EVS at CABSAT 2017

EVS will have a new 4K production server, IP-based switcher, multi-angle replay system, and Connected Live remote browsing capabilities at CABSAT 2017.

EVS will be showing off four major products at CABSAT 2017, held between 21 to 23 March at the Dubai World Trade Center in the United Arab Emirates which has become the largest trade show in the Middle East.

To begin with, we’ll have our live production server, the XT4K, that we launched at the end of last year. The XT4K is specifically designed for the creation of 4K replays and highlights,” James Stellpflug, vp of product marketing at EVS, told The Broadcast Bridge in an exclusive phone interview. “It’s latest updates give the XT4K options for 23 Gb/sec SDI, uncompressed 4K via four channels of uncompressed UHD-4K, each on a single 12G-SDI wire, support for XAVC-4K recording and 10 bit HDR.”

Thanks to its ability to support 12 or more HD and Full-HD 1080p channels through the ChannelMAX configuration, the XT4K also features on-board IP technology allowing integration into the latest IP workflows.

“We’ll also have the next generation of IP-based production switcher, the DYVI switcher, that lets you go far beyond the normal limits of a production switcher by leveraging GPU processing,”

The EVS IP-based DYVI switcher features GPU processing.

The EVS IP-based DYVI switcher features GPU processing.

Stellpflug said. “We will be demonstrating the ability to take what is effectively a small production panel but do more than the larger switchers can accomplish. Part of this is due to its ability to re-map its button panel’s function and the creative flexibility empowered by the DYVI’s GPU functionality.”

EVS will also be bringing its Xeebra multi-angle replay system to the Middle East for the first time. 

Xeebra lets sports officials review plays from multiple camera angles over IP.

Xeebra lets sports officials review plays from multiple camera angles over IP.

“Xeebra is based on the software-defined server technology that EVS has been developing,” Stellpflug said. “It is intended to let sports officials review controversial plays rapidly and in sync from several cameras all over IP to let referees view the camera angles from anywhere in the facility without expensive and cumbersome SDI distribution.”

Finally, EVS will be showing off its Connected Live environment by highlighting its remote browsing application, IPWeb.

IPWeb enables remote browsing in the EVS Connected Live operations.

IPWeb enables remote browsing in the EVS Connected Live operations.

“IPWeb will let more people work from home, or even their home countries,” Stellpflug explained. “It links to our IP Director production asset management system that lets you search and find content, build rough cut edits, and deliver them to post production for finishing, right from their own laptops. It’s a very liberating system.”

Stellpflug is convinced this is a time of great change in the international production ecosphere, and EVS wants to stay on the forefront of bringing these capabilities to the Middle East.

“This is a transformative time,” he said, ”and CABSAT gives us a chance to show off these newer tools that give people the opportunity to experience and adopt advanced technologies with a completely updated mindset.”

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