Video Assist06 April 2011
A manual tool for emergency, every Playout System needs it
Obtain the maximum benefit for your TV station. For broadcasters, security measures for the system are never enough! Everyone wants to have the maximum security level, but all we know that actual security is near the 99.9%.
Etere Video Assist turns your system 100% safe. Currently, in case of emergency on a TV Station, the operator creates a tape from the video files assigned to be used in case the on-air is stopped. Etere Video Assist gives you the opportunity to take a step less by suppressing the use of tapes for the creation of emergency video files. Etere Video Assist makes your job faster, cheaper and safer. 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. 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. Etere Video Assist is a multi-format playout, so no transcoding is needed to use the existing files.
The Video assist use a different database, that is updated by the main database.
Video assist do not control external devices except video server. Each playlist is like a compiled tape where you can navigate with J&S like a vtr.
MTX allows to J&S on a playlist instead of a single video Item
For the operator it will be more easy to search and preview.
Video assist use a different server player, that contain all the files needed to go on-air. The Video assist use a different database, that is updated by the main database. Video assist do not control external devices except video server. Each playlist is like a compiled tape where you can navigate with J&S like a vtr.
The operator has several playlist. The main is update automatically or on request by the main system. The alternate can be built as requested, also 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. Plus there is the Jingle keyboard for instant play. The player has a VTR like interface with J&S play FF REW, so it can be used to play a segment or search in /out in the segment. A Resync key to go at the same event and time code as automation.
MTX is normally different from main playout so it should not have the same problem, a different system avoid common errors. MTX is multi format MTX allows to J&S on a playlist instead of a single video Item For the operator it will be more easy to search and preview.