NAB 2011: EVS intros next gen tools

Amongst an impressive range of new kit, EVS promises to reinforce the power of live sports for broadcasters with the introduction of a new generation of production and media management tools that “break the boundaries of live operations.”

On the sports side of the business, the Belgian company will show a trio of interesting new innovations, much of which designed to integrate EVS kit better into 3D workflows. Epsio and its new live graphics tools, which offers a range of live auto-generated overlay graphics integrated in the LSM remote controller, will be presented in 3D mode, as well as with third-party graphic integration.

IPEdit, EVS’ live editing tool, will be presented with its new 3D feature that allows it to work instantly on live 3D feeds recorded on EVS XT series server for rough cut or highlights editing. And the company will also present its latest integrations with third-party HyperMotion systems and will unveil 3D SuperMotion replay on its XT-LSM platform.

Also of interest are some new tools for optimising post operations in various broadcast environments. Director’s Cut is a new IPDirector feature that allows users to stream or back-up the director’s cut along with different ISO clips and metadata as an EDL in native format to Avid or Apple Final Cut Pro. Insio, meanwhile, is billed as the ideal tool for recording and streaming sessions and includes multi-camera angles review, selection, clip creation and transfer to post. ProNotes is an intuitive metadata management tool associated to Insio that allows the producer or the AP to add descriptive tags linked to the each sequence for the production and post-production teams. ProNotes on iPad will be presented at the show.

Elsewhere, EVS’ IPDirector features new API and MOS protocol support ensuring full interoperability with all types of third-party systems, such as asset management, automation, and NRCS including Avid I-News, ENPS or Annova systems. It also features extended integration with NLE systems, including media exchange with Avid editors and the new EVS FCP Export Plug-in designed for Apple Final Cut Pro users, which allows them to easily export edited sequences or job requests to an EVS server or near line storage.

New from the company is Xedio Flash, an integrated hardware & software system offering all-in-one newsroom capabilities designed for small and regional newsrooms. EVS-OpenCube will present the latest versions of its tape ingest and DCP servers based on advanced MXF file and native multi-codec support.

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