GV STRATUS Media Workflow Application Framework

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  • pdf Using GV STRATUS Import Rules to Effectively Manage External Content Ingest Application Note —by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0006A-EN-AN) File size: 959.0 KB, posted Sep 26 2014
    With the proliferation of digital media, content producers have to deal with a growing variety of media formats ingested from diverse sources, and delivered over global distances via a mix of high-speed media transport technologies and often involving cloud-based storage models. The challenge then is to quickly and transparently ingest content across a diversity of environments, and make it available in collaborative workflows.

    This application note examines the use cases involving media import, and how the GV STRATUS workflow engine can be applied to create automated import rules that speed up and automate routine production processes.
  • pdf EDIT Lock: Protecting GV STRATUS Assets Being Used in EDIUS Application Note —by Alex Kataoka, Product Manager, (GVB-1-0040A-EN-AN) File size: 1.0 MB, posted Sep 26 2014
    EDIT Lock protects assets being used in EDIUS from being accidentally erased from within GV STRATUS.
  • pdf GV STRATUS and DIVArchive Archiving Workflows Application Note (GVB-1-0041A-EN-AN) File size: 1.2 MB, posted Sep 17 2014
    An important part of the digital media production lifecycle is the ability to archive high-resolution assets in a permanent archive system. This mandates that workflow orchestration platforms are seamlessly extended with content archiving capabilities. The openness of the GV STRATUS application facilitates a choice of integration with mainstream archiving solutions, including the DIVArchive (Front Porch Digital) platform, offering a robust toolset and efficient archiving workflows.

    A result of long-standing collaboration between Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Front Porch Digital, the unified GV STRATUS/K2 and DIVArchive platforms offer a complete toolset to efficiently archive and restore content between Grass Valley K2 storage and archive systems managed via Front Porch Digital DIVArchive. This application note provides a user perspective on how to employ the combined GV STRATUS/K2 and DIVArchive archiving workflows.
  • pdf GV STRATUS and SGL FlashNet Archiving Workflows Application Note (GVB-1-0042A-EN-AN) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Sep 26 2014
    An important part of the digital media production lifecycle is the ability to archive high-resolution assets in a permanent archive system. This mandates that workflow orchestration platforms are seamlessly extended with content archiving capabilities. The openness of the GV STRATUS application facilitates a choice of integration with mainstream archiving solutions, including SGL FlashNet platform, offering a robust toolset and efficient archiving workflows.

    A result of long-standing collaboration between Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and SGL, the unified GV STRATUS/K2 and the SGL FlashNet platforms offer a complete tool set to efficiently archive and restore content between Grass Valley K2 storage and archive systems managed via SGL FlashNet. This application note provides a user perspective on how to employ the combined GV STRATUS/K2 and SGL FlashNet archiving workflows.
  • pdf GV STRATUS Digital Publishing Workflows Application Note —by Johannes Kuhfuss, Product Owner and Karel Rasovsky, Marketing Operations, (GVB-1-0043A-EN-AN) File size: 1.5 MB, posted Sep 26 2014
    Using GV STRATUS nonlinear media production tools media organizations can capture new opportunities in multiplatform environments. With GV STRATUS, users can add metadata, segment their assets, and get them automatically prepared and published to an external FTP location for multiple use cases with just one set of tools and one set of production professionals.
  • pdf GV STRATUS for Live Production Application Note —by Matt Allard, Karel Rasovsky, (GVB-1-0044A-EN-AN) File size: 2.5 MB, posted Oct 07 2014
    GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is an application framework for nonlinear media production that combines production tools, device control and content management into a single platform. Designed as a single, agile application capable of supporting the many different — and changing — usage models in broadcast environments, GV STRATUS tools can be configured for every type of user and media facility. This document describes the tools, components and capabilities of this versatile platform, and how it can be adopted specifically for live workflows.
  • pdf GV STRATUS Newsroom Bundles Application Note (GVB-1-0046B-EN-AN) File size: 3.8 MB, posted Jun 29 2016
    The tight integration between GV STRATUS and the EDIUS editor, with its unique and highly optimized hybrid editing workflow, means that journalists can mix and move low-resolution and high-resolution assets — including so-called "wild files" from citizen journalists — across multiple sites, and perform full editing in the field. Because proxy files are used extensively and intelligently, there is no need for complex SAN configurations (although you can, of course, scale up at any time).

