Recent Case Studies

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

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 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

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 · 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

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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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 Jan 15 2015 (GVB-1-0458B-EN-CS) File Size: 877.9 KB

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

By the time Erik Garza joined Multimedios Televisión in 1991, the company had been using solutions from Grass Valley for years. Over time, Multimedios Televisión also became a customer of Miranda Technologies. Today, the Multimedios partnership with the former Grass Valley and Miranda organizations continues through the new Grass Valley, formed in early 2014 when Belden acquired Grass Valley and merged it with Miranda Technologies. By working with the new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, Multimedios benefits from a streamlined and accelerated approach to adopting the latest technologies and meeting nearly all of its broadcast workflow needs from a single entity.

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, the UK's largest commercial television network, will be streamlining its distribution chain using highly integrated IT-based content delivery, based on the iTX solution from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.

ITV's move to an IT-based system will begin with its new Red Button interactive video services, which are due to launch later this year. The new system will offer much greater playout flexibility, enhanced scalability and a lower cost of ownership.

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 has used Grass Valley video production switchers for many of the most high-profile live sports projects—such as the Daytona 500, college basketball and football, professional NBA basketball (including the NBA finals) and NFL football. The company understands the value of reliability and capturing the moment as it happens. In live sports production there are no second chances.

As it continues to help its clients produce these type of high-profile live sporting events, Game Creek remains committed to Grass Valley switching technology and will deploy the latest Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Center switcher on its new trucks going forward.

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

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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

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0140A-EN-CS) File Size: 661.1 KB

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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.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0139A-EN-CS) File Size: 594.4 KB

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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

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0142A-EN-CS) File Size: 639.0 KB

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Los Angeles International Airport Case Study

LAWA (Los Angeles World Airports), US

INTEGRATORS: Electrosonic SYSTEM DESIGNER/TECHNICAL CONSULTANT: Smart Monkeys, Inc.

CHALLENGE: Constructing a massive LED architectural component that provides 24/7/365 updates and information to the airport's millions of passengers

SOLUTION:
Seven Grass Valley K2 Summit transmission servers

BENEFITS: A proven system that consistently manages video and provides a level of redundancy, allowing for 24/7 operations

Posted Dec 08 2014 (GVB-1-0123A-EN-CS) File Size: 625.3 KB

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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.

Posted Dec 08 2014 (GVB-1-0104A-EN-CS) File Size: 869.8 KB

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ORF: Moving To Tapeless, File-Based Workflows With K2 Servers For All Of Its In-House Productions Case Study

ORF, the national public service broadcaster in Austria and one of the first K2 server users, now has one of the largest K2 server installations in the world with approximately 320 K2 operational playout channels located in its Vienna headquarters and in its ten regional studios.

ORF produces a lot of in-house content, with seven large production studios in Vienna as well as its ten regional broadcast studio facilities. It has been a continuing project to streamline production costs through the use of new technologies, which includes moving as quickly as possible to tapeless production and file-based workflows.

Posted Dec 08 2014 (GVB-1-0103A-EN-CS) File Size: 783.2 KB

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Hall Of Music Productions, Purdue University Case Study

Posted Nov 19 2014 (GVB-1-0102A-EN-CS) File Size: 939.5 KB

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