News: Grass Valley Enhances K2 Dyno Replay System With Powerful New Capabilities
New AnySpeed Feature Guarantees Smooth Playback at Any Speed From Zero To 200 Percent for Compelling Instant Replays
(Montreal, Canada--April 7, 2014) To keep fans engaged, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced feature enhancements to its widely used K2 Dyno Replay System that promise to deliver more captivating content than ever before — helping broadcasters to tell the best possible stories to their viewers. K2 Dyno includes a host of upgrades, such as the new AnySpeed dynamic playback algorithm, which automatically guarantees smooth playback at any speed from zero to 200 percent and in speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. It also integrates with Grass Valley’s latest high-speed cameras and the K2 Summit 3G Production Client, and it is compatible with higher resolutions and frame rates — all while maintaining easy integration into the live production workflow.
In addition, K2 Dyno now includes 4K pan/zoom support, 6X ultra slow-motion playout (from the LDX XtremeSpeed and LDX Compact XtremeSpeed cameras), 6x2 I/0s, and an optional package for sports graphics and telestration with the tOG-Sports application developed by RT Software. All of these features are controlled from a single K2 Dyno Replay Controller touchscreen, making it the complete solution for the capture, replay, managing, editing, and playout of compelling content. These new features will be available for K2 Dyno in May 2014.
"K2 Dyno is the most versatile replay system on the market. No other system provides AnySpeed for smooth playback of XtremeSpeed (6X) content. And no other system enables 4K pan/zoom support, advanced graphics telestration, and full editing capability all from one intuitive user interface,” commented Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Grass Valley. “It’s because of these cutting-edge features that more and more production companies are adopting K2 Dyno and why we've been able to train over 200 new operators in the last 10 months. We've tripled the size of our development team, and we look forward to continued collaboration with our valued customers as we seek to break even more new ground in sports story-telling."
For a complete end-to-end solution, K2 Dyno provides integration and support for ChannelFlex multicam recording into the GV STRATUS Scheduler for a collaborative, file-based production workflow, from image capture through distribution of content. Grass Valley’s EDIUS nonlinear editing software can also be installed on the K2 Dyno S controller to create compelling content packages during breaks in the action. The operator can place K2 Dyno highlights directly on the EDIUS timeline, enhance the content, and then put the completed material in a K2 Dyno folder to cue and playback all on a single replay system.
Additionally at NAB, Grass Valley will be demonstrating file sharing between an EVS XT3 and K2 Dyno. “This is another important development for sports broadcast”, added Cronk. “File sharing between EVS and K2 Dyno means that customers can retain their CapEx investment in EVS technology while enjoying the advanced technology and usability K2 Dyno offers at the same time. And because we continue to make an investment in training operators on a global basis, the pool of operators fluent on both systems has increased dramatically as can be seen on the ‘resource’ page of the Sports Video Group [SVG] website [sportsvideo.org].”
Grass Valley is exhibiting at NAB in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014 on booth SL206 and N2513.
For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit new.grassvalley.com.
About Grass Valley
The new Grass Valley keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers future-ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows that enable the efficiency and flexibility broadcasters need to stay competitive today – while offering technological foresight they need to keep pace with consumers’ desires for more content on more devices. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, leverages the collective expertise and depth of the Grass Valley Group and Miranda Technologies, each having been acquired by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. For more information visit http://www.belden.com.