Crosscreek upgrades with EVS ahead of football season

Crosscreek Television Productions in Alabama has invested in EVS systems to upgrade its SD Voyager 6 mobile production truck to an HD Voyager 11 unit. The new truck was completed in time for the start of this year’s football season.

The remote TV production company replaced its SD EVS servers with EVS XT series servers, including a four-channel SpotBox for complete media control from ingest to playout. Crosscreek has also invested in EVS’ XFile application, enabling it to carry all show elements on a portable hard drive and upload them to the XT servers. They can then download the highlights packages they create on the XT servers to the portable drive, freeing up Voyager 11 for its next event.

John Peers, vice-president of engineering, Crosscreek Television Productions, comments: “EVS are the industry standard and have enabled us to move to a faster, less costly way of working. Their servers are highly reliable and require only minimal maintenance. Installing all the EVS systems was pretty much ‘plug and play’ – it took a minimal amount of time to set up a complete working system.”

Crosscreek Television has been using EVS servers for several years, originally enabling it to migrate to tapeless production. More recently, Crosscreek equipped its Voyager 10 HD production truck with new XT servers.

“EVS staff are very knowledgeable, highlighting new features that are useful to us and providing helpful technical support,” says Peers. “We’ve developed a good relationship and know we can depend on them for a rapid response to any request.”

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