EVS streamlines workflow with Adobe, facilitates media exchange between servers and edits

EVS has announced an open workflow collaboration with Adobe. The initiative includes Adobe’s flagship video editing tool, Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Suite 6 software, integrated with EVS’ industry-leading XT/XS high-speed production servers.

The integration between EVS’ production servers and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 will enable users to exchange media recorded on EVS servers and send Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 edits back for instant playout. Using the industry-standard OP1a MXF or QuickTime Movies file exchange format, Adobe Premiere Pro users will be able to edit content while it’s being transferred as a background task via EVS’ XT/XS media production servers.

The streamlined workflow removes traditional production bottlenecks and gives Adobe Premiere Pro editors more time to focus on creative editorial tasks, rather than spending valuable time waiting for file transfers. Since EVS servers already natively support codecs used by Adobe Premiere Pro, it now means that files can be directly transferred without encoding and decoding, which saves time and also preserves image quality.

“Broadcasters need an editing solution that provides a quick turnaround, from acquisiton through delivery,” said Simon Williams, director strategic relations at Adobe. “The combination of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 integrated with EVS production servers enables customers to complete projects faster than ever with a solution that is tested and supported by both companies.”

“We’re delighted about the announcement with Adobe and the integration of our broadcast production servers with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. The initiative responds directly to an increasing demand by broadcasters and programme makers for faster turnaround TV productions – and will help increase the productivity and efficiency of our users in satisfying this demand,” explained Serge Comes, Media Product Manager at EVS. “This collaboration will not only help widen our potential customer base, but will also give the market greater choice. With this announcement, our XT/XS servers are now seamlessly integrated with the top three editing packages in the industry.”

EVS will also unveil its new Breaking News toolset, which relies on EVS’ ingest and playout servers for ultimate speed and reliability of newsroom operations. The infrastructure is borne out of years of live production workflow expertise; an ingest and playout infrastructure that can be used across production areas from news to sports, entertainment, and other programs.

EVS’ Breaking News solution also offers advanced collaborative production tools for journalists and content management solutions, which easily integrates with any existing production infrastructure.

At IBC, EVS will also showcase the evolution of its XT3/XS production servers, featuring the first triple encoding capabilities. The system simultaneously supports I-Frame codec for high precision live replays, Long GOP Sony HD XDCam 422 50Mbps codec for high quality reduced bitrate media sharing, and Proxy for augmented connectivity and control of the production operations. The new features will be available in early 2013 and will open up tremendous workflow possibilities, making the EVS server platform the ultimate backbone of any broadcast operation!

Since a successful deployment across multiple summer events, EVS continues to upgrade its C-Cast technology, which allows viewers to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to access extra content and view clips the way they want and from the angle they want to view it.

Some of its latest features will see C-Cast offering the ability to replay clips at variable speeds as well as the ability to import third-party statistics and analysis information integrated into a timeline. With a fully modular and service-oriented architecture, C-Cast adapts to any kind of business or workflow, offering advanced integration with third-party web systems and data import such as statistics or social media data feed.

EVS will highlight the enhancements to its OpenCube ingest products with improved MXF JPEG2000 support for AS02, IMF formats for production mastering and archive preservation, including comprehensive H.264 proxy generation at ingest.

Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), the Bavarian public broadcaster, recently chose EVS servers for producing sports and in-house TV entertainment programmes. EVS’ high-speed servers are known for their extensive use in OB facilities during live production. BR has placed its trust in EVS technology to deliver a fast and flexible ingest and playout solution for its studios.

At Bayerischer Rundfunk, the multipurpose media servers from EVS not only support recording and playout during live sports, but also entertainment and in-studio pre-production. They integrate seamlessly with third-party systems, including Avid Interplay for post-production, the Kurrer QR edit controller, and EMC Isilon for storage.

EVS servers have been installed at BR’s two main studios located in Freimann and Unterföhring near Munich. They use three six-channel XT3 servers with MulticamLSM for the production of sports programmes and two four-channel XS servers for in-house entertainment programmes in Freimann. Two additional XS servers are used for ingest and playout operations at Unterföhring. EVS’ IPDirector suite helps to manage ingest scheduling, media transfer to postproduction and archive, as well as playout.

“We’re very happy that Bayerischer Rundfunk has chosen EVS servers for its studio production,” said Jamie Gordon Mitchell, general manager for the DACH region at EVS. “We’re confident that EVS’ fast and flexible solutions will help BR improve the performance of their studio and create a new trend in the German broadcasting market.”

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