EVS Broadcast Equipment has announced that its XT and XS production servers now natively support Panasonic's DVCPRO HD and DVCPRO50 codecs.
This additional codec support increases EVS servers' open architecture for HD and SD production while offering the highest level of reliability and speed for live and near-live sport and broadcast entertainment.
Panasonic codecs are also supported by all of EVS' functional product line, such as IPDirector (including the software player, and its new timeline editor IPEdit), SpotBox, MulticamLSM, CleanEdit, Xfile, as well as Insio, EVS' latest multi-camera ingest software for studio. This latest development ensures native compatibility with Panasonic's popular P2 HD camcorders.
"At NAB this year, we announced our decision to move forward in the development of the DVCPRO HD codec on our XT and XS servers which would be released by the end of the year. Thanks to the strong expertise of our R&D team, and the excellent collaboration with have received from the Panasonic technical people, we have been able to bring this new codec to the market in record breaking time," said Pierre L'Hoest, CEO of EVS Broadcast Equipment.
Tadao Shimozuru, director of Professional AV Systems B.U./Panasonic Corporation, said: "We are pleased that all the range of EVS products support DVCPRO HD, one of the most popular codecs. We are sure that many customers will enjoy a single format solution from acquisition to playout by this native support."
Latest tests confirm that file transfers can be managed at a rate of up to four times faster than realtime for DVCPRO HD and up to eight times faster than realtime for DVCPRO50. The native support is compatible with all XT and XS servers already in use through a software update available since August 13th.