EVS media management used for Tour de France 2006

France Television Sports used an EVS tapeless media management system for its live production of the Tour de France 2006.

The EVS system was implemented to make video content more accessible in less time to the event's production and post-production teams. Built around the EVS XT[2] production and playout server, system contained eight networked production servers linked to the EVS media management system, IT Director.

About 240 hours of content was interconnected via the EVS XNet media-sharing network, which delivered instantaneous media transfer to the various users. All of the live broadcasting carried out during the race was integrated into the network, and the various sequences were indexed using the IP Director's logging interface.

This application enabled a series of keywords to be associated with recorded video sequences. The grids of keywords were defined beforehand with the various production and post-production teams. The logging also enabled a description to be incorporated, as well as a quality scaling relating to a particular sequence.

Once logged, the media was then made available to the various production teams working on the live transmission and on highlights packages.

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