replaces tape-based system
As the system streams content onto the central storage, it saves substantial time because editing can immediately commence on the NAS2000, using six Pinnacle Systems Liquid chrome nonlinear editors. As ingest occurs, program feeds – especially longer items – can be indexed or de-rushed. For example, an hour-long news feed can be viewed in high resolution (to ascertain picture quality) and several minutes of clips selected for conservation. The clips are then sent to the Octopus transcoder, which transcodes the high-bit-rate version to low-resolution.
From the NAS 2000, journalists are able to browse everything inside the central storage using 120 Octopus NRCS workstations and the Octopus database to select their clips and edit their stories. Aveco Astra from the Czech Republic, integrated with the Octopus newsroom, handles automation for the ingest channels. Journalists then write voice-over scripts to accompany the selected clips for the news stories. Seven journalists for each of the seven languages then record audio for the news story in small studios equipped with MixNews, a system created by EuroNews. MixNews stores all the different language audio.
As MixNews plays the audio out to two video servers, the second SGI media server for broadcast sends the edited video to the same servers, which record both video and audio as the complete news story, in seven language versions, plays to air. Harris handles automation for playout.
| Design Team |
Claude Bruyas, head of I.T. and project mgr.
Laurent De Rodez, head of post-production
Alan Mercer, resources dir.
Enrico Moresi, head of ingest and transmission
Yannick Agaesse, project mgr.
Philippe Churlet, broadcast consultant
Manuel Ferreira, account mgr.
Frédéric Guiot, solution architect
Lionel Obry, storage consultant
| Equipment List |
SGI: Media servers for broadcast InfiniteStorage (NAS 2000 server, DMF, TP9300, TP9300S)
Aveco Astra automation
Pinnacle Liquid chrome NLEs
Octopus newsroom system
StorageTek L700e library