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"Conan" Takes to the Night as NEP Broadcasting, Grass Valley Team Up to Provide File-based Production Workflow(December 14, 2010)
broadcast facilities, has installed multiple Grass Valley(tm) K2 media servers for
TBS's "Conan." Three K2 Summit(tm) production clients running ChannelFlex(tm), three
K2 Dyno(tm) Replay Controllers on a K2 production SAN, a K2 Dyno Production Assistant,
and a 180x256 Trinix(tm) NXT router were recently installed in the new production
studio built on Stage 15 on the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Burbank, Calif.
"Conan" debuted on TBS on November 8.
The system provides the capability to iso-record the show's nine studio cameras and
control live replays, with content immediately available for editing on their Apple
Final Cut Pro NLEs. Additionally, a K2 Solo(tm) media server is used for playback of
key/fill material under direct control by the show's technical director.
The Grass Valley multi-format servers will support all types of file-based video and
audio production for "Conan."
"Whether it's for live production or in-studio environments, we've found Grass Valley's
technology to be the most reliable and cost effective for our clients,"
said George Hoover, Chief Technology Officer for NEP Broadcasting.
Key Code Media, a west coast-based systems integrator, was responsible for the design
and implementation of all post production systems for this project (K2 SAN, Final Cut
integration, and graphics). Key Code Media also supplied the 96 TB K2 SAN storage, K2
BaseCamp Express, and Apple Final Cut and graphic workstations, networking them
together with the K2 Summits, K2 Solo media servers, K2 Dyno Replay Controllers, and
K2 Dyno Production using a 4 Gb Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure. All post systems
are real-time with production while the edit-in-place functions allows the "Conan"
producers to ready segments for air as they are being recorded.
"The production team at 'Conan' is just the latest to discover and benefit from
the K2 family of media server solution," said Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of
Grass Valley. "By using this tightly integrated system, 'Conan' enjoys the most
efficient file-based production and post production workflow available."
NEP Supershooters, a long time Grass Valley customer, and as announced recently, has
also ordered three Kayenne(tm) Video Production Center production switchers, one each
for their SS29 production truck, the updated SS21, and one yet to be named "Super"
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