Wellen+Nöthen Selects Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay Systems for Live Event Coverage

Grass Valley has supplied Wellen+Nöthen, a specialist in innovative IT and AV solutions, with a number of its 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.

GrassWellen+Nöthen has selected ten Grass Valley K2 Dyno Elite Units. The units include 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. Each unit supports replay configurations for up to six cameras.

“We understand our customers’ needs for the highest quality equipment that will optimize 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.”

The Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System is a comprehensive set of live production replay tools that are seamlessly integrated for use in nonlinear, file-based production environments. Its operational simplicity and IT-friendly implementation dramatically expands the possibilities for live production.

“The battle for viewers among broadcasters is a fierce one, and therefore the value of premium content such as live events or sport cannot be underestimated. From this comes the need for broadcasters and operators to ensure the content they put out is of the highest possible quality,” said Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Grass Valley. “With its highly intuitive interface, K2 Dyno is simple to master, allowing replay operators to focus on the creation of engaging replays and highlight packages.”

In addition, Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley have announced the launch of Dyno Academy, a joint initiative that will provide precisely-tailored training sessions for replay operators of sports and other live events and technicians so that they can fully master the K2 Dyno Replay System. These sessions will be held at regular intervals during the summer of 2013 in Cologne, Berlin, and Munich. Upon completion of the course, each attendee will receive a certificate as a professional Dyno Broadcast Operator, Dyno Sports Expert or Dyno Engineering Operator and will be given the opportunity to join the staff database of BUCH MICH GmbH, a German-based recruitment agency that provides professional replay operators and technicians to internationally operating media and broadcast companies. They will additionally be listed in the worldwide Grass Valley database of professional Dyno Operators. For more information, as well as the calendar of training courses and a registration form, go to www.wellen-noethen.de/dyno-academy.

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