EVS and Avid Technology demonstrated the interchange of HD video material from each other’s environments at the recent Broadcast LIVE exhibit in London.
EVS’ XT server was connected to the Avid Interplay production platform by an IP Ethernet fiber-optic cable, enabling the instantaneous transfer of HD content.
Because the XT natively supports Avid’s DNxHD codec, any content acquired from either HD cameras or delivered via satellite in HD and ingested into the XT server can be transferred at high speeds to the Avid production environment without the need for additional encoding or decoding.
The system can be configured to accommodate different workflows according to the production application; from sports broadcast for rapid, creative highlights production to non-live studio productions such as reality or general entertainment programming.
The system is designed to record A/V content in HD directly into the XT server for immediate connection to all EVS-operated applications attached to the Xnet2 network (a 1.5Gb/s SDTI network). The EVS XFile software then acts as a gateway allowing any Avid editor to easily access all the recorded footage instantly.
For studio production environments or large sports events, EVS’ integrated production management software IP Director allows users to create logs of all ingested content that can then be quickly and easily retrieved by an Avid editor over the EVS network and transferred to the Avid station. The server can also be controlled remotely from the Multicam LSM, EVS’ instant slow-motion playback and fast turnaround editing application.