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  • html Karrera Video Production Center webpage
    As a software-based platform, Karrera with K-Frame is a new modular approach to production switchers that delivers more creativity to create compelling and engaging content with multiformat support including 1080p and 4K. With Karrera, you can lower your initial hardware investment and simply upgrade as your production needs change.

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  • pdf Options for Running the Karrera Menu System Application Note —by David Casper, (GVB-1-0141A-EN-AN) File size: 776.5 KB, posted Sep 30 2014
    An integral part of the Karrera Video Production Center control surface, the Karrera Menu System has full, in-depth access to every aspect of the switcher’s functionality.
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  • pdf First Baptist Dallas Case Study (GVB-1-0139A-EN-CS) File size: 594.4 KB, posted Dec 11 2014
    First Baptist Dallas, Dallas, Texas, US

    CHALLENGE: Broadcast church services in high-definition (HD) under low-light conditions for domestic television, radio, and international web audiences. Produce high-end program streams for image magnification, broadcast, and the Internet simultaneously

    A customized system based on Grass Valley camera and switcher technology to streamline the production of broadcast, web, and other types of content for domestic
    and international audiences

    BENEFIT: Cameras that capture HD images natively and are format upgradable, allowing for greater flexibility and versatility for first-rate productions. A switcher with an efficient user design and modular approach that provides for a visually compelling program while offering exceptional immediate and longterm value with a minimal initial investment
  • pdf New England School of Communications Case Study (GVB-1-0140A-EN-CS) File size: 661.1 KB, posted Dec 11 2014
    New England School of Communications (NESCom)
    Based in Bangor, ME, NESCom offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Media Studies, and Entertainment Production.

    CHALLENGES: The need for a high-end video production switcher for its mobile production truck that offers a simple interface and quick learning curve to ready students for real-world applications

    SOLUTION: Karrera Video Production Center

    BENEFITS: The ability for students to learn basic, yet important, functions such as quick transitions within a short time frame in order to prepare them for careers in broadcasting and media production
  • pdf Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA Case Study (GVB-1-0142A-EN-CS) File size: 639.0 KB, posted Dec 11 2014
    Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA, Argentina
    Produces Automovilismo para Todos (Motorsport for Everyone) 42 weekends per year

    CHALLENGES: A live production solution that can handle the demands of auto racing, including cable runs up to 1,800m (5,905 ft.)

    SOLUTION: Grass Valley LDK 8000 and LDK 8300 Super SloMo cameras, K2 Dyno Replay Systems, and a Karrera Video Production Center switcher

    BENEFITS: Superb imagery with slow-motion to capture the events and emotions of auto racing
  • pdf Santo Tomas Professional Institute Case Study (GVB-1-0540A-EN-CS) File size: 953.7 KB, posted Feb 03 2016
    Santo Tomas Professional Institute, Chile

    CHALLENGES: Upgrade to high definition while providing students a professional working environment with the same broadcast equipment being used throughout Chile

    SOLUTION: Production solutions including six LDX 80 Flex software-upgradable cameras, Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher with two 2 M/E control panels, two Kaleido-X16 multiviewers, two T2 iDDRs and Densité modular interfaces

    BENEFITS: In addition to using equipment found in broadcast and productions facilities throughout Chile, the Institute is also a Grass Valley Authorized Service Provider, with its instructors certified by Grass Valley
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  • pdf QuickView of Grass Valley Products & Solutions (GVB-1-0263J-EN-GV) File size: 6.0 MB, posted Apr 27 2017
    Combining its deep knowledge of broadcast and media workflows, with its extensive knowledge of media processing and management, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, empowers the production and delivery of exceptional media experiences to viewers worldwide, regardless of platform. As the premier Solutions Provider for the Live Production, News and Playout market segments, Grass Valley's reach can be felt in almost every piece of professional media consumed today.

    At Grass Valley, our size and stability gives us the strength to withstand the cyclical nature of the broadcast/media business while continuing to invest in innovation. This means we can deliver new technologies for efficiency today and innovation tomorrow.

