Tapeless Infrastructure for SWR High performance platform for 300 concurrent clients

A cross-functional media asset management system, editing and postproduction, central video storage, studio automation as well as ingest and playout capabilities, graphics systems and an entirely new IT infrastructure – for the rebuilding of SWR’s “Funkhaus” in Stuttgart our company group was responsible for the complete realisation of a tapeless production system.

In order to perfectly meet the individual production requirements, we defined and specified a cross-functional tapeless workflow using a customised solution. Now, the high efficient proxy format H.264 in MXF containers – developed by our company in close cooperation with Omneon, AmberFin, MOG Solutions and S4M – allows an exchange of material between all relevant systems. The highly performant infrastructure enables about 300 users to access simultaneously data from the central storage system. In addition, a large number of realtime streams towards all systems is ensured. In the field of ingest, we also took over the studio automation implementation: The extended system is not only controlling all video servers, but also light, camera robots and graphics systems.

Technical Information

Stuttgart, Germany
09/2010 - 05/2012
Integrated Solutions (Extract) Manufacturer / Supplier
Media Asset Management System VPMS with a guaranteed Capacity for 300 Concurrent Clients arvato Systems
MediaGrid 3000, 288 TB Omneon
Interplay & ISIS 7000 with 72 TB Avid
24 x Media Composer Nitris DX plus several Media Composer SW Systems Avid
XDCAM HD 1080i50 Transcoding AmberFin & Rhozet
F1000 & O1000 for File-Transfer between MediaGrid and Avid Environment MOG Technologies
Studio Automation Central Control for 3 Studios AVECO
Graphics System for Studio and Post Production, integrated in Media Asset Management Vizrt
Customised Interface S4M VPMS, AVECO Automation, Annova OpenMedia
4 x Pro Tools HD Audio Editing Systems Avid
Color Correction System Nucoda
Studio Furniture from our Company Group Finecut