Grass Valley HD captures Final Four weekend

April 3, 2006


F&F Productions' GTX14 truck is built around a Grass Valley Kalypso HD production switcher (pictured), Trinix‚ and Concerto routers, and two four-channel Grass Valley Profile PVS 2000 HD video servers.

F&F Productions and NEP Supershooters both had their respective all-digital production trucks on site at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis to televise different aspects of the Final Four Weekend of the NCAA Division I Men's College Basketball tournament.

The trucks carried lots of Grass Valley HD production equipment, including HD cameras, switchers, servers, routers and modular products.

NEP also covered the Final Four Weekend of the NCAA Division I Women's College Basketball tournament for ESPN, live from the Banknorth Garden arena in Boston. The company sent its SS-20 and SS-28 mobile production trucks, each equipped with a Grass Valley Kalypso production switcher, Trinix router and multiple WorldCam HD cameras. The telecasts were broadcast in the 720p HD format, using the same Grass Valley multiformat LDK 6000 mk II WorldCam HD cameras as the CBS shoot in 1080i HD.

F&F Productions operated its GTX14 truck in Indianapolis, which is built around a Grass Valley Kalypso HD production switcher, Trinix‚ and Concerto routers, and two, four-channel Grass Valley Profile PVS 2000 HD video servers.

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