    With over 400 video and broadcast technology patents, 20 Emmy® Awards for technical achievement and innovation, and significant research and development investment, Grass Valley provides the tools, systems and services required by today's media organizations to maintain profitability and market share.

    Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. As a proven, strategic leader in industrial, enterprise and broadcast market solutions, Belden gives Grass Valley the ability to scale rapidly and invest in innovations that are driving the industry forward.
Data Sheets                              Top
  • pdf IP I/O for K-Frame Video Processing Engine: SMPTE 2022-6 Uncompressed IP & 4K over 1-Wire TICO-compressed IP Datasheet (GVB-1-0500C-EN-DS) File size: 712.3 KB, posted Sep 13 2015
    Simplifying the transition to video-over-IP.
    The K-Frame video processing engine for the Karrera and Kayenne Video Production Center switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, offers outstanding format flexibility, with easy "mixing & matching" of IP and SDI formats for a phased migration to video-over-IP. You can mix 4K over 1-wire TICO compressed IP with 1080p SDI, and SMPTE 2022-6 uncompressed IP with HD-SDI.
  • pdf Grass Valley Innovation: 4K Production Datasheet (GVB-1-0555A-EN-DS) File size: 6.3 MB, posted Feb 19 2016
    The question is not Is 4K in my future? The question is When must I be ready to compete in a 4K media world?
    THE AMOUNT AND AVAILABILITY OF MEDIA INCREASES, the demand for viewers increases as well. Broadcasters and media companies
    must leverage every advantage. In today's media landscape, that includes 4K, as it is expected that 140 million homes will be watching 4K programming
    by 2020.
    Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is leading the way with 4K production solutions in all major product categories that help broadcasters and media companies
    produce 4K now to tell better stories that capture viewers and keep them glued to the action.
  • pdf Production Switchers: Performance and Mid-Range Switcher Catalog (GVB-1-0572F-EN-DS) File size: 5.2 MB, posted Jun 01 2017
    Production switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, are engineered for fast, efficient and creative productions. Operations are optimized with easy to load show programming, responsive automation and powerful features using macros and timelines. As an integral component of creating live television coverage of sports, entertainment and news from both studio and mobile installations, Kayenne, Karrera and GV Korona panels include familiar controls and intuitive interfaces. These systems define the industry standard operation, so training costs are lower and finding operators is easier.
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Videos                              Top
  • video Grass Shoots – Karrera: posted Jun 08 2012
  • video Pepsi Center (Denver, CO) — GV360: posted Feb 05 2014
  • video First Baptist Dallas — GV Spotlight: posted Aug 27 2013
  • video Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorials: posted Feb 07 2013
    A multi-part series of configuration tutorials on the Grass Valley® Kayenne® Video Production Centers and Karrera® Video Production Centers where up will learn the basics of configurations settings, source control, file operations, and more.
         1. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - System Startup
         2. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - Suites Setup
         3. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - System Video Settings
         4. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - Source Definition
         5. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - Output Definition
         6. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - Button Mapping
         7. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - File Operations
         8. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - Ports and Devices
         9. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - Device Control
         10. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - Clip Store Configuration
         11. Kayenne and Karrera Configuration Tutorial - Examining Frame Logs

  • video Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorials: posted Feb 07 2013
    A multi-part series of operational tutorials on the Grass Valley® Kayenne® Video Production Centers and Karrera® Video Production Centers where up will learn about transition panes, keyer controls, and E-MEM basics.
          1. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial - Transition Panel
          2. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial - Keyer Controls
          3. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial - E-MEM Intro
          4. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial – E-MEM Getting Started
          5. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial - E-MEM Sequences
          6. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial - Master E-MEM Levels
          7. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial – E-MEM Timelines
          8. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial - Multi Level Timelines
          9. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial - Sub Levels
          10. Kayenne and Karrera Operational Tutorial - E-MEM Path Control

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  • 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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