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Training details

EVS File-Based Workflows - Operational Training

Course ID
Multiple EVS Products
Course Description
Product category

On request
The standard duration for this workflow training is 5 days. The 5 days can be organized in a row or if requested spread out over blocks of different modules (e.g. a block of 3 days followed by a second block of 2 days).
English (other languages on request)
Course Objectives
This course aims to give an overview on the different EVS products involved in a file-based workflow including the integration with third party NLE systems (such as Avid or Apple Final Cut Pro).
The training can be customized to the specific customer setup and workflow. Depending on the number of products involved and the complexity of the workflow, the duration of the training can vary accordingly.
The aim of this training is to give a good understanding of the EVS products and the workflow they are used in enabling the operator to supervise the installation, to manage the media and optimize the workflow in place
Target Group
Media managers who need to get an overall understanding of an EVS workflow involving several EVS products and an integration with Third party equipment.

No previous EVS experience is required.

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction and General description

  • Product overview and generic workflow description (Different products, SDTI & Gigabit network, near-line storage, transfers to Avid/FCP, introduction of formats and codecs to use, OG workflow with Hi-Res and Lo-Res association)
  • Hardware presentation (EVS Servers, IPDirector, XFile, XStore, XTAccess, types of connections – RS422, SDTI, Gigabit)
  • Customer specific workflow or EVS generic workflows 

Module 2 – EVS Servers

  • EVS servers Hardware presentation (formats, codecs, configuration IN/OUT, backplane description, boards presentation, video channels, audio channels)
  • EVS servers Software description (Boot of the machine, EVS Multicam, EVS Menu, Application List, Advanced features, Channel Parameters, …)
  • Description of the EVS servers configuration and setup for the use with IPDirector
  • Operational check of the different connections
  • SNMP Management of the server

Module 3 – Multicam LSM

  • Presentation and overview of the system Software
  • Presentation of the different control modes (PGM/PRV mode, Multi PGM mode)
  • Basic operation of the system using the remote panel or VGA screen
    • Replay & Slomo
    • Clip Management
    • Playlist Management
  • Description of the Setup menu and parameters involved in the basic operations
  • Description of Network operations
  • Practical exercises on the different subjects

Module 4 – IPDirector

  • Includes the following modules of the IPDirector operational training:
    • IPD Operational Foundation
    • Module 7 – Playlist Panel
    • Module 10: Database Explorer Basic
    • Module 11: IP Logger
    • Module 13: Keywords & Metadata Management Advanced
  • Practical exercises on the different subjects

Module 5 – EVS Media Products

  • Presentation of the integration principles (purpose, components, XFile, XTAccess, Xsquare)
  • Media file exchange
    • Interoperability in production networks
    • File converting (transcode, wrap, unwrap, rewrap, repurpose)
    • Transfer media (traffic optimization, jumboframes, … )
  • XFile
    • System and session configuration
  • XTAccess / Xsquare
    • Overview and aim of the application
  • NLE systems integration
    • Overview of some integration possibilities with NLE systems (Avid, Adobe, Apple FCP, Xedio-CleanEdit) 

Module 6 – Network

  • Networking
    • Configuration of XNet (connection with or without XHub, setup conditions)
    • Configuration of the GigE Network (Switchers, PC, connections, Jumboframe, setup flow examples)

Module 7 – Workflow

  • Detailed description of the customer workflow
  • Workflow description (XML files…)
  • Description of the User Manager (definition of users and groups of users, ownership of elements, resources, visibility, user profiles)