Game Creek Video Ups Its Game with Eight New Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame 3G Switchers
Game Creek Video currently operates a fleet of nearly three dozen mobile production trucks, and has just ordered a total of eight new Kayenne K-Frame switchers for its next set of mobile production projects. In addition, some of the new K-Frame switchers will be installed on existing mobile units as Game Creek continues to upgrade its fleet. The company provides production services for many high-profile sporting events, such as college football and basketball, professional football and basketball, auto racing, baseball and more.
“We have been using Grass Valley equipment for our most critical switching functions from the very beginning,” explains Pat Sullivan, president of Game Creek Video, “so it was an easy decision to stay with what we know works so well. We’ve had a great relationship between our two companies and our investments have always exceeded our expectations in performance, reliability and value.”
The agreement calls for eight new switchers to be installed over the next four years and includes all the necessary training as well as five years of full technical support. Game Creek Video will leverage the new equipment to continue to grow its live production business as it maintains a presence at virtually every major televised sports and political event in the United States.
Kayenne K-Frame systems bring the highest level of performance available to live productions, offering innovative features and upgradability for a variety of applications. The modular Kayenne control panel can be mounted flat or in a banked curve, offering operators the perfect ergonomic work surface. The system’s video processing engine, K-Frame, delivers full multiformat support, including 1080p level A and B and 4K. When needed, Kayenne K-Frame can adapt to offer up to 192 inputs, 96 outputs and up to nine M/Es with six full keyers in every M/E.
“Viewers expect high-quality, cutting-edge video when they tune in to a live event, and our role is to ensure they get just that,” added Sullivan. “Technology advances are exciting, but they also make our process even more critical. We can’t afford to cut corners—we have to make sure we have the best technology available. Grass Valley gives us that confidence.”
“It’s been so much fun to see Game Creek Video grow and succeed over the years,” said Steve Ronneberg, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Grass Valley. “This next phase of investment will play a key role in helping them meet the needs of current customers and attract new customers, especially as the industry moves toward UHD and 4K capabilities. Our solutions are designed to ensure they will be Future Ready—securing current investments to optimize tomorrow’s business opportunities.
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