Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Grass Valley offers K2 Dyno Director for live HD replay production
At IBC2009, Grass Valley introduced a new software management layer for its K2 Dyno HD replay system that extends the capabilities of the K2 product line while enabling live productions to combine multiple Grass Valley K2 Dyno controllers for use within OB vans and sports venues. The K2 Dyno Director application, set to be available in early 2010, includes a scalable architecture to accommodate virtually any number of replay channels and/or camera inputs, all tied to a centralized point of production on-site.
The K2 Dyno Director software also allows fewer people to perform all the required replay tasks usually requiring many more when using conventional replay systems, while providing a new level of system functionality for both large and small productions.
The multilayered K2 Dyno Director software features a comprehensive toolkit and user workspaces for enhancing live event productions and runs on a basic IT server connected to a standard GigE control network. The software also provides content management capabilities for users when preparing for an event, replaying during an event and packaging after an event.
The Grass Valley K2 Dyno Director is a server/client application that can be set up with a number of optional components, such as a special K2 Dyno controller, multiviewers, touch-screen 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.
There are three primary aspects to the software, which allows customers to purchase only the module needed to support a specific task. First, there is content management for live production that aggregates and distributes metadata, highlights and playlists. Then, there’s replay management for production environments that collates and controls the outputs of multiple K2 Dyno replay controllers to air. Finally, comprehensive live production with integrated switcher control is included for fixed and mobile live event facilities.
The Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System, made up of the K2 Dyno controller coupled with the K2 Summit production client, is designed to help sports producers and other professionals capture live events in HD resolutions and instantly play them out at variable speeds for critical analysis during fast-paced events.