined our broadcast production workflows for digitizing and archiving, for transferring clips and for file conversion.”
At the heart of the Busch Stadium control room, which underwent a state-of-the-art overhaul earlier this year, are eight-channel and six-channel XT3 production servers that feature flexible SD/HD, 1080p or 4K configuration. Operators use the IPDirector content management suite to import and export clips and build highlights, which are delivered to an Avid system through all-fiber connections. The XTAccess transcode and transfer engine is also central to the new workflow.
While the new system enables to the team to provide enhanced replays and ultimately better fan viewing experiences, its dependability is critical. According to Wilson, “The system is bulletproof. With a full season and no issues now behind us, there’s no doubt the EVS can deliver – no matter what is thrown at us.”
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 IT-based 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.