22.2020 PRONEWS XT/XS 16.3
Dear EVS Operator,
Welcome to the new issue of Operators’ ProNews – with information on all the latest products and updates from EVS. This month, alongside the usual range of updates to functions and usability, we introduce:
XT-VIA / MULTICAM 16.3
In the latest version of EVS’s Multicam software, 16.3, new functionality has been introduced to improve IP reliability. SMPTE standard ST-2022-7 seamless switching is now available for all HD definitions. It applies to clean video outs, monitor out and audio.
Using ST-2022-7 provides a robust and reliable redundancy solution, with all video and audio flows duplicated.
Alongside the IP improvements, there are new supermotion configurations in both HD and UHD-4K. There is also a new H.264 codec – available for the XT/XS-VIA servers – which offers a better quality to bandwidth ratio.
With the latest updates to the X-One all-in-one production system operators are no longer limited to creating a single highlight. You can now create as many highlights as required, and some editing functionality has been added in order for you to better manipulate highlights clips within playlists.
A new audio monitoring tab has now been added, to improve monitor settings. It’s now also possible to use external MIDI controllers alongside the X-One, to open up the possibility of two-operator workflows for more complex productions.
XEEBRA 2.3.3There have been a number of improvements to the Xeebra Video Assistance system , including the new option to monitor audio alongside video replays. As hearing the audio can be useful when making key decisions, this flexible and easily configurable option is likely to prove valuable.
There have also been enhancements to the wireframe configuration, to enable calibration even where no field markings are visible.
REPLAY & EFFECTS
LSM CONNECT 2.11 & 2.12
Faster operations and improved usability have been the focus of the latest LSM Connect updates. There are new keyboard shortcuts, improved search functionality and a clipboard to enable the triggering of multiple clip copies.
XFILE3 5.2 & 5.3
Updates to XFile3 have added new streaming improvements, updated templates for common workflows, new behaviours when restarting or importing rules and the option to hide failed or cancelled jobs in the monitoring panel.
IPDIRECTOR 7.80The latest version of IPDirector introduces a number of new features and updates. These include improvements to AB-Roll playback - including the ability to recue without pausing first, and protect cued elements. The Publish add-on, now allows users to send clips and files directly to Twitch, on top of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
It’s now also possible to publish to Twitch from IPWeb too. Other usability enhancements have been introduced, including the ability to publish bins directly to one or several users, and the highlighting of search results for matching metadata fields.
XSQUARE 3.15 & 3.16
Improvements to Xsquare in the latest updates include new 1080p and 4K ingest to Avid capabilities. Closed Caption information is now preserved in MPEG-DASH proxy files, and backup/restore of XDCAM HD clips can now be carried out with up to 32 audio channels.
BROADCAST ACADEMYNew Live Sports Direction courses are proposed in partnership with the Broadcast Academy in 2020.
Two sessions are scheduled during the 1st semester of the year: one at our EVS office in Paris end of February and one at the NFTS (National Film & TV School) in Beaconsfield (UK) in March.
For more information about the content and for registration to these courses please see Broadcast Academy’s website.
EVS offers a wide range of training opportunities - for freelancers or in-house crews - in a wide range of locations across the world. You can get all the information you need on the newly refreshed Training page of the EVS website – including course descriptions and booking details.
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.
For more information on these courses, or for any other questions about training, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s also a wide range of training information, including video tutorials, manuals and user guides on our website: www.evs.com/training.