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Grass Valley’s K2 Dyno Replay System Now Becoming the Preferred Choice of Professionals Worldwide

K2 Dyno Replay System

Since its introduction, the Grass Valley™ K2 Dyno™ Replay System has become one of Grass Valley’s fastest growing product category in its history, with more than 150 systems now sold worldwide to date.

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These high-profile customers include regional broadcast and cable television networks, outside broadcast production companies, and a variety of professional sports teams using the K2 Dyno Replay System for a wide variety of applications. All have benefited from the system’s powerful features and unique functionality for the creation of immediate replay and pristine slow-motion images during live sports and entertainment productions that greatly enhance the viewer experience – and at a very cost-effective system price point.

The Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System consists of two elements: The K2 Dyno Replay Controller coupled with either a K2 Summit™ or K2 Solo™ media server. The complete system is designed to help sports producers and other professionals capture live events and instantly play them out at variable speeds for critical analysis during fast-paced events. It is ideally suited for HD and SD sports production trucks and shared production facilities.

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“There’s no question that in less than a year, the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System has taken the live production industry by storm and really made a name for itself among operators producing some of the world’s most watched live and televised events,” said Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of Grass Valley. “The industry needed a replay system that was easy to operate, offered tremendous flexibility and was very cost-effective to own. It’s become clear that the K2 Dyno Replay System is that and a whole lot more.”

In the past year, the innovative K2 Dyno Replay System has been used to help produce some of the world’s highest-profile live sporting and entertainment events. Customers that have adopted the next-generation slow-motion replay system for all types of live events include:

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF (Austria), Dorna Sports SI (Spain), EuroSport (France), Hong Kong Cable (Hong Kong), Maori Television Service (New Zealand), Modern Times Group (Sweden), Telegenic (UK), and WPIR (Puerto Rico), as well as the production departments of an increasing number of US-based professional NFL football teams such as the Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, and the Miami Dolphins.

New For IBC

Grass Valley continues to advance the system with new features to streamline production. At IBC2010 (Stand # 1D.11) Grass Valley is showing a new configuration of its popular K2 Dyno Replay System that is designed to work on a K2 Summit-based shared storage area network (SAN) and streamline file-based content creation operations for broadcasters, sports production companies, and others producing live and studio-based entertainment events.

Using DVCPRO or AVC-Intra 50/100 compression codecs, the new K2 Dyno Replay System on a K2-based SAN offers users a “true” shared environment system for replaying content as well as sharing and managing highlight clips between multiple nonlinear editing systems networked together. Content being recorded to the SAN can be replayed, edited, searched, and played out without the time-consuming need to transfer files to the various individual workflow departments.

In addition, earlier this year Grass Valley released new software for the K2 Dyno Replay System that added a newly designed user interface, ChannelFlex operation for increased channel functionality (including the ability to record multiple video streams to the same K2 Summit or K2 Solo channel), 3X Super Slo-Mo support and compatibility with the K2 Solo Media Server for budget constrained HD replay systems. The Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay Systems provide streamlined production workflows, ease of use, affordability, and boost productivity.

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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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