IBC 2011: EVS’s New Xedio Suite Includes ‘Edit-in-Place’ Feature

EVS has announced the release of Xedio suite 4.00 including the “edit-in-place” feature of its Xedio timeline editor. With a simple linkup between XedioCleanEdit laptop and external camcorders or drives, a field journalist or editor can start instantly timeline editing operations without having to import media.

Belgian news broadcaster RTL-TVi has already adopted Xedio for its ENG editing operations using the new Sony SxS camcorder recording in XDCAM HD422.

“To fulfill the increasing demand for efficient production from ENG and field storage devices, we have further developed our production-in-place concept, launched last year with Xedio Distpatcher,” says Robert Bury, GM of Xedio Business Unit. “Its integration into XedioCleanEdit bridges the gap between stand-alone NLE’s and networked, shared storage editing workflows.”

Presented in exclusivity at IBC2011, the new Xedio 4.00 features several media handling improvements for newscasters, including the new edit-in-place feature of its timeline editor, XedioCleanEdit. The new solution is targeted at field journalists and editors looking for a faster workflow to manage real-timeline operations right after shooting.

With the new Edit-in-Place” feature of XedioCleanEdit, devices such as camcorders, drives, or local storage can be linked up to the journalist laptop for immediate media reviewing and editing. With the “auto-discovery” embedded module, XedioCleanEdit automatically detects all the media recorded on the third party device, which can be reviewed, selected, cut, and dropped on the timeline without media duplication. Once editing is completed, a consolidated file can be transferred to the central storage, only importing necessary material from the local device. XedioCleanEdit’s embedded transcoder allows media conforming operations to be managed on the fly during the transfer.

RTL-TVI, using EVS Xedio suite for the end-to end news production, implemented the new edit-in-place feature of XedioCleanEdit as part of its HD migration project in June 2011, including the integration of the Sony XDCAM HD422 codec as a standard for all ENG operations.

“As an early adopter of the new Sony SxS camcorder based on XDCAM HD422 codec, we needed a solution that could guaranty first of all native support of this new format, but also cut down media processing operations,” says Thierry Piette, Technical & IT Director at RTL-TVi. “The new XedioCleanEdit feature is impressively doing the job. Our journalist can immediately prepare their stories, and their rough edit while they are still on the field. This is a great added value for us.”

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