NINE Adelaide: State-of-the-Art Robotics System Pays Off for New HD News Production Studio Case Study

NINE Adelaide, Australia
Produces 90 minutes of live news per day, with live interconnects with NINE Network Australia

CHALLENGE: Build a new news production studio that would provide a better on-air product in HD, as well as ease of use.

SOLUTION: • Karrera 3 M/E switcher with 3 M/E panel • 6x RS-LDX Elite C80 LDX Compact cameras with integrated robotic heads and Canon broadcast lenses • 6x Floor-mounted Telemetrics EP6 elevating pedestals (5 dolly-based) • Telemetrics Studio Control System with touchscreen • 2x Telemetrics Remote Control Panel controller systems • 6x 17-inch CueScript teleprompters, with hood • 6x 22-inch CueScript prompter talent monitors mounted using Telemetrics confidence monitor mounts

Posted Sep 23 2016 (GVB-1-0558A-EN-CS) File Size: 866.6 KB

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TourGigs: Recreating the Live Experience with EDIUS Case Study

If you've ever been to a great live concert of your favorite band and wished you could have a video of the show to relive the experience, Jake Saxbe and Ty Roberts have the answer. The two seasoned rockers (along with a third partner, Fletcher Lee) have founded Austin, Texas-based TourGigs which produces a multi-camera recording of live concerts and makes high-quality Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and downloads of each show they shoot available for sale online within days of the show.

TourGigs has produced more than fifty shows around the globe in places like Colorado, California, England, Jamaica, the Bahamas, New York, Boston, Chicago and Texas using up to 14 cameras ranging from the Panasonic Lumix GH-3, to the Blackmagic Design Cinema 4K and Canon C-300, to the Sony F55 and F3 (all shooting at 1080p24). Footage captured is used to produce a line-cut live stream with a customized switcher built around Blackmagic Design hardware, a 24-channel PreSonus live mixing console and a streamlined workflow. The line-cut from the live stream is imported into EDIUS with the camera ISO feeds and assembled into a program using the line-cut as a guide. Sometimes there are minimal changes other times there are more.

Posted Sep 23 2016 (GVB-1-0458C-EN-CS) File Size: 1.5 MB

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iTX Case Study: NOS Audiovisuais Looking to Grass Valley for Reliable and Scalable Integrated Playout Solution Case Study

NOS Audiovisuais, Portugal


CHALLENGE: Expand playout channel count while ensuring future growth with an easy-to-learn, single vendor system.

SOLUTION: iTX integrated playout was selected for its reliability and feature set.

BENEFITS: A turnkey solution that can support future business opportunities as NOS continues its growth.

Posted Aug 22 2016 (GVB-1-0599A-EN-CS) File Size: 781.2 KB

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Victory Tour Production and the BABYMETAL Tour Case Study

Victory Tour Production, Denmark

CHALLENGE: A high-quality, multichannel playout device for a live show with a DVD recording component.

SOLUTION T2 Express 2 for ease-of-use and control.

BENEFIT: Mission-critical playout for live events.

Posted Aug 14 2016 (GVB-1-0598A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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TV Cultura — How A Pioneer Became Even More Innovative Case Study

TV Cultura, Brazil

CHALLENGE: TV Cultura — a station with a legacy of being a pioneer, starting with the early move to a tapeless environment — wanted to launch a new set of technologies that would be even more innovative.

SOLUTION: A Grass Valley news production solution to enable more efficient workflows, consisting of LDX 80 Flex cameras, GV STRATUS video production and content management, EDIUS editing software, K2 Summit 3G production clients and K2 SAN

BENEFITS: Transformed TV Cultura's news production workflow into an agile and cost-efficient operation with the ability to scale based on business and production needs.

Posted May 20 2016 (GVB-1-0591A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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Trinity Fellowship A Christmas Crisis: How A Multisite Church Replaced — And Enhanced — Its Broadcasts Just In Time For The Holidays With Kayenne K-Frame Case Study

Trinity Fellowship, US

CHALLENGE: Days before Thanksgiving 2015, a lightning strike forced Trinity Fellowship to replace a key production switcher that failed due to a loss of cooling and extreme overheating. Trinity Fellowship, a church with over 13,000 members, relies on its broadcast center for content shown on seven campuses.

SOLUTION: Grass Valley collaborated with the church's equipment dealer, organizing a complete proposal with revisions in less than 24 hours. The church then issued a purchase order for a 4.5 M/E Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher in less than a week, and during the service on Dec. 4, 2015 — only 11 days later — the switcher debuted.

BENEFITS: The Kayenne K-Frame immediately improved E-MEM timeline automation and offered many other workflow and visual production technique enhancements.

Posted Apr 12 2016 (GVB-1-0570A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.2 MB

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Game Creek Video: Game Creek Video Relies Exclusively On Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame Switchers For Major Sporting Events: Case Study

Game Creek Video, US

CHALLENGE: To maintain production consistency throughout its fleet of production trucks.

SOLUTION: Equipping every production truck with a Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher.

BENEFITS: Increased productivity to help clients tell better stories The ability for TDs to move seamlessly between trucks with a common switcher platform.

Posted Apr 12 2016 (GVB-1-0568A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.3 MB

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Columbus Clippers Baseball Case Study

Columbus Clippers Baseball, US

CHALLENGE: To produce baseball telecasts to support five different program platforms

SOLUTION: LDX Flex cameras, GV Director nonlinear live production center, K2 Dyno Replay System with ChannelFlex, NVISION 8500 router, Kaleido-MX multiviewers

BENEFIT: Minimal training time, with the ability to produce a major league telecast while still in the minor league.

