For broadcast and fast-turnaround media production environments, AirSpeed Multi Stream delivers workflow-connected HD and SD acquisition and playback with the ease, speed, and capability that makes Avid the reference standard for professional content production.
- Native end-to-end XDCAM HD-compatible workflow
Choose the AirSpeed MPEG-2 HD model for ingest and playout support of start-to-finish XDCAM-HD workflow in conjunction with Avid editors. Sony hardware codecs provide full-spec XDCAM implementation and ensure optimal workflow with XDCAM HD/EX formats and devices.
- Fastest AVC-Intra workflow from ingest to playback
For speed and ease that perfectly complements your P2 HD cameras and decks, the AirSpeed AVC-Intra model works with Avid editors to deliver peerless end-to-end 50 and 100 Mb/s workflow.
- No-compromise DNxHD end-to-end workflow
When the picture quality counts, nothing looks better or delivers the production efficiency of Avid DNxHD. The AirSpeed DNxHD model supports record and playout of both 10 bit DNxHD 185/220 and 8 bit DNxHD 120/145 for fast turnaround of eye-catching content.
- Efficient HD operation
A 1.5RU form factor packs more channels in a small space, and the choice of MPEG-2 HD, AVC-Intra, or DNxHD – each with DVCPRO25/50 and IMX30/50 means you can select the capability you need while saving on cost, space, and power
- Codec flexibility
Four MPEG-2 HD, or AVC-Intra 50 or two DNxHD channels let you handle any combination of record and play. The SD DVCPRO and IMX model is field upgradable to MPEG-2 HD, AVC-Intra, or DNXHD.
- Fits your needs; fits your facility
Fast, easy ingest-edit-playback workflow starts with AirSpeed Multi Stream and an Avid editor. The Avid NewsVision turnkey solution adds collaborative power and capacity with ISIS 5000 shared storage and NewsCutter or Media Composer editing seats, and includes Support, Training, and on-site Professional Services for a very affordable price.
- Interplay integration
Thorough integration with the industry-leading Interplay Production asset management system provides coordinated, managed workflow with centralized tracking of all assets for up to hundreds of users, and Interplay Archive and proxy workflows extend easy, quick media access to every contributor on your WAN.
- Simultaneous proxy creation
Up to four high quality, bandwidth-efficient H.264/MPEG-4 proxies of XDCAM, AVC-Intra, or DNxHD media can be simultaneously created, allowing swift local or remote access to online or archived media in conjunction with Interplay Production.
- Ancillary data support
Seamless SMPTE 436-compliant ancillary data is supported and preserved from ingest, through edit, to playback.
- Nimble playback
On HD-SD models, automatic up, down, and cross conversion of clips that don’t match the preferred format eliminates transcoding steps, and output channel HD/SD format switching removes the need to dedicate a channel’s output to one format
- Headframe creation
Automatic creation of a reference frame for each clip captured, viewable in the user interface or anyone using the Interplay production management system.
- FrameChase editing
AirSpeed connects directly to ISIS and enables MXF-supporting editing systems to simultaneously edit or play any live feed seconds after recording begins.
- Interplay Capture and iNEWS Command integration
The Interplay Capture ingest control system provides reliable, comprehensive feed scheduling and recording, When it’s time to go to air, the iNEWS Command playback control application provides cost effective play to air under automated, assisted, or manual control, with available redundant configurations.
- Comprehensive control
Integration with automation and control applications through industry standard VDCP and BVW protocols and an XML-based API for more powerful control by automation systems.
- Matchless Multicam
The built-in IsoSync® feature allows one-button, frame-synchronized multi-camera capture into Avid ISIS shared storage for the fastest Multicam editing and turnaround.
- Safe, straightforward remote operation
The Remote Console control application provides intuitive set-up, control, preview, and monitoring for all functions and channels of multiple AirSpeed servers, including ability to play clips, record, change In and Out points, and create sub clips. Administrators can grant selective user access control to help protect the integrity of on-air operations.
Ability to build playlists, insert/delete/reorder clips, automatic or manual advance, looping lists, clip status in server database, and the ability to save and load an existing playlist is included in the Remote Console application.