NAB Show EVS extended its collaboration with Vizrt between the XT and XS servers and Viz Mosart automation, and newly integrated Cinnafilm’s Tachyon with EVS XTAccess processing engine.

EVS Viz Mosart GUI

EVS and Vizrt have extended their strategic technical partnership, taking further advantage of EVS’ expertise in live video production solutions, and Vizrt’s developments in real-time graphics for content creators.

For many years, the combination of EVS XT and XS-series servers, and Vizrt’s studio automation package Viz Mosart, has given broadcasters a high-level of control and flexibility for 24/7 straightforward playout operation.

This support now extends to the XS-NEO, EVS’ software defined ingest server. Designed to work in both SDI and IP infrastructures, it supports multiple formats and codecs, and allows on the fly changes per channel and per flow. Broadcasters can use it to natively play most formats and support playback from local high-performance RAID disks or directly from a facility's central storage, for greater efficiency. 

"Viz Mosart continues evolving in line with today’s automated multi-format live production. With the integration of XS-NEO, we’re improving our expertise in the software-defined newsroom, enhancing flexibility in customers’ workflows," said Andy Newton, Senior Product Manager at Vizrt. 

"With the replacement of legacy end-of-life ingest and playout systems still a key challenge for modern newsrooms, having our software defined XS-NEO fully validated for Viz Mosart control brings smooth multi-format playout – including support for native XDCam – directly to the news operation,” said Christophe Wittevrongel, Senior Solutions Manager at EVS.  

“Our goal is to deliver fully supported, completely reliable ingest and playout that directly addresses one of the most important facets of Newsroom operation with no disruption to the present operation.” 

EVS Vizrt visual

Cinnafilm Tachyon Integrates EVS XTAccess and VIA XSquare

In a new partnership, Cinnafilm’s Tachyon software, used for video standards and frame rate conversions, is now integrated with EVS’ XTAccess media transfer and processing engine. This strategic collaboration adds functionality to EVS live production workflows and archive processes by using Tachyon’s conversion capabilities.

Christophe said, “Any professional who deals in mixed broadcasting standards is aware that converting between different frame rates is a complex technical problem. Tachyon from Cinnafilm is widely recognised as an accomplished tool for this task. Tachyon is smoothly integrated with XTAccess, EVS’ hardware media transfer and processing engine, which is used for XFile3 file transfer and archive software to simplify transfer and archiving during a live production. Adding Tachyon allows management of any format, content restoration and immediate access and archiving of EVS server content from any source location.

“In parallel, the XTAccess integration with Tachyon also benefits EVS VIA XSquare, which serves as a single-entry point for users to manage and monitor media transfers and transcoding in a live production environment. Acting as central orchestrator for all job requests including 3rd party software, and performing high-speed transcoding, VIA Xsquare can process media in multiple formats and to simultaneous destinations – playout, archive, social media and post.

Combining all of these tools results in robust, fast transcodes and conversion operations, as well as scaling and orchestration.”

Lance Maurer, Cinnafilm’s Founder & CEO, said, “We’re gratified by our partnership with EVS and the Tachyon-XTAccess integration demonstrates Tachyon’s versatility, speed and high quality. EVS is an ideal partner to help expand Tachyon’s reach across the highest level of live broadcasts.”