Kazakhstan National TV Goes Tapeless

The channel has purchased a Medway media transfer and format conversion system to provide the media highway for the new tapeless workflow.
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RTRK Kazakhstan, the central Asian country’s national television channel, has a new tapeless workflow, replacing the former post and broadcasting infrastructure built completely around tape-based equipment.

United Kingdom-based integrator Marquis Broadcast said the channel has purchased the company's Medway media transfer and format conversion system to provide the media highway for the new tapeless workflow.

RTRK Kazakhstan is now able to move media files between production workstations without tape. After ingest, operators carry out a low-resolution edit using SGT cut editors. These files are sent via Medway to Avid nonlinear editing systems for finishing. When complete, the files are sent to an Omneon server ready for broadcasting.

“With Medway, we’ve implemented major changes in the way we work and have realised a number of big improvements in terms of efficiency and quality,” said RTRK Kazakhstan Chief Engineer Azat Sergibaev. “We can move files around easily between systems without worrying about formats or the technicalities of file integration.”

Medway enables media files from multiple sources to be moved between different vendor platforms without incurring bottlenecks in workflow caused by file incompatibility. Medway automatically rewraps the media and its associated metadata in the appropriate formats.

Medway was supplied to RTRK Kazakhstan by TVC, Marquis Broadcast’s business partner for Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan.

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