NAB 2023: EVS to introduce an enhanced ecosystem for premium live productions

EVS will showcase its LiveCeption, MediaInfra and MediaCeption solutions at NAB 2023, with several innovative features and products making their debut at the show.

Dedicated areas on the stand will serve to demonstrate EVS’ latest advancements in the field of live production, replays and highlights, media infrastructure and asset management for premium live productions. Additionally, this year’s stand will feature a tech pavilion, providing visitors with a more personalised setting to discuss current tech challenges with EVS experts.

“At EVS, we are dedicated to ensuring our customers can remain focused on what matters the most – creating content that captivates their audiences and makes them want to come back for more. The solutions we’ll show at this year’s NAB are designed with this goal in mind. Visitors can expect to discover new ways for simplifying operations in an increasingly complex technological environment and for seamlessly switching from SDI to IP workflows,” said Nicolas Bourdon, CMO at EVS.

“Building on our decades of industry experience, we are proud to offer our customers a comprehensive ecosystem for premium live productions – an ecosystem which gives them access to the best solutions on the market through tight integrations between EVS products and services, as well as third-party solutions.”

At NAB 2023, EVS will officially launch the latest version of its AI-based super slow-motion service, XtraMotion 2.0. With this new version, production teams have the possibility to choose between cloud or on-premises processing, the latter reducing turnaround time to about five seconds for real-time coverage, regardless of the clip’s size. This launch is an example of EVS’ commitment to a balanced computing approach that optimises computing workload distribution between on-premises, data centres and public clouds.

EVS will also unveil LSM-VIA MultiReview, a software browsing interface integrated into the LSM-VIA replay system, which allows the display of 16 synchronous camera angles from the EVS XNet-VIA media sharing network in a single, customisable layout. This enables operators to quickly identify and select their preferred camera angles, create clips, and export them for immediate use in production, streamlining workflows and eliminating the need for separate reviewing systems.

Moreover, the XNet-VIA media sharing network now comes with reduced latency from five seconds to half a second for distant servers, meaning operators can access and use content from any server on the network with no visible delay in the content being used.

Visitors will be able to see how EVS’ MediaInfra solutions provide advanced control, monitoring, conversion and real-time processing for SDI, IP and hybrid broadcast infrastructures.

One notable update to MediaInfra is the addition of Neuron View, a flexible, high-quality scaling and low latency multiviewer to the Neuron Network Attached Processor (NAP). Neuron already boasts the most powerful high-density real-time processing capabilities in the industry, and with different software variations hosted on the same platform, it is said to be flexible, energy-efficient and offer better ROI.

Neuron View is fully customisable via its web interface and can display all the functionalities needed in demanding live production environments, including multiple tallies and static or dynamic UMDs per picture, PTP or countdown clocks and various audiobars. It is also tightly integrated with the Cerebrum broadcast control and monitoring system, not only with respect to the configuration of the multiviewer layout, but also for enabling the routing of multiviewer inputs, and controlling all tallies and UMDs.

With EVS’ MediaCeption solutions, sports, news and generalist broadcast centres can manage all of their media in a single platform, including any number of live feeds, file imports and ENG material.

Key highlights to this offering include the presentation of IPD-VIA Create, a web-based video editing application that is fully integrated within the MediaCeption Signature end-to-end live PAM solution. Introduced in December 2022, the new app is designed to allow users to perform complex editing operations directly from within the EVS VIA ecosystem to match the speed of live video production.

Also showcased will be the XS-NEO server, a fully software defined and cloud-ready ingest platform capable of delivering more of the framerates and codecs that customers have been requesting.

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