Grass Valley Kalypso Switches Super Bowl XLIII
years running, the Grass Valley Kalypso HD Video Production Center switcher has
been the top choice for the highest-profile live sporting event in North America, and this year’s Super Bowl XLIII telecast is
no exception. Broadcast live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL,
in 1080i high-definition format for the NFL world feed, the game will be
switched using a Grass Valley Kalypso HD switcher onboard an all-HD NEP
Supershooters production truck. NEP will also provide a Kalypso-based truck to
NBC for the production of the Super Bowl halftime show.
The Kalypso switcher will work in tandem with other HD production equipment to
handle the more than 75 cameras to be used for the game action and other
activities in and around the stadium.
networks, including ESPN and Fox Sports Net (FSN), are using production
trucks based on the Grass Valley Kalypso HD switcher for Super
Bowl-related programming throughout the week leading up to the big game.
Pittsburgh-based NEP Supershooters will send a host of HD trucks to handle the live
event coverage — two with Kalypso HD switchers on board. The
trucks include ND4, complete with a 90-input switcher (NFL world
feed), and Denali Silver (configured for HD or SD operation) with a Kalypso HD switcher for the halftime show.
Game Creek Video will be on hand in Tampa to support ESPN, beginning Jan. 27 and ending a day after the game. The
veteran production company is sending its Yankee Clipper truck, compete with a
Grass Valley Kalypso HD switcher. It will be producing shows Pardon the Interruption,
Mike & Mike,
NFL Matchup, and
Outside the Lines from several on-site studios set up temporarily
inside and outside Raymond James Stadium.
addition, F&F Productions, located in Clearwater,
FL, will support
The Best Damn Sports Show on FSN with the F&F GTX-12 HD truck
on-site in Ybor City
The truck will provide FSN with an 88-monitor production wall tied to a
90-input Kalypso HD switcher.