EVS announces Avid DNxHD codec support

The company is supporting the codec in its XT production server.

EVS Broadcast Equipment has integrated full, native support for Avid Technology’s DNxHD codec in its XT[2] production server.

The move follows the recent news that DNxHD is the first to be compliant with SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) VC-3 standards.

The Avid DNxHD codec was approved by the SMPTE organization as the framework for the VC-3 family of standards, which enable content creators to facilitate efficient encoding and exchange of HD media.

The multichannel XT[2] production server is used for the ingest, organization and playout of premium-quality video for studio, outside broadcasting, stadium and other live or near-live productions. Because of the XT[2] server's native support of the DNxHD codec, no transcoding process is required between the XT[2] and Avid's post-production tools. Native media quality is also preserved throughout any transfer processes.

See EVS in NAB booth C4911, or visit www.evs.tv.