ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion implements linear edit workflow with Kahuna

October 7, 2008

ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, a pan-European broadcasting production and playout facility, has installed a Snell & Wilcox Kahuna switcher fully loaded with the IMPAKT 3-D DVE option at its Munich facility.

Working with ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion's linear editing suites, the Kahuna and IMPAKT provide a complete mastering solution for HD video content for German TV channels ProSieben and Sat.1.

Kahuna offers simultaneous SD and HD operations in the same mainframe with the same control panel, which is important when mastering long-format material for archive and playout simultaneously. ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion engineers implemented an online system for editing both HD and SD video content in which the Kahuna switcher works in tandem with linear editing equipment. Technicians also use the linear editing suite to master long-form programs for European and worldwide distribution.

Kahuna's IMPAKT DVE option provides ProSiebenSat.1 with a built-in, fully integrated suite of 3-D digital video effects. IMPAKT delivers up to four twin channels for DVE that can be used either as four video/key pairs or eight video-only tiles.

For more information, visit www.snellwilcox.com.

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