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February 4, 2016
MONTREAL, February 4, 2016 — Since 2011, GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been helping broadcasters simplify and automate production workflows to produce highly creative content for a more rewarding viewing experience. Now, five years later, 200 systems have been installed—almost one per week since the launch. Customers have relied on GV STRATUS to provide complete and adaptable production workflows, with media production tools to assist ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout.
February 1, 2016
MONTREAL, February 1, 2016 — From February 1 through April 30, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand is offering a special upgrade promotion that enables users of EDIUS Neo (versions 1 to 3.5) or EDIUS Pro (versions 2 to 6.5) to upgrade to EDIUS Pro 8 for just $349/€349, excluding local sales taxes. This program is available in all regions except Japan, where a separate upgrade program is available.
December 21, 2015
MONTREAL, December 21, 2015 — Two products from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have been selected to receive the prestigious 2015 NewBay Media Product Innovation Award. Both GV Node, a new IP aggregation, processing and routing solution, and the LDX 86 Series with Extended Dynamic Range (XDR), one of the industry's leading broadcast cameras, have been chosen as winners. The award recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries, with winners selected by a panel of professional users. This is the second year in a row that Grass Valley has won an award.
December 14, 2015
BOTHELL, WA, December 14, 2015 — A group of broadcast and media industry suppliers including Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Snell Advanced Media and Nevion have collaborated to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This new, independent trade association's mandate is to bring IP solutions to market that offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards, and integrate seamlessly into media workflow environments to foster industry innovation and efficiency. The group's efforts will be focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.
December 14, 2015
MONTREAL, December 14, 2015 — A commitment to open standards and interoperability has always driven product development for Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. To further strengthen that commitment, Grass Valley has become a founding member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), an independent trade association founded to ensure that all IP solutions brought to market offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards and will integrate seamlessly into current workflow environments. The association's initial focus is on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP.
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Santo Tomas Professional Institute Case Study

Santo Tomas Professional Institute, Chile www.santotomas.cl

CHALLENGES: Upgrade to high definition while providing students a professional working environment with the same broadcast equipment being used throughout Chile

SOLUTION: Production solutions including six LDX 80 Flex software-upgradable cameras, Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher with two 2 M/E control panels, two Kaleido-X16 multiviewers, two T2 iDDRs and Densité modular interfaces

BENEFITS: In addition to using equipment found in broadcast and productions facilities throughout Chile, the Institute is also a Grass Valley Authorized Service Provider, with its instructors certified by Grass Valley

Posted Feb 03 2016 (GVB-1-0540A-EN-CS) File Size: 953.7 KB

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Tencent: The logistics of reality program production media management with GV STRATUS and EDIUS Case Study

Tencent, China
V.QQ.com
China’s biggest video website

CHALLENGES: Managing content recorded 24/7 using 120 remote HD cameras and two sets of 360-degree full-view cameras, with audio from 80 microphones for The 15 of Us — the first major test of a reality TV program with extensive online distribution.

SOLUTION: GV STRATUS video production and content management system to handle the production and post production logistics of almost 3,000 hours of video captured each day.

Posted Jan 27 2016 (GVB-1-0535A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Phoenix TV Upgrading to HD to Better Serve the Chinese-speaking World Case Study

Phoenix TV, Hong Kong www.ifeng.com
Phoenix Satellite Television, US www.ifengus.com/?q=content/english

CHALLENGES: Moving into a new facility and then upgrading to HD

SOLUTION: Phoenix TV worked with BFA and Grass Valley to determine the most appropriate workflow, the best equipment to address the multiple types of programming offered, and developed an in-depth training program to get the production crew up to speed quickly.

Posted Jan 07 2016 (GVB-1-0243A-EN-CS) File Size: 677.5 KB

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Stone Doves' Sorrow of the Sun by Kostas Koutsantonis & Lamprini Tzanaki Case Study

Stone Doves (www.stonedoves.com) are a London-based Indie rock band, formed in 2014. The band is made up of four members: Andreas Dean (vocals and frontman), Martin May (songwriter and guitarist), Marco D'Agosta (bassist) and Luke Goldneck (drummer).

The first Stone Doves album — the five-track Journey — was mastered at the world famous Abbey Road Studios by producer Alex Wharton. He has worked with many top artist including The Beatles, My Bloody Valentine and Chemical Brothers. This has been a big step forward and an instrumental part in the development of the Stone Doves.

Posted Dec 28 2015 (GVB-1-0556A-EN-CS) File Size: 755.8 KB

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Andrzej Kaluszko Multiformat Editing for Prestigious Polish Documentary Case Study

Based in Warsaw, Andrzej Kaluszko started his professional life as a director and founded Aura Film Tv Productions in 1990. In 2000, he purchased his first nonlinear editing system after working with a large number of editors on various films, TV programs and commercials.

While he learned about editing theory and style in film school, having his own editing system meant needing to also learn the technical aspects of digital editing. Today, he mostly works as an editor, but will collaborate based on the needs of the project.

"I started with EDIUS even before it was called EDIUS, with DV REX — its predecessor — because of its simplicity and speed," said Kaluszko.

Posted Dec 21 2015 (GVB-1-0560A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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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 Apr 12 2015 (GVB-1-0484B-EN-WP)

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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 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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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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Hybrid Routers: A New Era of Routing White Paper

When embedded audio first came about it was considered a universal solution for many audio woes, for which it has been very useful. However, as is the case with many new technologies unforeseen problems may arise, specifically, when the embedded content needs to be manipulated. Additionally, video and audio control rooms have to use both embedded and discrete audio coming from sources such as microphones.

Yes. By combining traditionally external processing equipment with discrete audio and video routers we have entered a new era in routing; the era of the hybrid router.

Posted Dec 08 2014 (GVB-1-0278A-EN-WP) File Size: 515.1 KB

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