EVS Xedio Dispatcher Allows XDCAM, P2 Import Directly from the Camera or Disk

EVS Broadcast Equipment is rolling out the Xedio Dispatcher, a new virtual editing software application that will allow ENG files recorded on cameras, including Sony XDCAM and Panasonic P2 to be imported directly from the camcorder or card/disk reader to an EVS system.

“Xedio Dispatcher gives ENG crews and journalists on the field the opportunity to easily consolidate their rough-cut edits immediately after shooting,” says Robert Bury, Xedio Business Unit general manager. “No time is wasted on long ENG file transfers and export operations, so that journalists can focus on rough-cut edits and save valuable time.”

Part of the EVS modular production suite, Xedio, the company says it has been designed to offer smooth and efficient reviewing, clipping and on-the-fly transcoding of media recorded on ENG file based camcorders. The software can be hosted on any Windows based computer system, and can be carried out on laptop computers by ENG crews. It dynamically accesses and instantly displays all the recorded media with their associated metadata (clip name, thumbnail, time in/out and clip duration) on an intuitive interface, enabling instant browsing for clip selection, sub-clipping and/or fast rough-cut editing.

Xedio Dispatcher transfers material from the source, managing on-the-fly sub-clipping, consolidation and intelligent conformation in the designated codec and file wrapper. Rough-cut edits and files transferred from the ENG devices through Xedio Dispatcher on EVS series servers (XT[2], XT[2]+ or XS) can be edited or played out while the transfer process is still running, avoiding any time disruption during quick turnaround production operations.

Xedio Dispatcher offers a range of clipping and rough-cut actions in high or low resolution modes. And since the media are virtually edited in-place on the ENG device, there is no need for media duplication or for any transcoding/rewrapping process during these operations.

A user-friendly player is available to review the result of single or multiple virtual rough-cuts edits ,directly accessing media available on the ENG device. A built-in logging tool also allows instant logging on clips and/or edits.