Open Cube from EVS was used to ingest, transcode and master films for screening at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, while Globecast was chosen to provide ad-hoc OB and host broadcaster services. The annual event opened in the French city on 14 May, and runs until 24 May.
Paris-based Éclair Group has chosen an EVS Open Cube as the heart of its mobile post production facility. Cannes film entries often arrive in non-standard formats and on a variety of different media, so many have to go through the Éclair post facility to be checked, transcoded, mastered, wrapped and delivered as a digital cinema package file to the festival’s cinemas.
“We’ve been using EVS OpenCube servers in our Paris facility for some time now,” explained Frantz Delbecque, R&D and new technologies manager for the Éclair Group. “The integration of the server in our mobile post production facility worked out well for us during last year’s Festival de Cannes, so we decided to renew the experience for this year. Having the OpenCube server definitely helps us to address the many formatting challenges in what is a very pressurised and challenging timeframe.”
Globecast is providing onsite capabilities for broadcasters who require access to reporting services with a standup position near Cannes’ harbour. The company is also providing international distribution for the host broadcaster via fibre to Paris and satellite for global coverage. Two SNGs are being deployed, and Globecast is also supplying monocam when necessary for live interviews.