Building on the rich heritage of industry-leading AirSpeed and PlayMaker video servers, Avid’s new generation FastServe video servers are tightly integrated into the Avid MediaCentral platform as part of the industry’s most comprehensive UHD/4K workflows.


Whether ingesting media, editing highlights, providing replays, or sending content to playout, Avid FastServe enables you to deliver higher quality, more compelling content faster through three server configurations—Avid FastServe | Ingest, Avid FastServe | Live Edit, and Avid FastServe | Playout.

Empower Your Production

The Avid FastServe family of video servers incorporates the best of legacy PlayMaker and AirSpeed video server technologies while integrating next-generation features and higher channel counts into a compact new design. Tightly integrated into the MediaCentral platform, Avid FastServe empowers production teams to deliver content lightning-fast for news, sports, entertainment, and other types of production. Its 10GbE interface offers direct connection to Avid NEXIS storage, enabling dispersed teams to ingest, edit, play back, and play out media in real time—even while it’s being captured. Plus, its modular design fits any budget, improves efficiency, and provides a smooth transition to UHD, HDR, and Video over IP workflows.


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Avid FastServe | Ingest

FastServe | Ingest allows broadcast teams to capture HD and UHD content in pristine Avid DNxHR format directly to Avid NEXIS storage via a 10GB connection. This allows quick access to assets across the organization through the MediaCentral Platform and to Media Composer, enabling editing during ingest, while decreasing the time to air for delivery of sports and news content.

Avid FastServe | Live Edit

FastServe | Live Edit provides news and sports broadcasters with a turnkey solution for ultra-fast turnaround of incoming feeds. FastServe | Live Edit incorporates ingest, editing, and playout within the same 3U chassis, making it the most robust fast-turnaround tool for live environments

Avid FastServe | Playout

FastServe | Playout is a file-based playback server for video clips, images and motion graphics controlled from a single user interface.  Tightly integrated with MediaCentral, FastServe | Playout can accommodate different production needs including enabling operators to search indexed content on MediaCentral, and drag and drop it into the video server.  It is also deeply integrated into MediaCentral | Newsroom Management for lightning-fast turnaround, and it allows playback of media directly from Avid NEXIS without copying the content to local storage first.


Get Great Flexibility And Scalability

 Avid FastServe delivers great deployment flexibility, performance, and scalability, so you can start small and grow as needed. Its modular video server architecture supports production teams of any size, scaling with you as your needs and team grow. As the industry moves from HD to UHD, and from SDI to Video over IP, Avid FastServe provides an easy transition path through interchangeable interfaces. Its 10GbE architecture also tightly integrates with Avid NEXIS—without requiring any additional hardware.

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