Kanal 2 Estonia switches to Dyvi production switcher
Liège, Belgium, May 13, 2019
EVS' intuitive software-defined switcher already in use by the private broadcaster to produce live program output and drive studio displays.
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 fully customizable 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 ideal for a busy broadcast center 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 has 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 programs and sports broadcasts.
Combining the main program output and the on-camera video wall control enables one operator to seamlessly 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.”
EVS’ VP Product, John Carter, added: “Dyvi provides a smooth evolution from traditional vision mixing practices to enhanced capabilities that come with GPU processing and a software-defined architecture. The feedback is that production crews are finding it more flexible than other systems and are therefore becoming increasingly engaged and keen to explore its almost limitless creative potential. Kanal 2 is a great example of a forward-thinking user that has recognized its potential and is now benefitting creatively and operationally following deployment.”
Because of its unique software-defined and GPU architecture, which is presented in an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use and easy-to-implement package, Dyvi’s adoption across multiple live video production segments is increasingly widespread. When compared to a traditional production switcher, the compact GPU-enabled platform processes complex and multi-layered video designs, powerful effects and graphics at the simple touch of a button.
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.
Kanal 2 purchased its Dyvi through Avec Est Oü (EVS Channel Partner in Estonia), which was on hand throughout the deployment and on-site training process.
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