Grass Valley has collaborated with the Sacramento Kings to provide camera, replay, production switching, routing, multiviewer, and signal-processing technology for The Golden 1 Center.
One of the centerpieces of the new facility is a giant 4K/UHD video board that is more than 84 feet long, running nearly the entire distance from baseline to baseline. To capture and produce the 4K content that drives the board, the Kings evaluated the options and chose Grass Valley because of its integrated solutions, proven reliability, and ease of use.
The action on the court is captured with six
LDX 86 cameras – four of which are equipped with a perpetual GV eLicense for 4K – with one of the cameras providing a reverse-angle feed. Multiple K2 Dynos with the DynoZoom 4K/UHD option and a K2 Summit 3G 4-channel HD/SD server handle replays. All content is punched through the versatile Karrera K-Frame switcher, driving the 4K production, while several NVISION series routers paired with Kaleido multiviewers help to manage and move the content throughout the control room and facility.
Belden worked in partnership with Grass Valley to supply mission-critical production cabling for the Golden 1 Center. Simple termination helped installation go smoothly to keep the major project on track. A complete broadcast solution, including armored fiber, racks, wire management, and custom assemblies, was designed to ensure signal integrity and maximum reliability while providing resistance to cutting and crushing to prevent downtime or unplanned outages.