Reliable User-Driven Live Presentation
Kiva Presentation Video Servers from Ross deliver an impressive, professional digital media playout solution for live sports, studios, 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 Presenter 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-control 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-&-click” and/or “drag-&-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 current live presentation solution do that!?
Unique to all Ross Tria, Kiva, and Mira Video Server products is this core design principle: the real-time audio/video processing hardware is 100% separated from the software-based user interfaces. The Result? Software apps that are ‘quit’ or even ‘crashed’ will not interrupt any of the live record and play operations. Simply re-launch the User app and pick up right where you left off. Your audience won’t even notice—and you won’t even begin to break a sweat!
Professional-Quality Digital Audio
Our Kiva Video Servers support professional-quality digital audio required by most live productions. That’s why the digital audio that is recorded, captured, and presented by Kiva is pristine, uncompressed, and with 48kHz sampling and 24-bit resolution. With Kiva, all your live productions will not only look fantastic, they will also sound their very best!
Built-In Quad Viewer
As a standard feature in Kiva, each PVW+PGM channel pair includes a dedicated Quad Viewer HD-SDI output, which is typically routed into the Control Room/Gallery monitor wall — so everyone on your live production team can see exactly what’s being presented on the Kiva PVW and PGM players.