The first major story is that Dyno, paired with the GV LDX Extreme camera, allowed for the first time, non-stop record and playback of 6X content. LDX was generating 360fps with stellar "Anylight" flicker compensation to virtually remove all flicker and creating a super clean replay on the Dyno. The K2 Summit treated the content as fully normal material and let the operator tell slow motion stories with full ramping speeds from 0-200%. One fun experience was to watch the customers' faces light up when they were shown the ability to share the 6X record feeds through ShareFlex on standard Dyno S systems.
Second was the incorporation of the AJA 4K Image Scaler ported through the Dyno S controller and using the brand new GV LDX Compact 4K camera, which gives the operator a more focused workflow, never needing to leave the Dyno control surface. The video is actually available on the screen with pinch-zoom and finger gesturing interaction with the extraction tool. One key producer story-telling tool that GV Software Lead Mark Hillebrandt invented specifically for this application is the ability to add keyframes to a clip that becomes a property of the clip. This way, the keyframe path only needs to be created once, and when the clip is recalled at a later time, it is cued for POI focused story-telling each time.
There was a huge response to both EDIUS and TOG Sports graphic telestration that also runs right on the surface of the Dyno S controller. EDIUS allowed for the quick access to all clips and playlists created by the Dyno operator and complex audio and video editing, then rendered with the Dyno S processors and exported to a Summit HotBin folder. TOG Sports from RT Software was fantastic in no-render-waiting telestration graphics that proved the quickest method for adding lines, arrows, circles, spot zooms, spot shadows, and much more. It was a true favorite in the international sports market.
STRATUS integration with Dyno S stood in its own light as the award winning product it is migrating towards the sports and entertainment production segment using the knowledge gained from the superior position it has in the news market. Remote collaboration and cloud workflow delivered both a high and low resolution interface that proved, even in the LVCC halls with horrible data connection speeds all functionality can be attained. This included cloud publishing of highlight clips to a web broadcast of a soccer match provided by "deltatre."
The halls were packed this year, and it was estimated that up to three times the number of visitors stopped by the freshly branded "Grass Valley - a Belden Brand" booth compared to years past. But with the remarkable design and openness of the booth, there were no bottlenecks, and plenty of room for visitors to see all that they came to see at Grass Valley. It was by far, the most enjoyable NAB in my 20 year history.