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March 26, 2015
MONTREAL, March 26, 2015 — São Paulo-based TV Cultura has been relying on solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide overall operational excellence in its studios for almost a decade. So when the time came to upgrade its cameras, the choice was an easy one. Six new LDX Flex cameras with XCU base stations are coming online to provide improved image quality and flexibility for the future.
March 16, 2015
MONTREAL, March 16, 2015 — At NAB 2015, attendees will have the opportunity to experience emerging technologies and learn how to thrive in an industry where technology and consumer demands are ever-changing. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will discuss the latest technology trends, explore the challenges and benefits broadcasters will face in the future and offer guidance on suitable solutions based on their unique needs.
March 11, 2015
MONTREAL, March 11, 2015 —Sharjah TV, one of the leading broadcasters in the United Arab Emirates, knew that the time had come to make the upgrade from SD to HD. Competition is intense, and the need to stay on the cutting edge means that only the best equipment will do. Sharjah TV explored a number of options from various manufacturers and—based on outstanding quality and performance—chose cameras and switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
March 2, 2015
MONTREAL, March 2, 2015 — Technical advances in video production and broadcast are changing the way content is captured and delivered, creating new areas of opportunity for automation, improved efficiency and versatility. Broadcast professionals will gather March 10–12 at CABSAT, the Broadcast, Satellite and Digital Media event at the Dubai World Trade Center, to learn more about the latest technologies. To help broadcasters capitalize on the latest opportunities, innovations in the area of live production and news production, playout, 4K and IP will be showcased at the Grass Valley booth, Hall 2/Stand D2-21.
February 18, 2015
MONTREAL, February 18, 2015 —The 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas is the place to see all the latest technologies and learn about new ways to improve the quality and efficiency of broadcast production. At this years show, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its powerful line of broadcast solutions and introduce its variety of new IP and 4K/UHD solutions. Grass Valley will be in booth SL206.
February 17, 2015
MONTREAL, February 17, 2015 — Broadcast professionals around the world are facing a host of challenges and exciting opportunities as new innovations breed new viewing habits and change traditional business models. Attendees at the Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) in London, February 24–26, will see the latest broadcast solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to capitalize on these changes and help them prepare for the future with smart investments today.
February 12, 2015
MONTREAL, February 12, 2015 — For Mediatec Broadcast, an international leader in broadcast production, bringing its viewers all the action from nearly a dozen horse racing tracks across Norway is a top priority. To keep costs down, Mediatec turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for a remote broadcasting solution that can send camera feeds via fiber connections to its main facility in Oslo.
February 10, 2015
MONTREAL, February 10, 2015 — GearBox, a UK-based rental company and part of the veteran broadcast technology supplier CVP Group, has acquired six LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and three LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 1X/3X/6X ultra-slow-motion cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. This purchase expands the United Kingdom rental market offering and exemplifies the strategic partnership the two companies have formed.
February 9, 2015
MONTREAL, February 9, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its EDIUS Pro 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software at this year's CP+ 2015 Camera & Photo Imaging Show to be held February 12–15 at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center in Yokohama, Japan. EDIUS Pro 7 is the fastest and most versatile real-time editing software — 4K, 3D, HD, SD and almost any format from 24x24 to 4Kx2K, all on the same timeline. Grass Valley will be exhibiting EDIUS Pro 7 and the EDIUS Turnkey system on a pod in the "Video Area for Professionals".
February 5, 2015
MONTREAL, February 5, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, continues to lead the way in automated production with the release of Ignite Automated Production version 7.5. New features of Ignite include powerful integration with the GV Director nonlinear live production system, support for the Karrera K-Frame S-series production switcher, enhancements to the Lawo audio console interface and support for Solid State Logic (SSL) audio consoles, further strengthening Grass Valley's position in the area of audio control. The updates in Ignite version 7.5 signify Grass Valley's commitment to continuously expanding development of the industry's Emmy Award–winning and most capable automated production system.
February 3, 2015
MONTREAL, February 3, 2015 — For cutting-edge productions at high-end sporting events, Fletcher Sports has purchased four LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras and four XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The powerful LDX XS camera integrates seamlessly into live workflows with 3X (1080p) and 6X (720p/1080i) speeds for ultimate versatility, including a standard-speed 1X live output.
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Keys of Art: Bringing the art of the movie trailer to pre-wedding videos Case Study

When you think about wedding videos, the typical thought is the event itself, being captured for posterity. But Keys of Art in Thessaloniki, Greece came up with another idea — the pre-wedding video. A short film that serves as a trailer for the individual lives that are about to become one. Bringing two lives together in a short film, in a short span of time, can be daunting.

Key of Art's Deligiorgis Athanasios (cinematographer and editor) and Dimitrios Milonas (photographer) needed an editing system that would be fast and versatile, while providing for creative expression.

Posted Jan 23 2015 (GVB-1-0470A-EN-CS) File Size: 583.8 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 which produces a multi-camera recording of live concerts and makes high-quality Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and downloads of each show they shoot available for sale online within days of the show.

