Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

ALFACAM Choose EVS For HD Production At Major Sporting Events

EVS instant tapeless technology has been chosen by ALFACAM, the leading Belgian TV-facilities and services provider, for HD production at various major events such as Beijing Olympics 2008 and the A1 GP car races.
Based in Belgium, ALFACAM provides TV-facilities and services to broadcasters and production houses. ALFACAM’s multi-camera OB trucks are being deployed all over the world to make, amongst others, HD recordings of large events in diverse areas: sports, drama and shows, festivals, concerts, and political and cultural happenings.
With this acquisition of more than 30 XT HD servers and dedicated applications, ALFACAM leads the High Definition deployment of outside production in Europe and some major international events.
The systems shall be used during the A1 GP car races and the upcoming Beijing Olympics in 2008 where ALFACAM will be a major contributor for outside production.
Moreover, ALFACAM has embraced the full EVS tapeless production suite by adding IP Director, XFile, and MediaXchange. The deal represents an investment of more than 5.5 millions Euro for ALFACAM. Half of the systems shall be delivered in 2007 and the remaining half by summer 2008.
“Thanks to our new full EVS setup based on XT HD servers, we’re able to cope with significant growth of the market demand for HD sport production,” said Gabriel Fehervari, CEO of Alfacam. “EVS is the obvious choice when it comes to reliable and efficient technology for live and near-live production of events. This system allows us to gain on productivity and consequently improve the quality of our programmes.”
Running on EVS 6-channel XT servers, live feeds and multiple cameras angles are made accessible instantly to the EVS Multicam LSM application to enable ultra fast editing and highlight production, including Live Slow Motion and Super Motion. Additionally, the EVS IP Director Production Management Software is used to ingest, log, manage, search, track, and edit content and create clips and highlights, or browse, and ultimately play to air any video or audio content instantly. Finally, the XFile storage platform combined with XFile software allows for fast and seamless integration with Avid post production based on the Avid DNxHD codec.
“We are proud that ALFACAM has chosen EVS instant tapeless technology,” said Henry Alexander, General Manager EMEA of EVS. “The technology they are using has been proven time and time again for the production of some of the world’s most high-profile sports and non-sports events. EVS technology will allow ALFACAM to produce high quality HD broadcasts using state-of–the-art material ultimately for viewer pleasure and experience.”
For further information: or
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

PlayBox Technology Powers New HD Production Facility
PlayBox Technology's Neo solution has been installed by First National Channel, Tajikstan's state television broadcaster, as the core of a new product
EVS And Quantel Present Advanced Production Workflow
EVS and Quantel announced advanced production workflow integration between the two companies' production systems at IBC 2009. This has been made possi
TV Globo Opts For EVS XT3 Servers For HD Studios And New HD Truck
EVS, a leading provider of broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment, has announced that Brazil’s largest broadcast
EVS IBC 2012 Preview
At this year’s IBC, EVS will help the broadcast industry prepare for the future with its new production systems and solutions. From meeting the needs
EVS Celebrates 20 Years At NAB
EVS, provider of live video production systems, will be arriving in Las Vegas for this year's NAB Show celebrating the company's 20th anniversary. "EV
EVS Selected For The Production Of IBC TV News
IBC has selected EVS' News Production Suite including its renowned non-linear editor, CleanEdit 3.00, for the tapeless production of the IBC TV News.
Northern Ireland Welcomes New Production
Filming is to commence in Northern Ireland this month on a new dramatization for BBC One entitled Dave Allen At Peace. The project, in which Northern
IPE Timing System Installed In Production Facility
Norway's TV 2 has installed IPE's IDS production timing system as part of its new broadcast and production facilities in Bergen. The IDS system is cu
Radford Uni Upgrades Educational Television Production Studio
Radford University has recently upgraded its educational television production studio to a fully HD environment. The school purchased four Z-HD5000 ca
Creative Drive Remains The Beating Heart Of Post Production
We work in an industry where literally "time is money", and while technology and the way we work may have changed over the years, the drive for greate
EVS Tapeless 'Takes Gold' As HD Games Hub
EVS Instant Tapeless Technology was selected by Doordarshan Prasar Bharati Corporation (the host broadcaster) for operations involving recording, inst
EVS Expands With Avid Broadcast Solutions
Following recent announcements of native support by a leading company in the design of television production and playout hardware, EVS servers now del
New Board Members For Production Guild Of Great Britain
Two new members have been appointed to the board of the Production Guild of Great Britain. Some returning elected and co-opted members have also been
Sony's Hawk-Eye Captures Theatre Production In Technology World-First
Sony Digital Cinema 4K and Hawk-Eye Innovations have announce the first full proof of concept of Hawk-Eye's globally-renowned technology outside the w
EVS Expands Operations Into Canada
EVS Broadcast Equipment has announced the opening of a new office in Montréal to deal with increasing demand for EVS services in Canada. Fred Garroy,