AirSpeed | 5500


Versatile media ingest and playout

From capture to broadcast, accelerate your entire SD and HD workflows with AirSpeed | 5500. This best-in-class multichannel video server helps you manage feeds, live acquisition, content production, and play-to-air demands easily. From direct codec support, automated capture, and proven media protection, to near-instantaneous ingest-to-playback turnaround and playout flexibility, AirSpeed | 5500 provides the reliable performance you need to produce and deliver top-quality news, television, and sports content—on time and on budget—in a new, more powerful chassis.


Sinclair Broadcast Group

Why Sinclair Broadcast Group chose Avid


  • Turn around stories faster
  • Access assets anywhere
  • Save time and money
  • Get powerful flexibility
  • With the new, more powerful AirSpeed | 5500, you can automate and get near-instantaneous ingest-to-playback turnaround, enabling you to get content to air as quickly as you acquire the media. And when used with MediaCentral | Ingest and/or Media | Director, you can trigger multisite playback remotely with Remote Send to Playback. It’s the only video server that’s designed to simplify and accelerate your entire media production workflow, from end to end.

  • By integrating AirSpeed | 5500 into a MediaCentral | Production Management or Interplay | Production and Avid NEXIS shared storage workflow, you gain unparalleled collaboration, performance, and access to all of your workgroup’s media—whether you’re onsite or working remotely. Plus, it brings a whole new level of creativity and collaboration to Media Composer | Cloud Remote, MediaCentral | Cloud UX, and MediaCentral | UX, supporting a start to finish workflow using XAVC Intra, XAVC-L (Long GOP), AVC-Intra, or AVC-LongG.

  • Eliminate time-consuming transcoding with direct support for multiple Panasonic AVC, Sony XAVC, and other HD and SD media formats. In addition, AirSpeed | 5500 provides built-in up-, down-, and HD cross-conversion on ingest and playout across all channels, making it easy to work with disparate media, while eliminating the need for costly converters.

  • Get the workflow integration, open design, codec agility, and playout flexibility you need to handle a variety of content for long-term broadcast success. That’s why AirSpeed video servers are proven and trusted by hundreds of broadcast stations worldwide, in some of the most demanding production environments.

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