In Broadcast - May 2014 - 70

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 31 - MAY 2014

N E W S

InMEDIA

NBC's The Voice Turns To Avid Workflows
Avid's cutting-edge workflows have dramatically enhanced collaboration and streamlined
the production processes on NBC's top-draw musical reality show The Voice...

N

70

BC's Emmy Award-winning
The Voice is the Number one
rated musical competition show
on television, drawing millions of
viewers each week who tune in to
watch aspiring talent from the US
and other countries perform in an
internationally televised singing
contest.
The stakes are high: The winner
receives a record deal, worldwide
recognition and a career-boosting
opportunity like no other.
For the production team behind
The Voice, the stakes are just as
high - they face a nearly continuous
production schedule and extremely
demanding deadlines. With shoots
occurring nearly every week, the
team has to edit and manage a
massive amount of media quickly
and efficiently. The production
team relies on Avid's cutting-edge
workflows to enhance collaboration,
streamline production, and produce
the high-quality content that
makes The Voice so enthralling
for audiences.

The judges give a standing ovation on NBC's The Voice

Wide Range
In recent years, the complexity
of video projects has increased
dramatically - because of the
accelerated digitisation of media
assets, video professionals and
facilities need to store, access,
track, and share content in more
formats than ever before.
The Voice production team uses
a diverse range of media formats
to create the show- from iPhone,
Android, and YouTube videos, to
broadcast masters and more. To
handle such a wide range of formats,
the team uses the industry's
leading video production software,
Media Composer.
"You'd be hard pressed to name a
file format we haven't used on The
Voice over the last five seasons,"
says Robert M. Malachowski Jr.,
Supervising Editor for The Voice.
"Our Avid workflow allows us to
manage and utilise the high volume
of media that comes in daily."
In the past, the team used a nonAvid solution that made it difficult
to know and understand where the
media came from. Now, using Avid
workflows, the team can manage
and optimise a wide variety of media
with unparalleled ease and efficiency.
"With Media Composer, we can
immediately tell what the media is,
a broadcast-ready master or overly
compressed YouTube sequence, for
example, and know how to best
utilise it," says Malachowski. "It
allows us to incorporate many

different media formats, while
simultaneously managing
expectations of quality."

Fast Turnarounds
Each season, The Voice produces a
series of "Battle Rounds," in which
two singers are pitted against
each other to sing the same song
in front of a studio audience, with
the winner advancing to the next
round of competition. For the two
hour Battle Rounds, the production
team has to turnaround a complete
show from offline to online in five to
six days - akin to creating a featurelength film in under a week's time.
Just a few years ago, such a
tight timeline would have been
impossible to meet. But with Avid
post and shared storage solutions
all integrated and synchronised into
one cohesive workflow, the team
can work much faster than before.
Using Media Composer, up to
25 editors and assistants work
on a project simultaneously. The
team speeds up production
by "compartmentalising" the

show, putting editors on different
scenes or sequences that they
are particularly suited to, greatly
increasing efficiency. And with a
huge amount of pre-taped footage
from the auditions, plus 24 camera
feeds that need to be ingested,
grouped, and sequenced, every
editor has to do their part.
"With Avid workflows, we can finish
what would normally be a full day of
work in a fraction of the time," says
John M. Larson, Supervising Editor
at The Voice. "The whole package
helps us maximise the amount of
content that we can create and
produce a much better product than
if we were using another solution.
The Avid workflow makes our jobs
so much easier."
And since all of the show's content
is in one centralised location,
editors can quickly find the media
they need and stay in the creative
flow. "They aren't worried about
finding the tools they need, so
they can concentrate solely on the
storylines and production of the
show. Only Avid allows us to do
that," says Malachowski.

Growing ISIS
As The Voice has grown over the
last few seasons, the Avid workflow
has grown right along with it. The
team is currently using a 128 TB
ISIS configuration, but could easily
scale their storage capacity without
changing systems. "It's very helpful
knowing that we have the option
to expand our capacity if needed,"
says Jim Sterling, Post Supervisor
at The Voice.

