EVS Boosts 3D Functions on XT[2]+ Server

EVS has boosted the capabilities of its XT[2]+ production servers with new DualPower technology, offering four channel 3D (or 1080p) and 3D SuperMotion configurations. The enhanced capabilities will be available on all standard systems delivered from autumn 2010.

With the integration of the new DualPower technology, the 6-channel XT[2]+ server can now be instantly configured for live 3D or 1080p productions with four in/out channels. 3D/1080p recording and playout can be managed in single link mode, based on 3Gbps connection, or in dual-link mode as two synchronized 1.5Gbps connections. In addition, the XT[2]+ platform offers the first-ever live 3D SuperMotion control, enabling high-end live 3D replay operations.

“Over the last two years live 3D broadcasts have been rapidly gaining in popularity, and we are proud to be able to back our customers as they move towards this new form of production,” says Pierre L’Hoest, CEO of EVS. “Our technology was widely adopted from the start and has kept on evolving as the live 3D broadcast market has matured. However, 3D productions are still in the hands of major players, which is why we have been working on a solution that will allow broadcasters to implement 3D productions without having to rehaul their entire infrastructure. With the introduction of full 3D/1080p capabilities, available as a standard feature on all new XT[2]+ servers, we aim to offer a fast and reliable solution that also provides a window of opportunity.”

Enhanced XT2+ 3D /1080p functions include: 4-Channel 3D/1080p, dual link (2 x 1.5Gbps) and single link (3Gbps) record and playback, Live Slow Motion replay, all standard live editing functions available in 3D/1080p, First 3D SuperMotion, 3D graphics playout, full network capabilities, postproduction transfer.

The new system will be demonstrated at IBC2010, booth 8B.90 (hall8), and will be available this fall with upgrade programs for existing systems.

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