    This Application Note describes some of the typical workflows and operations that these newsroom bundles facilitate and support.
  • pdf Interfacing GV STRATUS/K2 Systems with the Adobe Premiere Pro CC Editing Suite Application Note (GVB-1-0047B-EN-AN) File size: 954.7 KB, posted Jul 24 2015
    The Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, K2's open file system, powered by the extensible software framework of GV STRATUS, enables an efficient integration of best-of-breed production tools into unified workflows.
    This application note explains how to optimize and use GV STRATUS/K2 workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing software.
  • pdf Intersite Networking and Configuration Requirements for GV STRATUS Multisite — A Guide for IT Personnel Application Note —by Alex Lakey, Lead Solution Architect, EMEA, (GVB-1-0048B-EN-AN) File size: 717.4 KB, posted Sep 29 2014
    This document provides guidance for a GV STRATUS customer's IT personnel to understand the basic networking requirements of a GV STRATUS/K2 media server and storage system; and plan for the required connectivity prior to the deployment of a GV STRATUS systems across multiple sites linked by user-provided networks.
  • pdf 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-1-0125A-EN-AN) File size: 2.4 MB, posted Sep 29 2014
    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.
  • pdf GV STRATUS for Reduced Scale Media Production Requirements Application Note —by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0189A-EN-AN) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Sep 17 2014
    GV STRATUS, the nonlinear media production tools application from Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, offers exceptional flexibility when scaling to the size and complexity of a broad range of media production systems. Teamed with K2 series of media servers and SAN storage systems, GV STRATUS can be configured to meet the demands of even the largest broadcast and production facilities. Equally, GV STRATUS lends itself extremely well to deployments in smaller scale environments where large amounts of storage are not required, but speed-to-air and flexibility of distribution are of the essence.

    In settings that do not require K2 SAN storage, GV STRATUS can be deployed in a variety of configurations with standalone K2 Summit and K2 Solo media servers, offering economical, yet powerful and highly adaptable systems.
  • pdf Importing Media from Harmonic Servers to GV STRATUS/K2 Systems Application Note —by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0309A-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Feb 09 2015
    GV STRATUS, from Grass Valley, a Belden brand, is a full set of production tools in one application — designed for simplicity, efficiency and speed. Its user interface provides the ability to review the contents and perform searches on any Windows OS drive that is mapped onto the physical workstation where it is running.

    This Application Note focuses on how this process allows direct import of MXF OP1a wrapped files from Harmonic servers and storage. Although care has been taken to test a range of formats from various models of Harmonic servers, certain video formats or server types may not be compatible. Note that all media files used on our tests were fully closed, completed (i.e., not growing) files.
  • pdf GV STRATUS Editing Workflows with Avid Nonlinear Editors Application Note —by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0433C-EN-AN) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Mar 17 2016
    The open GV STRATUS platform integrates with all the the leading nonlinear editors, including Avid NLEs. Two different workflows are possible for integration with Avid NLEs:
    • Transferring media files up front, providing full access to the GV STRATUS non-linear workflow production tools
    • Quickly linking to video files via AMA and editing-in-place
    With either choice of streamlined GV STRATUS/Avid workflows, editors have a range of tools at their fingertips that facilitate the creative process and allow them to reduce time-to-air.
  • pdf GV STRATUS and Aspera FASP Integration Application Note —by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0466A-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Oct 09 2014
    The unified GV STRATUS and Aspera FASP solution helps media organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale. Users will benefit from a considerably faster file exchange with a secure delivery protocol, achieve real-time collaboration among geographically distributed teams, reduce production cycles and get programming to air at a fraction of the time.
  • pdf GV STRATUS in Live Sports Application Note —by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0482A-EN-AN) File size: 2.7 MB, posted Jul 06 2015
    GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, integrates workflow flexibility and versatility so it can be used in many different production environments, including news, mobile platforms, web delivery and sports and live event production. In this application note we explore how GV STRATUS, together with K2 media servers and the K2 Dyno Replay System, can be used in a live sports production environment.
  • pdf GV STRATUS for Postproduction Workflows Application Note —by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0485A-EN-AN) File size: 3.4 MB, posted Feb 19 2015
    GV STRATUS, from Grass Valley, a Belden brand, is modular production asset management (PAM) system and toolset that embraces ingest, editing, distribution and content management in a single, collaborative platform. Easy to use, consistent and versatile, GV STRATUS tools can be configured for many types of user and media facility. This Application Note describes the tools, components and capabilities of the platform, and how it can be adopted specifically for postproduction workflows.
  • pdf GV STRATUS Transcoding Application Note (GVB-1-0488B-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Jul 17 2015
    This application note addresses the following:

