W+N Selects Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay Systems for Live Event Coverage
Wellen+Nöthen has selected ten Grass Valley K2 Dyno Elite Units. The units include a K2 Summit 3G four channel HD/SD server with DV, MPEG-2, and AVC Intra codecs, 12 x 600GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration for storage of up to 120 hours of AVC Intra content, K2 ChannelFlex software for channel expansion, and K2 Dyno Replay controller that includes operational capability with MPEG-2 formats such as XDCAM and XDCAM HD. Each unit supports replay configurations for up to six cameras.
“We understand our customers’ needs for the highest quality equipment that will optimize their coverage of premium events such as live sport or concerts, and therefore pride ourselves on the service and standard of solutions we supply,” said Alexander Hogrefe, Head of Rental Department at Wellen+Nöthen. “Selecting Grass Valley’s equipment to meet our customers’ needs made perfect sense. The company’s K2 Dyno Elite is the ideal solution for enabling replay operators to deliver high quality live event coverage.”
The Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System is a comprehensive set of live production replay tools that are seamlessly integrated for use in nonlinear, file-based production environments. Its operational simplicity and IT-friendly implementation dramatically expands the possibilities for live production.
“The battle for viewers among broadcasters is a fierce one, and therefore the value of premium content such as live events or sport cannot be underestimated. From this comes the need for broadcasters and operators to ensure the content they put out is of the highest possible quality,” said Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Grass Valley. “With its highly intuitive interface, K2 Dyno is simple to master, allowing replay operators to focus on the creation of engaging replays and highlight packages.”
Dyno Academy launched to provide specialized training
In addition, Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley have announced the launch of Dyno Academy, a joint initiative that will provide precisely-tailored training sessions for replay operators of sports and other live events and technicians so that they can fully master the K2 Dyno Replay System. These sessions will be held at regular intervals during the summer of 2013 in Cologne, Berlin, and Munich. Upon completion of the course, each attendee will receive a certificate as a professional Dyno Broadcast Operator, Dyno Sports Expert or Dyno Engineering Operator and will be given the opportunity to join the staff database of BUCH MICH GmbH, a German-based recruitment agency that provides professional replay operators and technicians to internationally operating media and broadcast companies. They will additionally be listed in the worldwide Grass Valley database of professional Dyno Operators. For more information, as well as the calendar of training courses and a registration form, go to www.wellen-noethen.de/dyno-academy.
About Wellen+Nöthen GmbH
As a specialist in innovative IT and AV solutions, Wellen+Nöthen GmbH is one of the leading German dealers in the broadcasting and media industry. With the strategic business divisions of Sales, Rental, Consulting & Development, System Integration and Service & Support, the company offers a complete portfolio for the supply, integration and commissioning of conventional as well as complex standard and customized solutions. The range of products on offer embraces hardware and software from the world's leading branded manufacturers of media technologies, including Apple, Arri, Avid, Grass Valley, Isilon, Harris, Sony and Vizrt. Wellen+Nöthen has also established a name for itself as Germany’s leading rental company, offering its customers a comprehensive equipment park. The company also sets new standards in the high definition sector: as a partner to its subsidiary HDinside, the company offers a broad and innovative HD rental portfolio. The spectrum of products and services is rounded off with professional services such as training courses, after-sales support and hotlines. With around 130 staff at its sites in Cologne and Berlin, the company looks after more than 2,400 German and international customers.
About Grass Valley
Grass Valley® is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley’s product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, future-proofed solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley’s next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in San Francisco, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.