Transforming Live Production Workflows with GV STRATUS Nonlinear Production Tools & K2 Media Servers and Storage at Sky Racing Application Note by Carl Petch, Chief Engineer, Sky Racing, (GVB-1-0125B-EN-AN) File size: 2.6 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 GV STRATUS application framework is the ideal foundation for this type of production. Combining a Grass Valley K2 media server and storage infrastructure with GV STRATUS nonlinear production tools, and an open ecosystem for integration with third-party systems provides a proven and efficient framework for a new generation of digital workflows. This application note describes how the GV STRATUS concept was applied in news/live production workflows, including content-specific news production.
Utilizing the EDIUS NLE Directly on the K2 Dyno Replay Controller Application Note by Olaf Bahr, Product Manager, (GVB-1-0092B-EN-AN) File size: 1.2 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 Grass Valley K2 Summit 3G media servers offer a quick and simple method of combining clips into a playlist for sequential play. However, if complex video or audio editing is required, the Grass Valley EDIUS multiformat editing application can easily be launched on the K2 Dyno Replay Controller and full editing capabilities are at the operator's fingertips. Clips and playlists — as well as recordings in progress — can be accessed directly from the K2 Summit as assets in the EDIUS browser. Rendered timelines can be published back into folders that the K2 Dyno can call to air on a K2 Summit channel.
Enabling and Using ShareFlex Between Network Connected K2 Summit 3G Servers with K2 Dyno Replay Controllers Application Note by Olaf Bahr, Product Manager, (GVB-1-0084B-EN-AN) File size: 2.6 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 ShareFlex is the application software, when using K2 Dyno Replay Systems with the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller (K2 Dyno S Replay Systems), to share the content of stand-alone K2 Summit 3G media servers, over a Gigabit Ethernet connection, without the need to transfer the content first. This allows a K2 Dyno Replay System with control of local K2 Summit 3G playback channels to cue remote clips, playlists, and record trains of another K2 Summit 3G without the need to use the remote channels to do so.
CHALLENGE: To produce baseball telecasts to support five different program platforms
SOLUTION: LDX Flex cameras, GV Director nonlinear live production center, K2 Dyno Replay System with ChannelFlex, NVISION 8500 router, Kaleido-MX multiviewers
BENEFIT: Minimal training time, with the ability to produce a major league telecast while still in the minor league.
Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA Case Study (GVB-1-0142B-EN-CS) File size: 984.3 KB, posted Mar 04 2019 Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA, Argentina
Produces Automovilismo para Todos (Motorsport for Everyone) 42 weekends per year
CHALLENGES: A live production solution that can handle the demands of auto racing, including cable runs up to 1,800m (5,905 ft.)
SOLUTION: Grass Valley LDK 8000 and LDK 8300 Super SloMo cameras, K2 Dyno Replay Systems, and a Karrera Video Production Center switcher
BENEFITS: Superb imagery with slow-motion to capture the events and emotions of auto racing
Rupp Arena: Serving Fans HD Video With Flexible Grass Valley Technology Case Study (GVB-1-0104B-EN-CS) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Mar 04 2019 In the spring of 2011, Merrill Richardson, Director of Facilities for the Lexington Center Corporation (LCC)—a private, non-profit agency of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG)—was looking for an advanced, high-definition (HD) video record and playback system. The goal was a system that would help his production team distribute content as digital files throughout Lexington, Kentucky's famous Rupp Arena (home to University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball) in the most efficient way, while providing a great fan experience.
Richardson chose the Grass Valley® K2 Summit® media server platform and a Grass Valley K2 Dyno® Replay System (which is made up of an intuitive, tactile K2 Dyno Replay Controller tightly linked to a K2 Summit server). From a central video production control room inside Rupp Arena, the new server system also feeds seven other AV systems—including a new IPTV system for the numerous concession stands located throughout the building.
Thistle Communications (K2 Dyno and K2 Summit) Case Study (GVB-1-0100B-EN-CS_Thistle_Communications) File size: 976.6 KB, posted Mar 04 2019 As Thistle Communications clients' expectations grew, they knew the days of tape playback and recording were over and that they had to provide an HD, file-based solution. In converting their senior mobile unit to offer a compact footprint that takes a cost-effective approach in delivering world-class HD video productions.
Thistle's senior HD production truck houses a rich mix of HD technology, including a Grass Valley® K2 Dyno® Replay System with a K2 Summit® media serverwhich filled the company's need for a dependable and fast-acting replay system for live sports productions.
Wellen + Nöthen: Capturing the Sights and Sounds of Germany Case Study (GVB-1-0091B-EN-CS_and_N_K2_Dyno) File size: 874.7 KB, posted Mar 05 2019 CHALLENGES: Delivering high-end hardware and software products for Wellen+Nöthen’s wide range of broadcast and media clients as well as instant replay systems for use on live events including concerts and sports
SOLUTION: Several Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay Systems that enable Wellen+Nöthen to deliver high-quality instant replay systems to their growing pool of live production clients.
LDX/K2 Dyno Universe Datasheet (GVB-1-0510D-EN-DS) File size: 2.4 MB, posted 26 2010 The LDX 86 Universe "universal format" system camera capable of 1X 4K/3G/HD, 3X 3G/HD and 6X HD and two K2 Dyno Universe replay system packages; one optimized for 6X super slow-motion (SSM) but fully 4K-capable and one optimized for 4K but fully 6X SMM capable.
