Grass Valley Kayenne To Drive Game Creek’s Production of Daytona 500
Game Creek Video has utilized the Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Center all season for its work on ABC/ESPN college football and Fox Sports NFL football, and will continue to use it for Fox Sports’ upcoming telecast of the Daytona 500 from Daytona Beach, FL.
Game Creek’s “Liberty” production unit used the Kayenne for the entire 2009-2010 college football season on ABC/ESPN, while its “FOX” production unit employed it for NFL games on FOX, including the NFC Championship Game between the New Orleans Saints hosted the Minnesota Vikings. Both trucks were on hand in New Orleans for the NFC title game – with Liberty handling the pre- and post-game programming and the Fox truck producing the live game action.
“The Kayenne gives us a lot more resources and allows technical directors who operate the switcher to bring more elements into a show,” says Pat Sullivan, CEO and GM of Game Creek Video. “This enables more elements to be sponsored on screen, which is very attractive to our clients. The Kayenne is so versatile that it allows us to handle any type of production. In fact, we look forward to using the Kayenne’s enhanced resources to help us produce a 3D event. It’s been a great investment for us.”
The FOX trucks will also produce the live Daytona 500 telecast this Sunday. For the Daytona 500, Game Creek will have five mobile units (Fox A, B, C, D, and E) on-site in Florida for the expansive “NASCAR on FOX” coverage in 720p. These trailers will handle everything from the dozens of audio and video feeds to complete editing and Web streaming. The trucks are linked via fiber optic cabling, ensuring a seamless flow of audio and video feeds between them. Game Creek used a Grass Valley Kalypso HD Video Production Center last year, in tandem with a Grass Valley Kayak HD switcher, and has now replaced the Kalypso with a new 4.5 M/E Kayenne.