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Harris to showcase workflow enhancements

Broadcast equipment supplier Harris will use IBC to showcase new workflow enhancements for production and news.

IBC marks the European debut of the latest NEXIO AMP media platform, NEXIO Farad online storage system, and Velocity 2.5 non-linear editing.

New NEXIO AMP enhancements for IBC include automatic input detection, which recognises changing video resolutions of signals coming into the server inputs. This eliminates the need for an operator to reconfigure server inputs during production, or insert additional conversion equipment between sources and the server.
Automatic input detection will also be available in NEXIO Volt compact transmission servers. Both NEXIO AMP and NEXIO Volt servers also support a variety of new software-driven enhancements, including migration to H.264-based playback systems; and support for DNxHD and AVC codecs.

Harris also will demonstrate production and news workflow enhancements that tie NEXIO and Velocity solutions to Harris Invenio digital asset management systems. This includes a common user interface across all workstations in the newsroom system, ensuring that operators with proper clearance can access available assets from any workstation in production environments.

Newsroom system operations are streamlined with a new, unified Active X control application that ties to Invenio digital asset management. According to Harris, this allows production personnel to more quickly and effectively determine where graphical elements, video clips and other assets fit into specific programmes and news stories. It also enables rundown changes and preview capabilities inside the ActiveX control window from a single user interface.

Harris also will highlight advances to its range of Inscriber G-series products at IBC, demonstrating how its graphics systems are being used for live production environments, including stadiums and arenas for sports and live events.

“Our customers in production and news today are seeking innovative workflow solutions that offer advanced functionality, increased on-air reliability and reduced total cost of ownership,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “At IBC we’ll highlight advancements in servers, storage, editing and graphics, along with increased connectivity to digital asset management systems, which outline a clear strategy for improving workflow efficiencies over a wider range of production and news operations.”

Harris will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 7.G20

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