Deliver the story first
Get greater workflow flexibility with a powerful next-gen video server line that offers higher channel counts in a compact new design. The Avid FastServe family tightly integrates with the MediaCentral platform, empowering creative teams to ingest, edit, and play out content lightning-fast for news, sports, entertainment, and other live productions. And its modular architecture fits any budget, improves efficiency, and provides a smooth transition from HD to UHD, and from SDI workflows to video over IP.
All Avid FastServe servers are designed to streamline ingest and playout across your entire MediaCentral production environment. Tightly integrated with Avid NEXIS and MediaCentral, FastServe can dramatically speed up and improve existing workflows with a choice of three server configurations.
FastServe | Ingest can be controlled by a MediaCentral | Capture automation control system, providing high channel count ingest in native production codecs. It also features a 10GbE interface to Avid NEXIS storage, offering immediate access to material for logging, as well as Edit While Capture capabilities to Media Composer | Ultimate and MediaCentral editors.
FastServe | Live Edit offers ingest, edit, and playout from within the same box as a first response tool, enabling teams to turn around content in seconds—without having to render or transfer files. It offers a significant workflow advantage in that any sports highlight or news segment can be created for immediate turnaround, while at the same time be automatically shared with other MediaCentral users, offering an extremely efficient, reliable, and cost-effective collaborative environment.
FastServe | Playout delivers end-to-end HD and UHD workflows and enables direct playout from an Avid NEXIS workspace, without requiring any additional intermediate hardware or time-consuming file transfers and transcoding. This gives production teams more flexibility to accommodate last-minute changes.
Whether ingesting media, editing highlights, providing replays, or sending content to playout, Avid FastServe enables you to deliver higher quality, more compelling content faster. With support for HD and UHD 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.
Understanding industry requirements to improve efficiency and reduce costs, FastServe is fine-tuned to better address broadcasters’ ever-growing needs. The servers protect your capital investment by supporting both today’s and tomorrow’s technologies, so you can be “future-ready” right now, with SDI transitioning to video over IP, and HD transitioning to UHD resolutions.
FastServe | Ingest offers a high channel count at a competitive price point, without compromising on Avid’s proven reliability and workflow standards.
FastServe | Live Edit is an all-around player capable of enhancing and contributing to multiple common news and sports workflows. From efficient sports highlight editing and ultra-fast turnaround of breaking news scenarios, to cost-effective 24/7 baseband gathering, FastServe | Live Edit empowers collaboration without overloading your entire production environment.
FastServe | Playout offers a unique approach to reducing operational costs by consolidating both video and graphics playback into a single hardware solution, enabling one operator to control the workflow from a single interface.