The team currently has 40
production stations working on
the same project, and ISIS allows
editors, finishers, and producers to
access the media simultaneously.
This integrated workflow allows
them to connect their team together
and increase collaboration every
step of the way. "Without ISIS, our
workflow would be severely limited,"
explains Sterling.
"Being able to share media with
so many stations has made a huge
difference - we can stream media
easier, and have more editors
working simultaneously."
With all the media in a centralised
storage location, the team can easily
maintain consistency between
shows and seasons. In an instant,
editors can access clips from
thousands of hours of archived -
and extremely valuable - media.
The proven and trusted reputation
of ISIS gives the production team
confidence that it will deliver week
after week, season after season.
"We don't have to worry if it's going to
work - we know it's going to work,"
Sterling says.

Moving Forward
The Voice production team
continues to turn to Avid's proven
and trusted solutions to get the job
done. Malachowski says: "Having
the complete, end-to-end workflow
that Avid provides is the only way
that this show can do what it does
on such quick turnarounds. For
reality television, Avid is the default
- the industry standard."


http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/?first=Phillip&last=Izzard&search=Go https://twitter.com/inbroadcast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpzEatLsHdE&feature=youtube_gdata_player https://www.facebook.com/InBroadcast http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/inbroadcast/id468652679?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.branded.inbroadcast&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5icmFuZGVkLmluYnJvYWRjYXN0Il0. http://WWW.INBROADCAST.COM http://www.avid.com/US/

In Broadcast - May 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of In Broadcast - May 2014

In Broadcast - May 2014 - Intro
In Broadcast - May 2014 - Cover1
In Broadcast - May 2014 - Cover2
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 3
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 4
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 5
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 6
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 7
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 8
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 9
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 10
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 11
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 12
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 13
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 14
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 15
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 16
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 17
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 18
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 19
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 20
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 21
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 22
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 23
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 24
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 25
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 26
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 27
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 28
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 29
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 30
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 31
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 32
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 33
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 34
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 35
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 36
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 37
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 38
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 39
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 40
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 41
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 42
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 43
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 44
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 45
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 46
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 47
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 48
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 49
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 50
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 51
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 52
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 53
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 54
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 55
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 56
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 57
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 58
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 59
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 60
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 61
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 62
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 63
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 64
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 65
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 66
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 67
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 68
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 69
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 70
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 71
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 72
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 73
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 74
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 75
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 76
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 77
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 78
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 79
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 80
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 81
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 82
In Broadcast - May 2014 - 83
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S1
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S2
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S3
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S4
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S5
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S6
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S7
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S8
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S9
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S10
In Broadcast - May 2014 - S11
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202207
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202206
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202205
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202204
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202203
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202202
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202201
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202112
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202111
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202110
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202109
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202108
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202107
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202106
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202105
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_PTZ
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202104
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202103
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202102
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202101
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202012
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202011
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202010
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202009
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202008
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202007
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202006
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202005
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202004
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202003
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202002
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202001
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_INREVIEW2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201912
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201911
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NewYork2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201910
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201909
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_inshowguide2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201908
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-DAY3
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-DAY2
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-DAY1
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-VISITOR
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201906
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-PREVIEW
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201905
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201904
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201903
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201902
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201901
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_INREVIEW2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201812
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201811
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NewYork2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201810
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_inshowguide2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201809
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201808
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201806
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201805
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201804
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201803
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201802
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201801
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201712
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201711
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201710
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOWNYexpo2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201709
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_inshowguide2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201708
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201707
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201705
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201704
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201703
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201702
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201701
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_INREVIEW2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOWNYexpo
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20110708_DEMO
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201610
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_inshowguide2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201609
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201608
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201607
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201606
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/lesommet/inbroadcast_APAC03
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201605
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201604
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201603
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201602
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/lesommet/inbroadcast_APAC02
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_CCW15expo
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/lesommet/inbroadcast_APAC01
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201509
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_IBC2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201506
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_BROADCASTASIA2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201504
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201411
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201410
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201409
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcastIBCPRINTEDGUIDE_201409
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201408
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201407
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201406
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201405
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201404
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201403
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201402
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201401
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201312
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201311
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201310
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201309
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201308
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201307
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201306
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201305
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201304
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201303
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201302
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201301
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201211
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201210
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201209
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201208
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201207
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201206
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201205
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201204
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201203
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201202
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20121201
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20111011
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20110708
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20110506
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com