Grass Valley has revealed that its LiveTouch replay and highlights system will become a key element of Studio Berlin’s upgraded live production workflow. The deployment sees the German production services provider expand its existing Grass Valley ecosystem with upscaled replay and highlights capability by adding 48 UHD HDR sQ server channels and 15 new LiveTouch panels supporting major live events, sports and autoracing.
Studio Berlin provides production services for primetime television content, such as live sports, entertainment shows and current affairs programming. The LiveTouch system delivers unmatched multi-angle capabilities and opens up collaborative workflows via virtual shared storage. Using LiveTouch, operators can edit files while they are still being created – without the need for file transfers – which saves valuable time.
The new, flexible system will be implemented in a way that means it can be used as a single large replay system, or as separate units across Studio Berlin’s OB trucks as required.
“Today, audiences demand high quality live content. Action-packed sport events have become much more attractive by leveraging instant replays of every angle of the action,” said Studio Berlin’s CTO Matthias Alexandru. “LiveTouch gives us an ultra-fast replay system that is easy to use and has all the power and capability that we required.”
“We have a long history with Grass Valley and have been using its solutions for over 20 years; the team have a deep understanding of how we work and what our needs are,” added Nick Zimmermann, CEO of Studio Berlin.
LiveTouch allows the Studio Berlin team to deliver slow-motion and instant replays quickly and easily, supporting clip creation, editing, metadata entry, and playback from a single interface.
“In today’s high-pressure world of live production, our customers rely on fast and intelligent workflows that allow them to create the innovative content that consumers demand,” said Tim Banks, vice-president sales, EMEA at Grass Valley. “We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Studio Berlin as it takes its production capability to the next level and moves into the next phase of its growth.”