Behind The Redwood Curtain, To Fill A Source Switch Need


ARCATA, CALIF. — A CBS affiliate serving Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, in the far northwest corner of California, was looking for a streamlined, non-hardware solution for switching between live and recorded content.

It found just what it needed: a software solution that doesn’t require an external router to change playout sources.

The tool KVIQ-17 in Eureka-Arcata is using? NFinity’s Source Switch, from NVerzion.

“Satisfied in their previous experience with NVerzion, KVIQ recently streamlined their workflow and modernized equipment with a custom solution,” NVerzion says.

In working with the company, KVIQ went with a platform that includes a full-feature 4 channel NFinity Broadcast Video Server. It includes the new Source Switch technology.

KVIQ will use Source Switch to monitor SCTE-35 triggers for the switch.

“KVIQ wanted to expand operations, giving them more flexibility during both live and recorded programming,” NVerzion explains. “They added the new NFinity Video Server, and an additional automation workstation dedicated for [NBC affiliated sibling] KIEM-3.”

KVIQ will use NFinity as their primary playout server for both KVIQ and KIEM.

In addition to live events, the station will use NFinity for all its regular programming, including syndication and network shows. NFinity interfaces with KVIQ’s network storage, satellite feed, and their existing NVerzion automation.

KVIQ VP/Operations Danny Fogle was particularly excited about the new auto segment feature. “The new recording feature allows linear programming to be automatically segmented,” he said. “The system watches for a black slate and automatically inserts a marker. This reduces editing and segmenting time required by master control.”

KVIQ is operated by Brian Brady’s Northwest Broadcasting.