Recent Case Studies

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.

Posted Nov 19 2014 (GVB-1-0098A-EN-CS) File Size: 735.3 KB

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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.

Posted Nov 19 2014 (GVB-1-0096A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.5 MB

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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.

Posted Nov 19 2014 (GVB-1-0076A-EN-CS) File Size: 1002.4 KB

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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."

Posted Nov 19 2014 (GVB-1-0073A-EN-CS) File Size: 835.3 KB

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NTV-PLUS Using Grass Valley integrated production infrastructure for high-pressure, mission-critical performance at the London Summer Games Case Study

Leading Russian satellite broadcaster NTV-Plus was planning comprehensive coverage of a number of major sporting events from London in 2012. It had been the Russian broadcast rights holder for the Beijing Summer Games in 2008 and had faced several operational challenges. Named the Russian broadcast rights holder for the London Summer Games, it analyzed the difficulties of 2008, then made a list of requirements for the complex it was going to need in London.

Posted Nov 19 2014 (GVB-1-0054A-EN-CS) File Size: 663.3 KB

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Creative Technology Group: Getting Creative With T2 At The 2010 Detroit Auto Show Case Study

Creative Technology is an internationally recognized professional audio visual staging services provider with locations in the US, UK, Germany, Dubai, China, and Singapore. They have worked with many of the major automobile manufacturers around the world to help announce new products in the most imaginative way. Along with all of the exotic cars and prototype vehicles on display at the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) convention, held in Detroit, the event is also renown for its sophisticated live multimedia presentations that vie for attendees' attention.

To automatically play back pre-recorded video on large screen displays at the 2010 NAIAS convention at Detroit's Cobo Hall in January, Creative Technology used a unique, file-based digital disk recorder—the T2 intelligent digital disk recorder (iDDR) from Grass Valley® to drive numerous high-definition video screens in support of the recurring live presentations.

Posted Nov 14 2014 (GVB-1-0480A-EN-CS) File Size: 689.4 KB

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Nippon Television (NTV) Network Tremendous Gains in Efficiency from Switching to the Grass Valley HQ Codec and a New Workflow Case Study

Efficient graphics production for HD applications was the goal of the Technical Operations department at Nippon Television Network (NTV) as they ventured to try a new workflow leveraging the compression benefits of the Grass Valley® HQ Codec. Not only did the new workflow solve several problems, it greatly streamlined production while maintaining superb image quality rivaling uncompressed graphics. In fact, their work has never looked better.

In adopting a new workflow for HD graphics production, Technical Operations identified their objective: reduce file size while maintaining superb image quality to enable efficient production. One way to meet this objective was to use a compression codec, but this was unprecedented at the department.

Posted Nov 14 2014 (GVB-1-0257A-EN-CS) File Size: 776.3 KB

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Sky Sports Using The K2 Solo Media Server For On-Location Graphics Case Study

Sky Sports differentiates itself from the competition with dynamic graphics that use rolling key and fill effects controlled by a Grass Valley K2 Solo Server through the video production switcher. The K2 Solo provides the flexibility to do more, thanks to its ChannelFlex capability.

Posted Oct 30 2014 (GVB-1-0107A-EN-CS) File Size: 865.7 KB

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Motionlink Making Easy Work of all Media Formats and Resolutions in a Collaborative Post Environment Case Study

Over the past 15 years, Australia's Motionlink, based in Sydney, has established a name and reputation that has seen it grow to be a leader in the production of digital deliverables. One of their claims to fame is the requirement that they be able to ingest any tape or file format and output it to their client’s requirements.

Posted Oct 21 2014 (GVB-1-0470A-EN-CS) File Size: 860.9 KB

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Māori Television Improves Productivity With Grass Valley Case Study

When it comes to the production technology it uses, Māori Television understands the value of quality. That's why they selected Grass Valley products and systems for their major facility upgrade solution. Grass Valley's reliability, operational longevity, and adaptability just made good financial sense. With careful planning and expert help from Grass Valley system integration engineers, a comprehensive facility upgrade was designed.

The first phase successfully replaced Māori Television's aging central routing switcher with a new Grass Valley Trinix® NXT without affecting on-air or in-house operational performance. The new technology implementation employed includes a GV STRATUS™ media workflow application framework, a series of K2 Summit® production clients, and multiple seats of EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editors—all connected to a K2 SAN. Māori Television also uses its two K2 Dyno Replay Systems integrated into the advanced news and general production environment.

Posted Oct 21 2014 (GVB-1-0052A-EN-CS) File Size: 631.1 KB

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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 Oct 21 2014 (GVB-1-0049A-EN-CS) File Size: 617.6 KB

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Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation Case Study

Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Japan

CHALLENGE: To upgrade its current tape-based workflow to a complete nonlinear system

SOLUTION: GV STRATUS, K2 SAN storage, K2 Summit, EDIUS HDWS 3GS Elite turnkey editing system, GeckoFlex

BENEFITS: A streamlined, collaborative, and efficient workflow with multiformat nonlinear editing capabilities and a high-performance media server

Posted Oct 06 2014 (GVB-1-0031A-EN) File Size: 1.1 MB

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TheFrank Aldana Case Study

A Journey of Peace with EDIUS and the world’s largest peace mural

TheFrank Aldana (yes, he refers to himself in the third person), his wife Tweet Aldana, and a host of volunteers took on photography and videography duties. This resulted in 9,454 pictures and 1,101 (more than 11 hours) of video clips, captured with just about every device imaginable in a multitude of formats.

