​F&F Productions Buys EVS’ VIA Servers

Deal includes deployment of new XT-VIA and XS-VIA servers and upgrade of existing EVS fleet to Multicam 16.00 operating system to support the OB provider’s push into UHD production.

Florida-based mobile facilities provider F&F is equipping three of its GTX series trucks with the latest EVS XT-VIA and XS-VIA production servers and the new XNet-VIA ethernet-based live media sharing network. This means that the units can also be transitioned to IP at a later date, with the VI-based solutions ready with IP support of industry tech stack standards like ST2110 and NMOS.

F&F Productions will also upgrade its existing fleet of EVS live production servers to the latest Multicam 16.00 operating system.

The XT-VIA servers will be used to replay, edit and produce all content going into the mobile units, while the XS-VIA servers record multiple audio and video feeds, and providing instant control and multiple channels of playback operations. They are all linked to XNet-VIA, which gives the live slo-mo operators in the three GTX mobile units three times the bandwidth of EVS’ legacy SDTI-based network. This will allow them to move high-resolution recorded media between the XT-VIA and XS-VIA production servers at greater speeds.

Marc Orgera of F&F Productions said: “As demand for UHD-4K HDR content grows, it’s important that we are able to meet our customers’ needs. By expanding and upgrading our extensive EVS fleet, we now have greater capacity and speed, meaning we can deliver more. The new VIA-platform based products also give us the option to transition the units to IP when we decide that the time is right.”

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