Germany's RecordLab TV & Media GmbH Selects Grass Valley Live Production Solutions to Equip First OB Van


Production and routing switchers and super SloMo camera deliver high-quality coverage

Last Updated: August 1, 2013 6:12 pm GMT
(San Francisco, California--August 1, 2013) Grass Valley® has announced that it has supplied Germany-based RecordLab, experts in broadcast services, with solutions for its first fully equipped OB van. RecordLab will be working with local Grass Valley partner Wellen+Nöthen from conceptual planning to technical systems integration for their new OB van. Wellen+Nöthen will equip RecordLab with a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with a 2 M/E and 3 M/E control panel, a 3 M/E Trinix® NXT Digital Video Routing Switcher in a 256X512 chassis and a LDK 8300® Live Super SloMo Camera for live productions.

“Grass Valley offers a one-stop-shop for live production and enables us to kit out our new OB van from top to bottom with great quality solutions,” said Markus Maschke, RecordLab. “Grass Valley’s experience and expertise in the broadcast market, along with its flexible and future-proofed products, means we can have complete confidence in our new OB van delivering high-quality content.”

At the heart of RecordLab’s OB van is the Karrera Video Production Center with K-Frame™, which delivers a new modular approach to production switchers. With an intuitive, easy-to-learn control panel, touchscreen side panel interface and full 3G 1080p50/60 HD support, the lightweight and upgradeable Karrera uses 50% less power than other switchers of its kind.

Trinix NXT with multiviewer incorporates advanced circuit technology and is field-proven in configurations of up to 2,048 inputs or outputs. The simple yet powerful solution eliminates the need for secondary external components and connections, providing operators with a reliable 3G multiviewer solution.

The LDK 8300 camera offers a choice of speeds and multiformat support. It switches effortlessly between 1X, 2X, and 3X speeds as well as between 1080i and 720p formats, making it the perfect camera for live events.

RecordLab already owns a pool of LDK 8000 Elite cameras, allowing it to capture HD images and switch between multiple formats and frame rates. The LDK 8300 perfectly matches the imagery of the LDK 8000 Elite.

“Germany is an important market for Grass Valley and we’re really excited to be making today’s announcement with RecordLab,” said Said Bacho, Senior Vice President EMEA, Grass Valley. "In today’s extremely competitive TV market, it’s more important than ever to provide viewers with faultless services, and RecordLab’s new OB van will allow the company to broadcast first-rate services so that German viewers can enjoy coverage from live events as and when they happen. Also, because the Grass Valley live production solutions are robust and efficient, RecordLab is able to put creativity first and further enhance the TV viewing experience.”

In addition, RecordLab will become a premium partner of the Dyno Academy, a joint initiative between Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley. The Academy provides precisely-tailored training sessions for replay operators of sports and other live events, as well as technicians, so that they can fully master the K2 Dyno® Replay System.

About Grass Valley
Grass Valley is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley’s product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, future-proofed solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley’s next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in San Francisco, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.

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