Recent Application Notes

Settings for Timecode Chasing for T2 Express/Pro/Elite Application Note

With Service Pack 2.0, released in November 2014, any T2 Express/Pro/Elite from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has the ability to synchronize its two playback channels using longitudinal timecode (LTC). This is frequently used when integrating video segments into on-stage support, as well as for lighting cues and click tracks. This Application Note explains how to configure T2(s) for timecode chasing.

Posted Apr 22 2015 (GVB-1-0316C-EN-AN) File Size: 1.7 MB

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EDIUS & Quick Sync Video Technology Application Note

Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) is a feature that has been included in Intel Core processors from the second generation onwards. QSV is a feature of all current Core processors (Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3), and is especially useful for video editing because it significantly accelerates MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding. QVS will improve encoding irrespective of the CPU power available too, which is good news for editors working to a budget.
EDIUS has been optimized for QSV to give users super-fast H.264 export (for example to Blu-ray, AVCHD or XAVC S). This Application Note describes the workflow of EDIUS with Quick Sync Video.

Posted Mar 31 2015 (GVB-1-0501A-EN-AN) File Size: 903.4 KB

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Running EDIUS 7 on an Apple Mac Computer Under Boot Camp Application Note

Apple's free Boot Camp utility permits installation of Microsoft's Windows 7 or 8 64-bit operating system just as if it were being installed normally on other types of PCs. When running Windows under Boot Camp the user has access to all editing hardware and software, including the Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, EDIUS nonlinear editing program.

Posted Mar 31 2015 (GVB-1-0026B-EN-AN) File Size: 1.7 MB

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Windows 8/8.1 Compatibility for Grass Valley ADVC, EDIUS and Related Products Application Note

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been testing and qualifying products with Windows 8/8.1 and is continuing to do so. This document is a status update of this testing. Future dates and schedules mentioned in this document are subject to change without notice.

Posted Mar 13 2015 (GVB-1-0208A-EN-AN) File Size: 611.0 KB

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GV STRATUS Transcoding Application Note

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

Posted Feb 25 2015 (GVB-1-0488A-EN-AN) File Size: 949.6 KB

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GV STRATUS for Postproduction Workflows Application Note

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.

Posted Feb 19 2015 (GVB-1-0485A-EN-AN) File Size: 3.4 MB

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Importing Media from Harmonic Servers to GV STRATUS/K2 Systems Application Note

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.

Posted Feb 09 2015 (GVB-1-0309A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Using EDIUS to Prepare 4K (QFHD) Material for Playback on Two T2 iDDRs Application Note

With the introduction of affordable 4K cameras, this higher resolution video format — four times the resolution of HD — is becoming increasingly popular for multiscreen events, digital signage and projection mapping. This application note explains how to use the EDIUS nonlinear editing system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to create 4K material for subsequent playback by two synchronized Grass Valley T2 iDDR digital player/recorders.

Posted Feb 02 2015 (GVB-1-0182B-EN-AN) File Size: 3.2 MB

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GV STRATUS Editing Workflows with Avid Nonlinear Editors Application Note

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.

Posted Jan 12 2015 (GVB-1-0433B-EN-AN) File Size: 1009.5 KB

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Edit-in-Place on a T2 Elite-A Application Note

Since SP 2.0, NLE software can edit HQ or XDCAM clips directly on the T2 Elite-A model — also referred to as "edit-in-place." This significantly speeds up the workflow because there is no need to transfer or convert media assets. This Application Note explains how edit-in-place works, using popular Macintosh and Windows NLE software.

Posted Jan 09 2015 (GVB-1-0295A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.6 MB

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EDIUS 7 & After Effects CC 2014 Workflow Application Note

Adobe Systems' After Effects has been a major player in the visual FX industry for many years. It is designed for compositing, not editing, so there is a great synergy when it comes to using After Effects with Grass Valley EDIUS editing software, especially when using the Grass Valley HQX codec with its built-in alpha channel. This Application Note describes the workflow between the two applications, in both directions, including when used in conjunction with GV STRATUS.

