Dear EVS Operator,
Welcome to the new issue of Operators' ProNews, dedicated to the community of replay operators.
This month we introduce LSM-VIA 1.3 and its new features and operational improvements. We also give you some insight on XtraMotion, our cloud-based super slow-motion service, as well as some news from the team.
The fully revamped Shortcuts user interface offers access to many more functions, classified by categories. Now you can map a VIA Xsquare target directly to a Shortcut button, or even add a clip to any local Playlist using the “Add to PL”’ macro.
You can also clear the shortcuts assigned to one or all buttons at once, using the ‘Clear Shortcuts’ button.
Find out more about the improved Shortcuts in this instructional video:
Beside these major updates, some operational improvements have been implemented in LSM-VIA 1.3 as well thanks to the valuable feedback coming from our community of operators.
The VIA Search component of the LSM-VIA Viewer now supports the “flag for archive” workflow (Alt+Z shortcut). You can use the metadata “Archive Status” to filter in the VIA Search panel and maintain a good overview of your Archive workflow.
When recalled from the Remote Panel or from the LSM-VIA Viewer, a Playlist will be made active, but no longer cued.
Only the Shotbox function will cue your Playlist.
Recently, EVS launched XtraMotion, a new cloud-based service that allows production teams to transform any live footage, as well as post and archived content, into super slow-motion replays.
Thanks to the advanced AI, combined with years of Replay experience, XtraMotion enables the creation of super slow-motion footage out of any kind of cameras.
Because of the latest improvements of the shortcut buttons released in LSM-VIA 1.3, we can now add the XtraMotion target directly onto our shortcut buttons to easily create that game changing replay.
TWO NEW LSM-VIA AMBASSADORS
Did you notice some new faces in the instruction videos? We are pleased to present the latest additions to our team of LSM-VIA Ambassadors:
"Unlike most EVS operators, my 15-year career has focused less on instant replay and more on media management for large scale sporting events and working as lead EVS op for entertainment shows. By owning and operating my LSM-VIA from home, I gain new clients who are interested in reliable distant production workflows.” Tom Ryan
"I am a freelance replay operator based out of Toronto, Canada with 10 years of LSM production experience. I am excited about the new LSM-VIA and can't wait to demo and teach other operators." Rodrigo Pizarro
EVS offers a wide range of training opportunities - for freelancers or in-house crews - in different locations across the world. You can get all the information you need on the Training page of the EVS website – including course descriptions and booking details.
From this page, you can also access our e-learning repository, where you will find free-of-charge educational materials including videos and tutorials – anything to help you develop your EVS product and solution knowledge and brush up on your skills.
A full range of manuals, guides and updates is available from the Download area of the new EVS website. If you don’t already have an EVS login, you’ll be invited to create a personal EVS account, to help ensure that you’re kept up to date with only the most relevant information and updates. This will also allow you to download all the information you need, completely free of charge.