EVS XT[2], Pi controller keep live on-set elements on track for Emmys

The EVS XT[2] production server played a major role in the coordination and playback of screen elements for the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Playback Innovations, a technology company specializing in the control of broadcast video servers, used XT[2]s for playback of all “on-set” elements for the live broadcast. The Playback Innovations controller, called "Pi", managed all incoming content and allowed for the playback of multichannel sync rolls on the XT[2].

Screen content was created in Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut Pro by graphics production company Stimulated using the Apple ProRes 422 codec. These elements were played back during the show by the XT[2]s, which natively support the ProRes codec. No videotape was used in the transport of content from post to playout, and no transcoding was required at any point in the process. The Apple ProRes 422 codec was used from content creation through to final playout.

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