Avid offers a powerful video server line to simplify and accelerate production by optimising your media workflow, produce higher quality content and gain flexibility while lowering costs.
It delivers a broad array of video server capabilities from ingest to playout accelerating end-to-end news broadcasting, entertainment and end-to-end 4K sports production. This enables instant access across the organisation without additional hardware requirements.
With advanced automation, enhanced end-to-end integrated collaboration and workflow orchestration, Avid today is helping production teams, creative professionals, aspiring artists, and media enterprises to thrive in the digital era.
The Avid FastServe family is tightly integrated with the MediaCentral platform allowing creative professionals to ingest, edit and play out ultrafast content for news broadcasts, sports, entertainment and live productions. This powerful next generation video server line offers higher channel counts and greater workflow flexibility. Additionally, its modular architecture improves efficiency and provides a smooth transition from SDI workflows to video over IP and from HD to UHD.
All FastServe servers are engineered to streamline ingest and playout across your entire Avid MediaCentral production environment. Tightly integrated with Avid NEXIS and MediaCentral, FastServe can instantly speed up and improve existing workflows with a choice of three server configurations
Avid FastServe | Live Edit is a high-performance modular HD/UHD video server that provides an ultra-fast versatile ingest/playout solution that enables you to create slow-motion replays, highlight reels, and news updates instantly. Stay on top of every sports highlight or breaking news story and turn around content at lightning speed. It’s designed to meet the challenges of today’s most stressful studio and remote productions, ingest feeds around the clock, so you always have access to the latest media. Also, when integrated with Avid Interplay | Production and Avid MediaCentral Platform, FastServe | Live Edit is the most cost-effective way to enable collaboration and streamline your workflow.
When it comes to broadcasting news or live sporting events viewers have high expectations, so footage and stories need to be turned around fast to keep viewers engaged.
With Avid FastServe | Live Edit, you can turn captured media feeds into exciting news stories or sports replays instantly. One of the main features is the ability to quickly edit compelling playlists for example, to showcase pregame teasers, game highlights and postgame wrap-ups.
Avid Maestro Graphics solutions makes any video production come alive with real time graphics that explain, enhance, and enliven content through powerful visual storytelling. The Avid Maestro Graphics suite enables broadcasters to build up their brand with extremely impressive 2D and 3D graphics. From simple lower thirds and data-driven graphics, to augmented reality content, high-res video walls, complex virtual studios, and Maestro—powered by the Maestro | Engine real-time graphics rendering platform—makes it much easier to elevate the look of any professional production.
The Maestro Graphics suite is also tightly integrated into the powerful and flexible Avid product portfolio—including the MediaCentral platform—and contains a wide range of specifically designed tools to meet every graphics need in news, sports, video broadcast or special events. And while Maestro offers the value in cost and production efficiencies as part of the MediaCentral workflow, it works great with other third-party applications too.