The UK-based outside broadcast company, Telegenic has adopted Grass Valley’s K2 Dyno replay system for stereoscopic 3D replays. The system is packed for easy transport in a flight-cased flyaway system and primarily used for sports coverage for BSkyB.
When deployed with Telegenic’s T18 3D truck, the K2 Summit production client was used to feed mixer animation clips, primarily for 3D graphics sequences, into and out of replays using the K2 Dyno replay controller.
“The Grass Valley K2 Dyno replay system was one of the last pieces of the puzzle for us and the simplest of all the implementations,” said Peter Bates, Telegenic’s managing director. “We’ve tested the K2 Dyno in a number of other applications, and we’re very impressed. Most slo-mo operators are used to another brand of server and controller, but converting to the Dyno takes just minutes, and the Dyno and Summit combination offers big advantages, not the least being the price.”
Telegenic has used Grass Valley servers for almost 20 years, starting with the unconventional use of Profiles for slow-motion replay. More recently it has implemented location-editing networks based on Grass Valley shared storage and Edius workstations.
With the latest K2 software release including ChannelFlex, the K2 Summit can be feeding stereo 3D clips during one production and handle super slow-motion replays on the next.
Telegenic also purchased a K2 Solo server and Edius SAN system for the recording and programme playout of Sky’s coverage of the recent Players golf championship and the upcoming Ryder Cup competition.