ORF upgrades EVS server fleet

EVS XT3Austria’s ORF is planning to upgrade a total of 13 EVS XT2 media servers to the latest XT3 series, both in its trucks and studios, and is also introducing the company’s IPDirector content production management suite for live sports broadcasts and in-house studio productions.

ORF will incorporate ten 8-channel XT3 production servers in its latest HD capable OB fleet. The new generation of servers will broaden ORF’s recording and live production capabilities with 3Gbps in/out channels and an increased internal bandwidth of up to 550Mbps per video channel. The XT3 will be used for multicam ingest, slow motion action replays and instant creation of highlight packages. In addition, each OB van will be equipped with an IPDirector suite, which provides a single interface to all recorded material on all connected XT3 servers, for content production management, file transferring and streaming.

In an effort to optimize the production speed and efficiency of their in-house programmes, ORF will also upgrade each of its three new HD studio facilities with a 6-channel XT3 server and an IPDirector suite. The EVS servers will record multiple feeds and allow operators to instantly browse, review, clip and transfer material to post-production using IPDirector as their central media management system.

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