    • How to setup and configure GV STRATUS for transcoding using Import and Export rules
    • How to create new transcode profiles
    • How to troubleshoot transcoding issues
  • pdf Wide Area News Editing Workflow with GV STRATUS Application Note (GVB-1-0607A-EN-AN) File size: 1.2 MB, posted Aug 20 2016
    Create a Sequence, Using Both Local High-Resolution and Remote Proxy Material

    High-resolution material is added from the project bin as with any regular EDIUS Sequence.
  • pdf GV STRATUS Virtualized Systems Application Note —by Alex Lakey, (GVB-1-0618A-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Nov 04 2016
    With the introduction of version 4.5 of GV STRATUS, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, gives users the option of running the GV STRATUS video production & content management system in a virtualized environment on their own COTS hardware.

    GV STRATUS virtualized systems are ONLY supported in a VMware vSphere (ESXi) environment, delivered in the convenient Open Virtualization Format (OVF), which can easily be deployed onto a vSphere host or cluster.

    This document provides a comprehensive overview of everything that is required for a successful virtualized deployment of GV STRATUS.
Case Studies                              Top
  • pdf Sky Racing Australia’s Sky Racing Takes Live Sports Production onto the STRATUS Platform Case Study (GVB-1-0049A-EN-CS) File size: 271.0 KB, posted Feb 06 2016
    Sky Racing, Australia
    World leader in multivenue, multichannel race broadcasting Televised/streamed more than 83,000 races in 2011.

    CHALLENGE: To support a growing number of delivery platforms (TV,
    Internet and Mobile). To transition from an existing disparate infrastructure to a fully networked environment where everyone can access and work with any piece of content. To implement this without affecting day-to-day operations.

    SOLUTION: End-to-end solution — cameras, replay control, switchers, routers, media servers and applications software. Dovetails with existing MAM/NRCS.

    BENEFIT: Increased workflow efficiency and faster turnaround times Opening up new possibilities for improving efficiencies in the future. Easily scalable and upgradeable.
  • pdf Māori Television Improves Productivity With Grass Valley Case Study (GVB-1-0052A-EN-CS) File size: 631.1 KB, posted Oct 21 2014
    When it comes to the production technology it uses, Māori Television understands the value of quality. That's why they selected Grass Valley products and systems for their major facility upgrade solution. Grass Valley's reliability, operational longevity, and adaptability just made good financial sense. With careful planning and expert help from Grass Valley system integration engineers, a comprehensive facility upgrade was designed.

    The first phase successfully replaced Māori Television's aging central routing switcher with a new Grass Valley Trinix® NXT without affecting on-air or in-house operational performance. The new technology implementation employed includes a GV STRATUS™ media workflow application framework, a series of K2 Summit® production clients, and multiple seats of EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editors—all connected to a K2 SAN. Māori Television also uses its two K2 Dyno Replay Systems integrated into the advanced news and general production environment.
  • pdf NTV-PLUS Using Grass Valley integrated production infrastructure for high-pressure, mission-critical performance at the London Summer Games Case Study (GVB-1-0054A-EN-CS) File size: 663.3 KB, posted Nov 19 2014
    Leading Russian satellite broadcaster NTV-Plus was planning comprehensive coverage of a number of major sporting events from London in 2012. It had been the Russian broadcast rights holder for the Beijing Summer Games in 2008 and had faced several operational challenges. Named the Russian broadcast rights holder for the London Summer Games, it analyzed the difficulties of 2008, then made a list of requirements for the complex it was going to need in London.
  • pdf Tencent: The logistics of reality program production media management with GV STRATUS and EDIUS Case Study (GVB-1-0535A-EN-CS) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Jan 27 2016
    Tencent, China
    v.qq.com
    China’s biggest video website

    CHALLENGES: Managing content recorded 24/7 using 120 remote HD cameras and two sets of 360-degree full-view cameras, with audio from 80 microphones for The 15 of Us — the first major test of a reality TV program with extensive online distribution.

