EVS Nano Air Playout Controller Set for TV Studios, Stage Environments
EVS will launch Nano Air, a new playout software controller for TV studios and on stage entertainment, at NAB 2013. The company says that combined with EVS’ XSnano standard servers, it integrates smoothly with any file-based workflow and offers reliable, cost-effective multichannel playout capabilities for broadcasters, studios and rental facilities.
Designed for simple studio playout and studio branding worflows, Nano Air enables simultaneous playback of up to four HD or SD channels from the XSnano server to several destinations, including background studios and stage screens. It can also play out the programme’s elements to switchers for on-air playout.
“Nano Air offers cost-effective, easy-to-operate multi-channel playout with the renowned reliability of EVS servers,” says Pierre Mestrez Market Solution Manager at EVS. “It provides a comprehensive range of advanced playout management capabilities at a very attractive price point.”
With its flexible channel configuration, Nano Air is optimised for multiple applications, including instant playout of imported audio/visual files, clipping, and playlist playout control. Comprehensive support for complete file-based workflows and all input formats enables easy import of audio/visual files to be played out. It also offers transcoding capabilities at import.
Nano Air offers frame-accurate synchronised gang channel playout for applications such as fill and key, with loop playout capability enabling non-stop playout of animations or graphics. It also offers efficient playlist management control including playlist modification without interrupting playout.
When used with EVS’XFly Streamer add-on, XSnano record channels can be streamed to standard non-linear editing or archive systems. All input channels can be sent via the Gigabit Ethernet network to third-party or XFly storage in its native broadcast format.
Nano Air also provides intuitive functions for all aspects of operational work, including browsing, clipping, naming, sorting, cueing and playing content. It cost-effectively manages content, with simple sorting functions to find specific clips, playlist element speed management and straightforward drag-and-drop functionality to build playlists.
Nano Air is available in all standard codecs to deliver the highest professional picture quality: DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, AVCIntra Class 100, AvidDNxHD, Apple ProRes 4:2:2, XDCAMHD (50Mbps) 4:2:2, and IMX. It securely stores content in the native codec, ensuring playback while preserving original picture quality.