Advanced Television

Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH: NAB 2014 – New studio broadcast opportunities with VENICE

March 31, 2014

From April 7 to 10, 2014 visitors to Rohde & Schwarz DVS’s booth (SL1605) at NAB will learn how they can further increase efficiency in their studio environments by utilizing the VENICE ingest and production server. VENICE accelerates production processes and cuts down on the need to invest in third-party equipment as it is optimised for live studio production and centralized content ingest applications.

When used in Avid work environments, VENICE offers new key features. Thanks to the seamless integration of the Avid ISIS central storage system and the Avid Interplay PAM system from ingest to outgest, faster and more user-friendly Avid Studio workflows can be realized. HD-SDI sources can be ingested directly in real time into Avid ISIS as well as file-based material from electronic media, such as P2 cards and XDCAM, and their metadata. Thanks to the new outgest function, clips and entire sequences can be played out directly or distributed onward once edited – all without the editor having to go through the time-consuming process of exporting the material.

To ensure important live material is recorded reliably especially in hectic circumstances, thanks to its dual-destination recording feature VENICE is able to save HD-SDI signals in parallel and independently of each other in two different storage environments per channel. The new studio playout GUI’s client-mirroring function is another part of the latest redundancy solution in VENICE, which additionally offers increased system stability under live conditions.

Broadcasters benefit from incredible workflow flexibility as VENICE supports all broadcast-standard file formats – flexibility which has been further increased thanks to the ingest and production server’s support for the new AS-11 contribution format. The AMWA (Advanced Media Workflow Association) developed AS-11 to simplify and accelerate the distribution of finished programming. Indeed, the British initiative DPP (Digital Production Partnership) specified AS-11 as a future base format for all aspects of program contribution.

Niklas Fabian, Product Manager at Rohde & Schwarz DVS: “Since launching VENICE, our ingest and production server, we have worked continuously on helping broadcasters realize even more efficient workflows. For studio playout and content ingest applications in particular, we will be presenting features at NAB which will help our customers achieve significant productivity gains.”

Visit our booth at NAB 2014: SL1605.

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