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April 25, 2017
MONTREAL, April 25, 2017 — BBC Wales is a national broadcaster, providing a wide range of programs and services for audiences across Wales, as well as flagship programs for the BBC network. Like all broadcasters, the BBC is always looking to leverage the latest technology advances to improve production efficiency, so when designing its new national production center in Wales, an IP infrastructure was the obvious choice.
April 24, 2017
MONTREAL, April 24, 2017 — In the broadcast industry, bandwidth is everything. Without the right storage solution, production processes can be slow and the viewing experience can be compromised. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand and leader in professional broadcast solutions, has relied on industry-leading Isilon storage solutions from Dell EMC for many of its products over the years, bringing the proven scalability and reliability of Isilon to bear in applications such as playout and news production.
April 24, 2017
MONTREAL, April 24, 2017 — The increasing popularity of innovative 4K/UHD has made realistic, vibrant colors the norm—and indeed the expectation—in content ranging from sitcoms to live sports. However, the quality of on-screen images depends not just on higher resolution but on the quality of each individual pixel to create high scene contrasts and adapt to challenging lighting conditions in live broadcast environments. This is where High Dynamic Range (HDR) comes in, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is dedicated to providing broadcast and editing professionals with innovative equipment that allows them to bring high-quality content to their viewers in any format.
April 24, 2017
MONTREAL, April 24, 2017 — Broadcast professionals working in studios, mobile trucks, arenas and all types of facilities are seeking reliable, flexible solutions that will help them bridge the gap between the technologies of today and tomorrow. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is taking the next step towards a full IP live production solution with the XCU Universe UXF camera base station and advanced UXF cradle. Together, these solutions support the AIMS roadmap and all IP video formats, including high-speed operation and high dynamic range (HDR), providing the flexibility broadcasters need for their current workflows, for burgeoning IP workflows, and beyond.
April 20, 2017
MONTREAL, April 20, 2017 — The definition of "TV" has expanded greatly over the past several years. While TV once exclusively meant content viewed on a television set, it now also refers to content streamed online, on-demand and through mobile devices. In the age of the on-demand consumer, broadcasters must deliver programs quickly and to the right channels so that viewers can watch what they want, when and where they want. To ease this process, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has upgraded the iTX Integrated Playout solution for IP workflow compatibility, and the iTX On-Demand system for faster media processing for video on-demand (VOD) platforms.
April 18, 2017
MONTREAL, April 18, 2017 — When done right, networking shouldn't regularly cross broadcasters' minds. That's not to say networking isn't a critical piece of the broadcast puzzle, quite the opposite — networking is the glue that binds the production process with a smooth flow of signals, data and commands throughout a workflow. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has cultivated strategic partnerships and developed upgrades to key solutions that comprise the Broadcast Data Center to ensure that broadcasters' networking systems are built on open standards and leverage the benefits of COTS hardware platforms.
April 13, 2017
MONTREAL, April 13, 2017 — With the increasing popularity of on-demand and digital streaming, there are few programs that can still attract droves of viewers in real-time. Live events, including sports, breaking news and award shows, have withstood the test of time-shifting and are imperative to broadcasters looking to attract engaged viewers. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, provides solutions for every step of live production so that broadcast professionals have the flexibility they need to produce the seamless, high-quality live content viewers have come to expect. At NAB 2017, Grass Valley will introduce several new enhancements to its LIVE production portfolio including the new LDX 82 Series HD cameras and the LDX C86N native 4K compact cameras along with the new no-compromise K-Frame V-series production switcher frame.
April 11, 2017
MONTREAL, April 11, 2017 — The new half-billion-dollar venue that is home to the NBA's Sacramento Kings opened last fall as one of the nation's most advanced facilities for sports, events and entertainment. The Golden 1 Center was designed to cater to the desires of fans and offers an immersive experience based on the latest broadcast and replay capabilities managed by a massive network infrastructure. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, was instrumental in providing the necessary camera, replay, production switching, routing, multiviewer and signal processing technology to achieve the ambitious goals set by owners.