Posted Jan 09 2015 (GVB-1-0293A-EN-AN) File Size: 2.5 MB

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Using the Kayenne 4.5 M/E for “5D” Production Application Notes

A single Kayenne Video Production Center switcher can provide a complete solution for simultaneously producing a show in 2D and 3D.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0154A-EN-AN) File Size: 710.1 KB

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Live Event Playback Application Note

The Advantages of Professional Solutions Versus General-Purpose Computers and Software for Live Event Playback in Various Professional Environments

Posted Dec 08 2014 (GVB-1-0118A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.2 MB

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Telecast: CopperHead Pro Suggested Tally Solutions Application Note

Posted Dec 05 2014 (GVB-1-0292A-EN-AN) File Size: 2.2 MB

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Integrated Playout and Media Asset Management Application Note

iTX from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is a robust integrated playout platform that handles a wide range of common tasks in a single, software-driven workflow, enabling an efficient and cost-effective way to professionally manage channel playout while remaining nimble for future expansion.

Posted Dec 05 2014 (GVB-1-0258A-EN-AN) File Size: 609.0 KB

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Video Signal Path Management and Monitoring for MSOs Application Note

In the US, large cable operators and Telcos deploy sophisticated delivery systems in order to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. These markets are highly competitive and subscribers, and the operators, are keenly aware that freedom of choice is the rule. To help reduce subscriber churn, operators are obligated to install intricate network monitoring and management systems to maintain Quality of Experience for viewers and to reduce the operational expense associated with local service calls.

Posted Dec 04 2014 (GVB-1-0296A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Transferring Media Between K2 Summit 3G Media Server Systems with the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller in Live Replay Environments Application Note

During live productions, there is often the need to quickly and easily share media. To facilitate this, there are setup procedures that need to be followed with K2 Summit 3G media servers in combination with K2 Dyno S Replay Controllers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.

Posted Nov 19 2014 (GVB-1-0093A-EN-AN) File Size: 3.2 MB

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Editing 3D with EDIUS Pro 7 Application Note

This application note is a step-by-step guide for using EDIUS Pro 7 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. A video tutorial can be found at

Posted Nov 14 2014 (GVB-1-0481A-EN-AN) File Size: 3.8 MB

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Telegenic’s 3D Coverage of the 2010 Ryder Cup for BSkyB’s 3D Channel Application Note

Posted Nov 07 2014 (GVB-1-0478A-EN-AN) File Size: 844.6 KB

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EDIUS 7 & Pro Tools AAF Workflow Application Note

This application note details the improvements made to the AAF workflow between EDIUS version 7.4 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Pro Tools from Avid.

Posted Oct 30 2014 (GVB-1-0318A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.5 MB

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How To Maximize The Power Of a K2 System Import and Export: Integration Extensibility Application Note

Posted Oct 30 2014 (GVB-1-0114A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.5 MB

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EDIUS 7 and DaVinci Resolve AAF Workflow Application Note

With the number of cameras that record in RAW or LOG formats increasing, the need for integration between color grading and editing tools rises proportionately. With the introduction of EDIUS 7.3, the AAF interchange with DaVinci Resolve has been enhanced significantly. In addition, Resolve version 11 supports Grass Valley HQ/HQX. These two enhancements substantially improve the workflow between EDIUS and Resolve. This Application Note explains how.

Posted Oct 30 2014 (GVB-1-0030B-EN-AN) File Size: 1.8 MB

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Applications for the LDX Compact Series Application Note

The Grass Valley LDX Compact series of advanced imaging cameras is an extension to the revolutionary LDX Series of cameras — built for tight spaces, remote pan/tilt heads, Steadicam and POV applications — with superior imaging, processing and performance. LDX Compact is available in three different versions which offer different format support and feature sets optimized for different applications. All versions offer a new level of business flexibility with the introduction of the GV-eLicensing system providing an easy upgrade path from any lower model of the range into any higher model. LDX Compact provides the same image performance and all of the control features of the LDX Series of high-quality broadcast system cameras in a smaller mechanical package. This implementation produces the same high level of image acquisition quality in areas and from angles that can be very space constrained.

Posted Oct 24 2014 (GVB-1-0200B-EN-AN) File Size: 1.4 MB

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GV STRATUS and Aspera FASP Integration Application Note

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.

Posted Oct 09 2014 (GVB-1-0466A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.1 MB

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GV STRATUS for Live Production Application Note

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.

Posted Oct 07 2014 (GVB-1-0044A-EN-AN) File Size: 2.5 MB

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