NAB 2018

NAB 2018: EVS To Present Next-Gen XT Server, AI-Driven Solutions

The 2018 NAB Show will see some major additions to EVS’ offering, including the introduction of the next-generation XT live production server and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into its video-refereeing system, Xeebra. The leader in live video production technology will also present X-ONE, its award-winning unified production system, and demonstrate its IP flow routing system SCORE MASTER. In addition, the EVS booth will feature dedicated demonstrations for live eSports production and sports venue control rooms. 

Visitors to the EVS booth during the show will discover the company’s new live production server. The brand-new XT series server will come with higher UHD-4K channel density and offer optimized bandwidth (four times more) for any live production workflow – whether in UHD, HD or 1080p. And with its integrated HDR support, the latest XT server is built to meet growing demand from those operating in higher-resolution live production environments.

While remaining interoperable with existing EVS workflows, the server will offer SMPTE ST2110 support as well as the opportunity to deploy Super Motion cameras when operating in an IP infrastructure. More importantly, the new XT server will unlock the power of IP deployment by reducing the need for SDI-to-IP gateway devices and enable a seamless transition to the next generation of production infrastructures.

Further technical details and more information – including the server’s name and availability – will be unveiled soon.

EVS will also present Xeebra 2.0, the latest version of its multicamera review system, which lets sports officials and on-air analysts review on-field action with speed, accuracy and proven reliability. Users can view up to 16 camera angles that remain entirely in-sync, swiftly select preferred angles on the system’s touchscreen and zoom into the images with a simple touch-and-pinch gesture. Also, Xeebra’s client/server architecture means that it can be deployed wherever it needs to be, whether on the sidelines, in a venue production control room or further away in a centralized media hub. 

At NAB 2018, the 2.0 version will feature a new AI integration which automatically calibrates the field of play – something that’s time-consuming if done manually. As a result, setup time is significantly reduced and operators can easily place graphics onto the calibrated field with the highest level of precision to aid their decision-making process. 

For the first time at NAB, EVS will present its all-in-one live production system X-ONE. Awarded with IABM’s prestigious Peter Wayne Award for Design and Innovation, the EVS system has been designed for the live coverage of niche sports or events requiring a maximum of six cameras. 

With its contextualized user interface, which acts as a built-in production assistant and only shows functionalities that are time relevant, a single operator is able to cut a program with the live camera feeds, control audio, and create replays and graphics that can be easily add