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September 30, 2014
MONTREAL, September 30, 2014 — In a continual effort to dramatically expand its offerings and meet broadcasters' demands for improved workflows, global rental house Video Equipment Rentals (VER) has purchased six LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra-slow-motion cameras, along with companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base stations from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. This unique combination gives VER an edge over its competition by delivering stunning imagery in super- and ultra-slow motion for its clients.
September 12, 2014
MONTREAL, September 12, 2014 — Visitors to IBC 2014 will see a number of new products and solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. In addition to the full portfolio of proven solutions for broadcasters and media companies, Grass Valley will demonstrate CopperHead 3430AP, iControl Virtual Machine, the latest version of EDIUS 7.4 multiformat nonlinear editing software, and a sneak peek of the new K-Frame Sports package for Karrera Video Production Center—all being shown for the first time at the event. These products, which exemplify Grass Valley's commitment to helping its customers remain future-ready, will be on display in Hall 1, Stand D11.
September 12, 2014
MONTREAL, September 12, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will exhibit two solutions at IBC 2014 that are designed to help broadcast facilities expand their services without increasing costs. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Grass Valley's gateway to IP and cloud-enabled playout solutions, shown for the first time to the European market at IBC.
September 12, 2014
MONTREAL, September 12, 2014 — At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, will demonstrate the integration of GV STRATUS with Masstech media management solutions to create a seamless workflow for archiving and repurposing high-resolution assets. GV STRATUS users will have a complete, integral toolset, including a unique workflow for news, to efficiently archive and restore content between K2 Summit 3G media servers and storage units and archive systems managed by Masstech. The GV STRATUS and Masstech solution also makes it easy to move assets for production in and out of the system and between different systems to different locations, helping to make greater use of valuable content.
September 12, 2014
MONTREAL, September 12, 2014 — As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Aspera, an IBM Company, have teamed up to expand the file transfer capabilities of GV STRATUS. With Aspera's FASP transport technology, video files will now transfer more quickly, reliably and securely between broadcasters, content owners and service providers regardless of transfer distances, file sizes or network conditions.
September 9, 2014
MONTREAL, September 9, 2014 — As broadcasters strive to provide viewers with the highest-quality images across multiple formats, Grass Valley's expertise in emerging technologies such as 4K/UHD can help customers move to this new format with scalable solutions that meet their budgets today and tomorrow. Attendees at IBC 2014 seeking an efficient, practical approach for expanding their production capabilities to encompass 4K/UHD technology will find a full suite of future-ready solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, in Hall 1, Stand D11.
September 8, 2014
MONTREAL, September 8, 2014 — Broadcasters seeking to accommodate viewers' demands for high-quality live programming, delivered in real time and on demand across multiple platforms, are increasingly considering developing IP-based workflows to handle changing bandwidth, scalability and flexibility requirements. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will feature a series of IP-enabled solutions at its IBC 2014 booth, Hall 1: Stand D11, to help customers choose the right option for their needs.
September 4, 2014
MONTREAL, September 4, 2014 — At IBC 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase solutions and services designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and media companies both today and tomorrow. Visitors will learn how to take on the challenge of emerging technologies, like 4K/UHD and IP-enabled workflows, while also experiencing the broad array of solution demonstrations throughout the Grass Valley stand. IBC 2014 marks the European debut of the new Grass Valley and is the first time that the newly formed company will be showcasing solutions at one stand — in Hall 1, Stand D11.
August 26, 2014
MONTREAL, August 26, 2014 — CROATEL, a broadcast production and satellite services company in Zagreb, Croatia, has expanded its outside broadcast (OB) fleet to include a third van complete with high-definition (HD) cameras, switchers, routers and other live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
August 25, 2014
MONTREAL, August 26, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase its Future-Ready solutions at one of the most influential exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific region for the broadcasting industry, the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), August 27-30, 2014.
August 25, 2014
MONTREAL, August 25, 2014 — BACK9NETWORK, a golf lifestyle television network based in Hartford, Connecticut, is working closely with Grass Valley, a Belden brand, for its launch on DIRECTV on Sept. 29. Grass Valley and Belden developed a customized suite of production solutions, backed by knowledge and experience from similar projects, to support BACK9NETWORK's studio operations.
August 19, 2014
MONTREAL, August 19, 2014 — Visitors to Stand C07/D08 at SET Expo will see how the new Grass Valley, a Belden brand, delivers the right solutions, expertise, and service to meet the needs of broadcasters, content owners and service providers, today and in the future. Following the merger earlier this year of Grass Valley and Miranda, Grass Valley now offers the broadest portfolio of workflow technologies and solutions covering acquisition through delivery.
August 11, 2014
MONTREAL August 11, 2014 — TVG Network, America’s largest online wagering company and horse racing television network, has recently completed a studio upgrade from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) with the acquisition of live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
August 6, 2014
MONTREAL, August 6, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces that TV Bahia, a regional broadcaster in Bahia, Brazil, has purchased four K2 Dyno Replay Systems that include the recently incorporated tOG-Sports telestration option from RT Software. TV Bahia will use the powerful K2 Dyno systems for all sports-related broadcasts and cultural events. TV Bahia used the powerful new system for recent events such as the Salvador Carnival and Summer Festival 2014.
August 4, 2014
MONTREAL, August 4, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied mobile production truck operator Token Creek Mobile Television with sophisticated new cameras and advanced switcher technology for its Sioux HD mobile unit. The purchase includes 10 LDX Premiére advanced imaging cameras, 14 XCU eXchangeable Control Unit base stations and a Karrera Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame, which gives Token Creek greater flexibility in delivering high-quality mobile broadcasts to its growing client base. The purchase builds upon the longstanding relationship between the two companies and adds to Token Creek's existing fleet of Grass Valley technology, which now includes 38 cameras and five production switchers.
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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 30 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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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

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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