EVS heads to NAB with new Apple plug-in; Multi-channel disk recorder

heads to NAB with Media Importer, a new EVS plug-in application that is available directly from
the Apple Final Cut Pro File/Import menu. It allows the import of any
clips available on the EVS XT[2] production server to be made directly
available for editing. Also expect to see XT[2]-EditRec, the latest EVS multi-channel disk recorder solution for linear and
hybrid editing workflows.

clips and files can be easily researched thanks to an intuitive
thumbnail interface and list views that include EVS keywords, and
selected content can be imported by a simple drag-and-drop action in
the Final Cut Pro media bin. Clips are imported in QuickTime and
QuickTime Reference formats. Using QuickTime Reference movies, files
being transferred are immediately available for editing without having
to wait for the process to finish. Thanks to the XT[2]’s native support
of the new ProRes 422 and ProRes 422HQ codecs, HD clips and media can
be imported without requiring any transcoding.
L’Hoest, CEO of EVS commented: “Thanks to the recent addition of the
gigabit Ethernet connection to our XT[2] production server, all clips
and recorded media can become easily and instantly accessible from
multiple devices, which allows drastic improvement in the production
process. The XT[2] is the only platform to allow six recorded feeds to
be simultaneously available on craft editors. The new EVS Media
Importer is further proof of the innovative ability of EVS technology
when it comes to accelerating media availability for multiple

Media Importer will be available for preview exclusively at NAB 2008
and is part of EVS’ forthcoming further integration with third-party
post production tools, such as Apple Final Cut Pro.
Also new is XT[2]-EditRec
is the latest EVS multi-channel disk recorder solution for linear and
hybrid editing workflows. It combines advanced disk technology with
VTR-like, field-proven solutions used in the day-to-day broadcast
industry. Built on an XT[2] production server, EditRec offers the
recording, control, and playback capabilities required for online
editing of today’s live sports and news programming.

“The EditRec solution is our answer to market demand
for more efficient linear editing combined with prevailing linear
editing devices and all the advantages of a tapeless workflow,” says L’Hoest. “Based on
years of experience in sports and live events production, where EVS has
offered unmatched solutions and tapeless workflows, we wanted to offer
linear editors truly tapeless benefits while keeping the simplicity of
the VTR devices. We are proud to present the XT[2]-EditRec, which
achieves both goals.”
Optimized for linear editing
workflows, XT[2]-EditRec offers fast and easy control of any
audio/video source from any standard linear editor. XT[2]-EditRec not
only integrates all VTR functions (inserts, overwrite, and assemble)
but also offers unique tapeless capabilities such as
edit-while-recording, access to the entire EVS production network,
non-destructive “pre-read”, and instant ripple and undo functions
usually reserved to non-linear editors.

addition, the EVS high-speed production network allows material to be
shared between and accessed instantly by several edit suites in various
locations of the production facility, even while the record is still in
progress, in SD as well as in HD. This means editors don’t need to wait
for the end of a take, or for tape dubs, to start editing.

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