Kanal 2 Estonia switches to Dyvi for news, talk and sports
Kanal 2, Estonia’s largest private television network, has invested in a Dyvi software-defined switcher from live production specialist EVS. The Postimees Grupp (formerly known as Eesti Meedia)-owned network is now able to produce high quality programming, pre-record content and also drive the material shown on the four large video walls in its main studio in Tallinn with a Dyvi switcher using a single processing module with 32 inputs and 16 outputs.
Dyvi’s customisable design means it can be easily configured to precisely suit any production or creative need. Moreover, with Dyvi, it is very quick and easy to load a production configuration from one show to another.
This makes it attractive for a busy broadcast centre environment where productions can take place back to back, run from a single control room serving one or multiple studios. The switcher panel layout (and user layout) are therefore loaded accordingly.
With less than one week of on-site configuration and training required, Kanal 2’s production team swiftly transitioned from its legacy switcher to Dyvi, without the need for any additional support. The new EVS production switcher is used daily for a variety of studio productions including news bulletins, weather forecasts, talk shows, magazine programmes and sports broadcasts.
Combining the main program output and the on-camera video wall control enables one operator to orchestrate the entire show from Dyvi without requiring extra resources. By using simple offsets and substitution tables in Dyvi, content can be easily fed to screens that have a canvas well beyond HD/1080p.
Toivo Taremaa, head of AV Technology at Kanal 2 who oversaw the deployment said: “Dyvi is unlike any other production switcher out there. By embracing its new GPU and software-defined approach to live production, we can do more than ever before.
“Being able to drive our studio screens via our switcher, while we produce our programming, is a game-changer. And if we need to, we know we can easily scale it to meet our future demands. Overall, we’ve found Dyvi to be very flexible, intuitive and reactive, and it has really freed us up to be more creative across all of our productions.”
Dyvi also enables easy scaling up by adding several processing modules together in a cluster, each providing 32 inputs/16 outputs (SDI/IP) and GPU processing power. Dyvi’s processing modules and customizable panels can be assigned to multiple galleries to provide better resource utilization or be combined for bigger production requirements.