VENICE

The Ingest and Production Server

VENICE is well-positioned as a future-ready Ingest and Production Server for highly optimized file-based TV production workflows. VENICE manages classic video server tasks such as HD-SDI ingest and studio playout combined with intelligent file-based features like file ingest, transcoding and media transfer operations.

The growing need for multiple video formats and codecs in a broadcast studio environment is easily handled with VENICE’s flexible multi-format video- and codec pipeline for each channel.

Thanks to its open platform and file system architecture, VENICE can seamlessly be integrated into any file-based broadcast production environment. VENICE offers continuous optimization of efficiency in your workflows – in a single system.

Highlights

Independent from file format, codec and video resolution

  • Native support of DNxHD®, XDCAM®, DVCPRO®, AVC-Ultra and Apple ProRes
  • MXF OP-Atom, OP-1a, GXF and QuickTime® files
  • High-quality ingest and playout up to 440 Mbit/s
  • Support of various uncompressed file formats such as DPX, TGA, TIFF and BMP sequences

Open system platform

  • Can be embedded in any production environment
  • Support of MOS, VDCP and SOAP-API (FIMS) for controlling via third-party applications
  • Accessible RAID-6 protected internal media storage
  • Can be connected to any kind of storage (connect to DVS-SAN or other SANs via Fibre Channel)

Integrated software features for streamlining workflows

  • Rundown lists, presets and scenarios for smooth operation
  • Process SD and HD data in parallel for simulcast operation
  • Hardware scaler for up- and down-conversion in real time
  • Full read-while-write capability for fast media turnaround
  • Proxy file generation in parallel
  • Batchlist recording and transcoding
  • Data interfaces for connecting P2 and XDCAM® drives
  • Avid® Workflow Option for fast file and signal ingest into Avid ISIS® and Interplay® production asset management (PAM)

Future proof 

  • Upgradable software and formats

Areas of application: broadcast, post production, presentation