EVS At Heart Of Host Broadcast Of The Pan American Games

EVS Broadcast Equipment technology is at the heart of the host broadcast for the XV Pan American Games 2007, held in

Rio de Janeiro.

EVS will provide an integrated production workflow that will ensure delivery of a wide range of applications to ISB, the host broadcaster. These include the media management of 14 different feeds and a complete end to end solution for logging, archive and highlights production.

Seven EVS XT[2] servers combined with seven XFile storage devices will be used as the core acquisition, production and archiving technology of the Games at the International Broadcast Centre. Every second of every event will be logged through 20 EVS IP Director logging stations, which attach logs and keywords to all video content ingested into the media servers (XT2 network).

During the 16 day event over 1000 hours of content will be recorded in IMX30 resolution directly onto the XT[2] servers. Footage will be browsed and retrieved with the IP Director, then made instantly available on two seats of EVS’ non-linear editor CleanEdit edit stations for daily highlights creation. The XFiles act as a secure gateway between the XT[2] servers and the CleanEdit stations (non-linear editors), automatically background archiving and backing-up the live ingested media and logging metadata.

A comprehensive Tape Library Management System (TLMS) developed specifically for the host broadcast operation will automatically create and print bespoke labels for tape and DVD deliverables. All printing activity is logged and all tape movement managed and tracked. Luc Doneux, EVS head of big sport events, said: “The Pan American Games are remarkable, not only for the fact that the broadcast audience is so vital for their success, but also that the technological infrastructure will be the most advanced of any previous Pan American event.”

The Pan American Games are a continental version of the Olympic Games, which includes both Olympic sports and other disciplines suggested by the competition organisation and approved by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). Now held every four years, the first Pan American Games were held in 1951 in

Buenos Aires. Over 5,500 athletes from 42 countries in the
Americas will be competing for medals on the courts, tracks, fields and swimming pools of
Rio this July

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