NAB 2019: OpenDrives Teams Up With EVS to Demo Live Broadcast, Multi-Cam 4K Workflow

OpenDrives’ network-attached storage (NAS) solutions are being demonstrated as part of a live broadcast, multi-camera 4K workflow with EVS in the StudioXperience booth (SL3824) at NAB 2019. OpenDrives Summit, a hybrid solution employing both a spinning drive for primary storage and an NVMe cache layer, is being showcased as the storage backbone for live broadcast workflows. EVS is participating in the StudioXperience live broadcast demo with two XT-VIA live production servers along with IPDirector to manage ingest, control and instant access to media for post production.

“We are excited to be a part of demonstrating this UHD 4K workflow at NAB,” Nicolas Bourdon, Senior Vice President, Marketing for EVS, said. “As demand grows for higher resolution content, the need for extending that same content immediately at live broadcast events is accelerating the development of streamlined workflow between different technology vendors.”

Dynamic multi-camera live broadcast event production presents the need for technology partners to bring a level of expertise to production teams like never before. Enabling production teams to create videos on demand (VOD) during live broadcast events used to be funneled through disparate workflows. Now, however, with OpenDrives performance-based shared storage systems, teams can collaborate in real-time for faster content delivery.

OpenDrives, in partnership with Creative Mobile Solutions Inc. (CMSI), provided shared storage solutions for major esports event Blizzcon and enabled on-site post production.

“We’ve seen significant performance enhancements, reliability and basic ease of use with OpenDrives,” said Noah Gusdorff, President for CMSI. OpenDrives will again be working with CMSI in building the live broadcast demo environment at NAB, where CMSI will deploy a fully redundant virtualized EVS production environment showcasing flexible remote 4K workflows.”

In addition to the live broadcast demo at NAB, OpenDrives will also demonstrate editorial, color grading, VFX, transcoding and 8K camera RAW workflows.

“What OpenDrives brings to the workflow are easy-to-set-up NAS solutions with the highest performance in the industry,” said Sean Lee, OpenDrives Product Evangelist. “OpenDrives enables live broadcast production teams to shoot high resolution content and conduct immediate post-production to extend the content online. From camera to final delivery, OpenDrives manages an uncompressed workflow with no issue.”

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