Posted Mar 29 2016 (GVB-1-0562A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Sky Racing Australia’s Sky Racing Takes Live Sports Production onto the STRATUS Platform Case Study

Among the services that Sky Racing offers both broadcasters and the wagering public in Australia is real-time thoroughbred, greyhound, and harness racing coverage aggregated from a large number of venues disparately located across the country and internationally. The aim of the presentation is to be clear and for it to be easily understood. Last year alone, it helped televise and stream online more than 83,000 races. To do this requires a vast amount of staff coordination and the most advanced live video production and distribution technology.

Carl Petch, Chief Engineer at Sky Racing, based in Frenchs Forrest (north Sydney), said with the ever-growing number of platforms—TV, Internet, and mobile—his staff has to support, the need for efficiency and fast turnaround times has never been stronger. To do this cost-effectively, the company has become the first commercial customer for the new Grass Valley® STRATUS™ software-based media workflow application framework that brings a number of Sky Racing’s content creation departments under the same graphical user interface.

Posted Feb 46 2016 (GVB-1-0049A-EN-CS) File Size: 271.0 KB

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Santo Tomas Professional Institute Case Study

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

Posted Feb 03 2016 (GVB-1-0540A-EN-CS) File Size: 953.7 KB

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Tencent: The logistics of reality program production media management with GV STRATUS and EDIUS Case Study

Tencent, China
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.

Posted Jan 27 2016 (GVB-1-0535A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Phoenix TV Upgrading to HD to Better Serve the Chinese-speaking World Case Study

Phoenix TV, Hong Kong
Phoenix Satellite Television, US

CHALLENGES: Moving into a new facility and then upgrading to HD

SOLUTION: Phoenix TV worked with BFA and Grass Valley to determine the most appropriate workflow, the best equipment to address the multiple types of programming offered, and developed an in-depth training program to get the production crew up to speed quickly.

Posted Jan 07 2016 (GVB-1-0243A-EN-CS) File Size: 677.5 KB

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Stone Doves' Sorrow of the Sun by Kostas Koutsantonis & Lamprini Tzanaki Case Study

Stone Doves ( are a London-based Indie rock band, formed in 2014. The band is made up of four members: Andreas Dean (vocals and frontman), Martin May (songwriter and guitarist), Marco D'Agosta (bassist) and Luke Goldneck (drummer).

The first Stone Doves album — the five-track Journey — was mastered at the world famous Abbey Road Studios by producer Alex Wharton. He has worked with many top artist including The Beatles, My Bloody Valentine and Chemical Brothers. This has been a big step forward and an instrumental part in the development of the Stone Doves.

Posted Dec 28 2015 (GVB-1-0556A-EN-CS) File Size: 755.8 KB

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Andrzej Kaluszko Multiformat Editing for Prestigious Polish Documentary Case Study

Based in Warsaw, Andrzej Kaluszko started his professional life as a director and founded Aura Film Tv Productions in 1990. In 2000, he purchased his first nonlinear editing system after working with a large number of editors on various films, TV programs and commercials.

While he learned about editing theory and style in film school, having his own editing system meant needing to also learn the technical aspects of digital editing. Today, he mostly works as an editor, but will collaborate based on the needs of the project.

"I started with EDIUS even before it was called EDIUS, with DV REX — its predecessor — because of its simplicity and speed," said Kaluszko.

Posted Dec 21 2015 (GVB-1-0560A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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Agos by TheFrank Case Study

Based in the Philippines, TheFrank is the director, editor, visual effects creator and voiceover artist for Red Ei8ht Inc. It seemed only appropriate that he do a Pieces of 8 video for the launch of EDIUS 8.

"Being Filipino, I wanted to create a video that highlights my cultural heritage," explained Aldana. "As an FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) practitioner, I thought it would be really cool to do a piece on it."

Posted Sep 11 2015 (GVB-1-0531A-EN-CS) File Size: 2.5 MB

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Building No. 8 by Keys of Art Films Case Study

Director, co-DP and editor Thanasis Deligiorgis, and co-DP Dimitrios Milonas decided that an editing program as futuristic as EDIUS Pro 8 deserved to be highlighted in a future-based science fiction story.

"I wanted to do something more cinematic to show that EDIUS is not just a news and broadcast NLE, but is just as powerful and creative for film work," said Thanasis. "The main character, a soldier is 'upgraded' by a scientist in a medical lab and transported to another planet, where he eventually finds his destination — a large '8' structure — the goal, so to speak, of the upgrade.

Posted Jun 25 2015 (GVB-1-0523A-EN-CS) File Size: 991.2 KB

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Day of the Gun Edius Brings Indie Western Feature to Life Case Study

Jeff Herberger, JBH Video, Laurel, MD, US · Director of Photography & Editor, Day of the Gun · ·

CHALLENGE: Production with multiple different cameras types and codecs, with VFX and a 5.1 audio mix

SOLUTION: EDIUS was able to handle all codecs and file formats on the timeline with no rendering or conversions required

BENEFITS: With EDIUS, there was no waiting for files to render or convert, meaning editing could take place instantly, without having to wait for technology

Posted May 14 2015 (GVB-1-0511A-EN-CS) File Size: 865.9 KB

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Keys of Art: Bringing the art of the movie trailer to pre-wedding videos Case Study

When you think about wedding videos, the typical thought is the event itself, being captured for posterity. But Keys of Art in Thessaloniki, Greece came up with another idea — the pre-wedding video. A short film that serves as a trailer for the individual lives that are about to become one. Bringing two lives together in a short film, in a short span of time, can be daunting.

Key of Art's Deligiorgis Athanasios (cinematographer and editor) and Dimitrios Milonas (photographer) needed an editing system that would be fast and versatile, while providing for creative expression.

Posted Jan 23 2015 (GVB-1-0470A-EN-CS) File Size: 583.8 KB

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