EVS drives UHD production with new XT4K and XS4K servers

EVS will introduce IBC2016’s visitors to the next generation of its industry-leading live production servers. The XT4K and the XS4K are dedicated UHD servers which provide a reliable and practical means of producing 4K and HD content in today’s live production environment.


The XT4K is a 4K production and replay server which uses uncompressed 12G SDI in and output ports and integrated IP I/O options to deliver new flexible ways to design production facilities’ infrastructures. The new UHD server will offer users the capability to grow with future engine software updates enabling even more flexible UHD/HD configurations through increased channel density options.

evs_XT4k_frontThe XT4K gives users up to four channels of 4K or 8 channels of HD and unleashes HDR-enabled live content through its native 10-bit codec of XAVC-4K. Flexible use of the XT4K’s SDI and IP connections allow operators to use the server within native-IP, traditional SDI or hybrid workflows. The XT4K has also been built to support todays and tomorrows emerging SuperMotion cameras, as well as support for the common native codecs that provide speed and flexibility.

Based on the same signature loop recording as all of EVS’ live production servers, the XT4K has the capacity to reliably record over 130 hours of 4K-UHD content with the same speed and functionality of existing LSM highlights and replay production systems. Engaging audiences with higher quality images that let broadcasters tell better stories has never been easier.


Optimized to enable a smart transition to an IP-connected studio environment, the XS4K is built with hybrid SDI/IP technology. The server is built with a flexible four channel 4K and 8 channel HD configuration which enables seamless ingest & playout multiformat content within studio operations.


EVS’ XS4K is available in Quad-SDI or 12G-SDI setups, while a new on-board XIP option allows simple integration to the native-IP workflows of tomorrow’s production infrastructure. Also based on EVS’ unique loop recording, the new server supports the XAVC codec for 4K and will support AVC-Intra, DNxHD and ProRes codecs for HD workflows. By enabling simple media exchange with post production workflows, the XS4K is the perfect fit within a permanent studio production environment.

“These two new additions to the EVS live production server family are designed to meet the expectations of today’s broadcasters and content producers for practical solutions to embrace tomorrow’s technologies and formats in today’s production operations,” said Muriel De Lathouwer, ceo and managing director of EVS.

Laurent Petit, vp product at EVS added: “being able to produce 4K content is no longer a novelty – it’s something our customers and partners need to do to deliver audiences what they want. The XT4K and XS4K have been designed so that investments will be protected. As users continue to grow and produce more content, so do these new servers. Today’s infrastructures increasingly need to cope with faster, more efficient production and the XT4K and XS4K servers deliver speed and reliability even in the newest resolutions and growing formats.”






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