TourGigs has produced more than fifty shows around the globe in places like Colorado, California, England, Jamaica, the Bahamas, New York, Boston, Chicago and Texas using up to 14 cameras ranging from the Panasonic Lumix GH-3, to the Blackmagic Design Cinema 4K and Canon C-300, to the Sony F55 and F3 (all shooting at 1080p24). Footage captured is used to produce a line-cut live stream with a customized switcher built around Blackmagic Design hardware, a 24-channel PreSonus live mixing console and a streamlined workflow. The line-cut from the live stream is imported into EDIUS with the camera ISO feeds and assembled into a program using the line-cut as a guide. Sometimes there are minimal changes other times there are more.

Posted Jan 15 2015 (GVB-1-0458B-EN-CS) File Size: 877.9 KB

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Multimedios Televisión Benefiting from the comprehensive technology and expertise of the new Grass Valley Case Study

By the time Erik Garza joined Multimedios Televisión in 1991, the company had been using solutions from Grass Valley for years. Over time, Multimedios Televisión also became a customer of Miranda Technologies. Today, the Multimedios partnership with the former Grass Valley and Miranda organizations continues through the new Grass Valley, formed in early 2014 when Belden acquired Grass Valley and merged it with Miranda Technologies. By working with the new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, Multimedios benefits from a streamlined and accelerated approach to adopting the latest technologies and meeting nearly all of its broadcast workflow needs from a single entity.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0297A-EN-CS) File Size: 868.9 KB

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ITV Streamlines Distribution with IT-based Content Delivery Case Study

ITV, the UK's largest commercial television network, will be streamlining its distribution chain using highly integrated IT-based content delivery, based on the iTX solution from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.

ITV's move to an IT-based system will begin with its new Red Button interactive video services, which are due to launch later this year. The new system will offer much greater playout flexibility, enhanced scalability and a lower cost of ownership.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0259A-EN-CS) File Size: 576.6 KB

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Game Creek Video: Veteran Production Company Builds HD and 3D Live Sports Future on Grass Valley Kayenne Platform Case Study

Game Creek has used Grass Valley video production switchers for many of the most high-profile live sports projects—such as the Daytona 500, college basketball and football, professional NBA basketball (including the NBA finals) and NFL football. The company understands the value of reliability and capturing the moment as it happens. In live sports production there are no second chances.

As it continues to help its clients produce these type of high-profile live sporting events, Game Creek remains committed to Grass Valley switching technology and will deploy the latest Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Center switcher on its new trucks going forward.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0143A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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New Bay Media IP Migration White Paper

For the past three decades, the television industry has been dominated by two major technology transitions. The first, from analog to digital video signals, began in the 1980's and is now essentially complete — the methods used to deliver video to consumers have become almost exclusively digital, and professional production systems being sold today are based on digital technology. The second, from SD to HD, began about a decade later and has penetrated the television market to the extent that virtually all new professional equipment and services are designed to support HD resolution.

With both of these transitions nearly concluded, the television industry is now faced with two more technology upheavals: migrating from SDI to IP-based studio infrastructure, and upgrading video signals from HD to 4K/Ultra HD. Both of these technologies are poised to once again revolutionize the production and delivery of television content. But, just like the earlier technology migrations, the transitions to IP and 4K/UHD will take time, and each video facility will no doubt proceed at its own pace.

Posted Mar 25 2015 (New Bay 201503)

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The Path to IP: The Right Approach for your IP Migration White Paper

Internet Protocol technology, IP for short, is commanding attention across the broadcast television ecosystem. Understanding exactly how and when IP technology will impact a given business model depends on your individual situation, but developing an understanding of IP technology and how it fits different workflows is critical. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, thanks to its access to broadcasters worldwide and some of the most advanced innovators in our business, is well-positioned to provide detailed insights. How is IP technology changing broadcast television? How quickly will the technology progress? How will IP capabilities enhance various operational models?

Broadcasters are attempting to answer these questions now — and coming up with other questions along the way. What follows is a look at some of the answers Grass Valley's experts have developed.

Posted Feb 25 2015 (GVB-1-0484A-EN-WP)

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The Road to UHDTV White Paper

Television's next evolution, while its end result might be deemed revolutionary by some, is Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV), the next improvement in HD. While the major standards surrounding the technology have been identified and many have been worked out, the name, oddly enough, is still in flux. For production, we refer to it as 4K; CE manufacturers call it Ultra High Definition (UHD); the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) calls it UHDTV1 or 2160p (UHDTV2 describes 8k). For purposes of this paper, it will be labeled UHDTV or UHDTV 4K.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0270A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.0 MB

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Grass Valley Unveils the Gateway to the Future of IP White Paper

Broadcasters around the world are increasingly recognizing the advantages of the Internet Protocol (IP) and how it can improve their overall video distribution infrastructure — whether that be in-house, between buildings and even between remotely located cities. IP systems send and receive audio and video files as packets that are strung together and sent over less costly cabling that is much easier to install and maintain than legacy coax cable.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0261A-EN_WP) File Size: 1.0 MB

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How 4K UHDTV, 3G/1080p and 1080i Will Shape the Future of Sports Television Production White Paper

Presented in depth in this paper is the significant growth in preference toward the 3G/1080p and 4K UHDTV formats. This is telling, considering that 3G/1080p is a format that currently has fairly limited applications in broadcast while 4K UHDTV is a format with no current transmission mechanism to bring content into homes.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0256A-EN_WP) File Size: 766.0 KB

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