Accelerate live news and sports production—end to end
Create and deliver content faster
Avid FastServe is designed to accelerate today’s demanding HD and UHD production workflows. Avid FastServe | Ingest enables journalists, editors, and producers to create and deliver higher quality content faster than ever before. With real-time media transfer to Avid NEXIS storage (in addition to high capacity internal storage), based on its Edit While Capture feature, content is immediately exposed and available through MediaCentral, providing fast access to everyone across your production chain, on any device, from any location. Avid FastServe | Live Edit adds an ultra-fast turnaround layer to the solution by offering on-the-fly real-time content editing on the video server itself, enabling you to turn around content in fractions of a second, ensuring the fastest response time to air.
Get great flexibility and scalability
Avid FastServe delivers great deployment flexibility, performance, and scalability, so you can start small and grow as needed. Its modular video server architecture supports production teams of any size, scaling with you as your needs and team grow. As the industry moves from HD to UHD, and from SDI to Video over IP, Avid FastServe provides an easy transition path through interchangeable interfaces. Its 10GbE architecture also tightly integrates with Avid NEXIS—without requiring any additional hardware.
Reduce production costs
Realize greater operational efficiency and reduce production costs with a modernized, high-performance set of workflows. Avid FastServe is tightly integrated into MediaCentral, offering holistic and streamlined workflows for end-to-end content production and playback.
Get support for multiple workflows
A versatile production environment offers a better return on investment, and Avid FastServe provides a flexible end-to-end solution that meets all production needs. From classic news ingest and playout, to quickly turning around breaking news stories, election coverage, high-profile sporting events, or multi-camera ingest, Avid FastServe can handle the complex and ever-changing needs of even the most demanding broadcast operations, providing a truly exceptional return on investment.
Protect your existing investments
Avid FastServe protects your capital investment by supporting both today’s and tomorrow’s formats, so you can be “future-ready” right now. It’s designed to handle both HD and UHD* ingest and playout, and is a critical component of Avid’s end-to-end 4K solution for news and sports studio workflows, as well as multi-camera ingest. Its architecture also provides peace of mind, allowing a mix of legacy HD-SDI with Video over IP interfaces to support hybrid infrastructures and optimize production workflows.
* Please note that FastServe | Playout supports only HD and SD workflows at this time.