All models of Geevs Server come with the standard Geevs Client software; this multi-purpose software can access all the power of the Geevs video server. This client features a channel based live view interface and includes Quick Record and Playout, Playout of Recording clips, support for markers and metadata along with virtual and real subclip creation from recording or playing clips. Standard Playlist functions support; playout of clips or sequences with Loops, sequences can also be delayed, started at a specific time or triggered, additionally Virtual Tapes for VTR replacement can be created and much more.
The live view channel control windows allows you to work with the available channels on the server. From here you can acquire channels, play clips, subclip, scrub set in/out times and more. The Channel viewer also includes Cue and Play/Pause and Record mode buttons for clip capture.
Geevs has a virtual structure that resembles the physical one but consists of references to the media spaces and clips rather than the raw file data. This virtual structure is displayed in the Folders window, it provides easy access to the stored media without the complication of the underlying drive and directory structure. The Folders window lets you manage the clips, searches, and sequences held in the Geevs database.
Geevs offers unmatched support and integration for broadcast and post production formats, including DV25, DV50, IMX, MPEG-2, Uncompressed, DVCPRO HD, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, XDCAM HD and AVC-Intra 50/100 in all common file formats.
Multiple Server Support
Playback and recording of channels from more than one server is now supported from a single Geevs Client application. The channels and servers each user sees in their client is determined by settings made in Web Administrator.
Working with clips
The Clips window lets you work with your clips in several ways. You can sort clips in the Clips window. You can rename a clip in the Clips window to give it a more meaningful title or move it to another media space. You can also view and set Clip properties such as loop, read only, expiry dates etc in the Clip Information dialog box.
A playlist is a collection of clips that are played in order, you can manually control playout or automate the playlist . In the Clips window, click a clip and drag it to the playlist in the Folders window. Rearrange the clips in a playlist by opening the playlist in the clip view windows and dragging clips within the list to set the order you want, you can also add control for both and automatic control including delays and triggers.
Playlist are run from within Channels. Each playlist window shows the Channel name where the playlist is loaded, the playlist name, and all clips and events in the playlist. When a current clip is selected the Timecode displays a countdown until the end of the current clip and until the end of the sequence.
Non Linear Editor sequences created in Geevs Client or Geevs StudioMC can also be played in Geevs and include edit cuts metadata support.
Searches are a fast and convenient method for gathering related clips together, particularly if named them logically. You can search on any combination of clip fields, searches can also be saved and reused later.
You can create virtual tapes that you use in VTR replacement mode playback. Virtual tapes consist of a series of clips at designated timecodes. Each virtual tape has its own timecode, independent of the individual timecode on the clips that make up the tape. Geevs plays black and silence if asked to play a virtual tape at a time where no clip is assigned.