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EVS adds XDCam codec to XT3 and XS broadcast servers

Liège, 11 April 2012 – EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment, has announced native support for Sony XDCAM 422 50Mbps HD codec in its flagship XT3 and XS suite of live and near-live broadcast production servers. The production technology specialist developed an integrated module to its XT3 and XS servers, offering native XDCAM encoding and decoding capabilities - the leading codec of choice for a range of studio productions. The new XDCam support capability will be available from the end of 2012.

EVS servers

EVS’ expertise in live production control and speed is now accessible to studios working with XDCAM HD codec. In this purpose, EVS introduced an exclusive and innovative multi-codec support capability to its new range of XT3 and XS servers. This means studio broadcasters will be given the opportunity to benefit from the unmatched level of speed and control over live actions of EVS while supporting natively XDCam from ingest to playout.

The XDCAM codec module was developed to easily integrate onto existing XT3 and XS server architecture with a simple upgrade. In fact, EVS’ XS and best-in-show XT3 servers are the only industry production platforms to offer native support for a range of codecs including Avid DNxHD®, ProRes422, AVC-Intra and DVCPRO, without requiring hardware changes.

“We wanted to offer our XT3 and XS customers a quick and simple way to access native support for the XDCAM HD codec,” said Laurent Petit, product manager at EVS. “Combining the industry standard codec with our proven track record in live technologies and solutions like loop recording and media sharing network will help change the way news, sports and other TV production workflows are handled.” he added.

About EVS
EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.

The company’s world-class systems offer a complete production platform with live action replays (including Super Slow Motion and Ultra-motion), clip creation, fast turnaround editing, content production, asset management, time delay, multicam and multifeed recording, logging, live graphic analysis, digital transmission, multiformat ingest and playback, as well as second screen delivery. EVS also offers software applications, such as IPDirector® and MulticamLSM®, which are designed to control the industry’s most robust and flexible production platform, the XT series server. The world’s leading broadcasters, including NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL+, ABC, ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC, ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI, TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAM and many others, use EVS’ solutions.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has over 20 customer support offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. EVS currently employs more than 400 professionals and sells its branded products globally. For further information on EVS, please go to www.evs.tv.   

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