Geevs Broadcast Servers have been crafted to challenge a wide range of demanding workflows including simple ingest, complex newsroom integration (Mos), live sports replay & highlight, multi-camera studio ingest with edit sequence and 24/7 scheduled play-out.
With our experience of deploying thousands of channels on-air and with an unrivalled feature set, Geevs servers offer broadcasters, content producers and post-production users real benefits and return on investment. Geevs provides unmatched codec support including DVCPRO HD, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, XDCAM HD and AVC-Intra. EditShare also offers a free API for integration with third-party solutions making Geevs the most flexible broadcast server available.
The Geevs server range includes the Geevs HDP2/2 with up to 4 channels of SD or HD I/O and the Geevs HDP 4/4 boasting up to 8 channels of SD or HD I/O (channel limitations may apply based on codec configuration. Contact EditShare Technical support for more information). Future-proofing is assured, as codec support is upgradeable and storage capacity expandable via internal drives, addition of external Geevs Storage units plus of course you can use EditShare storage with Flow media asset management. As standard, all models include rack slides, redundant power supply, mirrored system drive and system configuration, together with an Internal System Restore image.
All Geevs servers are now 2U; this new compact server is perfect for Playout, Content Production, Post-production and Studio environments. Building on a legacy of Geevs 4U Servers, the new 2U is both flexible and easily expanded by adding extra storage or additional servers, all controlled from one client.
- New 2RU chassis, redundant power supply, quad 1GBase-T and optional 10GBase-T
- Up to Four inputs and Four outputs with embedded audio. AES/EBU optional
- Up to 48TB internal storage, RAID 5 or 6
- Full integration with EditShare storage and Flow MAM, support for third party SAN storage or Direct Attached storage
- Live video for channel previews, web Admin and build in Multi-viewer
All Geevs servers are supplied with Geevs Client software as standard. With an enhanced feature set, Geevs Client provides the tools for control of live capture/playback including batch record and multiple server control, plus integrated media management with EditShare's Flow database. For more specific workflows Geevs capabilities are further enhanced by using dedicated client software:
Geevs Studio MC - Multichannel synchronised ingest for up to 16 cameras with automatic incremental metadata such as episode, scene and take
Geevs Live - On-air control of multiple play channels with fast selection of rundown clips
Geevs Sports - Multichannel synchronised ingest and playout of up to four camera feeds with instant replay and dynamic slow motion replay
Geevs also provides a range of utilities that ensure general workflow tasks are managed intelligently and securely, and ensuring uninterrupted record/playout:
File conversion and interchange tool for managed / automated rewrapping or transcoding between files formats using watch folders.
Geevs Local Failover
Simultaneous recording clip media to central and local storage, the Network database is used for metadata. Optional switchover to local database/storage in case of network fault will always keep you working, included synchronisation scripts for switching back to central storage and database on network recovery.
Geevs Record Local and Network Forward
Geevs has the ability to record to a local cache folder and push the data to another remote media folder. A separate process handles the push, so if the network is interrupted or goes down for any reason, the recording is not interrupted. Metadata is always written to the central database, so users in the shared environment can access and collaborate as soon as recording has begun.
EditShare Quality of Service
Using EditShare QOS Geevs is always guaranteed the storage and network bandwidth required to clip capture or playout.
Along with workflow specific software applications, Geevs can also be easily integrated into third party workflows:
Free API for third Party integration and custom development. A high level XML API over TCP/IP providing access to Geevs’s Media Management e.g. access to clips or a collection of clips, Channel Control of transport functions such as record or play and providing Notifications, informing interested applications about events occurring within Geevs. Requires API support option for the first year.
MOS server software and dedicated server with Active X Plugin to interface with MOS supporting Newsroom System to control Geevs channel rundowns. Needs Geevs Live client for playout channel control via mouse, keyboard, shotbox or GPI control (Vision Mixer).