Grass Valley Rolled into Action at World Series on FOX
The World Series was broadcast live on FOX Sports using the 720p format and a variety of multiformat HD production solutions from Grass Valley. The company’s systemized equipment has been used to cover the MLB World Series for the past decade.
Veteran mobile production company, NEP supplied remote facilities in San Francisco and Detroit, while Game Creek sent its HD-capable trucks to Detroit for the duration of the series. Each company carries a variety of Grass Valley live production solutions, including: Kayenne Video Production Center switchers. NEP’s NCP 10 carries LDK 8000 Elite HD cameras, a Trinix NXT digital video routing switcher and a Concerto Series routing matrix to provide viewers with the highest quality live sports images.
The main FOX game feed production at both ball parks was handled by NEP’s NCP10 truck.
Game Creek’s Dynasty all-digital HD truck, stationed in Detroit for the series, and complete with a 96-input Kayenne video switcher, handled all of the live cameras located throughout Detroit’s Comerica Park.
NEP also used its SS16 and SS11 (in Detroit and San Francisco, respectively) for game-related coverage on the MLB Network. Both trucks carry a Grass Valley Kalypso switcher, while SS11 also relies on Trinix and Concerto routing switchers under the control of Grass Valley Jupiter™ control system.