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    K2 Shared Storage Systems: Building Systems with Flexible Storage Technology —by Adolfo Rodriguez, (GVB-1-0544B-EN-AN) File size: 2.2 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    SiteConfig Network Configuration & Software Deployment Application Note (GVB-1-0313B-EN-AN) File size: 624.6 KB, posted Mar 05 2019
    K2 Capture Service with Pathfire and DG FastChannel Application Note —by Roger Crooks, Product Marketing, (GVB-1-0129B-EN-AN) File size: 597.9 KB, posted Mar 07 2019
    K2 Active Format Description (AFD) Concepts and Operation Preliminary Application Note —by Roger Crooks, Product Marketing Manager, (GVB-1-0128B-EN-AN) File size: 1.6 MB, posted Mar 07 2019
    K2 Media Platform: Media Formats and Interchange Application Note —by Mohit Tendolkar, Karel Rasovsky, (GVB-1-0127B-EN-AN) File size: 992.8 KB, posted Mar 05 2019
    The range of media file formats available can be confusing. What are the differences between them? What is the application space intended for each format? What are the strengths of each format?

    This application note takes a closer look at file formats in context of media handling in K2 systems, including a practical review of K2 media interchange capabilities.
    Transforming Live Production Workflows with GV STRATUS Nonlinear Production Tools & K2 Media Servers and Storage at Sky Racing Application Note —by Carl Petch, Chief Engineer, Sky Racing, (GVB-1-0125B-EN-AN) File size: 2.6 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    GV STRATUS application framework is the ideal foundation for this type of production. Combining a Grass Valley K2 media server and storage infrastructure with GV STRATUS nonlinear production tools, and an open ecosystem for integration with third-party systems provides a proven and efficient framework for a new generation of digital workflows. This application note describes how the GV STRATUS concept was applied in news/live production workflows, including content-specific news production.
    Choosing A Media Server Whitepaper —by Matt Allard, Director of Marketing, Servers & Digital Production, (GVB-1-0122B-EN-AN) File size: 1.8 MB, posted Mar 07 2019
    A media server is a much more complex system than one might first think. When choosing such a system for a facility, there are a wide number of issues that should be carefully considered.
    Using K2 with Apple Final Cut Pro 7 Application Note (GVB-1-0121B-EN-AN) File size: 2.4 MB, posted Mar 07 2019
    K2 System - Ready for Nonlinear Media Production: QOS, Bandwidth, and File Compatibility in File-Based Workflows Application Note —by Karel Rasovsky, Marketing Operations, (GVB-1-0120B-EN-AN) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Mar 07 2019
    What makes an efficient file-based media workflow? This application note looks at the challenges encountered in file-based media processing, and the approaches to make file-based workflows more efficient. The K2 system was designed from the ground up for file-based operations and offers capabilities unmatched by other media system vendors.
    Live Event Playback Application Note —by Joe Paryzek, (GVB-1-0118B-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    The Advantages of Professional Solutions Versus General-Purpose Computers and Software for Live Event Playback in Various Professional Environments
    K2 Media Server: Design Guidelines for Building Cost-Effective, Redundant Media Server Systems —by Matt Allard, Market Development Manager, (GVB-1-0117B-EN-AN) File size: 2.0 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    K2 Media Server and Medway Third-Party Transcoding and Transfer Application Note —by Matt Allard, (GVB-1-0116B-EN-AN) File size: 543.7 KB, posted Mar 05 2019
    How To Maximize The Power Of a K2 System Import and Export: Integration Extensibility Application Note —by Matt Allard, Market Development Manager, (GVB-1-0114B-EN-AN) File size: 2.0 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    Fastrack+K2: Editware Fastrack and Grass Valley K2 Media Server Integration for Hybrid Linear/Nonlinear Post Application Note —by Bob Lefcovich & Jay Coley, Editware, (GVB-1-0113B-EN-AN) File size: 1.8 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    ChannelFlex for the K2 Summit 3G/K2 Solo 3G Media Servers Application Note —by Matt Allard, Director of Marketing, Servers & Digital Production, (GVB-1-0112B-EN-AN) File size: 10.1 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    The K2 Summit 3G is described as a four-channel media server, the K2 Solo 3G as a two-channel media server. But users were looking at the back panel and wondering why there were a lot more connectors than there were channels. The answer is ChannelFlex, which introduces the concept of streams, where a single channel might involve multiple streams of video, for video plus key, 3D, Super Slo-Mo, or ISO camera recording.
    K2 Dyno S Replay System: RT Software tOG GV Sports and K2 Dyno S Application Note —by Olaf Bahr, Product Manager, (GVB-1-0105C-EN-AN) File size: 3.2 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    The integration of tOG and K2 Dyno brings an affordable A-level analysis tool to every level of live event production.
    File-Based Live Production with the K2 Summit, K2 Dyno Replay System, and K2 Dyno Production Assistant Application Note —by Eric Serré, Product Marketing Manager, Grass Valley, (GVB-1-0097B-EN-AN) File size: 3.0 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    Transferring Media Between K2 Summit 3G Media Server Systems with the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller in Live Replay Environments Application Note —by Fred van Galen, Pre-Sales Engineer EMEA Central and Eurasia Regions & Olaf Bahr, Product Manager, (GVB-1-0093B-EN-AN) File size: 4.2 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    During live productions, there is often the need to quickly and easily share media. To facilitate this, there are setup procedures that need to be followed with K2 Summit 3G media servers in combination with K2 Dyno S Replay Controllers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
    Enabling and Using ShareFlex Between Network Connected K2 Summit 3G Servers with K2 Dyno Replay Controllers Application Note —by Olaf Bahr, Product Manager, (GVB-1-0084B-EN-AN) File size: 2.6 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    ShareFlex is the application software, when using K2 Dyno Replay Systems with the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller (K2 Dyno S Replay Systems), to share the content of stand-alone K2 Summit 3G media servers, over a Gigabit Ethernet connection, without the need to transfer the content first. This allows a K2 Dyno Replay System with control of local K2 Summit 3G playback channels to cue remote clips, playlists, and record trains of another K2 Summit 3G without the need to use the remote channels to do so.
    K2 Summit PVS Migration Application Note —by Bob Richardson, Product Manager, Editing, Servers & Storage, (GVB-1-0082B-EN-AN) File size: 1021.6 KB, posted Mar 05 2019
    EDIUS Integration with K2 Systems Application Note —by Matt Allard, VP Marketing Operations and Alex Kataoka, Editing Product Manager, (GVB-1-0032B-EN-AN) File size: 1.7 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    With EDIUS Elite, EDIUS users can directly edit files stored on a Grass Valley K2 Summit standalone media server or SAN, without the need for file conversion.

    When used with K2 storage area networks, EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing systems permit editors to access material with the same level of performance as if everything was stored locally, and multiple EDIUS users can access files even while they are being recorded.