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Comparing Single-Speed and Dual-Speed Acquisition for Slow-Motion Replays Versus Triple-Speed Super Slow-Motion

Triple-speed super slow-motion acquisition delivers a completely different level of performance for slow-motion replays when compared to single-speed and dual-speed acquisition. The various approaches address different production requirements, and in many cases a combination of them are used during the same production. This document looks at the differences between the different types of slowmotion acquisition methods.

Posted Oct 22 2013 (CAM-5092M) File Size: 994.0 KB

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Applying Superior Performance 3 Gb/s in a Practical Manner White Paper

Signal infrastructure that is installed today must be ready for 3 Gb/s transport, even if there are no immediate plans to exploit it for rates above 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI. However, the data rate increase from 1.5 Gb/s to 3 Gb/s has created some technical challenges that must be overcome for signal infrastructure investments to retain their value over the long term.

Posted Mar 08 2013 (RMC-4030M) File Size: 1.4 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 Mar 01 2013 (CAM-4088M-1) File Size: 2.7 MB

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Comparing Triple-Speed Super Slow-Motion Camera Systems with Ultra Slow-Motion Camera Systems White Paper

Triple-speed and ultra-speed camera systems do not compete with each other. Both systems address different production requirements, and in many cases are both used during the same production. This document looks at the differences between the two types of slow-motion systems.

Posted Jul 13 2012 (CAM-4081M) File Size: 861.2 KB

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New Third-Generation Camera Transmission Solutions for the LDK 8000/4000 Elite Series Cameras White Paper

This document describes the development of Grass Valley's third-generation of camera transmission solutions, capable of 3 Gb/s transmission over triax, fiber, or a combination of the two.

Posted Jul 13 2012 (CAM-4080M) File Size: 1.0 MB

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Evaluating A Playout System 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 Jun 18 2012 (SDP-4069M-1) File Size: 1.5 MB

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Considerations When Evaluating a Playout System Implementation White Paper

Choices for a playout solution have usually fallen between implementing a traditional automation system that links together a complex collection of many devices from different providers, or a basic single-channel box consisting of a standard PC with cards. There is now a viable alternative that brings a file-based, networked, and scalable approach to the task of well managed, consolidated delivery of on-air content that includes video, audio, secondary media, and graphics.

Posted Feb 14 2012 (MPS-4007M) File Size: 1.3 MB

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CMOS: Ready for Broadcast Today White Paper

While CCD is the current choice for imagers in today’s high-end broadcast cameras, CMOS imagers offer a great many advantages, including higher resolution and higher frame rates, especially as CCD technology reaches its practical limits.

Posted Feb 13 2012 (CAM-4073M) File Size: 1.9 MB

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Choosing A Media Server White Paper

A media server is a much more complex system than one might first think. When choosing such a system for a facility, there are a wide number of issues that should be carefully considered.

Posted Oct 10 2011 (SDP-4074M) File Size: 895.1 KB

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STRATUS: The Next Step in Collaborative Workflows White Paper

Posted Sep 02 2011 (SDP-4072M) File Size: 935.4 KB

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