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 broadcast server.
Production server Avid
Lanshare or Unity
Video editors Avid
VideoServe 3
Streaming video playback, import, export
Broadcast server SGI
Digital Console Publison : NewsMix, Edimix ou Prod'Mix
Audio recording and editing, automated mixing
Jurnalistes' PCs
(Desktop network)
MediaSelf
Low resolution server
VideoServe 3
Main features
The VideoServe 3 executes three main tasks:

The VideoServe 3 is powerful enough to execute these three tasks simultaneously.

Integration with both discrete video editors and servers
The VideoServe 3 is working with the following configurations:

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 based.

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 media.

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.

Import handles
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
Leading handle
Trailing handle
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 files.
 
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 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 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 mixing room.
Functions
Import
Playback
Export
Avid Editing
Avid Editing
Instantaneous
Export
Automatic import
in the background
Export to broadcast server
MediaSelf
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:
Standard PCs with the MediaSelfPlayer browser
Avid Server
Avid Server
Export to
 production  server
Products
Publison Systems