EVS Servers Deployed at 2012 Asian Beach Games

EVS, a provider of broadcast and media production systems for sports, news, and TV entertainment, announced that CCTV KEHUA Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of China Central Television (CCTV), deployed EVS solutions for the 2012 Asian Beach Games which took place in Haiyang, China last month.

CCTV relied on EVS systems to deliver 150 hours of coverage for the Games, which saw more than 1600 athletes from 45 nations compete in 13 sports such as beach basketball, beach soccer, beach volleyball, dragon boat, powered paragliding, sailing, and water skiing. The broadcast was supported by four OB vans and a team of more than 300 people.

EVS’ XT3 server, configured with four HD channels for ingest and two HD channels for playout, enabled slow-motion replays and media exchange with third-party systems. With its flexible eight-channel SD/HD and six-channel 3D/1080p configuration, the XT3 enables complete media control from ingest to playout, including live editing, slow motion replays, multi-channel playback, and media exchange with third-party systems such as craft editors, automation, archiving, and storage.

“EVS’ XT3 server delivered the performance and reliability we needed for a multi-sport event like the Asian Beach Games,” said Ping Zhu, operations director of CCTV KEHUA Co. Ltd.’s broadcast team. “With EVS systems we were able to control everything from ingest to playout using less equipment than we have for previous high-profile events like last year’s World Swimming Championships.”

Alongside the XT3 server, CCTV deployed four EVS IPDirector suites of video production management applications for live logging of footage, and another two for browsing clips and highlights editing. A seventh IPDirector suite was used for ingest control, playout scheduling, and browsing. EVS’ XFile application was used for archiving concurrently with content capture.