NEXIO® Studio Suite software provides enhanced control of recording and playback for NEXIO® video servers, enabling transition to tapeless production and multichannel, synchronized playout. The software offers an affordable path to efficient file-based workflows for studio operations, production, archive, ingest and news rundown.
Rollback Recording Functionality
NEXIO Studio Suite features a rollback recording mode, AddOn, with familiar video tape recorder (VTR) functionality. When recording live in the studio, this feature allows users to stop recording, roll back and start recording again. This completed studio recording can be conformed to a new clip or exported to a nonlinear editor.
Instant Access to Content
With NEXIO storage architecture, users can scale based on the size of their operating environment. Multiple Studio Suites can control a large number of record/play ports. NEXIO Studio Suite operators have instant access to content without having to wait for it to be copied. Editing and recording can be handled on the same shared storage, eliminating the need to copy files and minimizing turnaround times.
Studio productions recorded through the NEXIO Studio Suite AddOn mode can be edited immediately on Velocity ESX™ and Apple® Final Cut Pro® 7 editors or rendered at high speed on the NEXIO InstantOnline™ conforming engine.
NEXIO Studio Suite Rundown and MultiCam Modes
The NEXIO Studio Suite software application is available in two packages: NEXIO Studio Suite Rundown and NEXIO Studio Suite MultiCam, each supporting four NEXIO channels with software options to provide additional channel control and functionality. Multiple NEXIO Studio Suite applications can be used simultaneously on a single NEXIO system, limited only by the number of available channels on the NEXIO server.
In MultiCam production view, users can create a playlist for each channel by simply dragging and dropping clips. Channels can also be slaved or synchronized so playback and cueing are linked, a convenient feature when playing key and fill, or playing back multiple camera angles. It is also possible to slave record channels, for example, when recording multiple camera angles.
The Rundown mode is designed for playout of manually generated rundowns or rundowns received from MOS-enabled newsroom systems (interface to a newsroom system requires the NXNSSMOS option). Both Rundown and MultiCam views handle playlists, but the Rundown view manages four channels in one view (A/B/C/D) and MultiCam manages channels through separate playlists.
Rundown and MultiCam views can work in parallel. For example, in a common scenario in news production, Rundown manages the playout of stories and Multicam is used to play out backgrounds, loops and teasers. The Rundown can be controlled through the NEXIO Studio Suite graphical user interface (GUI), QWERTY keyboard or via a Hi Tech Systems HT624 control panel. For redundancy, one NEXIO Studio Suite can act as master to a second slave NEXIO Studio Suite.
AddOn Production Mode
AddOn Production Mode is designed to substitute existing tape based workflows when prerecording TV-Shows. These will often be pre-recorded "as live" to enable final editing, control over content and duration of the show. Traditionally studio productions have been recorded to tape, with the show tape available after the last scene shot or the recorded show edited in an editing suite. NEXIO Studio Suite’s Add-On Production Mode combines the advantages of both these ways by enabling timeline recording and editing on the NEXIO server. The completed show is recorded as a timeline which is ready to play immediately. Alternatively it can be conformed into a single file via NEXIO’s Instant on Line or edited quickly through on-SAN editors such as VelocityESX or Final Cut Pro 7.
With tape ingest, it is possible to ingest from videotape or create a batch ingest list. RS-422 ports are required on the PC and the NXNSSTAPECTL option. With batch ingest, a list of ingest jobs are created either on NEXIO Studio Suite or imported as an EDL or Avid® Log Exchange file.
Even in file-based workflows, it can be necessary to archive clips to videotape, which can be done through the Tape Archive view. RS-422 ports are required on the PC and the NXNSSTAPECTL option. Tape archive allows an operator to create an archive list and have this list automatically dub clips to tape.
Specifications and designs are subject to change without notice.
Each NEXIO Studio Suite runs on the operator’s PC with minimum specifications as follows:
|Basic Rundown Package|
|NXNSSRDN||NEXIO Studio Suite Basic Rundown Package. Control of 4 NEXIO server ports over IP from a customer supplied PC. HT624 hardware panel available from Hi Tech Systems. Customer supplied GPI option available for mixer control|
|Basic Multicam Package|
|NXNSSMULTICAM||NEXIO Studio Suite Basic Multicam Package. Control of 4 NEXIO server ports over IP from a customer supplied PC. HT624 hardware panel available from Hi Tech Systems|
|NXNSSMULTICAMUPG||Adds NEXIO Studio Suite Multicam capability to NXNSSRDN for playlist per channel and slave record/playback of multiple NEXIO channels. NXNSSRDN comes with 4-channel control with additional channels available through NXNSS4CH|
|NXNSSRDNUPG||Adds NEXIO Studio Suite Rundown capability to NXSSMULTICAM|
|NXNSSADDON||Adds "live on tape" rollback recording capability to NXNSSRDN or NXNSSMULTICAM. Provides assemble and insert editing allowing restart at any mark-in point. Resulting EDL can be conformed into new clip using NEXIO InstantOnline|
|NXNSS4CH||Add NEXIO channel control in increments of 4-channels to NXSSRDN or NXSSMULTICAM. Maximum of 12 ports per NEXIO Studio Suite|
|NXNSSTAPECTL||Adds tape ingest and tape archive for 2 VTRs connected to NEXIO Studio Suite. Requires RS-422 ports on customer supplied PC|
|NXNSSFTP||Adds FTP capability to NEXIO Studio Suite. FTP copy files from NEXIO MediaBase to other FTP servers. Supports the NEXIO FTP server range of wrappers|
|NXNSSMOS||Adds newsroom playout integration to NEXIO Studio Suite Rundown. A NEXIO Studio Suite Rundown is dynamically updated through the NRCS rundown whilst status of channel returned back. Requires MOS-enabled NRCS|
|NXNSSPANEL||License to control customer supplied Hi Tech HT624 Panel (requires Ethernet control on Hi Tech panel)|
|NXNSSGPI||License to control customer supplied GPI hardware available from Quancom - USBOPTO16|