Ross-certified shared storage for sports, news, and live production workflows

 

An integrated technology ecosystem

The EVO shared storage server is Ross-certified SAN + NAS shared storage for sports, news, and live entertainment workflows.

EVO is an IP-based storage array capable of handling demanding workflows ranging from 4K UHD all the way to 8K.

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EVO’s ability to integrate with Abekas Mira, XPression, Streamline, Tria, and Inception, make it the perfect solution alongside products from Ross Video.

 

Improved production-playout pipeline

From capture to playout, shared storage plays an important role by providing a link between creative workgroups in editorial and graphics and your live production team. The EVO takes it even further by providing automation and media management features that help streamline the entire process from production to playout.

Growing file replays with Ross Abekas Mira

The Ross-certified EVO shared storage solution provides a high-speed centralized storage location for camera feeds captured from Abekas Mira during live events and sports broadcasts.

Mira exports up to six of those video sources as growing MXF media files directly to high-performance EVO shared storage volumes, where the post production team can begin editing complex highlight packages that become available to the director for use later in the broadcast.

EVO and Mira Overview

  • EVO and Mira provide a dynamic and powerful broadcast replay and editorial workflow
  • EVO enables quick and secure editorial and delivery of event footage
  • Edit growing .MXF files as they are being written
  • Directly connect multiple Adobe Premiere Pro, FCPX, Avid, and other workstations to EVO over Ethernet


 

Using EVO with XPression Motion Graphics Systems

Using EVO with XPression unlocks a streamlined workflow and offers redundant configurations, which are particularly important for broadcast. EVO handles multiple sources in the file creation/post environment for source redundancy. Multiple EVO systems can be used for storage redundancy, and multiple XPression systems can access the same file for playout redundancy. Further, EVO is available with flexible port configurations for network path redundancy.

The XPression-certified EVO storage solution provides direct-attached Gigabit Ethernet and 10GbE connections from XPression to EVO with performance that enables a more streamlined workflow between creative service workgroups and playout — scalable all the way to multi-channel enterprise environments.

EVO and XPression Overview

  • EVO provides an accelerated operational link between creative services and live production broadcast.
  • EVO supports 4 playout streams per GbE-connected XPression.
  • XPression can record baseband HD-SDI video directly to EVO.
  • EVO supports up to 28 direct-connect XPression engines via GbE for enterprise scalability.
  • Multiple XPression systems can access the same files concurrently for playout redundancy.

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Network Storage Solutions for Any Size Workgroup

EVO works with these Ross Video products and professional NLE applications like FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and DaVinci Resolve.

There’s an EVO for every team regardless of its size: the EVO Prodigy for smaller, more mobile teams, the EVO 8 Bay for workgroups up to ten users who need high performance with lots of connectivity at an affordable price, and the EVO 16 Bay for the absolute highest performance, connectivity, and scalability. And by offering a selection of capacity and connectivity options, EVO is flexible enough to handle those extra requirements that make your environment unique.

 

See what users have to say about EVO

Central Post LA Chooses EVO to Enable Dolby Atmos Mixing & QC Workflows

Central Post LA has four control rooms, three recording spaces, and three full edit suites running Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and a DaVinci Resolve coloring suite. CPLA is equipped for something you won't find in many other facilities—Dolby Atmos for Home nearfield mixing—a service they increasingly provide for network, streaming, premium cable, and corporate clients.

Bipolar Studio Builds Award-Winning VR Experiences with EVO

When Bipolar Studio started to expand their capabilities to include things like 8K & 10K resolutions and 32-bit VR CGI, they knew it would be impossible without the right shared storage solution. They needed a server that could not only help them get over the roadblocks in their current workflow but help them fully realize their potential.

Microsoft’s Channel 9 Studio Using EVO and TriCaster

Microsoft's Channel 9 is a full-blown production studio with over 3 million unique viewers every month. They deliver upwards of 100 videos in a given week, and they use EVO so that all of their raw footage, Premiere projects, graphics, and finished shows are safe and available from any machine, at any of their edit stations.

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