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November 24, 2014
MONTREAL, November 24, 2014 — A leading wholesaler in Europe for rental and sales of video and broadcast technology, LANG AG is expanding its broadcast equipment for the rental market with a suite of camera solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Included in the suite are three LDX Première advanced imaging cameras, three XCU WorldCams and one LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) 3X super-slow-motion camera along with the companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station.
November 19, 2014
MONTREAL, November 19, 2014 — High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture, an expansion of the ratio between the lightest and darkest parts of the video image, is viewed by broadcasters as the next big improvement in the viewing experience for the next generation of broadcast formats. Today, the dynamic range of television images is much lower than what the naked eye experiences in the real world, but new technology is beginning to address those limitations. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is taking a lead in this area and recently worked with the European Broadcast Union (EBU) to capture HDR footage during a live event for the first time.
November 17, 2014
MONTREAL, November 17, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be demonstrating advanced, Future-Ready video and broadcast solutions at the 50th annual Inter BEE 2014, taking place November 19–21 at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. In Hall 5, booth 5217, the company will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services designed to help customers navigate the changing landscape of today's media. "The Asian broadcast market is undergoing significant transition right now as new technologies open new doors of opportunity," explained Steve Ronneberg, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Grass Valley. "We will help Inter BEE attendees choose solutions that are ideal for their current production environment while positioning them for the opportunities that lie ahead. From 4K cameras to solutions that enable the transition to IP, we are committed to delivering leading-edge technologies perfect for today's successful broadcasters."
November 17, 2014
MONTREAL, November 17, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be attending NATEXPO 2014 to discuss the strategy of modern media production and showcase a variety of broadcast production solutions designed to increase efficiency and flexibility in booth A50.

"Every year, we look forward to attending NATEXPO and engaging with customers on the challenges they face and how Grass Valley's integrated workflows align with their strategic goals today and in the future," said Said Bacho, senior vice president, EMEA, Grass Valley. "It is very important that we continue to provide the Russian CIS market with solutions to maintain their competitive edge, meet their consumers' ever-changing needs, and enable efficiency in both the workplace and field."
November 13, 2014
MONTREAL, November 13, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied OTS Novosibirsk, a regional television company in Russia, with a suite of high-definition (HD) equipment for its outside broadcasting (OB) van. Grass Valley’s Russia and CIS office, with the support of local system integrator OKNO-TV, facilitated the upgrade, integrating nine LDX Flex advanced imaging cameras, XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations, Imagestore-Modular master control, the Densité 3 Frame and NVISION routing switchers into the OB van.
November 11, 2014
MONTREAL, November 11, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied Auviso, a technical service provider of audiovisual solutions for events and installations, with four LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and an XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base station. This purchase will provide Auviso’s growing customer base with the ultimate camera flexibility and superior image quality for a wide range of productions.
November 6, 2014
MONTREAL, November 6, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase the recently launched Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center and other solutions designed to keep customers future-ready in booth #1015 at the Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo. In addition to product displays, Grass Valley experts will be on hand to talk about IP migration, 4K/UHD and other trends impacting broadcast workflow.
October 28, 2014
MONTREAL, October 28, 2014 — TV Cultura, headquartered in São Paulo and part of the Fundação Padre Anchieta, is updating its production workflow system with a full production suite from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The suite, which includes GV STRATUS nonlinear media production tools, will help TV Cultura get breaking news out more quickly and improve its operations management.
October 23, 2014
MONTREAL, October 23, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will partner with FDM Broadcast, a broadcast production solutions provider, at the CAPER Show 2014. As the new exclusive provider of Grass Valley production solutions in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia, FDM Broadcast will demonstrate a wide range of live production and news production products at the show. The LDX Series and LDX Compact series cameras, Karrera with K-Frame, K2 Summit 3G production client, K2 Dyno replay system, GV STRATUS, EDIUS, NVISION 8500 hybrid router, Imagestore master control system, Densité infrastructure, Kaleido-IP video multiviewer and GV Guardian will all be showcased at the FDM Broadcast booth G10.
October 21, 2014
MONTREAL, October 21, 2014 — The all-new Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, features a new compact frame with internal power supply, new controller module with ImageStore and multiviewer capability, and the new triple mix/effects (M/E) module. The company will be highlighting the Karrera K-Frame S-series Video Production Center switcher at a number of global tradeshows in the next several weeks.
October 15, 2014
MONTREAL, October 15, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, expands camera sales to Bexel with 10 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra-slow-motion cameras as well as eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems. Currently, Bexel has 15 LDX XS cameras and six K2 Dyno systems on rental at the MLB Playoffs, as well as NFL and NCAA football games. The new camera and server system will provide Bexel's clients with a new, sophisticated ultra-slow-motion workflow with improved replay for sharper imagery and more engaging replay highlights, especially during live sports productions.
October 9, 2014
MONTREAL, October 9, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be attending the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and the 2014 IEEE Broadcast Symposium to discuss the new technology challenges broadcasters face today. Topics Grass Valley will cover include solutions related to next-generation broadcast formats and emerging infrastructure, including IP in live broadcast, OTT, 4K, 8K, and beyond HD.
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.
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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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The Changing Dynamics of Digital Media Publishing, Live Streaming and Social Interactivity “BRIEF” White Paper

Digital media ecosystems are transitioning at the speed of light to meet consumer demand for video consumption anywhere, anytime and on any device.

This dramatically impacts broadcast media producers and distributors as workflows that were once facility-centric are now expected to seamlessly address and integrate with "Software-as-a-Service" (SaaS) or "Platform-as-a-Service" (PaaS) online cloud-based solutions. Systems for transcoding, targeted advertising, ad decisioning, rights management, social media, content management and online video all need to be considered for content delivery.

There are significant challenges facing broadcasters as they drive
both local and network facilities to maximize efficiencies and drive
throughput to address the demands of digital media.

Posted Nov 12 2014 (GVB-1-0494A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.6 MB

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Timing is Everything in Packet Video White Paper

Video production relies on precise timing. Every pixel has to align, and packet video is no exception. Clearly defining the issue is crucial to determine the best approach to timing. Even with SDI video, line buffers are commonly used in video processing equipment. The delay is short, about 15 microseconds, and inexpensive with today's technology. As 4K UHDTV increases in resolution and frame rate, the line time will decrease. An 8K picture at 120 Hz will require just under 2 microseconds. And a pixel time is 250 picoseconds, which is vastly less than transit time for video signals, whether packet based or baseband. No matter how you measure it, the timing resolution required to produce video is much less than the transit time to move it around the facility. Buffers of some type will almost always be necessary.

Posted Oct 31 2014 (GVB-1-0476A-EN-WP)

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Ethernet Technology Trends White Paper

If we're going to base our broadcast industry assumptions (and hopes) on what the Ethernet can deliver in terms of connectivity, transport and the IP technology that runs on it, we need to examine where it's heading. Can it cope? Will it cope? Let's find out by understanding some fundamental truths of current and forecast trends for the Ethernet and the traffic lanes it provides for data signals.

Posted Oct 31 2014 (GVB-1-0475A-EN-WP)

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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 31 2014 (GVB-1-0327A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.2 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 Oct 31 2014 (GVB-1-0271A-EN-WP)

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