NAB Reflections: AJA and GV partner for sports replays

At NAB AJA Video Systems announced a new development partnership with Grass Valley. As part of the partnership, Grass Valley will integrate AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale scaling hardware into the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System and Summit 3G broadcast replay server to drive realtime pan and zoom from UltraHD/4K to HD.

By combining the AJA TruScale scaling hardware with the new DynoZoom function in K2 Dyno, replay customers can enhance the viewing experience. DynoZoom, is integrated directly on the Dyno controller, making it a fast and intuitive implementation for the market.

“Many of our sports replay customers are adopting UltraHD/4K as their standard acquisition format due to the impact the higher resolution pictures have on delivering a story,” said Adolfo Rodriguez, Director, Servers and Storage Products, Grass Valley. “Many of those customers already have our K2 Dyno Replay System integrated into their facilities, and working together with AJA, we’re able to bring those customers a turnkey solution and elegant software interface with DynoZoom for HD Region of Interest selection from UltraHD/4K images in realtime.”

“We are very excited to be working with Grass Valley as our newest developer partner,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “Our companies have always valued quality, performance and reliability, and the new DynoZoom™ solution delivers on those values, extending workflow flexibility to broadcasters working in any resolution.”

Corvid Ultra is part of AJA’s family of video and audio I/O products for Developer Partners to facilitate high-bandwidth, high frame rate workflows. It supports 2K and 4K as well as high-quality scaling capabilities for all resolutions through true 4K. With support for high frame rates (48p, 50p, and 60p), 4K workflows and onboard debayering, Corvid Ultra provides maximum performance for the most critical applications. Corvid Ultra’s TruScale arbitrary scaling engine allows up or down scaling of any raster from tiny web video up to 4K. TruScale is real-time and keyframeable, allowing motion video to be efficiently resized while maintaining high image quality.

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