With the combined LDX/K2 Dyno Universe, all 4K and all 6X workflows are now possible, with no reduction in the number of cameras and no requirement for more operators (in comparison to HD). A simple menu change switches both K2 Dyno Universe replay systems between 6X SSM and 4K operation. These systems also offer shared sessions with 4K/6X replay to offer multiple angles to operators.
K2 Dyno Universe Datasheet (GVB-1-0502F-EN-DS) File size: 1.0 MB, posted Feb 26 2019 K2 Dyno Universe replay systems from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, are optimized for 6X or 4K operation, and they're both fully 6X/4K switchable.
What's special about the K2 Dyno Universe systems is that they make 4K and 6X replay much more accessible. For instance, until now, 4K replay would typically require double the number of servers, double the rack space, and double the number of operators in comparison to HD. The result was that 4K replay has been impractical for most events.
K2 Dyno Replay System Datasheet (GVB-1-0083D-EN-DS) File size: 2.8 MB, posted Feb 26 2019 The Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System is a comprehensive set of live production replay tools that are seamlessly integrated for use in file-based production environments. With its operational simplicity and IT-friendly implementation, the K2 Dyno Replay System dramatically expands the possibilities for live production. With hundreds of systems in use, the K2 Dyno Replay System has been established as a leading solution for production teams covering all types of live broadcast events.
Multi-Truck Replay Product Spotlight (GVB-1-0528B-EN-PS) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 Sharing LDX 86 XtremeSpeed cameras between two mobile production
trucks for replay creation with independent K2 Dyno Replay Systems
By using a solid-state drive (SSD) server in the main truck, a hard disk drive (HDD) server in the second truck and a 1 GigE network between trucks, it is possible to share the recorded high-speed output of two LDX 86 XtremeSpeed 6X super slow-motion (SSM) cameras between BOTH mobile production trucks so that slowmotion operators in each truck can create and share their own SSM replays and playlists.
K2 Dyno 2.0 Tutorial video: posted Oct 07 2010In seven chapters, see the benefits that K2 Dyno 2.0 can bring to your production workflow – making it faster, more streamlined, and much more powerful. It's the result of connecting real-world operators and highly skilled media server designers & developers.
In-Depth with the K2 Dyno S Replay System: posted Jan 28 2013A 13-part tutorial on the Grass Valley® K2 Dyno® S Replay System, that can make your production workflows faster, more streamlined, and much more powerful. It's the result of connecting real-world operators and highly skilled media server designers & developers. Hosted by Olaf Bahr, Product Manager of the K2 Dyno and a replay operator for more than 20 years.
1. Introduction - K2 Dyno S Replay System
2. Getting Started - K2 Dyno S Replay System
3. Replays - K2 Dyno S Replay System
4. Highlights - K2 Dyno S Replay System
5. Marks - K2 Dyno S Replay System
6. Playlists - K2 Dyno S Replay System
7. Library - K2 Dyno S Replay System
8. Search - K2 Dyno S Replay System
9. Configure - K2 Dyno S Replay System
10. Tips - K2 Dyno S Replay System
11. AppCenter - K2 Dyno S Replay System
12. Powerscreen - K2 Dyno S Replay System
13. Favorites - K2 Dyno S Replay System
HDR and the Broadcast Environment: Better Pixels Create Better Content Whitepaper by Chris Merrill, Product Marketing & Klaus Weber, Principal, Camera Solutions and Technology, (GVB-1-0661B-EN-WP) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Feb 28 2019 HDR is generally recognized as the next big thing in content delivery with an immediate perceivable benefit for the consumer. The ability to produce HDR content in HD removes the significant bandwidth requirements needed for HDR in 4K UHD and can be more quickly deployed.
HDR is shaping up to be the next major advancement in the viewing experience, with consumers praising the image improvements and broadcasters working to find the best options for delivery. Grass Valley's HDR solutions allow its customers to choose the best approach for their specific production needs today, whether that be HD, 4K UHD or both, plus an easy upgrade path for tomorrow's demands with GV-eLicenses as production requirements change.
Taking Control of Replay Whitepaper (GVB-1-0085C-EN-WP) File size: 2.0 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 Live event production requires a sophisticated replay system that can fully leverage today's file-based infrastructures to deliver more than just "record and play." Replay systems should take full advantage of IT-centric open systems, being able to run on stand-alone servers or complex SAN systems with advanced metadata capabilities, while also being easy to use by operators.
AnySpeed K2 Dyno Whitepaper by Olaf Bahr, (GVB-1-0074B-EN-WP) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Mar 04 2010 Replay is quickly becoming the most important tool in a live sporting event. Producers require every possible advantage to tell the best stories and keep viewers engaged. Historically, the industry has faced many challenges in embracing high frame-rate camera systems until Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced the LDX XtremeSpeed (XS) 6X super slowmotion camera and its counterpart, the K2 Dyno Replay System with the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller.
K2 Dyno's AnySpeed takes high-speed recording and playout to the next level with control previously unavailable in any system, enabling the full use of the dynamic range of playback speeds. The AnySpeed algorithm is now included in all 6x SSM K2 Dyno S software releases.
K2 Dyno Replay System webpage (web-k2_dyno.x) The K2 Dyno Replay System is remarkably easy to learn and use. With a highly intuitive touchscreen interface, shuttle knob and Grass Valley T-bar, you'll find creating engaging replays and highlight packages a dream. Sharing content is effortless, based on the K2 media server infrastructure and increased content/metadata integration. K2 Dyno's unique AnySpeed technology dynamically provides the smoothest playback at any speed from 0% to 200%. The DynoZoom tool allows for pan/zoom functions to be applied to high frame-rate camera systems including 3X 1080p, 6X and 4K.
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