"Conan" Takes to the Night as NEP Broadcasting, Key Code Media, Grass Valley Team Up to Provide File-based Production Workflow

Key Code Media, a west coast-based systems integrator, was responsible for the design and implementation

NEP Broadcasting, LLC, a premiere provider of state-of-the-art mobile and fixed broadcast facilities, has installed multiple Grass Valley™ K2 media servers for TBS's "Conan". Three K2 Summit™ production clients running ChannelFlex™, three K2 Dyno™ Replay Controllers on a K2 production SAN, a K2 Dyno Production Assistant, and a 180x256 Trinix™ NXT router were recently installed in the new production studio built on Stage 15 on the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Burbank, Calif. “Conan” debuted on TBS on November 8.

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The system provides the capability to iso-record the show's nine studio cameras and control live replays, with content immediately available for editing on their Apple Final Cut Pro NLEs. Additionally, a K2 Solo™ media server is used for playback of key/fill material under direct control by the show's technical director. The Grass Valley multi-format servers will support all types of file-based video and audio production for "Conan."

“Whether it’s for live production or in-studio environments, we’ve found Grass Valley’s technology to be the most reliable and cost effective for our clients,” said George Hoover, Chief Technology Officer for NEP Broadcasting.

Key Code Media, a west coast-based systems integrator, was responsible for the design and implementation of all post production systems for this project (K2 SAN, Final Cut integration, and graphics). Key Code Media also supplied the 96 TB K2 SAN storage, K2 BaseCamp Express, and Apple Final Cut and graphic workstations, networking them together with the K2 Summits, K2 Solo media servers, K2 Dyno Replay Controllers, and K2 Dyno Production using a 4 Gb Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure. All post systems are real-time with production while the edit-in-place functions allows the "Conan" producers to ready segments for air as they are being recorded.

"The production team at 'Conan' is just the latest to discover and benefit from the K2 family of media server solution," said Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of Grass Valley. "By using this tightly integrated system, 'Conan' enjoys the most efficient file-based production and post production workflow available."

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NEP Supershooters, a long time Grass Valley customer, and as announced recently, has also ordered three Kayenne™ Video Production Center production switchers, one each for their SS29 production truck, the updated SS21, and one yet to be named "Super" truck.

About NEP Broadcasting

NEP Broadcasting is the leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction services critical to the delivery of live sports and entertainment events. The world’s premiere broadcast networks and production companies look to NEP to provide state-of-the-art facilities, engineering expertise and the finest customer service, in support of telecasts of major events and programs around the globe.

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About Key Code Media

Key Code Media provides full systems design, integration and equipment sales with services including, consulting, design engineering, installation, proof of performance, system engineering support, facility maintenance and training services. Key Code Media is a one stop solutions provider with comprehensive services that fully address a project’s needs for designing all levels of systems from innovative mobile solutions, file based encoding with New Media repurposing and archive, to complex automated digital broadcast master control facilities and file based HD camera control centers.

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About Grass Valley

With a rich history serving the broadcast and professional video industries, the Grass Valley name is synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With a full range of products and services supporting many of the world's most high-profile television events, Grass Valley offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and cost-effective digital technologies and systems available. Customers deploying Grass Valley solutions include most of the world's leading broadcast and teleproduction facilities, independent video professionals, as well as emerging content creators and distributors providing broadband, telecommunications, and transmission services. When you’re watching news, sports, or entertainment programming, whether on a TV, the Web, or a mobile phone, you’re watching Grass Valley at work.

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