Case Studies

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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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NINE Adelaide: State-of-the-Art Robotics System Pays Off for New HD News Production Studio Case Study

NINE Adelaide, Australia
www.9news.com.au/south-australia
Produces 90 minutes of live news per day, with live interconnects with NINE Network Australia

CHALLENGE: Build a new news production studio that would provide a better on-air product in HD, as well as ease of use.

SOLUTION: • Karrera 3 M/E switcher with 3 M/E panel • 6x RS-LDX Elite C80 LDX Compact cameras with integrated robotic heads and Canon broadcast lenses • 6x Floor-mounted Telemetrics EP6 elevating pedestals (5 dolly-based) • Telemetrics Studio Control System with touchscreen • 2x Telemetrics Remote Control Panel controller systems • 6x 17-inch CueScript teleprompters, with hood • 6x 22-inch CueScript prompter talent monitors mounted using Telemetrics confidence monitor mounts

Posted Sep 23 2016 (GVB-1-0558A-EN-CS) File Size: 866.6 KB

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TV Cultura — How A Pioneer Became Even More Innovative Case Study

TV Cultura, Brazil
http://tvcultura.cmais.com.br/aovivo

CHALLENGE: TV Cultura — a station with a legacy of being a pioneer, starting with the early move to a tapeless environment — wanted to launch a new set of technologies that would be even more innovative.

SOLUTION: A Grass Valley news production solution to enable more efficient workflows, consisting of LDX 80 Flex cameras, GV STRATUS video production and content management, EDIUS editing software, K2 Summit 3G production clients and K2 SAN

BENEFITS: Transformed TV Cultura's news production workflow into an agile and cost-efficient operation with the ability to scale based on business and production needs.

Posted May 20 2016 (GVB-1-0591A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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Trinity Fellowship A Christmas Crisis: How A Multisite Church Replaced — And Enhanced — Its Broadcasts Just In Time For The Holidays With Kayenne K-Frame Case Study

Trinity Fellowship, US
www.tfc.org

CHALLENGE: Days before Thanksgiving 2015, a lightning strike forced Trinity Fellowship to replace a key production switcher that failed due to a loss of cooling and extreme overheating. Trinity Fellowship, a church with over 13,000 members, relies on its broadcast center for content shown on seven campuses.

SOLUTION: Grass Valley collaborated with the church's equipment dealer, organizing a complete proposal with revisions in less than 24 hours. The church then issued a purchase order for a 4.5 M/E Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher in less than a week, and during the service on Dec. 4, 2015 — only 11 days later — the switcher debuted.

BENEFITS: The Kayenne K-Frame immediately improved E-MEM timeline automation and offered many other workflow and visual production technique enhancements.

Posted Apr 12 2016 (GVB-1-0570A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.2 MB

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Game Creek Video: Game Creek Video Relies Exclusively On Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame Switchers For Major Sporting Events: Case Study

Game Creek Video, US
www.gamecreekvideo.com

CHALLENGE: To maintain production consistency throughout its fleet of production trucks.

SOLUTION: Equipping every production truck with a Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher.

BENEFITS: Increased productivity to help clients tell better stories The ability for TDs to move seamlessly between trucks with a common switcher platform.

Posted Apr 12 2016 (GVB-1-0568A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.3 MB

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Sky Racing Australia’s Sky Racing Takes Live Sports Production onto the STRATUS Platform Case Study

Sky Racing, Australia
World leader in multivenue, multichannel race broadcasting Televised/streamed more than 83,000 races in 2011.

CHALLENGE: To support a growing number of delivery platforms (TV,
Internet and Mobile). To transition from an existing disparate infrastructure to a fully networked environment where everyone can access and work with any piece of content. To implement this without affecting day-to-day operations.

SOLUTION: End-to-end solution — cameras, replay control, switchers, routers, media servers and applications software. Dovetails with existing MAM/NRCS.

BENEFIT: Increased workflow efficiency and faster turnaround times Opening up new possibilities for improving efficiencies in the future. Easily scalable and upgradeable.

