There is a moveable GrassValley’s Karrera switcher panel for the main Video Director/Switcher and his assistant in the Production Room. The switcher is equipped with 64 inputs and 32 outputs and licensed for 3 stripes – PGM and two M/Es, 2x ClipStore channels based on K2 Solo and Image Store with 16GB of internal cache. There are two chroma keys and two iDPM channels (Integrated Digital Picture Manipulators). Clip Store has more than 10 hours of storage for the Video materials consisting of video and key signals + audio. Image Store supports the short video as well (2 channels of video and key during recording and 10 channels for the playout) - up to 14 seconds long. It is very useful when it comes to various animated transitions or backgrounds. Image Store can store up to 2000 frames consisting of video, and key signals. It supports GIF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, Kalypso and Kayenne/Karrera graphic files and AVI, MOV, MP4, PNG and TGA for the video files. Each M/E stripe is equipped with 6 keyers, each with 2DPM effects (resizers) and there 999 Macros and 1000E-Mems available for the user. If the hardware panel is not enough there is additional software one available with dedicated PC keyboard allowing to control one M/E stripe. So it is possible to have two independent production streams each one controlled by the separate controller.
There are 6x 46” NEC LED panels in the production wall displaying multi viewers outputs of the Imagine Platinum Multiviewer/RTR. The matrix is 128x72 and the Multiviewer has 3 heads in total (1x 64 inputs and 2x 32, with 6 outputs on each head) allowing to display 128 independent pictures in total on 16 monitors available in the truck. So we have 69 PiPs on the monitor wall for 5 working positions in the first row: Video Director/Switcher, Video Assistant and three other people which in our case are Graphics Operator and two Producers.
In the second row of the Production Area there are 4x EVS positions. Each one has a Remote, intercom and VSM panel, monitor with multi viewer output and pre-hearing unit. The multi viewer allows to display 8 PiPs on each monitor what makes the setup very flexible considering changing configurations of two EVS XT3 Channel Max machines. Channel Max means 12 channels for each EVS machine that can be configured according to the supported configurations. Both machines are fully equipped with the software options allowing to record either one phase or multiphase cameras. For the easy management and archive/restore jobs there are IPDirector and XFile3 units in the EVS network.
Having two VSM serwers on board we can configure user panels and interfaces in very sophisticated way to meet the production requirements and OB specification, having the system in redundant control at the same time. Storage groups allow us easily store and recall setups of the particular hardware groups and virtual signals makes the signal paths transparent to the user. Those features, plus many other available in the system makes configuration simple as never before. With just one click we can change the layout of the whole production wall or exchange one signal source with the other, without need to do any other changes in outer parts of the truck (mnemonics, source-to-destination routes, etc.). Also source name changes are made from the VSM system as well, so no need to use dedicated RTR or switcher software anymore.