Spanish TV and media group Atresmedia is installing several production solutions from Grass Valley including the Karrera Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame, as well as a K2 Dyno Replay System.
Atresmedia operates eight on-air channels, and with the new Grass Valley solution the company aims to double its on-air studio production capabilities and improve its current workflow. The broadcaster expects its new TV studio to be fully operational by April 2014.
“The concept of our new studio design is based on an architecture of centralised production resources such as studio cameras, video servers, graphics, switchers and Digital Video Effects,” explained Raul Lorenzo, head of broadcast engineering and technical support, Atresmedia. “A few months ago, Grass Valley loaned us a Karrera switcher, and we were satisfied with its easy-to-use features. We were able to trial for ourselves that it really offers the high-end features we expect from Grass Valley, but at a mid-market switcher price.”
The Karrera with K-Frame features a control panel, touchscreen side panel interface, and delivers full 3G 1080p50/60 HD support. The Karrera aims to give Atresmedia more production flexibility and power to manage its various TV channels. With K-Frame, Atresmedia can benefit from features including internal video clip storage and playback, as well as a M/E multi-previewer function.
The K2 Dyno Replay System provides a set of live production replay tools that are integrated for use in nonlinear, file-based production environments.