Grass Valley and AJA join for 4K1 May 2014
Belden’s Grass Valley has partnered with AJA Video Systems to provide 4K enhancements to its K2 Dyno Replay System. The company is integrating AJA’s Corvid Ultra and TruScale scaling hardware into the K2 Dyno to drive realtime pan and zoom, to allow HD extraction from 4K acquisition with DynoZoom.
Corvid Ultra video capture cards support 2K and 4K as well as scaling capabilities for all resolutions through true 4K. The TruScale arbitrary scaling engine allows high-quality up or down scaling of any raster ranging from web video up to 4K. TruScale is realtime and key-frameable.
“It’s exciting to be working with Grass Valley, a company that continually delivers sophisticated and flexible technology solutions for the live production arena, especially live sports,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “By integrating our hardware systems, K2 Dyno can now deliver even higher quality pictures so that replay operators can tell deeper, more creative stories.”
The partnership follows upgrades to K2 Dyno announced at NAB2014, including 4K pan/zoom support, 6X ultra slow-motion playout (from the LDX XtremeSpeed and LDX Compact XtremeSpeed cameras), 6×2 I/Os, and an optional package for sports graphics and telestration with the tOG-Sports application developed by RT Software. K2 Dyno integrates with Grass Valley’s latest high-speed cameras and the K2 Summit 3G Production Client, and it is compatible with higher resolutions and frame rates.
Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley added: “By incorporating AJA’s unique hardware systems into K2 Dyno, our customers can now take advantage of a turnkey solution that gives them the ability to take advantage of stunning 4K images in HD and in realtime. With these added features, there is no other replay system on the market as powerful and comprehensive as K2 Dyno.”