Germany’s BNC Buys EVS to Bolster Live Event Coverage

German broadcast services provider BNC invests in EVS equipment for 2018. Its inventory now includes eight XT4K servers and two DYVI live production switchers.

Following the deal, which will also see the delivery of several other live production tools from EVS, BNC will deploy the live production technology for the World Cup in Russia. The XT4Ks will replace the six XT3s currently available from BNC and the DYVI switchers will be the first in its inventory.

“As the industry shifts to new, higher resolutions, we wanted to make sure our live production equipment supported this migration, so the decision to deploy XT4K servers was an easy one to make,” said Enrico Ganassin, BNC’s CEO. “At the same time, the XT4K provides our customers with more 1080p channels, giving them the capacity to do more with less because they can deploy just one XT4K instead of two XT3s.”

The XT4K allows users to deliver four flexible I/O channels of uncompressed UHD-4K and natively supports both SDI and IP connectivity. Users can deploy the servers in both HD configurations as well as UHD-4K, to bridge the gap when shifting to higher resolution workflows.

“It’s our team of operators who are the ones using our equipment in the field,” added Enrico on the deployment of the DYVI switchers. “It was on their recommendation that we purchased EVS’ live video switchers, because they can direct live productions more easily and focus on more creative aspects of their roles. All of this while delivering the technical reliability we expect from EVS technology.”

In addition, the rental house has also taken delivery of two XFile3 systems, an Epsio Paint and an Epsio FX. The XFile3 transfer engines provide users with a way to send files to archive workflows during live events. The tools give operators the ability to enhance live replays and highlights with graphics and telestration effects on-the-fly in HD and UHD.

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