EVS powers CCTV at 14th FINA championships

China: CCTV Sports opted for EVS technologies as the main system for OB and IBC operations during its host broadcasting operation activities at the recent 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

In total, 15 XT2 servers were equipped in four OB vans for slo-mo replays, live edits, clips and highlights creations of swimming, synchronised swimming, diving, water polo and open water swimming. Three OBs were located just outside three venues in the Oriental Sports Centre which included the Indoor Stadium, Outdoor Diving Pool and Natatorium. One OB van was located on the Jinshan City Beach.

For IBC infrastructures, EVS provided CCTV with two HD XT2+ (6-channel) production servers with extended external storage offering a capacity of 15TB for the ingest of five incoming feeds and 300 hours HD content of uninterrupted recording. IBC content management was ensured by nine IPDirector workstations offering advanced media ingest, logging, browsing, exchange and playout control.

The integrated system was used for ingesting content, media storage and exchange with media rights licensees, as well as CCTV fast turnaround production of highlight packages. The setup allowed CCTV production teams to transfer clips and rough edits with Apple FCP editors for the production of daily summaries. Once completed, the 52-minute summary could be shared with the entire production team on the EVS central media server accessible via EVS’ GigE media sharing network.

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