    SOLUTION: GV STRATUS video production and content management system to handle the production and post production logistics of almost 3,000 hours of video captured each day.
Comparison Guides                              Top
  • pdf GV STRATUS Integration with Nonlinear Editors: A Feature Comparison —by Bea Alonso, Director of Business Development, GV STRATUS, (GVB-1-0516B-EN-CG) File size: 622.4 KB, posted Mar 17 2016
    GV STRATUS has a completely open architecture, designed to work with a wide range of thirdparty tools, including nonlinear editors (NLEs), giving the end user complete freedom of choice.

    The three editors highlighted in this feature comparison — Grass Valley EDIUS, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer — can all edit-in-place on K2 storage, as well as transferring media from K2 to local storage before editing. In addition, any combination of the three NLEs can be deployed in the same GV STRATUS system.
Data Sheets                              Top
  • pdf GV STRATUS Video Production & Content Management System Datasheet (GVB-1-0039G-EN-DS) File size: 1.0 MB, posted Jul 18 2016
    The GV STRATUS Video Production & Content Management System from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the most complete and versatile application environment for nonlinear media production. Developed to adapt to the rapidly changing business, operational and technology needs of the modern media enterprise, GV STRATUS is a flexible, evolvable software-centric approach that changes the way creative talent works together to efficiently produce rich, high-value content.
Frequently Asked Questions                              Top
  • pdf GV STRATUS FAQ (GVB-1-0045C-EN-FAQ) File size: 603.8 KB, posted Feb 13 2015

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  • video Grass Shoots – GV STRATUS: posted Jun 08 2012
    Grass Valley™ STRATUS™ is the next step in the continuing evolution of Grass Valley software for the entertainment, playout, and news markets as well as a unique and exciting new concept in combining production tools, device control, and asset management into a single, highly configurable multitasking user interface.
  • video Grass Shoots – GV STRATUS: posted Jun 25 2013
    A look at GV STRATUS Nonlinear Production Tools.
  • video GV STRATUS at Māori Television – GV360: posted Oct 11 2012
    Māori Television in New Zealand needed to rebuild its infrastructure while remaining on-air. Grass Valley worked with Maori Television to design and implement a complete file-based service-oriented architecture.
  • video Pepsi Center (Denver, CO) — GV360: posted Feb 05 2014
  • video Sky Racing – GV360: posted Sep 07 2012
    See how Sky Racing Australia Takes Live Sports Production Onto The Grass Valley® STRATUS™ platform.
  • video GV Reports: NAB 2015 GV STRATUS DMP posted Apr 28 2015
White Papers                              Top
  • pdf STRATUS: The Next Step in Collaborative Workflows White Paper —by Régis André – Product Manager, STRATUS, (GVB-1-0050A-EN-WP) File size: 978.3 KB, posted Sep 29 2014

  • pdf The Changing Dynamics of Digital Media Publishing, Live Streaming and Social Interactivity “BRIEF” White Paper —by Alex Holtz, Director, Segment Marketing & Digital Media Solutions Régis André, Senior Director Product Management, Digital Media Workflows, (GVB-1-0479A-EN-WP) File size: 1.6 MB, posted Nov 12 2014
    Digital media ecosystems are transitioning at the speed of light to meet consumer demand for video consumption anywhere, anytime and on any device.

    This dramatically impacts broadcast media producers and distributors as workflows that were once facility-centric are now expected to seamlessly address and integrate with "Software-as-a-Service" (SaaS) or "Platform-as-a-Service" (PaaS) online cloud-based solutions. Systems for transcoding, targeted advertising, ad decisioning, rights management, social media, content management and online video all need to be considered for content delivery.

    There are significant challenges facing broadcasters as they drive
    both local and network facilities to maximize efficiencies and drive
    throughput to address the demands of digital media.
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