Hall Of Music Productions, Purdue University Case Study

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Thistle Communications (K2 Dyno and K2 Summit) Case Study

As Thistle Communications clients' expectations grew, they knew the days of tape playback and recording were over and that they had to provide an HD, file-based solution. In converting their senior mobile unit to offer a compact footprint that takes a cost-effective approach in delivering world-class HD video productions.

Thistle's senior HD production truck houses a rich mix of HD technology, including a Grass Valley® K2 Dyno® Replay System with a K2 Summit® media server—which filled the company's need for a dependable and fast-acting replay system for live sports productions.

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Fox Sports Latin America: With Grass Valley, Fox Sports Latin America is investing in the future in content creation through playout. Case Study

Fox Sports Latin America's headquarters is located in Mexico and is considered the most advanced facility in Latin America. Fox Sports chose Grass Valley® products because they deliver extra value from content creation, acquisition, and production through playout.

Equipment installation was divided in two stages. First to be installed was the Aurora™ news production suite, K2 Summit® media servers, Concerto™ routing, Encore™ facility control software, the Maestro™ multi-channel master control and channel branding system, and hundreds of GeckoFlex™ signal conversion modules. The second stage of the project saw the installation of two Kayenne® 2.5 M/E Video Production Center switchers and 12 LDK 3000 HD cameras for Fox Sports Latin America's two new production studios.

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Dorna Sports: The key to Dorna’s tapeless, file-based live replay system is the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System Case Study

MotoGP is a fast-paced, thrilling sport, taking the world's best professional motorcycle riders and machines and racing them on the toughest tracks around the world. It's the responsibility of worldwide TV rights holder Dorna Sports to make sure that for each race, the fans at home and in the bars and pubs around the world are not disappointed.

With a full-time staff of around 150, plus as many as 200 more production freelancers, Dorna relies exclusively on the Grass Valley® K2 Dyno® Replay System for the instant replays for each race.

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WGBH Getting Ignited and Finding Efficiency Along The Way Case Study

In early 2011, WGBH decided to migrate its production capabilities to an Ignite automated production system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The system allows a single operator to take on several roles required during production.

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KVVU (FOX5): Grass Valley Ignite Helps Sin City Station Increase Local News Case Study

In June 2009, when Meredith Corp. management decided to turn over the newscasts of KVVU (FOX5), the local FOX affiliate in Las Vegas, to an Ignite scalable automated production system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, the move was met with a bit of apprehension. At the time, the technology was still fairly unchartered waters for a small station like KVVU and it was clear that to make the transition work, all of the staff would have to be on board. Yet, if they were successful, they'd be able to work smarter and produce their newscasts in a very different and efficient way.

"Two years later, we couldn't be happier with how well the system has performed and how easily our staff took to it and made our newscasts better," said Gary Prager, Production Manager at KVVU. "Because of the Ignite system, we are now able to do more than before we got the system — an additional full hour of news."

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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.

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XL Video: Putting On A Great Show With The Best Equipment In The Industry Case Study

XL Video, an award-winning provider of video equipment and services, supports many of the world's most high-profile live sports and entertainment events. When its equipment and technicians arrive on site, things get done quickly and correctly. There are no second chances. That's why the premiere rental and staging company—with locations in Europe, Russia, the UK, and the US—continues to update its growing inventory with the latest standardand high-definition video production equipment from Grass Valley®. XL Video recently added several new Grass Valley LDK Series SD and HD cameras, Kayak™ video production switchers, and six T2 intelligent digital disk (iDDR) recorders to its arsenal.

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"American Idiot: The Musical" Touring Show Relies on Grass Valley for Video Conversion Case Study

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Telegenic, UK: Grass Valley support for Sky Sports coverage of the Ryder Cup Case Study

The 39th Ryder Cup Matches would also be captured in 3D. To make sure that the 3D broadcast had the same level of production quality as the 2D broadcast, producers used a Grass Valley K2 Dyno® Replay System with a K2 Summit media server to instantly QA the 3D footage.

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Christian Church Casa De Dios Case Study

Christian Church Casa de Dios (House of God) is the largest and fastest growing house of worship in Guatemala. They selected Grass Valley® solutions to deliver high-quality programs to their audience and for the members of their congregation.

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Trio Video: When it has to work, it has to be Grass Valley Case Study

When your company is producing two to three live sports and entertainment events per day (and up to ten per week), virtually all year round, you don't have time for equipment failures or unhappy clients. That's why Trio Video, a premiere video production services company based in Chicago, Ill., relies on Grass Valley cameras, production switchers, and routers to keep their projects up and running.

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RodeoHouston: Riding the Grass Valley Kayenne hard at the three-week Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Case Study

The Broadcast and AV division of RodeoHouston is responsible for producing every video element that is displayed throughout Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. This includes high-quality content supporting all of the thousands of video displays of all sizes located within Reliant Stadium, Reliant Arena, Reliant Center, and the Reliant Astrodome.

For their main event, the three-week Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, they use Grass Valley Kayenne switchers to produce coverage of the rodeo and all of the activities surrounding it. Segments are displayed on eight large screens in Reliant Stadium, hundreds of monitors located throughout Reliant Park, and the Fox Sports Network.

