SEOUL, South Korea – Korean National Broadcasting company KBS has chosen VIVA Ingestion System from Media-Alliance in its tapeless newsroom system.
The tapeless newsroom system was supplied by Korean system integrators SK C&C. The VIVA ingestion system was provided by Media-Alliance, with the support from Lee & Broad, our partner in Korea. The ingestion system included VIVA ingestion control system and AVIO ingest servers systems. Over 20 AVIO ingest servers from Media-Alliance were deployed in this installation.
The VIVA ingestion control system has 3 major components : an ingest manager for tape-based ingest (VTR), a scheduling component for daily ingest of incoming satellite feeds and a file based import manager for handling tapeless media such as SONY XDCAM.
We supplied additional features for seamless integration to KBS newsroom and MAM systems such as concurrent proxy and KF creation (scene change analysis), metadata support, etc.
Media-Alliance performed the mission successfully to install baseband Ingest system for 40 HD channels, File Import 24 channels, Transcoding Software 14 channels, Device Manager 4 system, Ingest Manager(Scheduler) 10 system, AVIO Manager Software 1 system, User Manager 1 system, Pandora Monitoring Software 1 system, XY-Display Software 1 system, X-CUT Software 1 system. The solution also includes Instant Edit with a plugin developed for Edius NLE system.
The most innovative feature of this project is constituted by the 3 Tier architecture, which separates the various tasks by using a client, a device manager and the video server. The result is a system able to scale to any number of managed channels with the support of line management function of up two A/V Router ( in this case GVG Router 384x416, Harris Router 144x256). Grouping Management and Channel Mapping.
KBS appreciated that, in addition to XDCAM HD422, H.264 10M and 5M were implemented for the first time in Korea Broadcasting market and the same for Line management, group management and channel mapping feature.
Also we supported Instant Edit (Edit while ingest) feature with Edius NLE and X-CUT. The X-CUT application is Media-Alliance's proprietary Application offering cut edit, replay HQ, Proxy during ingest function along with conforming/rendering or EDL creation. AVIO ingest Server includes the support for HD and SD formats as well as Dual Proxy (H.264 1.5M and 500K). Transcoding System also generates Dual Proxy (LQ: H.264 1.5M, MQ: H.264 500K) and the same for any file import including SONY U2 XDCAM Device and FTP. File Import outputs XDCAM HD422, Dual Proxy (H.264 1.5M and 500K) and KF from XDCAM U2 Drive in each File Import Server.
KBS currently is very satisfied by the performance of the deployed system.