EVS XT[2] first server to handle Avid DNxHD in native format

EVS Broadcast Equipment says its XT[2] server is now the first server on the market to be have full native support of the Avid DNxHD coded. This
follows the recent news from Avid Technology, Inc., that DNxHD, a
high-quality, low bitrate HD production codec, is the first to be
compliant with SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television
Engineers) VC-3 standards.

“Our clients consistently rely on
us for flexible HD workflow options,” said Pierre L’Hoest, CEO of EVS.
“By supporting the Avid DNxHD codec on our XT[2] server, we can now
provide our mutual clients with the solution they need to design even
more realistic, speedy, reliable workflows for their HD productions,
and give them more options for third-party interoperability and future

Due to the XT[2] server’s native support of
the DNxHD codec, no transcoding process is required between the XT[2]
and Avid’s post production tools. Native media quality is also
preserved throughout any transfer processes.

Avid DNxHD codec was approved by the SMPTE organization as the
framework for the VC-3 family of standards, which enable content
creators to facilitate efficient encoding and exchange of HD media, and
are the first SMPTE standards for intra-frame, 720/1080 raster, 8/10
bit and 4:2:2 HD post production. This VC-3 standard will enable
unprecedented interoperability between any licensed users of the codec,
including Avid and EVS.

have been partners with Avid for a long time,” said Fred Garroy,
General Manager of EVS Americas. “We are proud to say that our
interoperability is increasing with this latest development, and we
look forward to our continued success together.”

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