Recent Application Notes

Using GV STRATUS with Contour ShuttlePRO v2 Application Note

With the introduction of version 5.0 of GV STRATUS, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, gives users the option of using the popular Contour ShuttlePRO v2 controller with the GV STRATUS Video Production & Content Management System. ShuttlePRO can be used to control the GV STRATUS Inspector player, and with the Source Viewer within the Advanced Logging, Segmentation and Channel Panel tools.

Posted Mar 31 2017 (GVB-1-0636A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.2 MB

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GV STRATUS Virtualized Systems Application Note

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.

Posted Nov 04 2016 (GVB-1-0618A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.1 MB

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CopperHead Pro Suggested Tally Solutions Application Note

Posted Oct 21 2016 (GVB-1-0292B-EN-AN) File Size: 3.5 MB

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Wide Area News Editing Workflow with GV STRATUS Application Note

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.

Posted Aug 20 2016 (GVB-1-0607A-EN-AN) File Size: 1.2 MB

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GV STRATUS Newsroom Bundles Application Note

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.

Posted Jun 29 2016 (GVB-1-0046B-EN-AN) File Size: 3.8 MB

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GV Browser Application Note

GV Browser is source management tool that ships with EDIUS Pro 8 and EDIUS Workgroup 8 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, that can be used to prepare content for subsequent editing in EDIUS.

Posted Apr 17 2016 (GVB-1-0524B-EN-AN) File Size: 1.2 MB

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K2 Shared Storage Systems: Building Systems with Flexible Storage Technology

Posted Mar 26 2016 (GVB-1-0554A-EN-AN) File Size: 2.2 MB

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The EDIUS OFX Bridge Application Note

New for EDIUS 8 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the OFX Bridge. OpenFX is an open standard for visual effects plug-ins, and the OFX Bridge is a software gasket that enable plug-ins that adhere to this standard to work with EDIUS. The OFX Bridge has been developed in collaboration with NewBlueFX.

Posted Mar 25 2016 (GVB-1-0537B-EN-AN) File Size: 2.2 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 Mar 17 2016 (GVB-1-0433C-EN-AN) File Size: 1.4 MB

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K2 Dyno S Replay System: RT Software tOG GV Sports and K2 Dyno S Application Note

The integration of tOG and K2 Dyno brings an affordable A-level analysis tool to every level of live event production.

Posted Jul 17 2015 (GVB-1-0105B-EN-AN) File Size: 2.9 MB

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Overview of the EDIUS ID Activation System

EDIUS Pro from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, from version 6.5 onwards, has used the Flexera online activation system to validate the software license upon installation. This replaced the physical dongle used in prior versions.

Posted Jun 25 2015 (GVB-1-0525A-EN-AN) File Size: 659.5 KB

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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 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 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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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 & 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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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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