VideoServe 3 integrates Publison mixing systems
with Avid 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
Production server Avid
Lanshare or Unity
Streaming video playback, import, export
Digital Console Publison : NewsMix, Edimix ou Prod'Mix
Audio recording and editing, automated mixing
Low resolution server
The VideoServe 3 executes three main tasks:
- Automatic Import in the background of Avid sequences
- Streaming playback from an Avid Editing machine or Server
- Export in the background of mixed sequences, with video and embedded audio,
to production and broadcast servers.
The VideoServe 3 is powerful enough to execute these three tasks
Integration with both discrete video editors and servers
The VideoServe 3 is working with the following configurations:
- Connection to an Avid Lanshare or Unity server
- Direct connection to Avid editors without servers
The VideoServe 3 is working with both NewsCutter (DV format), and
Media Composer (MJPEG format.) With the MJPEG format with 2:1 quality, The
VideoServe 3 works also in streaming mode, without copying or importing the
video MJPEG files.
That is also possible to connect the VideoServe 3 to two separate networks: a
network for News DV format based, and a network for magazines MJPEG format
From the video editors, the export operation is very fast (less than one
second), as the user is exporting only the Avid sequences without exporting the
Moreover that is not necessary to perform a consolidate operation, as the
Publison system is managing handles in order to import only the useful parts of
the audio files. So that in the video editing rooms another time consuming
operations are avoided.
Quick export from video editing rooms
Automatic import in the background
The Publison system is importing automatically the Avid sequences. As soon
as the video editor has exported a sequence, the Publison system creates
automatically a new reel in the audio editor. Both the sequence and the audio
files are imported.
The import is done in the background, so that the user has never to wait for
a transfer to complete.
When using adjustable import handles, the Publison system is importing
only the useful parts of the original audio files. For example if the
handles are set to 5 seconds and if the system has to import a one minute clip,
Publison is importing 1 minutes and 10 seconds, even when the original audio
file is one hour long.
By using handles, the mixing operator can adjust transitions, fades and
crossfades. For example if a piece of sound is missing at a cut point, the user
can trim the transition in order to retrieve the hidden part of the clip.
Import handles are saving time and space on the hard disks.
Moreover that is no more necessary to consolidate the sequences in the Avid
space, that is also saving time and space in the Avid workflow.
Original audio source clip
Audio clp on the audio track
Imported audio source, shorter than the original one
The video files are played in streaming mode directly from the Avid systems
(Unity, Lanshare servers or video editors depending on the configuration.) The
video files are not copied or converted, that is another important improvement
of the speed of the workflow. This feature applies to both DV files and MJPEG
The VideoServe 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
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:
- Export to a broadcast server
- Export back to the Avid systems
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
The export process to the Avid area is exporting four physical audio tracks
and one virtual video track. The original video track is sent back to Avid
without copying video files. The mixed sequence can be loaded in Avid machines
with four synchronous audio tracks and one video track.
Identification Tape ID based
The Tape ID (identifier of Avid sequences) is moved with the metadata of
the sequences in every step of the workflow, so that the sequences are always
properly recognized from video editing to the broadcast server through the
in the background
Export to broadcast server
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
The MediaSelf is connected to two separate networks:
- Production network (Gigabit Ethernet)
- Desktop network (Ethernet 100 base T or Gigabit Ethernet.)
Standard PCs with the MediaSelfPlayer browser