Aveco demos production automation system, resource management

Using the theme of “Automate Any Way You Want”, Aveco provides solutions that integrates media hardware in a single box, using a traditional rack of diverse equipment, or use the latest cloud technology to provide new options for production and playout.

Whether you need to automate a single MCR channel or news studio or hundreds of channels or multiple news studios, Aveco has cost-effective state-of-the-art solutions, including:

New ASTRA Studio 3 and Redwood Studio Features
ASTRA Studio 3, Aveco’s third-generation news production automation system includes many breaking news features that speed up time to air while also elevating production values to help keep viewers engaged. Most of these new features are also available in Redwood Studio — the industry’s first “News Studio In-A-Box”.

ASTRA Studio 3 uniquely provides multi-studio production automation, an important advantage for large or distributed facilities.

ASTRA Studio 3 adds a host of new features making the director more productive and giving him more creative options. Floating shots provide enhanced flexibility for breaking news stories outside a planned rundown. Directors can easily handle events such as set backgrounds, branding, graphics, etc. across multiple stories. Video search has been expanded to search multiple third-party MAMs to get a breaking news clip to air instantly.

Key to ASTRA Studio 3’s flexibility is a new Template Editor used to develop and modify story templates. These templates specify how a story is presented. Other features include one-button release of CG control during times of breaking news and improved preview capabilities.

ASTRA Studio 3 Production Resource Management
ASTRA Studio 3 Production Resource Management pools and dynamically assigns equipment based on priorities of staff and function. Automatic rules or just a button press trigger complex actions, highly reducing workload during regular newscasts as well as hectic breaking news situations.

An action like ingest of an unplanned feed has the Production Resource Management assign and lock a path through router control, find-assign-and-lock an available video server port, start ingesting, assign automatic metadata, apply notification rules to individuals and groups. It accepts and distributes updated metadata, produces proxy and delivers content for live and/or fast turnaround web-coverage. It accomplishes multiple MAM and web-CMS updates in one or multiple locations. It updates NRCS systems, facilitates fast-turn-around clips to air while ingesting, continually updates a redundancy site etc.

If breaking news is occupying a studio longer than planned, with one press of a button, the next show assigned to that studio can be moved to a different studio – with all the media, PCR and studio equipment settings ready to take the show to air.

Lastly, Aveco invites IBC2015 attendees to join the company on Sunday night after the show (17:00 – 20:00) to relax and enjoy some of Aveco’s unique content at booth 3.B67.

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