April 6, 2017
MONTREAL, April 6, 2017 — Viewers want to feel like they're part of the action, not just spectators but a part of the game, concert or event they're watching, right on the court, track or stage. Often the most important, engaging shots require cameras to operate in places where cameramen cannot or should not go, so Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, developed the LDX C82 Series, the most feature-rich HD compact camera on the market, and the LDX C86N Series, a fully self-contained companion to Grass Valley's native 4K system cameras, to meet a wide range of broadcasters' camera needs. The new series join the recently upgraded LDX C86 Series to provide a fully comprehensive compact solution to the challenges broadcasters face in HD, 3G, 4K and beyond.
April 5, 2017
MONTREAL, April 5, 2017 — Broadcasters have more competition than ever before in the news category and the stakes are high to keep viewers' eyes on the screen. Breaking news becomes old news faster than ever as broadcasters strive to keep up with each other, the 24-hour news cycle and social media journalists. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, understands that as the news environment changes, broadcast equipment must change as well to adapt to mobile studios, new media platforms including digital and social, and the growing use of user-generated content (UGC). The newly upgraded GV STRATUS 5.7, EDIUS 8.5 and Ignite v10 are designed to meet these shifting customer needs.
March 31, 2017
MONTREAL, March 31, 2017 — Through long partnerships with many different types of customers, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, knows that every production facility has unique needs. That's why the LDX 82 Series includes four upgradable camera models, offering varying levels of operational flexibility to match every production need. As the definitive HD camera covering all HD standards, each model of the LDX 82 offers the best sensitivity in all HD formats, including 1080p, a wide color gamut and Grass Valley's XDR (Extended Dynamic Range) operations with a full 15 F-stops.
March 30, 2017
MONTREAL, March 30, 2017 — No matter the size, location or format of a broadcast operation, switchers play an integral, technical role in creating a compelling viewer experience. To address space limitations and reduce the complexities of today's technical directors' production workloads, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, developed the K-Frame V-series as an addition to the K-Frame family of production switchers. At only 3RU, this new frame is an ideal complement to the GV Korona switcher panel and fits in locations with limited space but requires no compromises on enterprise features. V-series, as part of the K-Frame family, can be used with any Grass Valley switcher panel and broadcasters can run multiple panels and shows off the same frame at the same time.
March 14, 2017
MONTREAL, March 14, 2017 — Viewers tune in to live sporting events for the excitement and the ability to watch slow-motion replays of the game-changing action. Capturing those plays typically requires specialized cameras, and that is exactly what Fletcher Sports in Chicago offers with its arsenal of rental equipment provided for coverage of professional and college sports, entertainment and events. To up its game, Fletcher just added a large number of new LDX C86 Cameras and K2 Dyno Replay Systems from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
March 8, 2017
MONTREAL, March 8, 2017 — The partnership between Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Cisco continues with a new bundled product offering featuring Cisco Switches, now available directly through Grass Valley. As part of an integrated commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IP approach, the Cisco Nexus® 9200 and 9300 kits provide the COTS IP network infrastructure, licenses and support required for all of Grass Valley's IP-enabled products; so not only do these solutions accelerate and ease installation and setup, they also ensure compatibility with Grass Valley's IP Broadcast Data Center solutions.
February 28, 2017
MONTREAL, February 28, 2017 — Providing 24-hour news coverage to cable viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, News 12 operates seven distinct local channels as well as an interactive network of websites and mobile applications. The demands for productivity in a 24-hour news environment are intense, so the group leverages automation solutions to maximize its operation and improve efficiency. Launched more than 30 years ago, News 12 has been using automation solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, from the beginning.
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Cablevisión of Argentina: Simplicity of EDIUS Strengthens Workflow Case Study

