Avid announces the launch of Avid | Stream IO, a flexible subscription-based platform for media input and playout for news, sports, live entertainment, and other television content production environments. The announcement was made on September 6, 2023, and it is now available for subscription. Broadcasters around the world, including CNBC-TV18 and BQ Prime (formerly BloombergQuint), have already signed up to take advantage of the new solution upon launch.
With a flexible architecture that can be configured to input IP and SDI streams, Avid | Stream IO allows news, sports, live, and other content creators to integrate traditional workflows and on-premises system architectures.
By supporting common video formats, codecs and resolutions, and offering flexible channel configurations, Avid | Stream IO enables media companies to take advantage of new technologies within their production workflows.
For on-premises studio environments, it supports both off-the-shelf Avid-certified hardware and common virtual machines in the cloud, giving the flexibility to deploy at will.
AVID Stream IO for Efficiency
Ideal for live entertainment and multi-camera production, the software supports all popular production formats, including SDI at launch, compressed IP streams SRT/RTMP soon after with NDI, and SMPTE 2110 later next year. The support plans for the SDI, NDI, and other connective networks are in place, and we should see them debut in the near future.
As a next-generation product, Avid | Stream IO offers all the best features of Avid’s proven hardware-based server solutions, AirSpeed and FastServe, while also supporting new IP standards and higher performance capabilities such as 4K and HDR. Expand support for precision formats.
Tim Klayman, SVP and General Manager of Video and Media Solutions at Avid, explains:
Avid | Stream IO is a next-generation production ingest and playout solution that accelerates your content production pipeline and future-proofs your end-to-end Avid workflow. With a flexible software architecture that supports on-premises, cloud, and hybrid deployments, this program can lower cost per channel than traditional hardware-based systems.
The design is tightly integrated with Avid’s MediaCentral production platform to minimize production disruption while also supporting Avid’s proven fast turnaround workflows including shot listing, light editing, and logging.