Chapter 1. New Features

This chapter provides a description of the new features in Video Server Toolkit (VST), versions 1.1 and 1.2. These features are discussed in greater length throughout the book.

New Features in Version 1.2

Version 1.2 of VST provides support for the following new features:

New Features in Version 1.1

Version 1.1 of VST provides support for the following new features.

Format Support

  • DVCPRO—a video compression format created by Panasonic

  • O2 support for MPEG


422 Deck Control Support

  • Sony BVW-75 Betacam SP tape deck

  • Sony Digital Betacam DVW-500

  • Panasonic AJ-D780 4X Transfer deck

  • Panasonic AJD950W DVCPRO tape deck

Automated Playout and Edit Control Support

  • Odetics Control System

  • Sony P2 remote 9-pin and RS 422

  • Buf VTC-4000

  • NewsMaker StarDrive

  • Panasonic AJ-A850 multi-VTR edit controller.

  • Accom Axial edit controller's autoedit feature

Miscellaneous Support

  • IRIX 6.3 and IRIX 6.4

  • Numerous new MVCP commands

  • Archiving media using StudioCentral 2.0