Cablevisión of Argentina
www.cablevisionfibertel.com.ar

CHALLENGE
A technologically advanced editing system that could be loaded on any PC — even those with lower technical specifications — that is easy to use.

SOLUTION
Grass Valley EDIUS 8 NLE to generate content for more than 100 local stations throughout Argentina.

BENEFITS
• Workflow efficiency has been improved due to EDIUS's speed and operational simplicity • No continuing monthly or yearly subscription costs for software • Free upgrades throughout the life of EDIUS 8.x

Posted Dec 20 2016 (GVB-1-0622A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Croatian Radiotelevision Bringing the newsroom to the field with EDIUS Case Study

HRT (Hrvatska radiotelevizija/Croatian Radiotelevision)
Zagreb, Croatia
www.hrt.hr

CHALLENGE: Completely redesign its in-the-field news production process by creating a team of video journalists (VJs) who shoot, edit and often present news packages directly from the field.

EQUIPMENT: 28 seats of EDIUS on HP laptops, JVC GY-HM650 or Sony PXW-X200 camcorder

BENEFIT: With EDIUS being both simple to learn and powerful, VJs can put together a news package without having to think about the NLE software they are using.

Posted Nov 22 2016 (GVB-1-0529A-EN-CS) File Size: 964.5 KB

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Arena TV World’s First All-IP, 4K UHD OB Fleet Technical Brief

Arena TV, UK
www.arena-tv.com

CHALLENGE: Create the world's first all-IP, UHD OB fleet.

SOLUTION: Grass Valley and Arena, with technology partner Cisco, designed a network topology using a spine and leaf configuration, based around a 2.88 Tb/s Nexus switch.

BENEFITS: OBX is completely flexible, format-wise, and can be configured for 4K UHD, 3G, HD, even SD, without the need to re-cable.

Lighter payload compared with Quad-SDI solutions, and equipment can be distributed more evenly around the OB truck (unlike a conventional SDI router).

Posted Nov 04 2016 (GVB-1-01615-EN-TB) File Size: 2.4 MB

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Emerson College: Preparing students for the real world with real world equipment and training Case Study

Emerson College, US
www.emerson.edu

The college offers a variety of practical learning opportunities for students while delivering a range of high-quality programming to the Emerson campus community.

CHALLENGE: Provide an educational environment that features future proof and upgradable broadcast technology tied to practical applications.

SOLUTION: Work with Grass Valley and The Systems Group to upgrade studios to HD capability with a path to 4K UHD.

BENEFITS: Students are now able to join the workforce with relevant experience on the equipment they will find as they begin their careers.

Posted Nov 02 2016 (GVB-1-0590A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.3 MB

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Gestmusic Endemol: Moving smoothly into HD with Grass ValleyCase Study

Gestmusic Endemol, Spain
www.gestmusic.es

CHALLENGE: To upgrade a single studio used simultaneously for three productions to HD during the production season.

SOLUTION: Production solutions including: • 8x LDX 80 Première 1080i/720p Switchable System Cameras • Karrera 3 M/E Video Production Center Switcher • NVISION 8144 144x144 Router • Multiple Kaleido Multiviewers

BENEFIT: Ability to move content easily and quickly between production and post, electronic delivery for airing with the functionality to make last minute changes

Posted Oct 28 2016 (GVB-1-0616A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.4 MB

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Building an IP Fabric White Paper

Why Buy from Grass Valley?

An IP network for media is different from a standard IP network. The overall architecture of the system is different, and Cisco switches must be appropriately licensed and provisioned with the correct algorithms. Most Cisco resellers do not understand the requirements to create a non-blocking multicast system for media. Customers who wish to source their own switches without oversight from Grass Valley do so AT THEIR OWN RISK. Grass Valley will not be responsible for negotiating exchanges of network switches ordered by a customer that are inappropriately ordered or provisioned.

Posted Dec 01 2016 (GVB-1-0620B-EN-WP) File Size: 1.2 MB

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Using IP to Solve the Multiformat (HD, 4K & HFR) Truck Challenge White paper

Broadcasters and content creators are scrambling to implement systems that produce live content with the newest technological advances beyond HD, including 1080p60 and 4K UHD. In addition, particularly in live sport programming, producers are employing more high frame rate (HFR) sources, which focus on the action and highlight the drama of live events. The ability to draw the audience into the emotion of a moment in sports, such as with a frown from a player or coach, has increased demand for these HFR capture and replay devices.

Posted Oct 21 2016 (GVB-1-0613A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.0 MB

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IP Roundtable - IP Technology to Enable TV Revenue Growth White Paper

Regardless of how you do television, everyone agrees: We need industry-wide and universally accepted IP standards … now.

Three leading industry technologists talk with NewsCheckStudio about the TV industry's IP transition.

Posted Jun 02 2016 (tvnewcheck 20160602)

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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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