EVS XT-VIA – the next-generation production server

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The XT-VIA production server is a step into the future for production server technology. It offers the fastest UHD live replay available, and is designed to address the most challenging live broadcast production requirements the industry can throw at it. This server can deal with all formats and protocols from HD up to UHD 8K, SDR to HDR, and SDI to IP (SMPTE 2110 standard) in any I/O setup. It’s probably still the most powerful server of its kind available in the market, giving the operator a fantastic level of control, precision and capacity, with up to six channels of UHD and 16+ channels of Full HD. 

“The EVS XT series takes live production to a different level”, says Afia Adamjee, Senior Workshop Engineer at our Watford facility. “When operators are working under pressure, it’s very important for the equipment to be as user friendly as possible – and in my opinion, the XT-VIA ticks every box. It allows the operator to create a clip with the press of a simple “IN” and “OUT” button, and it allows them to create a playlist and replay this content at variable speeds while the server continues to record the live feeds.” 

The server works within a complete platform of micro services offered by EVS, which means the workflow for every production situation can be customised to fit the needs of the project in hand, including the opportunity to use state-of-the-art AI tools in the mix. Given that these units are often used in live-sports broadcasting, that’s particularly useful in refereeing, where AI can increasingly assist human decision making. XTVIAs can also add graphical layers such as offside lines in near real time.  

Afia continues: “The EVS platform setup and its API allow easy integration with other technologies, and this means that operators can take a modular approach when choosing the best tools and technologies for the job. I believe this is the most versatile and reliable live replay and edit machine available on the market; and new features are added every day, to make it even better.