EVS — Paved The Way To Live Viewing At 2017 NAB

At the 2017 NAB Show, EVS presented new connected and creative live technologies for better storytelling and new viewing experiences. EVS’ 2017 NAB booth allowed attendees to see how new IP-based connected infrastructures could enable creative teams to deliver better storytelling.

At NAB, the EVS showcased technology for this new viewing experience. In demonstrations across three distinct production areas: OB trucks, broadcast center/studios and stadiums/arenas, EVS showcased how different production sites and crews could connect and create better content together in a truly live environment. Also at the show the company showed new tools that let creative teams instantly access any media assets, reducing time-consuming searches and media processing operations within the live environment.

The new XT4K production server was showcased – which provides more channels, versatile connectivity, better viewing experiences. Also on display were the IPWeb, Xplore and IPLink – a collaborative media toolkit, the C-Next and Connected Agent – which connects sites, content and people, and the DYVI – which provides software-defined video switching.

XT4K – more channels, versatile connectivity, better viewing experiences.

XT4K – more channels, versatile connectivity, better viewing experiences.

XT4K

The new XT4K is built with EVS’ industry-standard loop recording technology and brings four channels of uncompressed UHD-4K on a single 12G-SDI wire or 12 channels of HD/1080p (in ChannelMAX configurations). The server is integrated with native IP technology I/O, XAVC-4K recording and 10-bit HDR support, making it the smartest way to protect your investments while delivering tomorrow’s viewing experiences.

IPWeb, Xplore and IPLink – the collaborative media toolkit.

IPWeb, Xplore and IPLink – the collaborative media toolkit.

IPWeb, Xplore and IPLink

The IPWeb demonstration showed how users can remotely access, browse and select content clips, no matter where the user is working from. Xplore will provide production teams the ability to view live recorders, create media selections and deliver content without interfering with mobile production truck operations. To enable NLE editors, the latest version of IPLink was also be on display, which gives editors fast, easy access to all media managed by IPDirector.

C-Next and Connected Agent – connecting sites, content and people.

C-Next and Connected Agent – connecting sites, content and people.

C-Next and Connected Agent 

Also on display was EVS’ new file-based media exchange and monitoring platform that enable XFile3 for a live connected archive towards broadcast centers, Connected Agent for a simple gateway to content exchange from live OB production trucks and the C-Next platform for monitoring the transfer of media from anywhere. By applying this kind of connectivity and simple media exchange, production teams can create better live storytelling.

DYVI – software-defined video switching

DYVI – software-defined video switching

DYVI

Lastly, EVS demonstrated how flexible and scalable a GPU-based switcher can be, when enabled in a software-defined approach, adapting to any live configuration requirements. Demonstrating how production switching can extend well beyond the previous limits of a production switcher and allow a creative execution that frees the hands of a technical director to do more with less, EVS showed how this makes it ideal for use in either a stadium control room or multi-purpose broadcast center.

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