Wellen+Nöthen has been supplied with Grass Valley’s K2 Dyno Replay Systems, which will be available for rent to nationally and internationally operating OB companies and broadcasters covering live events. Wellen+Nöthen customers will be able to rent the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay systems as single units or as part of a full end-to-end workflow of solutions for live production.
Wellen+Nöthen has chosen 10 Grass Valley K2 Dyno Elite Units, which includes 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.
“We understand our customers’ needs for the highest quality equipment that will optimise 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.”
In addition, the two companies have announced the launch of Dyno Academy, a joint initiative that will provide training sessions for replay operators of sports and other live events and technicians so that they can master the K2 Dyno Replay System. These sessions will be held at regular intervals during the summer of 2013 in Cologne, Berlin, and Munich.