CCTV Deploys EVS’ XT3 Server for the 2012 Haiyang Asian Beach Games
CCTV relied on EVS systems to deliver 150 hours of coverage for the Games which saw more than 1600 athletes from 45 nations compete in 13 sports such as beach basketball, beach soccer, beach volleyball, dragon boat, powered paragliding, sailing and water skiing. The broadcast was supported by four OB vans and a team of more than 300 people.
EVS’ XT3 server, configured with four HD channels for ingest and two HD channels for playout, enabled slow-motion replays and media exchange with third-party systems. With its flexible eight-channel SD/HD and six-channel 3D/1080p configuration, the XT3 enables complete media control from ingest to playout, including live editing, slow motion replays, multi-channel playback, and media exchange with third-party systems such as craft editors, automation, archiving and storage.
“EVS’ XT3 server delivered the performance and reliability we needed for a multi-sport event like the Asian Beach Games,” said Ping Zhu, operations director of CCTV KEHUA Co. Ltd.’s broadcast team. “With EVS systems we were able to control everything from ingest to playout using less equipment than we have for previous high-profile events like last year’s World Swimming Championships.”
Alongside the XT3 server, CCTV deployed four EVS IPDirector suites of video production management applications for live logging of footage, and another two for browsing clips and highlights editing. A seventh IPDirector suite was used for ingest control, playout scheduling, and browsing. EVS’ XFile application was used for archiving concurrently with content capture.
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.