Xedio Dispatcher is the latest software application for the EVS modular production suite, Xedio, and has been designed to offer smooth and efficient reviewing, clipping and on-the-fly transcoding of media recorded on ENG file-based camcorders, including Sony XDCAM and Panasonic P2.
The software can be hosted on any Windows based computer system, and can be carried out on laptop computers by ENG crews. Users simply connect an ENG camcorder or card/disks reader to the PC, and Xedio Dispatcher dynamically accesses and instantly displays all the recorded media with their associated metadata (clip name, thumbnail, time in/out and clip duration) on an intuitive interface, enabling instant browsing for clip selection, sub-clipping and/or fast rough-cut editing.
Xedio Dispatcher offers a range of clipping and rough-cut actions in High resolution or Low resolution modes. And since the media are virtually edited in-place on the ENG device, there is no need for media duplication or for any transcoding/rewrapping process during these operations. A user friendly player can be used to review the result of single or multiple virtual rough-cuts edits ,directly accessing media available on the ENG device. A built-in logging tool also allows instant logging on clips and/or edits. New virtual clips and rough-cut edits are immediately ready for transfer to the studio or broadcast centre for further production or post production operations.
It transfers material from the source(s), managing on-the-fly sub-clipping, consolidation and intelligent conformation in the designated codec and file wrapper. Rough-cut edits and files transferred from the ENG devices through Xedio Dispatcher on EVS series servers (XT, XT+ or XS) can be edited or played out while the transfer process is still running, avoiding any time disruption during quick turnaround production operations.
Robert Bury, General Manager of the Xedio Business Unit at EVS said: “Xedio Dispatcher gives ENG crews and journalists on the field the opportunity to easily consolidate their rough-cut edits immediately after shooting. No time is wasted on long ENG file transfers and export operations, so that journalists can focus on rough-cut edits and save valuable time.”