Hillsboro, Ore., February 11, 2014 — As part of an ongoing investment to provide top-quality replay solutions for live sports and entertainment productions, Grass Valley® announced that its widely-used K2 Dyno® S Replay Controller now includes an added optional feature — tOG-Sports telestration developed by RT Software.
K2 Dyno's integration with tOG-Sports means replay operators have a fast and powerful telestration tool directly available to them on the K2 Dyno S touchscreen interface. With this capability, replay operators can provide compelling content to viewers using split screens, key frame tracking zoom, spot zoom, as well as various other illustration tools such as traditional lines, circles and shaded regions.
"We're excited to integrate our tOG application into Grass Valley's K2 Dyno S Replay Controller. It establishes new levels of creativity and efficiency for those working in live production, especially sports," remarked Mike Fredriksen, Commercial Director, RT Software.
Grass Valley's K2 Dyno S includes a highly intuitive touchscreen interface, the K2 Summit® 3G media server infrastructure, and increased content/metadata integration. It supplies replay operators of all levels with a comprehensive, easy-to-use and extended toolset that provides logging, content management and even full craft editing capabilities, so that operators can produce replays and highlight packages seamlessly and on the fly.
"Live production is becoming increasingly complex, and the live sports sector is especially competitive. Grass Valley is committed to delivering the best-in-class replay technology so that operators around the world can stay ahead of the curve, and our involvement with RT Software only enhances this notion," said Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Grass Valley. "With the new optional tOG-Sports capabilities, the K2 Dyno S is the only replay system on the market that allows operators to manage effects right on the touchscreen as opposed to having to move from computer to replay system. This results in a huge time savings for operators."
Grass Valley is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® Awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley's product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, forward thinking solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley's next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.
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