New EVS Server Designed for Studio Operations

A new four-channel video production server specifically designed for studio applications is now available from EVS. XS is part of the new Silverline brand, a new EVS brand developed to satisfy the needs of near-live and pre-recorded studio productions.

EVS says the new XS video production server guarantees a reliable and flexible transition to tapeless production in a studio environment. Built on the unique EVS loop recording, the new XS server is optimized for the recording of multiple audio and video feeds, as well as instant control and multi-channel playback operations.

Exclusively available in 4 channels, the new XS server offers multiple SD and HD codec configurations with native support, such as IMX, Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes 422 for faster and easier media exchange with post-production. XS guarantees perfect integration with third party tools, so that files can easily be exchanged in any type of production workflow.

Based on its powerful networking capabilities, XS makes recorded media instantly available across the production network for simultaneous preview, rough editing, archiving, playback, or post-production.

“We wanted to develop a production server that is perfectly in sync with studio producers’ ambitions to be more productive,” says Pierre L’Hoest, EVS Chief Executive Officer. “Based on the proven performance of EVS’ instant tapeless technology in live sport, XS is the right answer for this. XS combines major strengths, such as native support of SD and HD codec configurations, unique networking and control capabilities that will make it a valuable asset for studio competiveness and efficiency.

L’Hoest adds that EVS has already planned some major evolutions that will be brought to the server and are in line with the expectations of the studio market segment. “For instance, the integration of Panasonic DVCPro HD codec is planned for later this year,” he says.

XS can easily be managed with Insio and IPDirector, EVS’ studio software applications designed to fulfill a wide range of production workflows. Thanks to its open architecture, XS can also be controlled by third-party tools, such as automation systems, linear or hybrid editors, switchers, and controllers. Moreover the XS production server emulates tape machines when using BVW75 RS422 protocol. As a result playback machines and editing recorders are no longer needed.

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