The only multi-studio news production automation solution
Astra Studio 3 includes a host of new features, including floating shots that provide unique flexibility in handling a directors breaking news requests outside a planned rundown, with the flexibility to handle events across multiple stories (set backgrounds, branding, graphics, etc.). Astra Studio 3 MAM integration allows video search results to get to air instantly outside of a rundown during breaking news, and includes the ability to integrate with multiple third-party MAMs (Avid, ENPS, EVS, Harmonic, Octopus, Orad, Quantel, Vizrt, and others) in a facility.
ASTRA Studio 3 incorporates feedback from existing ASTRA Studio 2 customers to make this new system even more capable and powerful, said Pavel Potuzak, Avecos founder and CEO. ASTRA Studio 3 enables our customers to produce newscasts, magazine shows, and other studio productions easier, with more impressive graphics and effects and with lower operating costs. The ability for ASTRA Studio 3 to control a wide range of broadcast equipment as well as our Redwood Studio-in-a-Box with the same operator interface makes this an attractive system for both big and small studios, as well as hub-and-spoke networks where regional studios are seamlessly integrated with a central control point.
Complete Systems in the Cloud, Rack & Box
Avecos ASTRA automation uniquely combines master control and news production in one system running on the same hardware and interfacing to both NRCS and traffic systems. Automated cue exchange avoids the routine small switching errors when going between production control to master control to production control during newscasts. The last frame of a video from a spot break, for example, is followed by the next frame of video from the production switcher implementing effects, camera robotic moves, audio mixer control, and lighting control to make smoother looking transitions. This feature simplifies the broadcast of a news program or live event by enabling one operator to control both the program and the commercial breaks without passing control back and forth between two control rooms. In addition to simplified operation, it saves CAPEX and OPEX in terms of both equipment and personnel.
Avecos Redwood Integrated In-a-Box Solutions Support Local or Cloud Playout
, under control of ASTRA Studio 3, is a cost-effective and scalable solution for smaller news studios, for handling breaking news when large news studios arent staffed, and for regional news production. It offers high-end production capability thats easy to afford and easy to use. A bidirectional MOS interface is provided with major newsroom systems including ENPS, iNEWS, Octopus, OpenMedia, and others.
Redwood Play,Both Redwood Studio and Redwood Play include a production switcher, multiple DVEs, a four channel HD video player, graphics, audio mixer, two stereo audio players, four mic and four line external audio, 4 TB of internal storage, optional external storage, a multiviewer, integrated media asset management, and PTZ robotic camera control in one 4 RU frame.