At a glance
Live Video Production Simplified
Kiva Presentation Video Servers from Ross deliver an impressive, professional digital media playout solution for live sports, live studio, live events & concert productions.
With its highly intuitive click-to-play and drag-&-drop “shotbox-style” user interface, Kiva simplifies media playout during any live production as operators can efficiently ingest, quickly organize, and confidently present a variety of media during live shows.
The User-Driven and highly visual nature of the Kiva user interface ensures operators can efficiently perform pre-production tasks and then confidently present media during live productions. Most professional playout operators will feel instantly comfortable with the ‘shotbox style’ Kiva Presenter user interface, making it easy to find qualified operational staff. Both the PVW and PGM Players can also be controlled independently from a remote device, such as a video switcher.
Ultimate On-Air Flexibility
Kiva lets operators ‘play & recue’ any visual media in PVW before taking to PGM, ensuring the correct clip is always presented. Upcoming items in playlists being presented can be quickly and easily rearranged on the fly. Unwanted playlist items can be skipped or removed, or new items added—all without interrupting the item currently being presented in PGM. Media items can be intuitively presented with either “point-and-click” or “drag-and-drop” operations.
Rock-Solid, Robust & Stable
Kiva is built with hardware-based, real-time media processing engines, ensuring your live productions will never suffer from video playout stutters, audio dropouts, user interface freezes, or unexpected hang-ups. Even quitting the Kiva Presenter user interface won’t interrupt any active recordings or live media playout; simply launch the Kiva Presenter app again, and all live media operations continue—as if nothing ever happened! Can your live presentation solution do that!?
Kiva features multiple ‘gigabit speed’ USB 3.0 ports and two ‘10-gigabit speed’ USB 3.1 ports—all available for plugging in portable storage devices. Kiva can then quickly and efficiently import that media directly from these portable devices.
Kiva cleanly handles the audio needs required by most live-event presentations. That’s why the digital audio that is captured, stored, and presented by Kiva is handled with professional quality using 48kHz sampling and 24-bit resolution.