Chilean Broadcasters Rely on EVS XT3 Servers
With a major focus on sports programming, Canal 13 decided to renew its collaboration with EVS following the successful deployment of EVS solutions in Beijing. Chile’s state-owned TV station TVN has chosen to deploy EVS solutions for the first time at such a big event. They’ll be used for a mixture of programming, but focusing on news updates from the major sports competitions in London.
Both South American broadcasters needed a reliable playout system that would easily integrate with Avid systems. Canal 13 also needed its system to integrate with the host broadcasting organization’s media server. After extensive testing in Santiago, both companies decided to deploy EVS’ six-channel XT3 servers, along with its IPDirector suite of video production management applications for complete content control, and XTAccess software for media interchange between EVS production servers and third-party tools.“We’re very pleased to be playing a pivotal role in enabling South American broadcasters to air these international sporting events,” said Benjamin Mariage, sales manager for EVS Latin America. “We strive to offer the fastest and most reliable technology on the market, and our growing list of customers reassures us that we’re answering the needs of the industry.”
Canal 13 chose EVS solutions as its main playout system based on their ability to integrate well with its tapeless workflow. It has deployed an XT3 server configured with four channels for recording and two for playout. With native support for a wide range of codecs, the XT3 will support Canal 13’s AVC-Intra and XDCam workflows. One IPDirector suite will be used for logging, browsing and playout, while another will be used for browsing clips on the host broadcasting organization’s media server. EVS’ MulticamLSM live slow motion control panel will be used for live editing operations, while XTAccess will support media exchange between the XT3 and Avid editing, storage and server systems.
TVN has deployed an XT3 server and an XS server, each configured with five channels for ingest and one for playout. One IPDirector suite will be used for ingesting, logging and browsing feeds, while another will manage playout control. XTAccess will support media exchange with Avid editing and storage systems. With its flexible eight-channel SD/HD and six-channel 3D/1080p configurations, EVS’ XT3 server offers complete media control from ingest to playout, including live editing, slow-motion replays, multi-channel playback and media exchange with third-party systems, in demanding live and near-live production environments. The XT3 is the industry’s first server to natively support wide-ranging codecs without requiring hardware changes. Combined with the IPDirector suite, it guarantees successful ingest and enables both Canal 13 and TVN to control recording and live streaming of camera feeds or high-resolution footage from satellites or video tape recorders.
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.