Snell & Wilcox Kahuna integrates with EVS XT[2]

Snell
& Wilcox’s Kahuna SD/HD multi-format production switcher is now fully integrated
with the EVS XT[2] production server. The Kahuna-EVS integration enables the
switcher to control all channels of the XT[2] server, giving operators smooth
and seamless access to multiple content streams.
EVS, views the integrated XT[2]-Kahuna system as a critical link in the production
workflow of a mobile vehicle or studio for delivering high-quality content to
air. With Kahuna directly controlling the XT[2] server, operators can access
video clips and apply frame-accurate key and fill animations and other effects
without having to go through a separate control system. With its multi-format
SD/HD capability, Kahuna can mix existing SD camera feeds, graphics, handheld
shots, and archive footage from the XT[2] server directly into an HD broadcast
without the need for outbound upconversion equipment.
“As
media companies worldwide continue the transition to HD broadcasting, we are
there to support them through the integration with best-in-breed technologies —
and Kahuna is the gold standard of production switchers,” said Fred
Garroy, general manager of EVS Americas. “As a complementary extension of
our XT[2] server, Kahuna smoothes the way for our users to access and deliver
any type of content to air for HD broadcast.”
“The
world’s leading broadcasters have consistently chosen EVS servers for their
outstanding slow-motion capabilities and unmatched picture quality, reactivity,
reliability, and versatility. EVS is a leader in live production, particularly
for sports broadcasting, a market in which we’ve had tremendous success with
Kahuna. Therefore, the XT[2] is a logical choice to join our portfolio of
third-party solutions that interoperate with Kahuna,” said Joe Zaller,
vice president of corporate development at Snell & Wilcox. “We value
our long and successful working relationship with EVS and this opportunity to
give our joint customers a more seamless path to high-quality HD production.”