Why choose FastServe video servers?

Turn around content lightning-fast

FastServe is designed to accelerate today’s demanding HD, UHD, and HDR workflows, so you can get content on air quickly. Plus, with tight MediaCentral integration, you can automate ingest and file check-in, edit media while capturing it, and play back content as it’s being transferred.

Transition HD and HDR production to studio video over IP

FastServe supports the widely adopted SMPTE ST-2110 standard and Networked Media Open Specification (NMOS), opening up more flexibility in your workflow. The servers seamlessly integrate with a variety of studio video over IP-enabled third-party solutions and can be controlled by NMOS servers for on-the-fly remote configuration.

Get great channel flexibility

FastServe supports higher channel counts per video server, offering a lower overall cost per channel in a smaller footprint. With up to four UHD or eight HD I/O channels in FastServe | Ingest, up to two UHD or eight HD outputs in FastServe | Playout, and up to four HD I/O channels (or two UHD I/O channels coming soon) in FastServe | I/Oyou can configure the ins and outs for your recording and playout needs.

Boost efficiency

The new MediaCentral | Acquire app - part of the web-based MediaCentral | Cloud UX - puts the power of acquisition in the hands of your users in the office or remote. The app can control multiple FastServe devices for the most efficient way to get media and valuable metadata directly to your loggers, journalists, producers, and editors.

Gain easy scalability

The modular architecture makes it easy to customize a server to support the smallest regional studios to the largest multinational media organizations. Transition from HD to UHD, or 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

FastServe is robustly built to address the most demanding 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.

Get a full return on investment

FastServe works with today’s and tomorrow’s technologies, enabling you to confidently invest in an industry-leading solution that reduces costs and provides a more flexible production environment—now and in the future. It integrates easily into any broadcast infrastructure, requiring fewer servers and fewer operators to support even the most demanding productions.

FastServe | I/O—Get efficient ingest and playout all in one affordable server

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Get big performance at a small price

Streamline your end-to-end workflow with a powerful server that offers ingest and playout capabilities all in one box. It provides four input and four output channels to handle a variety of production needs. And with support for Edit While Capture, high-quality proxy, and Send to Playback workflows through MediaCentral and Media Composer integration, you get high-end performance and efficiency at a price that’s easy on your budget.

Automate capture and playout

FastServe | I/O tightly integrates with MediaCentral | Acquire,  MediaCentral | Capture and MediaCentral | Command, enabling you to automate media ingest and newsroom rundown playout, respectively, increasing your speed and accuracy to air. And providing peace of mind. It also supports API and VDCP, enabling third-party automation controllers to take command of the server.

Built to move you into the future

Like other FastServe configurations, FastServe | I/O offers a modular design that works with the SDI and HD infrastructure you may have now, with the ability to modify the I/O through interchangeable interfaces when you’re ready to transition production to UHD (coming soon), HDR, and video over IP, including SMPTE ST 2110.

Download the FastServe | I/O datasheet

FastServe | Ingest—Capture and make content available instantly

FastServe IngestGet easy HD and UHD ingest

Capture up to four simultaneous UHD streams or up to eight HD streams. You can record hundreds of hours to internal storage, as well as stream to Avid NEXIS in real time, giving you media ready for production, plus a backup.

Protect production with dual media ingest

FastServe | Ingest offers the highest possible level of redundancy with the ability to write XDCAM media into separate Avid NEXIS systems in parallel. This enables flexibility to serve different production needs, lowering costs, or for media backup, providing peace of mind that the show will always go on.

Edit media while capturing it

When used with MediaCentral, you can log and edit incoming streams as they’re being ingested—without waiting for the recordings to finish. FastServe can also create high-quality proxies* in parallel, making the multi-resolution clip instantly available to MediaCentral and Media Composer users to speed up editorial.

* With XDCAM, XAVC-I, and AVC-I formats only

Add AVC-I and/or XAVC-I ingest

With the FastServe | Ingest AVC-I and XAVC-I options, you can extend your codec support to enable eight AVC-I 100 or XAVC-I Class 100 HD, 1080i, or 1080p ingest channels. Get simultaneous dual ingest of high-res and proxy media directly to Avid NEXIS, plus “Edit While Capture” capabilities and multi-resolution dynamic relink for MediaCentral and Media Composer users.

Make an impact with HDR

With HDR support for Avid DNxHR, AVC-I, and XAVC-I 1080p formats, you can capture and edit HDR source material in 10-bit quality. The user-defined color space is maintained as part of the media metadata, making it available when editing in MediaCentral and Media Composer.

Speed up workflows

Want to control multiple FastServe devices from a single UI? No problem with the new web-based MediaCentral | Cloud UX app, MediaCentral | Acquire, or with MediaCentral | Capture.

With MediaCentral | Acquire, you can preview, control and schedule media ingest remotely, boosting efficiency and remote collaboration for a more effective story-centric workflow. Controlling multiple FastServe channels, with automated feed scheduling and recording capabilities, MediaCentral | Acquire increases the speed and accuracy of your media acquisition workflows.

Streamline multicam workflows

With FastServe | Ingest remote console, you can sync multiple channels over multiple servers to start and stop recording and transfers with a single button press. Get easier file management and reduce the complexity of synchronizing multiple camera feeds for editing.

Download the FastServe | Ingest datasheet

FastServe | Playout—Get breaking news to air fast with versatile playout

FastServe Playout-minGet fully integrated news playout

FastServe | Playout is available in 8-channel HD/UHD and 4-channel HD server configurations and integrates into any existing Avid news playout environment. Its STP (Send to Playback) engine enables playout while the media is being transferred from timeline to server. It integrates with MediaCentral | Command for news rundown control, as well as other common studio automation controllers, enabling a fast, accurate, and highly redundant news playout workflow.

Consolidate video, image, and graphics playout

Pair FastServe | Playout with Maestro and you can control video, image, and motion graphics playout from a single solution. It also tightly integrates with MediaCentral, offering a holistic and streamlined workflow for end-to-end UHD/HD playback.

Deliver multiformat content quickly

With support for a wide range of codecs and wrappers, it enables back-to-back video and graphics playout in fast-paced news environments—without transcoding in advance. It offers up to 16 TB of RAID-protected internal storage, plus direct media playback from Avid NEXIS, speeding response time.

Download the FastServe | Playout datasheet

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