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NBC Olympics selects Brevity graphics support

26 July 2012
NBC Olympics selects Brevity graphics support

NBC Olympics has chosen Brevity for integrated transcode and transport support of graphics files. “We have waited years for a company to address the bottlenecks we face in our complex graphic file workflows,” said Philip Paully, director, Graphics Engineering and Operations, NBC Olympics. “With Brevity, we can now render those graphics on the fly while seamlessly transferring those graphics files into the Avid DNxHD format for editing.” Since Brevity can provide simultaneous transfer and transcoding of an RLE file into an Avid DNxHD file (with the Alpha channel retained), NBC Olympics is now able to move a one-minute RLE file to the Avid editing solution in less than 30 seconds. In addition, Brevity’s parallel processing capability processes hundreds of RLE graphics files in an hour. Brevity also recently introduced encoding of Avid system files directly into EVS Broadcast formats, saving even more time for EVS playout of finished sports programming or segments. “NBC Olympics will provide a record number of hours of Olympic Games coverage and Brevity is pleased to be able to provide our services,” said Timothy O’Brien, CEO, Brevity. “Brevity is transforming the way simultaneous transport and transcode will be handled in file-based workflows in the future.” Brevity will be used at the International Broadcast Center and multiple venues in London to handle terabytes of video graphics.


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