January 11, 2010 â€“ Veteran mobile production company Game Creek Video, based in Hudson, N.H., used the new Grass Valleyâ„¢ Kayenneâ„¢ Video Production Center to handle the complex multi-camera production of college footballâ€™s 96th annual Rose Bowl Game telecast in HD on ABC live from Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. on January 1.
On site in Pasadena, Game Creek operated its â€œLibertyâ€? HD truck (and a â€œBâ€? unit), which has a newly installed Grass Valley Kayenne switcher for ESPN/ABCâ€™s HD production of the Rose Bowl. Another Game Creek truck, â€œIntrepid Aâ€? (with a complementary B unit) was also on hand and has a Grass Valley Kalypsoâ„¢ switcher on board. It was used daily throughout the week leading up to the big game for ESPNâ€™s â€œCollege GameDayâ€? show.
After the Rose Bowl, the Intrepid truck continued to produce daily shows for the ESPN â€œCollege GameDayâ€? show and then Liberty and Intrepid were both used again for the broadcast of the BCS Championship game on Thursday, January 7, which was also televised on the ABC television network. The game featured the No. 2 BCS-ranked Texas Longhorns versus the No. 1 BCS-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide who competed for college footballâ€™s national title.
Game Creekâ€™s Liberty truck also provided on-site HD facilities, including the Kayenne switcher, for the HD telecast of the 2009 Big 12 Conference Championship game, live from Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington, Texas on December 5, 2009.
The Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Center is a family of powerful, highly modular production switchers, with 1.5 M/Es to 4.5 M/Es. Grass Valley DoubleTakeâ„¢ split M/E technology effectively increasing the available M/Es to 10. The modular control panel is designed for flexible installation and easy service. Each source select and aux bus module has two rows of OLED Source Name Displays that provide ultra-clear text with extremely wide viewing angles. Kayenne provides the most video processing power available with up to 30 keyers and 20 DPM effects channels in a 4.5 M/E system.