ETERE VIDEO ASSIST

ETERE VIDEO ASSIST

24 November 2016

The manual tool for playout emergency, a must-have for every Automation System


Etere Video Assist is the ultimate solution for broadcast automation emergencies, so when it's not possible to continue with the regular automatic transmission you can always rely on it to send on-air up to four different schedules ready-to-be-transmitted.

For broadcasters, system safety measures are never enough, everybody wants the maximum reliability but what they get is actually a 99.9%, Etere Video Assist is the key to turn your system 100% safe.

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■ Uses a server player different than main playout
■ All files needed for on-air are always available in Etere Video Assist
■ A different database is used with periodical updates from main
■ External devices other than video server are not controlled
■ Emergency playlists can be browsed with J&S, like a VTR
■ Tapes are not required for the creation of emergency video files
■ Dedicated worldwide Etere Technical Support
■ Experienced engineers with both IT and broadcast expertise
Mark of quality, consistency and reliability since 1987
■ The operator has several playlist
■ The main playlist is updated automatically or when requested by the main system
■ The alternate playlist can be built as requested and by copying from the main one
■ Each player can be attached to one line of the playlist and moved on the event timeline
■ Each playlist is like a pre-compiled tape
■ A Jingle keyboard is always available for instant playback
■ The player has a VTR-like interface with J&S, Play, FF, REW, etc
■ Users can play a segment or search in /out in the segment
■ Sync with automation at the same event and timecode position
In the tape age, a VTR was the last resource to be used incase of a system failure, and using a VTR the operator was able to play the correct video in a short time. That was in the tape age, now, we all are in the digital age, where video content arrives as files, and cannot be played back in a VTR anymore.

Etere Video Assist is the tool to solve this problem. It can be used along with any automation system, not only with Etere Automation. It includes the capability of reading multiple versions of the same schedule including all the media management involved to perform a correct transfer of files.
As all MERP Cloud solutions, Etere Video Assist leverages the same framework to tightly integrates Etere MTX servers and get the following features:
MTX supports multi-format, transcoding of existing files is not needed
MTX allows jog and shuttle for a fast browsing
MTX supports playlists for an enhanced automatic playout
MTX facilitates search and preview across stored media
Key Features
Key Features
■ Uses a server player different than main playout ■ All files needed for on-air are always available in Etere Video Assist ■ A different database is used with periodical updates from main ■ External devices other than video server are not controlled ■ Emergency playlists can be browsed with J&S, like a VTR ■ Tapes are not required for the creation of emergency video files
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The Etere Advantage
■ Dedicated worldwide Etere Technical Support ■ Experienced engineers with both IT and broadcast expertise ■ Mark of quality, consistency and reliability since 1987
Video Assist - Multi Split View
Operational Overview
■ The operator has several playlist ■ The main playlist is updated automatically or when requested by the main system ■ The alternate playlist can be built as requested and by copying from the main one ■ Each player can be attached to one line of the playlist and moved on the event timeline ■ Each playlist is like a pre-compiled tape ■ A Jingle keyboard is always available for instant playback ■ The player has a VTR-like interface with J&S, Play, FF, REW, etc ■ Users can play a segment or search in /out in the segment ■ Sync with automation at the same event and timecode position
Digital Era
Digital Age Technology
In the tape age, a VTR was the last resource to be used incase of a system failure, and using a VTR the operator was able to play the correct video in a short time. That was in the tape age, now, we all are in the digital age, where video content arrives as files, and cannot be played back in a VTR anymore. Etere Video Assist is the tool to solve this problem. It can be used along with any automation system, not only with Etere Automation. It includes the capability of reading multiple versions of the same schedule including all the media management involved to perform a correct transfer of files.
Video Assist - Main GUI
MERP Integration
As all MERP Cloud solutions, Etere Video Assist leverages the same framework to tightly integrates Etere MTX servers and get the following features: ■ MTX supports multi-format, transcoding of existing files is not needed ■ MTX allows jog and shuttle for a fast browsing ■ MTX supports playlists for an enhanced automatic playout ■ MTX facilitates search and preview across stored media