In essence, we contributed completing components for a live ingest and playout installation, a post-production environment with non-linear craft editing workplaces for audio and video processing, a central storage system as well as multiviewer systems for production control and transcoder engines for format conversion. Furthermore, ARD and ZDF were able to access a turnkey system from Qvest Media for real-time graphics.
Central ingest, highlight editing and playout were performed with an EVS installation comprising EVS IP Director, XT Access Ultra High Performance systems as well as 25 EVS XT production servers with Multicam Software. In order to increase the production performance of the installation, we invested in four new XT4K-generation EVS systems, further extending our pool of live production servers of this vendor.
Already in the run-up to the Winter Games, we supplied ZDF with a comprehensive Avid Interplay system for permanent integration with their mobile production unit (MPU). File ingest into the Avid environment is effected via XT Access from the EVS network.
In order to further optimise the file-based workflow between audio and video editing, ZDF opted for an integrated Avid solution here as well. So, it was for the first time that Qvest Media equipped the broadcaster for the Winter Games with Pro Tools HD and an Avid S6 console for language synchronisation and film audio editing.
Following the Winter Games 2018, the equipment remained another month in Pyeongchang, where it was used for the Paralympics.