Recent Case Studies

Croatian Radiotelevision Bringing the newsroom to the field with EDIUS Case Study

HRT (Hrvatska radiotelevizija/Croatian Radiotelevision)
Zagreb, Croatia
www.hrt.hr

CHALLENGE: Completely redesign its in-the-field news production process by creating a team of video journalists (VJs) who shoot, edit and often present news packages directly from the field.

EQUIPMENT: 28 seats of EDIUS on HP laptops, JVC GY-HM650 or Sony PXW-X200 camcorder

BENEFIT: With EDIUS being both simple to learn and powerful, VJs can put together a news package without having to think about the NLE software they are using.

Posted Nov 22 2016 (GVB-1-0529A-EN-CS) File Size: 964.5 KB

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Arena TV World’s First All-IP, 4K UHD OB Fleet Technical Brief

Arena TV, UK
www.arena-tv.com

CHALLENGE: Create the world's first all-IP, UHD OB fleet.

SOLUTION: Grass Valley and Arena, with technology partner Cisco, designed a network topology using a spine and leaf configuration, based around a 2.88 Tb/s Nexus switch.

BENEFITS: OBX is completely flexible, format-wise, and can be configured for 4K UHD, 3G, HD, even SD, without the need to re-cable.

Lighter payload compared with Quad-SDI solutions, and equipment can be distributed more evenly around the OB truck (unlike a conventional SDI router).

Posted Nov 04 2016 (GVB-1-01615-EN-TB) File Size: 2.4 MB

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Emerson College: Preparing students for the real world with real world equipment and training Case Study

Emerson College, US
www.emerson.edu

The college offers a variety of practical learning opportunities for students while delivering a range of high-quality programming to the Emerson campus community.

CHALLENGE: Provide an educational environment that features future proof and upgradable broadcast technology tied to practical applications.

SOLUTION: Work with Grass Valley and The Systems Group to upgrade studios to HD capability with a path to 4K UHD.

BENEFITS: Students are now able to join the workforce with relevant experience on the equipment they will find as they begin their careers.

Posted Nov 02 2016 (GVB-1-0590A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.3 MB

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Gestmusic Endemol: Moving smoothly into HD with Grass ValleyCase Study

Gestmusic Endemol, Spain
www.gestmusic.es

CHALLENGE: To upgrade a single studio used simultaneously for three productions to HD during the production season.

SOLUTION: Production solutions including: • 8x LDX 80 Première 1080i/720p Switchable System Cameras • Karrera 3 M/E Video Production Center Switcher • NVISION 8144 144x144 Router • Multiple Kaleido Multiviewers

BENEFIT: Ability to move content easily and quickly between production and post, electronic delivery for airing with the functionality to make last minute changes

Posted Oct 28 2016 (GVB-1-0616A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.4 MB

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

NINE Adelaide, Australia
www.9news.com.au/south-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

TourGigs, US
www.tourgigs.com

TourGigs started with four seats of EDIUS 6 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to quickly edit multicam rock concert footage for Blu-ray Disc, DVD, download and online streaming distribution. They then upgraded all seats to EDIUS 8.22 to take advantage of the new primary color correction features.

CHALLENGES: Quickly edit more than 8 HD or 4K camera feeds with a live HD or 4K streaming line-cut of a live rock concert without having to transcode or render. Make the footage available within hours or days after the show.

SOLUTION: Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 8.22 provides an Any In, Any Out workflow that enables HD and/or 4K footage and line-cut to be dropped directly on the multicam timeline for editing.

BENEFITS: An AVCHD/ProRes/XAVC/XAVC S workflow that doesn't require file duplication and allows editing to begin while footage is being ingested.

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
www.nos.pt

CHANNEL PARTNER: Ibertelco, Portugalwww.ibertelco.pt

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
victory.dk

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
http://tvcultura.cmais.com.br/aovivo

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
www.tfc.org

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
www.gamecreekvideo.com

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
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t445
www.huntingtonparkcolumbus.com

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

Sky Racing, Australia
World leader in multivenue, multichannel race broadcasting Televised/streamed more than 83,000 races in 2011.

CHALLENGE: To support a growing number of delivery platforms (TV,
Internet and Mobile). To transition from an existing disparate infrastructure to a fully networked environment where everyone can access and work with any piece of content. To implement this without affecting day-to-day operations.

SOLUTION: End-to-end solution — cameras, replay control, switchers, routers, media servers and applications software. Dovetails with existing MAM/NRCS.

BENEFIT: Increased workflow efficiency and faster turnaround times Opening up new possibilities for improving efficiencies in the future. Easily scalable and upgradeable.

Posted Feb 06 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
www.santotomas.cl

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
v.qq.com
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
www.ifeng.com
Phoenix Satellite Television, US www.ifengus.com/?q=content/english

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 (www.stonedoves.com) 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

Andrzej Kaluszko, Director & Producer
Aura Film Tv Productions
, Warsaw
www.facebook.com/Aura-Film-Tv-Productions-231272303641794

CHALLENGE: Multiple file formats, resolutions and frame rates on the same timeline, with the ability to edit in real-time

SOLUTION: EDIUS Workgroup 8 (as an upgrade from EDIUS Pro 7.5)

BENEFIT: Real-time editing, effects and color correction, with the ability to transcode into the Grass Valley HQX codec if necessary

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 · www.jbhvideo.net · www.dayofthegun.com

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

Keys of Arti, Greece
keysofart.com
Pre-wedding video producers

CHALLENGES: To quickly craft a story with the bride and groom that leads up to their wedding

SOLUTION: EDIUS Pro 7 from Grass Valley, a Belden brand, with no transcoding, no rendering and the ability to handle anything on the timeline

BENEFITS: Real-time editing with unlimited nested sequences

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

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Multimedios Televisión Benefiting from the comprehensive technology and expertise of the new Grass Valley Case Study

Multimedios Televisión, Mexico
Television, radio and newspaper group with three HD and five SD channels with news, sports, youth and entertainment programming

CHALLENGE: To have a comprehensive infrastructure that supports the latest technologies from a single source

SOLUTION: Originally, production solutions from Grass Valley and infrastructure solutions from Miranda Technologies, now both operating as the new Grass Valley
BENEFITS: Breadth of technologies offered by the new Grass Valley, with the operational simplicity of working with one vendor

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0297A-EN-CS) File Size: 868.9 KB

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ITV Streamlines Distribution with IT-based Content Delivery Case Study

ITV, UK
UK's largest commercial television network operating regional television services as well as sharing programs between each other for the entire network.

CHALLENGES: Monitoring the entire content delivery chain

SOLUTION: Grass Valley Playout solution including NVISION routing, Kaleido multiviewers and iControl Playout facility monitoring

BENEFITS: A single ITV operator will be able to monitor the entire content delivery chain, and quickly respond to any faults in the system to improve the Quality of Service, using advanced signal path and facility monitoring

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0259A-EN-CS) File Size: 576.6 KB

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Game Creek Video: Veteran Production Company Builds HD and 3D Live Sports Future on Grass Valley Kayenne Platform Case Study

Game Creek Video, Hudson, N.H. US

APPLICATION: Live HD and 3D Sports Production

EVENTS: NFL (including the Super Bowl), NCAA basketball and football (including the BCS Championship), NBA (including the NBA Finals), NASCAR (including the Daytona 500), the World Series, and many other premiere broadcast events in North America.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0143A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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