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EVS IPDirector Content Management System

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The IPDirector content management system provides instant access to and efficient control of EVS server live video content.

IPDirector is a content management system that allows you to start small and scale to large-scale productions. With the power of a central database and search engine, IPDirector enables your production team with access to the best content. Through a series of modules and client applications, IPDirector provides flexible and expandable production tools for every user, and was built to meets the demands of live production.

Ingest & Playout Control

Built on the reliability of EVS live production servers, IPDirector brings a flexible user interface and multi-user access controls to the live production centre operations. It gives teams the ability to schedule ingests or create ad-hoc media from the perpetual loop recording engine.

Modular Design with Floating Licenses

Built to adapt to the production’s needs, IPDirector sits on a central database. This allows you to easily manage today’s production while planning for tomorrow’s extended requirements. Through a series of floating licenses, you can easily add user workstations and integrated plugins for your editors to access content and participate in production decisions. The floating licenses are specialised per application allowing high flexibility and availability to access the production content.

Managed File Workflows

Live productions require users to make quick decisions but deciding which technical hardware will execute a task shouldn’t be one of them. Using the integrated capabilities of EVS Ingest Funnel and XSquare, IPDirector lets users focus on creativity and not on technical workflows.

Metadata & Logging

When dealing with live content, simple media labels don’t suffice. IPDirector allows your facility to implement flexible metadata profiles that fit your business. This gives you simple control and the ability to search for content. IPDirector’s logging functions allow users to apply manually-entered or external data to content and easily search it. This is integral to meet the demands of a live production.

Browsing Tools for every member

Today’s productions demand content to be delivered directly to the user – no matter where they are. IPDirector is built with a host of browsing interfaces that give those users instant access to content. This can be on an IPDirector hardware workstation, on a user’s own desktop, inside an editing application or even to an offsite user working from home accessing via web interface.

  • Windows & web based user applications
  • Windows 7 or Windows 10
  • Flexible license models
  • Central database servers
  • Web clients
  • Production & browsing tools
  • Integrated Hardware Workstations
  • 1U workstation
  • 2U high performance workstation
  • IPLink integrated plug-ins for NLE Editors
  • MOS Object protocal for NRCS integration


On 31 October 2019, the four leading broadcast and production houses Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment owned by Gravity Media Group started trading under the brand name of ‘Gravity Media’. All Gravity Media companies around the world are making this transition and will now go to market as a single brand with a bold new look and purpose.

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Gravity Media is a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites.

We are driven by client service excellence, and we never stand still. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment. Our 500 people serve clients across the sport, media, news and entertainment industries from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar.

At the centre of Gravity Media lie three broad categories of expertise: media services & facilitiesproduction & content; and equipment rental & sales.

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