Avid FastServe family features and benefits
Turn around content lightning-fast
The Avid FastServe family of video servers is designed to accelerate today’s demanding HD and UHD production workflows, so you can get better content to air first. Avid FastServe | Ingest provides low-latency Edit While Capture capabilities in Media Composer and MediaCentral for news and sports production teams, enabling greater craft editor creativity and faster story delivery. When rapid response is critical, Avid FastServe | Live Edit offers ingest, editing, and playout capabilities in one box for breaking news and live sports productions that require instant turnaround. And Avid FastServe | Playout offers the option to play directly from Avid NEXIS storage immediately, with no file rendering or transfer time required, maximizing production flexibility in fast-paced environments.
Experience a streamlined workflow with MediaCentral
Avid FastServe fully integrates with the MediaCentral platform, accelerating and simplifying production workflows. FastServe | Ingest can be fully controlled by MediaCentral | Capture, enabling auto file check-in and instant availability for logging and Edit While Capture. With FastServe | Live Edit, any sports highlight or news segment created by the operator is automatically and instantly shared with the entire production environment, enabling immediate response while extending creative editorial opportunities. FastServe | Playout works with Maestro | News (formerly Maestro), offering graphics and video playout in a single solution.
Get more channel value
Avid FastServe supports higher channel counts per video server, offering a lower overall cost per channel in a smaller footprint. Both FastServe | Ingest and Fast Serve | Live Edit can be flexibly configured to support up to four UHD channels in pristine Avid DNxHR, up to eight 1080p channels in Avid DNxHD, or up to eight channels of XDCAM HD or DNxHD for 1080i and 720p workflows. FastServe | Playout enables up to four SD/HD channels to support back-to-back playout of different codecs and resolutions.
Gain great flexibility and scalability
Avid FastServe offers total deployment flexibility, so you can start small and grow as needed. Its modular server architecture makes it easy to customize a configuration to support the smallest regional studios up to the largest multi-national media organizations. The servers also provide an easy transition from HD to UHD*, as well as from SDI to video over IP with interchangeable interfaces. Its redundant 10GbE architecture integrates directly with Avid NEXIS, eliminating the need for any additional hardware.
Get reliable performance
The Avid FastServe architecture is robustly built to address the most demanding news, sports, and entertainment production environments, with no single point of failure. The servers are equipped with hot-swappable dual power supplies, dual port network connections, and RAID-protected hard disks running the virus-free and stable Linux operating system, ensuring you can capture the media you need and keep content safe.
Boost your ROI
A versatile production environment offers a better return on investment, and Avid FastServe provides the flexibility you need to meet every production demand. From classic news ingest and playout, to turning around breaking news stories and live sports coverage quickly, Avid FastServe can handle the complex and ever-changing needs of modern broadcasters. It also reduces production costs with open support for IP, SDI, and mixed environments, providing a truly exceptional return on investment. Plus, only a single operator is required to orchestrate media for a multitude of workflows and needs, saving additional resources.