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Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH: NAB 2013 – DVS perfects efficiency for studio broadcast and mastering in post production

March 14, 2013

At NAB, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH will be presenting its studio broadcast and post production solutions packed with numerous new features. The focus will be on unparalleled efficiency and user friendliness: The VENICE Media Production Hub product line has been extended with the new budget-oriented entry-level solution VENICE Element. Moreover, VENICE and SpycerBox have a new GUI while CLIPSTER offers innovative features supporting the groundbreaking standards IMF and AS-02.

Hanover/Las Vegas. From April 8 – 11, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH (DVS) will be presenting its new products on booth SL6316 at NAB. The leading manufacturer of hardware and software solutions will continue to focus on workflow efficiency, user-friendliness and product flexibility. With VENICE Element, the VENICE product portfolio offers an entry-level solution that is tailored specifically to meet the needs of live studio operation and playout. Both the VENICE Media Production Hub and the flexible storage solution SpycerBox feature new GUIs. Besides this, key enhancements for the CLIPSTER DI workstation include support for the standards AS-02 and IMF.

The VENICE Media Production Hub unites video server functionalities with future-proof features for file-based studio production. For NAB, VENICE boasts a new GUI which has been adapted to meet the needs of live studio operation even more closely. With support for AS-11, VENICE now offers an additional standardized delivery format so broadcasters can exchange content more easily and significantly accelerate their production processes. Users are also able to manage assorted recording tasks in a simple and straightforward way with the innovative Record Scheduler.

The latest version of CLIPSTER includes a huge array of product features for considerably easier everyday DCI and mezzanine format mastering. DVS will also be showcasing further key developments in the two standards AS-02 and IMF. In addition, with the HFR enhancements for DCP generation, it is now possible to master cinema films at up to 96 fps (HFR 3D at 48 fps) in high image quality. The idea behind the established DCI wizard has also been implemented for IMF: the new IMF wizard guides the user through each required step and generates the final IMF-compliant IMP (Interoperable Master Package).

For NAB, DVS has equipped a version of its flexible storage solution SpycerBox with SSD technology which is tailored perfectly to the needs of TV studio and post production workflows thanks to its low latency and high performance. It delivers impressive internal data transfer speeds of up to 12 GByte/s as well as extremely quick access times and maximum fail-safe operation. Furthermore, users can configure and monitor data more easily with the new SAN Remo management GUI. The central SpycerBox storage solution, which is available in multiple versions, integrates into any storage environment thanks to its numerous optional interfaces. Customers with critical workflows will benefit from the high-availability feature set in SpycerBox.

Bernhard Reitz, Head of Product Management at DVS: “Once again, DVS will be showcasing one of a kind, future-oriented broadcast and post production solutions. For NAB 2013, we’ve also further enhanced our strategy of user-friendliness and integrated this into our products enabling our users to benefit from increased workflow efficiency.”

About Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH: For more than 25 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. CLIPSTER® was the first system in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. The future-proof Media Production Hub VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments.

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