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Kayenne additions for Grass Valley

23 March 2011
Kayenne additions for Grass Valley

Grass Valley will unveil new transmission clients and servers as well as introduce the latest software versions for its line of Kayenne Video Production Center (v3.0) and Kayak (v7.0.4) high-definition switchers at NAB.   Highlighted will be Grass Valley’s new K2 Summit Transmission Client line made up of five new models: two shared storage clients that connect to a K2 storage area network (SAN) via iSCSI and three integrated storage servers. The features of the new K2 Summit Transmission Clients include: up to four SD/HD configurable channels (MPEG-2 encoding up to 50 Mbps); up to 16 TB of internal storage; agile playback of DV and MPEG-2 formats; up/down/cross conversion; built in file interchange using GXF, MXF, QuickTime, and AVI formats; and up to 16 tracks of audio I/O per video channel.  Also new at the show are the latest software versions of Kayenne and Kayak switchers. The new functionality in Kayenne v3.0 and Kayak v7.0.4 gives TDs control over multiple cameras directly from the switcher control panel via an Ethernet interface. This includes tally for each camera, with controls that include Auto Iris, Auto Black Level, Filter Wheel Position, and Color Bars. The new Kayenne software also provides a new macro editor that eliminates the need to rebuild a macro entirely from scratch merely to modify some of its functions. With Kayenne v3.0, router/switcher integration has advanced with the ability to control Kayenne aux busses from Grass Valley Encore and Prelude control systems. Standalone router control panels running Prelude software can also be configured as remote aux panels. These include Joystick Override modes for temporary or latching cuts to a specific source, or for salvos. Scott Murray, senior vice president, Live Production Solutions for Grass Valley says, “The Kayenne has become the new workhorse of the worldwide high-end live production community, while the Kayak HD offers many of the same capabilities in a smaller, cost-effective system.” Stand SL106

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