Visual Live Presentation


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Kiva | Live Presentation Server

Our brand-new Kiva Live Presentation Server brings an impressive, professional digital media playout solution to the live sports and entertainment industry that will take your live productions to another level.

With a simple click, the highly intuitive operator-driven Kiva user interface presents a variety of digital media assets into venue videoboards with unparalleled flexibility and ease. These include real-time video clips, ‘fill+matte’ stills and animations, surround-sound audio, and sponsored adverts.

With Kiva, all your live productions are instantly simplified. Incoming media are quickly ingested, efficiently organized, and easily presented during live sports shows, concerts, and events.


Kiva is built upon dedicated, real-time hardware 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 main user interface won’t interrupt any active recordings or live media playout. Simply re-launch the Kiva app to see and hear that all live operations have continued as they were! Can your current presentation solution do that?


“Easy” is built into Kiva’s DNA. Easy to learn, easy to install, easy to set up, and easy to maintain means operational peace of mind is naturally delivered with KIVA.


Integrated media file import tools featuring fast codec transcoding allows Kiva to ingest just about any media file your clients throw at you! Every imported media file is automatically re-scaled, cleanly re-sampled, and precisely re-formatted to exactly match the video standard of your live productions. These media files can be imported across your 10G network or from a portable USB drive—also at up to 10G speeds.


Kiva uniquely supports ‘single-asset’ media file workflows, even when motion-clip media contains ‘fill+matte+audio’ elements. The ‘VKA architecture’ of Kiva supports these three elements as a single media file asset throughout the entire media production workflow—including media creation, transfer, ingest, and playout. This dramatically simplifies motion clip management, reduces pre-production time, and ultimately saves money.


The highly visual nature of the main Kiva user interface ensures operators can efficiently and confidently perform both pre-production and live production tasks. Most professional playout operators will feel instantly comfortable with Kiva’s ‘shotbox style’ interface, making it easy to find qualified operational staff.


Kiva lets operators ‘play & recue’ any visual media in Preview before taking to Program, ensuring the correct clip is always presented. Upcoming items in playlists already being presented can be quickly and easily rearranged on the fly. Unwanted playlist items can be easily skipped or removed, or new items can be added, all without interrupting the item currently being presented.

Kiva Live Presentation Server

With Kiva, all your live productions are instantly simplified. Incoming media are quickly ingested, efficiently organized, and then easily presented during live sports shows, concerts, and events.


Audio Agility

We get it. Sound is equally as important as the visuals in your live productions. Kiva cleanly handles the audio needs required by most live-event presentations. That’s why digital audio that is captured, stored, and presented by Kiva is handled with professional quality using 48kHz sampling and 24-bit resolution. Learn more…

Connectivity Galore!

We know crucial digital media will arrive at your live production facility through a wide variety of means—sometimes, at the very last conceivable moment. That’s why Kiva is designed with the connectivity required to handle just about every possible ingest scenario. Learn more…

Redundantly Robust

Kiva is designed from the ground up to be operationally stable and extremely robust, ensuring your live productions are presented without any glitches or missed cues. Learn more…

Integrated Quad Viewer

The Kiva operator isn’t the only person in the control room that needs to monitor the Preview and Program players. That’s why each set of these ‘player channel pairs’ features a built-in Quad Viewer, provided on a dedicated HD-SDI video output. Learn more…

Wide-Ranging Remote Control

The comprehensive Kiva user interface isn’t the only way to control media playout from the PVW and PGM players. Several remote-control alternatives are also available. Learn more…

Choice of Media Storage

Some folks need a little bit of media storage. Some folks need a lot! Kiva has you covered, either way. Learn more…

Single & Dual Channel Models

Kiva is available in a Single-Channel model or Dual-Channel model, so you can choose the option that best fits your production needs and budget.

The Kiva Single-Channel model features one base-band video+audio recording input, one Preview Video+Key Player output, and one Program Video+Key Player output. The Kiva Dual-Channel model simply doubles these video channel resources.

On a limited budget or not yet ready for Kiva Dual-Channel? Start with the Kiva Single-Channel model and then later upgrade to the Kiva Dual-Channel model when your budget permits or when your production needs change.


This product can be used as part of the following
Smart Production Solutions:

Sports & Live Venue




Virtual Studio

House of Worship




For real-time record and play operations, the high-performance Kiva Live Presentation Server utilizes high-quality AVC-Intra video hardware. When importing video media files into Kiva, this professional-level image quality is best maintained by creating those files with AVC-Intra Class 100 video codec.

When AVC-Intra Class 100 media files are imported into Kiva, no media file transcoding is involved so they are imported in the shortest amount of time. Import speeds can range from 5X up to 40X real-time when 10-gigabit data connections are used in conjunction with external storage devices that incorporate similar, extremely high-speed technology such as storage devices featuring modern NVMe SSD technology.

Kiva can also easily ingest media files created with just about any other video codec. These files will be cleanly transcoded into the AVC-Intra codec upon import into Kiva—however, these files will ingest at speeds much slower than AVC-Intra Class 100 media files.

HD Video (1.5G) 720p /50 /59.94
1080i /50 /59.94
HD Video (3.0G) 1080p /50 /59.94
Single-Channel Model
While operating in: 720p/1080i
40-Hours | 80-Hours | 580-Hours
While operating in: 1080p
20-Hours | 40-Hours | 290-Hours
Dual-Channel Model
While operating in: 720p/1080i
40-Hours | 80-Hours | 580-Hours
While operating in: 1080p
20-Hours | 40-Hours | 290-Hours



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