A multi-vendor approach to ‘getting more out of live’ is one of the cornerstones of EVS’ IP4Live initiative. The IP future envisioned by EVS is not proprietary: IP infrastructures should be open and standards-based.
“What we’re talking about now is really the last frontier for IP,” said Johan Vounckx, SVP innovation and technology for EVS. “Our IP4Live initiative is a strategic programme to lead and guide customers in a smart way with real cost and flexibility benefits.”
One key example of collaboration is a demonstration of new IP-based live remote production alongside Cisco at stand 1.A71.
Using EVS’ new XiP gateway enabling in/out IP links to its live video server, EVS is demonstrating multi-feed live remote production – via SMPTE 2022 uncompressed video – over an IP network using Cisco’s standard IP switches and software defined networking.
EVS also is part of an IP-related announcement that goes beyond a show demo; The EBU and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT have recently unveiled the LiveIP Project, a multi-vendor system integration of a live TV production studio at VRT’s premises in Brussels. A scaled-down version of the studio is being shown on the EBU stand (10.F20).
Another IP-related show demo sees EVS’ DYVI switcher cutting together 4K camera signals delivered via an IP infrastructure.
The demonstration features the transport of UHD footage from a Hitachi 4K camera on the Hitachi stand (11.D39). Feeds from this and a HD unit will be sent via fibre to the Gearhouse Broadcast stand (10.B39), where they will be cut together using the DYVI production switcher.