NHK MT and NHK Global choose XT-VIA for new 4K OB truck

NHK subsidiaries NHK Media Technology (MT) and NHK Global Media Services (GMS) have purchased XT-VIA live production servers from EVS.

Three servers have been integrated into a new 4K-OB1 mobile production truck as it is rolled out for live UHD productions.

“As we prepare to launch our new higher-resolution content, we need a mobile production facility that features the latest, state of the art technology. This truck enables us to create the highest-quality content as efficiently as we can,” said Koji Mochizuki, Manager at MT.

The servers have been integrated alongside three new XFile3 archive and transfer engines as the truck is deployed to produce multiple sports and entertainment programming in UHD-4K resolution. The servers have been purchased through, and will be delivered by, EVS’ local sales partner Photron.

The XT-VIA was announced earlier this year by EVS and represents the most significant update to the XT range of servers yet. It provides six channels of UHD I/O and 12-plus of Full HD, 1080p.

And with support for live HDR operations and the ability to operate in 12G SDI or IP environments, the XT-VIA is suitable for users who want to adopt new ways of operating for higher resolutions.

Photron delivered MT’s new servers in September, so they could be integrated ready for the truck’s initial deployment in October.

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