Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC) has invested in EVS systems for its first HD OB van, as well as for its tapeless HD studio workflow. Eight six-channel HD XTs will be used in ADMC's OB van for ingest and super motion capabilities while an XFile external hard drive disc will be installed for removable storage.
"EVS systems are known for their reliability and easy integration with other third-party tools," commented Abdul Hadi Al Sheikh, chief technology officer of ADMC. "We wanted everything in our new studio and OB Van to be cutting edge in terms of technology, but also proven in terms of reliability. EVS provided both."
ADMC also invested in the IP Director media management system, which gives users the ability to control the XT easily, allowing for ingest, storage, logging, archiving, and easy interaction with third-party tools, including NLEs and post production equipment.
In the studio, a similar set-up ensures ingest of new material on one six-channel HD XT, with secure and reliable near-line storage available via the XStore. The IP Director once again manages all servers on the network, and enables all users to see all media anywhere on the network, whether it was ingested from the OB van or in the studio. Speaking about the project, Bruno Schmetz, sales manager of EVS Middle East said: "HD is becoming the standard all over the world, including in the UAE. We provide easy-to-use equipment that makes it possible for broadcasters to create quality programming in HD."
ADMC has also invested in Omneon for playout, and Harris for a new master control room and transmission facility.