Grass Valley Powers Live Production Elements for Le Groupe Spectre Sonore

Le Groupe Spectre Sonore, a Quebec-based specialist in the audio-visual (AV) field, has chosen Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to enhance its live production capabilities. This investment delivers a comprehensive turnkey offering that enables Le Group Spectre Sonore to capture market share as it grows its video rental business.

Le Groupe Spectre Sonore is now equipped with one of Grass Valley’s powerful K2 Dyno Replay Systems, a 2 M/E GV Korona K-Frame V-series Video Production Center switcher, and seven LDX 86 High Frame Rate HD/3G/4K Cameras. This comprehensive offering, with end-to-end capability from content acquisition to live replay, will form part of a flypack deployed at live events to deliver cost-effective, flexible production capabilities with no compromise on performance.

“We have built a reputation for delivering the highest quality live productions, so as we expand our business, it is critical that we maintain a high-performance benchmark,” says Stephane Morin, President of Le Groupe Spectre Sonore. “There is no other company we trust to have by our side as we navigate the waters of entering a new market than Grass Valley. Like us, they are uncompromising when it comes to quality. Their solutions have the functionality we need and give us complete flexibility to operate in any production environment.”

Le Group Spectre Sonore now benefits from efficient, intuitive workflows and can provide high-quality images suitable for even the largest image magnification (IMAG) screen. The K2 Dyno is equipped to handle any resolution from SD and HD to 3G and 4K UHD, and delivers seamless playback at any speed from zero to 200%. The GV Korona K-Frame V-series delivers the scalability to produce in SD/HD and, with a simple license upgrade, 3G/1080p, and 4K UHD. In addition, the LDX 86 cameras provide multiformat and multispeed content acquisition with the ability to upgrade functionality, when needed.

“The need for high production values is no longer exclusive to the world of television and film; concerts and corporate events have the same demand for stunning images and fast intuitive production workflows,” says Yvon Cardinal, regional account manager, Canada, Grass Valley. “There is a strong synergy between our companies — both in our approach to delivering solutions that meet the needs of our customers and in our commitment to delivering unmatched images that tell compelling stories — which is why this has been such a successful deployment. We are very proud to be working with Le Group Spectre Sonore at such an important time in their evolution.”

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