Training details

  • Product Multiple products
  • Category Workflows

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, Apple or 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 engineer to supervise the installation, to maintain it and if needed to communicate efficiently with the EVS support departments.

Target group

New engineers or technical 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; simply a minimum knowledge of computer systems.  

Course content

Module 1 - Introduction and General description

  • Introduction
  • Product overview and generic workflow description (Different products, SDTI & Gigabit network, near-line storage, transfers to Avid/Apple/Adobe, introduction of formats and codecs to use, 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
  • Software installation and upgrade
  • SNMP Management of the server

Module 3 – IPDirector

  • Description of the possible connections with EVS Servers (Server IPDP Mode, LSM Mode, inter-connection via Ethernet, EVS Servers Network, integration of multiple IPDirector workstations in a EVS Servers Network)
  • Start up of the system and operational check of the different connections
  • Software installation and configuration description (Remote installer)

Module 4 – EVS Media Products

  • Presentation of the integration principles (purpose, components, XFile, XTAccess, VIA 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
    • Configuration (Scan folders, XML Jobs)
  • VIA Xsquare
    • System and architecture description
    • Configuration: targets, XML scans, scan folders configuration, XTAccess and orchestration configuration
    • Monitoring tool for jobs and services
  • NLE systems integration
    • Configuration (Avid, Apple, Adobe)

Module 5 – Network

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

  Module 6 – Basic Operations

  • EVS Servers’ basic operations
  • IPDirector Overview of the different production applications (Channel Explorer, Recorder Panel, Ingest Scheduler, Control Panel, Playlist Panel, IPEdit, Database Explorer, IPLogger)

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)
  • Trouble shooting - basics
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