Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH: IBC 2012 – VENICE positions itself as a Media Production Hub for file-based broadcasting

At IBC 2012, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH will be presenting the further development of its VENICE system. As a Media Production Hub, it goes beyond offering the functions of a traditional video server to include a variety of intelligent features for file-based broadcasting. With VENICE, studio broadcast users can migrate very efficiently to an innovative, file-based world.

Hanover/Amsterdam. From September 7-11, 2012, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH will be presenting to interested visitors how they can migrate their existing SDI workflows to file-based workflows or further optimize these by using the VENICE Media Production Hub. VENICE is unique in the way it expands on video server functions to include future-proof features for highly optimized, file-based broadcasting in studio workflows. VENICE provides users from the areas of news and post production, studio production, archiving and on-air playout with enormous efficiency gains – in a single system.

VENICE expands on video-server features such as HD-SDI ingest and studio playout to include intelligent file-based functions such as file ingest, transcoding, transwrapping, distribution, contribution and media transfer. In doing so, VENICE serves as the central Media Production Hub in the heterogeneous environment of a TV studio, making it easier for users to handle the ever-increasing number of media clips. At the same time, VENICE integrates seamlessly into any studio broadcast environment thanks to the openness of its platform and communication standards.

For hectic and fast-paced news-production operations, VENICE offers the “edit while ingest” feature. In conjunction with Avid ISIS® and Avid Interplay®, the workflow can be designed more efficiently, and content can be produced more quickly. VENICE doesn’t just offer live video ingest over HD-SDI; it also allows files ingested from Professional Discs or P2 storage media to be transferred directly to Avid ISIS® systems.

Another new feature integrated into VENICE is the open, web service controlled FIMS (Framework for Interoperable Media Services) communications standard which has been approved by the AMWA (Advanced Media Workflow Association) in the USA and the EBU (European Broadcast Union) in Europe. The integration of FIMS into the DVS Media Production Hub controls the recording, transforming and transfer of video files, making studio workflows even more efficient thanks to an increased level of automation such as through scheduled recording.

The newly developed VENICE View software uses IP technology, which has already been successfully integrated into VENICE, and offers the user multi-viewer functionality without the need for additional HD-SDI cabling. VENICE View offers an extensive overview of all ingest, playout and transcoding channels. In addition, all video overlays, timecode information and audio peak meters of each individual VENICE channel can be checked simultaneously.

Niklas Fabian, Product Manager at DVS: “With VENICE as a Media Production Hub, DVS is offering future-proof equipment that allows next-generation file-based workflows to be implemented in the existing SDI environment. Thanks to the open file system, platform and communication standards, VENICE is extremely flexible and easy to integrate. At IBC 2012, we’ll be pleased to present to trade show visitors the advantages that VENICE can offer them as a Media Production Hub for file-based broadcasting.”

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