Snell & Wilcox Kahuna production switcher now controls EVS HD server
July 21, 2008
Snell & Wilcox’s Kahuna SD/HD production switcher has been tightly integrated with the EVS XT production server, enabling the switcher to control all channels of the XT server. This gives operators easy access to multiple content streams and the ability to deliver any type of content to air for HD broadcast.
With Kahuna directly controlling the XT server, operators can access video clips and apply frame-accurate key and fill animations and other effects without having to go through a separate control system. With its multiformat SD/HD capability, Kahuna can mix existing SD camera feeds, graphics, handheld shots and archive footage from the XT server directly into an HD broadcast without the need for outbound upconversion equipment.
Sports broadcasters use EVS servers for their slow-motion capabilities and pristine picture quality, fast reactivity, and reliability. The paring of the Kahuna with the XT is a powerful combination for high-quality HD productions.
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