With the ability to work natively with just about any kind of media you throw at it, Grass Valley® EDIUS® made the sheer volume of footage somewhat less daunting for Aldana.

Posted Oct 06 2014 (GVB-1-0028A-EN-CS) File Size: 861.4 KB

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Playboy Plus 3D Case Study

Playboy Plus, US www.playboytv.com

CHALLENGE: To find a 3D post production solution that worked as well as a 2D solution, without adding additional import and render time

SOLUTION: Grass Valley EDIUS with STORM 3G SDI/HDMI card for real-time drop to timeline 3D editing

BENEFITS: Ability to fix a variety of problems in post using the EDIUS Layouter

Posted Oct 06 2014 (GVB-1-0025A-EN-CS) File Size: 804.6 KB

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Pipe Village Trust Case Study

Pipe Village Trust, UK www.pipevillagetrust.org

CHALLENGE: Creating a high-end documentary film in remote parts of India on a tight budget and production schedule

SOLUTION: Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software

BENEFITS: A reliable multiformat, real-time editing platform with superb functionality

Posted Oct 06 2014 (GVB-1-0024A-EN-CS) File Size: 995.6 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 that produces a multi-camera recording of live concerts and makes high-quality Bluray Discs, DVDs, and downloads of each show they record available for sale online within 48 hours.

TourGigs has already produced more than a dozen shows in Colorado, California, and Texas using six-to-eight Panasonic Lumix GH-2 DSLR cameras (shooting at 1080p24 HD resolution), a 24-channel PreSonus live mixing console, and a streamlined workflow centered around the Grass Valley® EDIUS® nonlinear editing package running on a super-charged Dell laptop.

Posted Oct 01 2014 (GVB-1-0458A-EN-CS) File Size: 898.8 KB

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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.

Posted Sep 26 2014 (GVB-1-0328A-EN-CS) File Size: 906.2 KB

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Takenaka: The T2 iDDR Takes Center Stage At Live Events Where High-Definition Video Plays A Starring Role Case Study

Takenaka offers a unique brand of event staging—called LiveTechnical—which uses state-of-the-art technology to create mind-blowing visual extravaganzas. The Star Festival 2009, an event co-produced by Takenaka in Osaka, was one of their most spectacular events of the year, perfectly demonstrating their technical and creative prowess in this field. When planning this prestigious event, the LiveTechnical team wanted an exciting stage show enriched by more high-definition imagery than they'd ever used before. They wanted to use video in new and exciting ways.

In addition to providing crystal-clear HD video and rock-solid performance, the solution also had to be easy to use and compatible with the other equipment they were using. Grass Valley T2 fitted the bill perfectly. One of the key features of the T2 iDDR is its intuitive user interface. This meant that VJs at the event had live control over two independent HD playback channels. Compatibility with switchers, professional projectors, and other staging equipment is also no problem, thanks to HD-SDI connectivity.

Posted Sep 26 2014 (GVB-1-0327A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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Morgan Martini: Aspiring Director Takes EDIUS to the Limit Case Study

While taking a class on the Italian Renaissance Morgan Martini got the inspiration for a film, based on the true story of Carlo Gesualdo—the Prince of Venosa who wrote songs of redemption and salvation. When she proposed the initial idea to her professors, some recommended that she might want to try something "a little less complicated," but not one to shy away from a challenge, Martini found herself on a mission to tell the story and was eager to see it through.

Once the idea was solidified in her mind getting it on the screen took patience, hard work, and the right technology to bring it to fruition. For Martini, that meant editing on a system she knew well: the Grass Valley® EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing system

Posted Sep 24 2014 (GVB-1-0321A-EN-CS) File Size: 884.3 KB

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Carlsberg Group — Using EDIUS to improve internal communications Case Study

Carlsberg, one of the world's most well-known premium beers and the 4th largest brewery group in the world, is investing heavily to reposition its brand for future growth. Internally, it is using the latest video production tools and technologies at various locations around the world to keep its growing workforce informed of this and other company developments.

Posted Sep 24 2014 (GVB-1-0308A-EN-CS) File Size: 712.9 KB

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

Posted Sep 24 2014 (GVB-1-0302A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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The Switch standardizes on NVISION routers for 50 city fiber transmission expansion project Case Study

For a 50 city fiber transmission expansion project, The Switch, the video and fiber switching services business, will use Grass Valley's 3Gbps video routing switchers and centralized control solutions.

Posted Sep 23 2014 (GVB-1-0300A-EN-CS) File Size: 539.1 KB

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NorthStar Studios upgrades infrastructure for 3Gbps Case Study

NorthStar Studios, a full-service HD production provider based in Nashville, Tennessee, sought to upgrade its infrastructure for 3Gbps production. Based on a 16-acre campus, NorthStar Studios offers a wide mix of production, post-production and multi-platform broadcast delivery services for major networks and cable channels.

Posted Sep 23 2014 (GVB-1-0299A-EN-CS) File Size: 646.2 KB

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