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Mobile TV Group: Taking to the road with Grass Valley Case Study

Each time MTVG builds a new truck reliability in its chosen technology is key. MTVG relies on the Kayenne®, Kalypso®, and Kayak™ video production switchers, LDK Series HD cameras, and Trinix® NXT multiformat routers to help produce more than 4,000 sports and entertainment events each year.

Over the past seventeen years, Mobile TV Group and Colorado Studios (which builds MTVG's trucks) have designed and built a wide variety of SD and HD mobile production trucks, which now cover both the home and away games of about half of the NBA, NHL, and MLB teams in the US.

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Mediatec Broadcast Sweden Grass Valley cameras and switchers cover the event for SVT and the world Case Study

Wedding days are always special, but if you are the heir to a throne, you can expect even more attention. In June of 2010, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden married Daniel Westling. It was the first royal wedding in Sweden for more than 30 years, and interest was high, at home and abroad. For the wedding day itself, three of Mediatec's largest, double-expanding OB vans were parked outside the Royal Palace. At the heart of each was a Grass Valley® Kayenne® Video Production Center switcher, bringing all the feeds together and giving the directors the creative freedom to add multiple layers of graphics and effects, as required. Apart from some remote cameras in tight spaces in the church, all the pictures came from Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite cameras.

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Manhattan Center Productions Juggling multiple clients with Kayenne makes good business sense Case Study

Manhattan Center Productions (MCP), a full-service production facility in New York City, sought to rebuild their main high-definition (HD) production studio—Studio 1. After their last full-time clients had completed their production schedule, a decision was made to completely rebuild the studio and all new live production technologies were installed.

Essentially starting with a clean slate, Marvin Williams, Director of Video Engineering & Operations at MCP, said he knew they needed the latest video switching technology and that it had to be future-proof. It also had to come with a small footprint as rack real estate was at a premium, considering the equipment used by the other studios MCP operates from the same facility. With all of this (and more) in mind, Williams and his team chose a new Grass Valley® Kayenne® Video Production Center switcher for Studio 1's new state-of-the-art production control room.

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Lyon Video: Putting Flexibility First Case Study

For its latest, state-of-the-art mobile production trucks, named LYON-11 and LYON-12, Columbus, Ohio-based Lyon Video wanted to make sure that HD format flexibility was front and center. That's important because it works with a variety of clients that all have different needs and requirements. They could be producing a 1080i shoot for NBC Sports one day and a 720p production for ABC/ESPN the next, so their equipment must support both.

To further support its strategy of flexibility, Lyon Video wanted to be able to work in whatever venue their clients needed them at, regardless of whether it was pre-wired with triax of fiber. To that end, Lyon Video began testing the Grass Valley® 3G Transmission system in 2011 for ESPN and the University of Texas' Longhorn Network located in Austin.

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Rupp Arena: Serving Fans HD Video With Flexible Grass Valley Technology Case Study

In the spring of 2011, Merrill Richardson, Director of Facilities for the Lexington Center Corporation (LCC)—a private, non-profit agency of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG)—was looking for an advanced, high-definition (HD) video record and playback system. The goal was a system that would help his production team distribute content as digital files throughout Lexington, Kentucky's famous Rupp Arena (home to University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball) in the most efficient way, while providing a great fan experience.

Richardson chose the Grass Valley® K2 Summit® media server platform and a Grass Valley K2 Dyno® Replay System (which is made up of an intuitive, tactile K2 Dyno Replay Controller tightly linked to a K2 Summit server). From a central video production control room inside Rupp Arena, the new server system also feeds seven other AV systems—including a new IPTV system for the numerous concession stands located throughout the building.

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New England School of Communications Case Study

New England School of Communications (NESCom), www.nescom.edu 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

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Videorogues Richy Parkin/Keith Urban (Kayak HD) Case Study

Richy Parkin, director/owner, Videorogues videorogues.com — Directing live onstage video for the 2013 Keith Urban U.S. Tour

CHALLENGES: Delay between transitions

SOLUTION: Kayak HD 3 M/E video production switcher with Spektra enhancement

BENEFITS: Multiple macros, a quick response time, and versatility

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Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA Case Study

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

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WENY-HD (Kayak HD) Case Study

For smaller, local television stations such as WENY-HD in the Elmira, New York DMA (market 174), serving the central and western Twin Tiers of upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania, the importance of delivering the highest possible image quality and news content is paramount to winning the ratings battle in an extremely competitive TV market. The ability to offer HD services to viewers plays an important role in enabling stations like WENY-HD to stand out from its competitors.

After assessing the production switchers on the market, Lilly Broadcasting chose the Grass Valley® Kayak™ 1 M/E HD digital production switcher and a series of GeckoFlex™ modular technologies to help enable the transformation of WENY-TV to WENY-HD.

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First Baptist Dallas Case Study

First Baptist Church of Dallas has rolled out a full HD production system to broadcast church services in high-definition (HD) under low-light conditions for domestic television, radio, and international web audiences. The system allows them to produce high-end program streams for image magnification, broadcast, and the Internet simultaneously. The solution features the latest Grass Valley production technologies, including nine LDK 8000 Elite series cameras and a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher.

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