Recent White Papers

Grass Valley Does IP

IP signal transport is coming to broadcast and media infrastructures. This whitepaper examines Grass Valley's role in this transition, how to smoothly bridge-transition to IP and how the strength of Grass Valley and its parent company Belden can provide a level of trust and confidence as you prepare for your IP future.

Posted Oct 29 2014 (GVB-1-0464A-EN-WP) File Size: 1003.2 KB

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Truck Challenge White Paper

The purpose of this study was to measure the technological challenges of mobile TV production. Why measure problems? The reason is simple. If we can better understand the problems that most frequently occur during a mobile production, we will be better able to anticipate those challenges and counter them. Or, as the father of modern management, Peter Drucker, once said, "That which gets measured, improves."

The study targeted high-end sports production professionals involved in mobile production. Our goal was to aggregate the experience of hundreds of people who work in, or manage, mobile productions, and arrive at a universal truth about which operational areas are most challenging. We interviewed industry experts from mobile production companies both large and small, and surveyed professionals at broadcast and cable networks, as well as mobile production companies.

Posted Oct 29 2014 (GVB-1-0327A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.2 MB

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LDX Series Cameras with Xensium-FT Imagers: A Superior Replacement for CCD Technology White Paper

While CCD technology was the best choice for imagers in broadcast applications for many years, the latest generation of CMOS imagers now offers a range of advantages over CCD. This includes better sensitivity in progressive video modes today, and the potential for higher resolution, extended dynamic range and higher frame rates in the future. CMOS is setting the new standard for high-end broadcast applications.

Posted Oct 29 2014 (GVB-1-0164A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Taking Control of Replay White Paper

Live event production requires a sophisticated replay system that can fully leverage today's file-based infrastructures to deliver more than just "record and play." Replay systems should take full advantage of IT-centric open systems, being able to run on stand-alone servers or complex SAN systems with advanced metadata capabilities, while also being easy to use by operators.

Posted Oct 24 2014 (GVB-1-0085B-EN-WP) File Size: 1.6 MB

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STRATUS: The Next Step in Collaborative Workflows White Paper

Posted Sep 29 2014 (GVB-1-0050A-EN-WP) File Size: 978.3 KB

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The Benefits of HQX White Paper

This paper discusses the Intermediate Codec solutions available from several vendors which are then compared in terms of picture quality, flexibility and suitability for use with graphics as well as video. In like-for-like tests, the Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, HQX Intermediate Codec offers comparable picture quality and is shown to have superior multigenerational performance. When combined with frame rate and resolution flexibility, plus built-in alpha channel support, this paper supports the conclusion that HQX is the best choice for creative editing.

Posted Sep 26 2014 (GVB-1-0027A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.1 MB

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The Spring of the IP Technology Transition for Broadcast Television Production White Paper

We all know that Ethernet and IP underpin the Internet and form one of the most disruptive technologies in the history of mankind. Insatiable consumer demand for content continues to fuel the development of ever faster networks like hydrogen fusion fuels the sun. As it stands today, the bandwidth required for data networking equals — and in many cases exceeds — the bandwidth requirements for full bandwidth, real-time video.

Posted Sep 23 2014 (GVB-1-0271A-EN-WP)

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AVC-Intra for HD Editing and Production White Paper

Posted Sep 19 2014 (GVB-1-0111A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.2 MB

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3D Television White Paper

Posted Sep 19 2014 (GVB-1-0094A-EN-WP) File Size: 2.1 MB

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New Trends and Implementations in Imaging Technology for the Future of Live Production White Paper

Xensium-FT Imagers, Third-Generation Transmission Solutions, and LDX Series Camera Systems

With ever-increasing momentum, image acquisition for broadcast must adapt to new requirements for supporting signal formats. These include having to support live event progressive formats, increasing number of cameras, and increasing distances between cameras and control points.

Delivering exceptional image acquisition solutions, Grass Valley offers Xensium-FT imagers with the only lossless 1080p imaging that maintains full sensitivity. Grass Valley 3G Transmission systems are the most flexible and future-proof transmission solutions available that also offer direct integration with third-party long distance transmission systems.

Posted Sep 17 2014 (GVB-1-0166A-EN-WP) File Size: 2.4 MB

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