VideoServe 2 integrates Publison mixing systems with Thomson Grass Valley video systems, ensuring a smooth "tapeless" workflow: the system allows importing in the background audio/video straight from a video server, then exporting in the background the mixed audio/video material to a broadcast server.
Production server Thomson
Grass Valley
Video editors
Thomson Grass Valley
VideoServe 2
Playback, import, export
Broadcast server
Thomson Grass Valley
Digital console Publison: NewsMix, Edimix or Prod'Mix
Audio recording and editing, automated mixing
VideoServe 2
Main features
The VideoServe 2 executes three main tasks:

The VideoServe 2 is powerful enough to execute these three tasks simultaneously.

Once the sequence is completed, the NewsEdit is exporting the sequence to the hard disks of the VideoServe.
The video track is exported as a DV stream, the audio sequence is exported as a XML file. Both exports are launched by pressing a single key.
Exporting from the NewsEdit
Automatic import in the background
The Publison system is importing automatically the sequences from the NewsEdit. As soon as the video editor has exported a sequence, the Publison system creates automatically a new reel in the audio editor.
The import process creates automatically a new reel (sequence) in the Publison audio editor. The cuts, fades and gains are imported, so that the user can adjust the transitions (trim, fades, crossfades, gains.)
The audio files are imported in order to create the graphical waveforms. The video track is not imported, and is played back directly, thus saving time and space.
Moreover the import is done in the background, so that the user has never to wait for a transfer to complete.
The video files are played directly from the Video file created by the NewsEdit.
The VideoServe 2 has a fully fledged motion control: forward and reverse playback, fast wind and rewind, jog, shuttle, scrolling and goto. Scrolling and jog are very smooth.
When the user is loading a reel in the audio editor, the corresponding video track is automatically loaded in the VideoServe and can be used immediately.
Video Playback
Exporting mixed audio tracks and video in the background
Once the sequence is mixed, the user can export the mixed sequence, including mixed audio and video, to two different areas:

The export process to the broadcast server is done in the background, so that the user has never to wait for an export to complete.

Moreover the export process is done in streaming mode, so that the sequence can be played immediately on the broadcast server as soon as the export is started. 

The export process to the production server is exporting a consolidated GXF audio/video file.

When a MediaSelf is included in the configuration, the mixed sequences are available in low resolution on standard networked PCs, so that all the interested persons can browse the mixed audio/video contents from their PC.
The MediaSelf is connected to two separate networks:
NewsEdit Thomson
Grass Valley
Export to Final Cut Pro
Export to broadcast server
Standard PCs with the MediaSelfPlayer browser
Publison Systems