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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.
July 30, 2014
MONTREAL, July 30, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied 30 LDX Première advanced imaging cameras to Bexel, a leading provider of high_end audio and video equipment rentals, production gear and fiber services, for coverage of the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup.
July 29, 2014
MONTREAL, July 29, 2014 — As fans around the world gathered to cheer for their favorite teams, live production studios were relying on state-of-the-art solutions for creating engaging content, including program highlights and replays. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied Ten Sports Pakistan Beam, based in Film City, Noida and owned by Zee Entertainment Ltd., with one K2 Dyno Replay System and one K2 Summit 3G Production Client for the production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Grass Valley provided training and on-site support to ensure that Ten Sports was up and running quickly with its new solution.
July 25, 2014
MONTREAL, July 25, 2014 — The 101st running of the Tour de France covers a total distance of 3,664 kilometers through 21 stages. For the riders, the physical and mental challenges are hard to imagine. For Euro Media Group, the firm responsible for the overall wireless coverage, production challenges are also incredible. This year, to address the challenge, the company is using five brand-new LDX WorldCam cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide up-close footage from five motorcycles that follow the action throughout each stage.
July 14, 2014
MONTREAL, July 14, 2014 — Wellen+Nöthen, the Germany-based rental specialist in innovative IT and AV solutions, has purchased six LDX Flex cameras with accessories and six XCU eXchangeable Control Unit (XCU) base stations from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between Wellen+Nöthen and Grass Valley, and it marks the first time Grass Valley LDX cameras will be available in the rental market in Germany.
July 9, 2014
MONTREAL, July 9, 2014 — AMP VISUAL TV, one of France's leading providers of TV, broadcast facilities and solutions, has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade its video switcher infrastructure to meet the demands of its growing client base. AMP VISUAL TV has purchased one 4 M/E Kayenne XL Video Production Center switcher panel and upgraded one 2 M/E Kayenne XL switcher panel to a 4 M/E Kayenne XL switcher panel to add greater scalability to its workflow and deliver more versatility to its customers.
July 8, 2014
MONTREAL, July 8, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its European debut at IBC 2014, (September 12-16 at RAI, Amsterdam), exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand D11. The company will demonstrate how it is leading broadcasters and media companies through the challenges they face today, and will face tomorrow, with fully integrated, Future-Ready solutions, services and support. The new Grass Valley officially launched in April 2014 as a result of Belden Inc.'s investment of more than $1 billion in the broadcast market over the past two years, including the acquisitions, and subsequent merger, of Miranda and Grass Valley.
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Sky Racing Australia’s Sky Racing Takes Live Sports Production onto the STRATUS Platform Case Study

Among the services that Sky Racing offers both broadcasters and the wagering public in Australia is real-time thoroughbred, greyhound, and harness racing coverage aggregated from a large number of venues disparately located across the country and internationally. The aim of the presentation is to be clear and for it to be easily understood. Last year alone, it helped televise and stream online more than 83,000 races. To do this requires a vast amount of staff coordination and the most advanced live video production and distribution technology.

Carl Petch, Chief Engineer at Sky Racing, based in Frenchs Forrest (north Sydney), said with the ever-growing number of platforms—TV, Internet, and mobile—his staff has to support, the need for efficiency and fast turnaround times has never been stronger. To do this cost-effectively, the company has become the first commercial customer for the new Grass Valley® STRATUS™ software-based media workflow application framework that brings a number of Sky Racing’s content creation departments under the same graphical user interface.

Posted Aug 29 2014 (GVB-1-0049A-EN-CS) File Size: 617.1 KB

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Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation Case Study

Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Japan

CHALLENGE: To upgrade its current tape-based workflow to a complete nonlinear system

SOLUTION: GV STRATUS, K2 SAN storage, K2 Summit, EDIUS HDWS 3GS Elite turnkey editing system, GeckoFlex

BENEFITS: A streamlined, collaborative, and efficient workflow with multiformat nonlinear editing capabilities and a high-performance media server

Posted Aug 28 2014 (GVB-1-0031A-EN) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Playboy Plus 3D Case Study

Playboy Plus, US www.playboytv.com

CHALLENGE: To find a 3D post production solution that worked as well as a 2D solution, without adding additional import and render time

SOLUTION: Grass Valley EDIUS with STORM 3G SDI/HDMI card for real-time drop to timeline 3D editing

BENEFITS: Ability to fix a variety of problems in post using the EDIUS Layouter

Posted Aug 27 2014 (GVB-1-0025A-EN-CS) File Size: 804.0 KB

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Pipe Village Trust Case Study

Pipe Village Trust, UK www.pipevillagetrust.org

CHALLENGE: Creating a high-end documentary film in remote parts of India on a tight budget and production schedule

SOLUTION: Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software

BENEFITS: A reliable multiformat, real-time editing platform with superb functionality

Posted Aug 27 2014 (GVB-1-0024A-EN-CS) File Size: 995.1 KB

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Russ Jenish: At the Top of His Game With Grass Valley's K2 Dyno Case Study

Russ Jenisch, live sports director/producer, US

CHALLENGE:
Creating engaging replays and highlight packages for high-profile sports teams such as the NFL's Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

SOLUTION:
Two Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay Systems.

BENEFITS:
A comprehensive and reliable replay system that dramatically expands the possibilities of live sports productions.

Posted Apr 25 2014 (SDP-6118M) File Size: 430.0 KB

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AnySpeed K2 Dyno White Paper

Replay is quickly becoming the most important tool in a live sporting event. Producers require every possible advantage to tell the best stories and keep viewers engaged. Historically, the industry has faced many challenges in embracing high frame-rate camera systems until Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced the LDX XtremeSpeed (XS) 6X super slowmotion camera and its counterpart, the K2 Dyno Replay System with the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller.

K2 Dyno's AnySpeed takes high-speed recording and playout to the next level with control previously unavailable in any system, enabling the full use of the dynamic range of playback speeds. The AnySpeed algorithm is now included in all 6x SSM K2 Dyno S software releases.

Posted Aug 26 2014 (GVB-1-0016A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.2 MB

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STRATUS: The Next Step in Collaborative Workflows White Paper

Posted Aug 19 2014 (GVB-1-0050A-EN-WP) File Size: 978.6 KB

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The Benefits of Grass Valley 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 HQX Intermediate Codec offers comparable picture quality and is shown to have superior multi-generational 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 May 12 2014 (GV-6097M-3) File Size: 1.7 MB

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Comparing Single-Speed and Dual-Speed Acquisition for Slow-Motion Replays Versus Triple-Speed Super Slow-Motion

Triple-speed super slow-motion acquisition delivers a completely different level of performance for slow-motion replays when compared to single-speed and dual-speed acquisition. The various approaches address different production requirements, and in many cases a combination of them are used during the same production. This document looks at the differences between the different types of slowmotion acquisition methods.

Posted Oct 22 2013 (CAM-5092M) File Size: 994.0 KB

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Applying Superior Performance 3 Gb/s in a Practical Manner White Paper

Signal infrastructure that is installed today must be ready for 3 Gb/s transport, even if there are no immediate plans to exploit it for rates above 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI. However, the data rate increase from 1.5 Gb/s to 3 Gb/s has created some technical challenges that must be overcome for signal infrastructure investments to retain their value over the long term.

Posted Mar 08 2013 (RMC-4030M) File Size: 1.4 MB

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