Xedio Flash debuts for EVS at Cannes

France: EVS’ Xedio Flash has been selected by KM Productions to cover the prestigious and extremely glamorous Cannes film festival on its dedicated channel TV Festival de Cannes, from May 11th to May 22nd. A good win for EVS especially considering that Xedio Flash was only launched at last month’s NAB.

KM, the production company behind TV Festival de Cannes and the official channel of the film festival, is in charge of covering the entire event. Besides broadcasting opening and closing ceremonies, the production team is responsible for shooting and producing press conferences, celebrity interviews, as well as the famed red carpet walk. In addition to the 24-hour programme feed of the TV Festival de Cannes, KM is providing all key sequences to worldwide broadcast and media communities.

Xedio Flash is billed as an all-in-one news production package offering a plug and play toolkit for multiple fast turnaround production operations.

Olivier Lafaille, Technical Director of KM notes: “When I first saw this Xedio Flash at NAB, I immediately understood that it was the perfect tool to meet our requirements to have a system that is easy to set up, simple to use and fully open allowing us to exchange recorded media with our post-production infrastructure. As it is based on EVS’ live technology, we are convinced that what is recorded is always immediately available for recall and on-air operations.”

For the workflow of TV Festival de Cannes, the news production package will be combined with an XT2 server, controlled by IPDirector for the 24/7 on-air channel playout. All feeds and material recorded on Xedio Flash’s one of two ingest channels, will be immediately available in central storage. The production will use five Xedio browsing stations to manage previews and rough cut editing operations before clips are transferred to one of several Avid stations for final editing. All recorded media is wrapped in an Avid-compatible format to facilitate the media exchange process.

Robert Bury, Xedio Business Unit Manager at EVS comments: “We are extremely proud to be able to deploy our first Xedio Flash kit for the production of such a prestigious event. With the introduction of Xedio Flash, our goal is to meet the requirements of numerous newsrooms or productions seeking simple and flexible ways to speed up and secure production operations in a full tapeless environment.”

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