09.21.2009 11:49 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Grass Valley launches K2 Dyno Director

At last week’s IBC Show, Grass Valley announced the K2 Dyno Director, a software management layer that extends the capabilities of the K2 product line while enabling live event productions to cost-effectively combine multiple Grass Valley K2 Dyno HD replay controllers for use within OB vans and sports venues. The architecture is completely scalable to accommodate virtually any number of replay channels and/or camera inputs, all tied to a centralized point of production on-site.

The multilayered K2 Dyno Director software features a comprehensive toolkit and user workspaces for enhancing live event productions. It runs on a basic IT server connected to a standard Gigabit Ethernet control network.

The K2 Dyno Director is a server/client application that can be set up with several optional components, such as a special K2 Dyno controller, multiviewers, touchscreen monitors, and Grass Valley’s Kayak, Kalypso and Kayenne production switchers. In addition, popular edit systems such as Final Cut Pro, as well as Grass Valley EDIUS and Aurora HD platforms, can be configured to directly edit in place while adding files to a playlist on a Grass Valley K2 Summit production client server.

The software also allows fewer people to perform all the required replay tasks usually requiring many more people when using conventional replay systems, while providing a new level of system functionality for both large and small productions.

Because the K2 platform provides file wrapping of MXF and MOV files, the content can easily be shared with edit and archive systems, with no special equipment or processes necessary. Users of the K2 Dyno Director can set up rules to automatically move content to locations for editors to use even while a live production is in process.

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