La Sexta achieves record viewings with EVS

New Spanish broadcaster La Sexta achieved record viewings at the September World Basketball Championships 2006 in Barcelona following the introduction of EVS Broadcast Equipment's live and near-live production solutions. This was the station's second successful collaboration with EVS following last summer's World Cup in Germany.

High performance production equipment was needed to cover four simultaneous live games in a carousel. This entailed continuous commuting between live games to follow all the best action of each match. Through Unitecnic's engineering department, La Sexta selected EVS to deliver a fully integrated solution for the production, editing and playout of the championships.

Each day of the championships, more than 12 hours and 80 games were recorded by two XT[2] production and playout servers, at the same time storing footage onto XStore[2] shared storage servers.

XT[2] operators created and sent clips, playlists, game indexes and summaries to the Xstore, which then became instantly accessible by journalists from CleanEdit workstations. Journalists were able to edit the game with the live incoming stream directly through their CleanEdit systems for fast non-linear editing, and were able to create video and transition effects, music and voiceovers.

This workflow was not limited to the Barcelona SportCenter. Using laptops with CleanEdit software, correspondents in Japan downloaded material from P2 cameras directly and edited stories that were instantly uploaded to their broadcasters.

EVS technicians at the Barcelona SportCenter played a central role in designing and building the system, as well as instructing editors, producers and journalists in using the equipment and its applications.

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