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Model: AirSpeed 5500
  • Turn around stories faster
  • With AirSpeed | 5500, you can automate and get nearinstantaneous ingest-to-playback turnaround, enabling you to get stories or content to air as quickly as you acquire the media
  • You can also directly exchange files between XDCAM and/or XAVC Intra HD decks, third-party servers, Media Composer®, and other editing systems
  • Start editing seconds after media recording begins using FrameChase™; and send content directly to AirSpeed | 5500 for playout with a single click
  • It’s the only video server that’s designed to simplify and accelerate your entire media production workflow, from end to end
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This best-in-class multichannel video server helps you manage feeds, live acquisition, content production and play-to-air demands easily. From direct codec support, automated capture and proven media protection, to near-instantaneous ingest-to-playback turnaround and playout flexibility, it provides the reliable performance you need to produce and deliver top-quality news, television and sports content-on time and on budget-in a new, more powerful chassis.

With the new, more powerful AirSpeed | 5500, you can automate and get near-instantaneous ingest-to-playback turnaround, enabling you to get content to air as quickly as you acquire the media. And when used with MediaCentral | Ingest and/or Media | Director, you can trigger multisite playback remotely with Remote Send to Playback. It’s the only video server that’s designed to simplify and accelerate your entire media production workflow, from end to end.

By integrating AirSpeed | 5500 into a MediaCentral | Production Management or Interplay | Production and Avid NEXIS shared storage workflow, you gain unparalleled collaboration, performance and access to all of your workgroup’s media-whether you’re onsite or working remotely. Plus, it brings a whole new level of creativity and collaboration to Media Composer | Cloud Remote, MediaCentral | Cloud UX, and MediaCentral | UX, supporting a start to finish workflow using XAVC Intra, XAVC-L (Long GOP), AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG.

Eliminate time-consuming transcoding with direct support for multiple Panasonic AVC, Sony XAVC, and other HD and SD media formats. In addition, AirSpeed | 5500 provides built-in up-, down-, and HD cross-conversion on ingest and playout across all channels, making it easy to work with disparate media, while eliminating the need for costly converters.

Get the workflow integration, open design, codec agility and playout flexibility you need to handle a variety of content for long-term broadcast success. That’s why AirSpeed video servers are proven and trusted by hundreds of broadcast stations worldwide, in some of the most demanding production environments.

  • Turn around stories faster
    • With AirSpeed | 5500, you can automate and get nearinstantaneous ingest-to-playback turnaround, enabling you to get stories or content to air as quickly as you acquire the media
    • You can also directly exchange files between XDCAM and/or XAVC Intra HD decks, third-party servers, Media Composer®, and other editing systems
    • Start editing seconds after media recording begins using FrameChase™; and send content directly to AirSpeed | 5500 for playout with a single click
    • It’s the only video server that’s designed to simplify and accelerate your entire media production workflow, from end to end
  • Open to your unique and changing workflows
    • AirSpeed | 5500 runs on the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, giving you easy workflow integration, unrivaled collaboration, and great versatility
    • Choose to use it in your facility or in the cloud, with Avid and/or third-party systems, in a workgroup-connected environment, or as a standalone video server
    • Thanks to its open architecture, you can work with your choice of editing software, automation control systems, and external hardware controllers, with the freedom to switch things up should your needs change
  • Access assets anywhere
    • By integrating AirSpeed | 5500 into an Interplay® | Production and ISIS® workflow, you gain unparalleled collaboration, performance, and access to all of your workgroup’s media, whether you’re onsite or working remotely
    • Plus, it brings a whole new level of creativity and collaboration with Media Composer | Cloud (formerly Interplay Sphere) and MediaCentral | UX (formerly Interplay Central), supporting a start to finish workflow using XAVC Intra HD
  • Save time and money
    • Eliminate time-consuming transcoding with direct support of XAVC Intra HD, MPEG-2 HD (such as XDCAM and HDV), DV50, IMX 30, and other HD and SD media formats
    • In addition, AirSpeed |5500 provides built-in up-, down-, and HD cross-conversion on ingest and playout across all channels, making it easy to work with disparate media, while eliminating the need for costly converters
  • Automate capture and playback
    • Whether you use an Avid or third-party automation control system, content recording and playout have never been easier
    • Integrate Interplay | Capture and take the guesswork out of feed scheduling and recording
    • Use the built-in IsoSync® feature for one-button, frame-synchronized capture to ISIS for fast editing and turnaround
    • Capture events of any length with continuous recording. Integrate iNEWS® | Command for cost-effective playout with precision automation
    • Integrate a variety of third-party control systems through an available API, industry-standard VDCP, Sony BVW control protocol, or GPIO
  • Future-proof your workflow with the powerful new chipset
    • Though it has the ruggedly dark and stylish looks of the AirSpeed 5000 server on the outside
    • AirSpeed | 5500 is designed around an advanced chipset that enables support for XAVC Intra HD 1080i 50/60 100mbs
    • It provides the same features, performance, automation, and workflows you know and love about the AirSpeed 5000 MPEG-2 HD model, with the capacity to do even more for you down the road
    • Manage media with the utmost security With 8 TB of usable storage (215 hours of 50Mb/s HD video)
    • 4-channel model, or 4 TB of usable storage in the 2-channel model, you’ll have plenty of space to house your programming, commercial, and interstitial content
    • Plus, you get optimal performance, fail-safe operation, and peace of mind with RAID 5 media protection and redundant OS drives, power supplies, network connections, and system fans
  • Get peace of mind with industry-proven technology
    • Get the workflow integration, open design, codec agility, and playout flexibility you need to handle a variety of content for long-term broadcast success
    • That’s why AirSpeed video servers are proven and trusted by hundreds of broadcast stations worldwide, in some of the most demanding production environments

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