LucidLink has announced the launch of a workflow for live sports and broadcast production with a new integration with EVS and Adobe.

The combination of LucidLink’s remote collaboration Filespaces technology, EVS’ live production tools, LiveCeption and content management solution MediaCeption, and Adobe’s editing and production platforms in Premiere Pro enable creative teams to quickly ingest live events, edit, and stream to audiences in as near to real-time as possible, from anywhere in the world.

As the need to quickly deliver high-end edited content directly into live broadcasts continues to grow for sports and other productions, capturing, editing, and broadcasting content in real-time has become essential. The new integration will allow production teams to easily ingest live event footage directly into globally accessible storage as it is created, making files immediately available to remote editors.

The ability to access media instantly, as if it were stored on a local drive, also enables on-prem, hybrid, or cloud-exclusive workflows.

“Live sports media production relies on savvy planning, collaboration, and lightning-fast turnaround,” says Peter Thompson, Co-founder and CEO of LucidLink. “The list of stakeholders relying on real-time content is expansive, from broadcasters assembling half-time supercuts,  advertisers fulfilling sponsored content, to marketing teams pushing out high-impact social media content. What used to happen in a cramped trailer outside an event can now happen in near real-time from anywhere around the world.”

With LucidLink, EVS users can write both high-resolution (hi-res) video files and low-resolution (lo-res) proxy video files directly into a cloud-hosted LucidLink Filespace, using their existing tools and live ingest workflows.

LucidLink’s  data streaming protocol and user management features make it easy for event coordinators and production supervisors to grant instant access to only the proxy files, only the hi-res files, or both, depending on the user’s requirements for content creation. The remote creatives can then install the LucidLink client and access the growing content directly inside Adobe Premiere Pro as if they were working in the same room. The content will be  available in EVS MediaCeption for metadata enrichment and further media management operations.

“The addition of LucidLink to our already robust workflow of Edit While Capture inside Premiere Pro further enables our users to take the best advantage of our live production tools while employing the best editorial talent in the world, without regard for distance,” said Mike Shore, SVP Products and Solutions, EVS.

EVS and LucidLink open up the ability to leverage the collaboration features in Adobe Premiere Pro, including Team projects, Adobe Productions, and project locking. Now proxy editors can make high-end edits that can instantly be conformed to high-resolution video on-site and easily sent to EVS for playout into a live production.


James Bennett

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