ABS-CBN chooses EVS for migration to tapeless workflow

Philippines-based media and entertainment company ABS-CBN has chosen EVS technology to migrate to a tapeless production workflow in its studios and outside broadcast (OB) vans. The EVS solution was also chosen because of its interoperability with nonlinear editing (NLE) systems.

In total, ABS-CBN will install 14 XT[2] servers for media ingest as well as IPDirector in its studios for control of these servers and for logging and browsing. Media transfer to Avid ISIS for post production will use EVS' XFile as a gateway. All media will be compressed in IMX for SD and DNxHD for HD.

For studio production, three four-channel XT[2] servers controlled by IPDirector will be installed in ABS-CBN studios for ingest, content indexing, review, clipping and transfer to temporary archive or to Avid ISIS for post production. IPDirector allows users to review multiple camera angles directly, making it easy to select the best one.

Outside the studio, 10 OB boxes, each consisting of an XT[2] SpotBox and an XFile, will used in the field for multicamera capture on removable media. Six OB Boxes are SD only, while four are HD/SD switchable. Finally, one six-channel HD/SD XT[2] with LSM and XFile will installed in the OB van used for recording sports events.

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