Avid to Provide Production Solutions and Support for NBC’s Coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games

Avid Technology announced that it has been selected to implement an end-to-end editing workflow for NBC during the network’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics from Beijing, China August 8-24. This marks NBC and Avid’s fifth consecutive Olympic Games working together.

NBC was looking for a vendor that understood the rigorous demands of a high-scale production and could offer a solution that would enable the network to deliver more than 3,600 hours of HD programming over a 17-day period. In order to fulfill this task, NBC opted for 224TB of Avid Unity™ ISIS® shared storage to be dispersed across four systems, including an Avid® Interplay® system, which will enable scalability, vast client connectivity, resiliency, and a facility-wide workflow. NBC will also deploy approximately 34 Avid systems for editing, ingest, capture, and playout, and will use Avid DNxHD® codec to significantly reduce storage and bandwidth requirements, while providing mastering-quality HD media. read more...

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