Avid FastServe

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Empower your production

The Avid FastServe family of video servers incorporates the best of legacy PlayMaker and AirSpeed video server technologies while integrating next-generation features and higher channel counts into a compact new design. Tightly integrated into the MediaCentral platform, Avid FastServe empowers production teams to deliver content lightning-fast for news, sports, entertainment, and other types of production. Its 10GbE interface offers direct connection to Avid NEXIS storage, enabling dispersed teams to ingest, edit, play back, and play out media in real time—even while it’s being captured. Plus, its modular design fits any budget, improves efficiency, and provides a smooth transition to UHD, HDR, and Video over IP workflows.

Product highlights

  • Create better content faster and more economically
  • Capture media quickly with Avid FastServe | Ingest
  • Turn around replays and highlights with Avid FastServe | Live Edit
  • Play and control content easily with Avid FastServe | Playout
  • Whether ingesting media, editing highlights, providing replays, or sending content to playout, Avid FastServe enables you to deliver higher quality, more compelling content faster through three server configurations—Avid FastServe | Ingest, Avid FastServe | Live Edit, and Avid FastServe | Playout. With support for HD and Ultra HD resolutions—and the ability to ingest more content at a lower price and edit media while capturing it—you can turn around content for any changing scenario faster, whether it’s breaking news, an incredible play, a hot political debate, or other live event.
  • Avid FastServe | Ingest is a versatile ingest video server designed specifically to meet the challenges of live news, sports, and entertainment productions. It supports scheduled recordings through MediaCentral | Capture, as well as crash recording and 24/7 cyclic recording. Plus, its low-latency “Edit While Capture” capabilities through MediaCentral | Production Management and MediaCentral | Editorial Management enable fast-turnaround workflows for maximum collaborative efficiency.
  • Avid FastServe | Live Edit provides news and sports broadcasters with a turnkey solution for ultra-fast turnaround of incoming feeds. It incorporates video ingest, editing, and playout within the same 3U chassis, making it the best turnaround tool for live environments. When a new story is breaking, Avid FastServe | Live Edit enables you to capture footage and deliver the story to air within seconds. For sports, it’s ideal for editing highlights and providing instant replays as the action happens.
  • Avid FastServe | Playout is a file-based HD/SD ingest and playback server for video clips, images, and motion graphics that can all be controlled from a single user interface. It supports up to six configurable video channels—such as a typical four video streams out and two video streams in configuration—and all common file formats and wrappers. It can also play clips with different codecs and wrappers back-to-back in the same playlist, minimizing transcoding.