Posted Feb 06 2016 (GVB-1-0049A-EN-CS) File Size: 271.0 KB

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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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TV Cultura — How A Pioneer Became Even More Innovative Case Study

TV Cultura, Brazil
http://tvcultura.cmais.com.br/aovivo

CHALLENGE: TV Cultura — a station with a legacy of being a pioneer, starting with the early move to a tapeless environment — wanted to launch a new set of technologies that would be even more innovative.

SOLUTION: A Grass Valley news production solution to enable more efficient workflows, consisting of LDX 80 Flex cameras, GV STRATUS video production and content management, EDIUS editing software, K2 Summit 3G production clients and K2 SAN

BENEFITS: Transformed TV Cultura's news production workflow into an agile and cost-efficient operation with the ability to scale based on business and production needs.

Posted May 20 2016 (GVB-1-0591A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 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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Nippon Television (NTV) Network Tremendous Gains in Efficiency from Switching to the Grass Valley HQ Codec and a New Workflow Case Study

Efficient graphics production for HD applications was the goal of the Technical Operations department at Nippon Television Network (NTV) as they ventured to try a new workflow leveraging the compression benefits of the Grass Valley® HQ Codec. Not only did the new workflow solve several problems, it greatly streamlined production while maintaining superb image quality rivaling uncompressed graphics. In fact, their work has never looked better.

In adopting a new workflow for HD graphics production, Technical Operations identified their objective: reduce file size while maintaining superb image quality to enable efficient production. One way to meet this objective was to use a compression codec, but this was unprecedented at the department.

Posted Nov 14 2014 (GVB-1-0257A-EN-CS) File Size: 776.3 KB

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Māori Television Improves Productivity With Grass Valley Case Study

When it comes to the production technology it uses, Māori Television understands the value of quality. That's why they selected Grass Valley products and systems for their major facility upgrade solution. Grass Valley's reliability, operational longevity, and adaptability just made good financial sense. With careful planning and expert help from Grass Valley system integration engineers, a comprehensive facility upgrade was designed.

The first phase successfully replaced Māori Television's aging central routing switcher with a new Grass Valley Trinix® NXT without affecting on-air or in-house operational performance. The new technology implementation employed includes a GV STRATUS™ media workflow application framework, a series of K2 Summit® production clients, and multiple seats of EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editors—all connected to a K2 SAN. Māori Television also uses its two K2 Dyno Replay Systems integrated into the advanced news and general production environment.

Posted Oct 21 2014 (GVB-1-0052A-EN-CS) File Size: 631.1 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 Oct 06 2014 (GVB-1-0031A-EN) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Victory Tour Production and the BABYMETAL Tour Case Study

Victory Tour Production, Denmark
victory.dk

CHALLENGE: A high-quality, multichannel playout device for a live show with a DVD recording component.

SOLUTION T2 Express 2 for ease-of-use and control.

BENEFIT: Mission-critical playout for live events.

Posted Aug 14 2016 (GVB-1-0598A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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ITV Streamlines Distribution with IT-based Content Delivery Case Study

ITV, UK
UK's largest commercial television network operating regional television services as well as sharing programs between each other for the entire network.

CHALLENGES: Monitoring the entire content delivery chain

SOLUTION: Grass Valley Playout solution including NVISION routing, Kaleido multiviewers and iControl Playout facility monitoring

BENEFITS: A single ITV operator will be able to monitor the entire content delivery chain, and quickly respond to any faults in the system to improve the Quality of Service, using advanced signal path and facility monitoring

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

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Los Angeles International Airport Case Study

LAWA (Los Angeles World Airports), US

INTEGRATORS: Electrosonic SYSTEM DESIGNER/TECHNICAL CONSULTANT: Smart Monkeys, Inc.

CHALLENGE: Constructing a massive LED architectural component that provides 24/7/365 updates and information to the airport's millions of passengers

SOLUTION:
Seven Grass Valley K2 Summit transmission servers

BENEFITS: A proven system that consistently manages video and provides a level of redundancy, allowing for 24/7 operations

Posted Dec 08 2014 (GVB-1-0123A-EN-CS) File Size: 625.3 KB

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Creative Technology Group: Getting Creative With T2 At The 2010 Detroit Auto Show Case Study

Creative Technology is an internationally recognized professional audio visual staging services provider with locations in the US, UK, Germany, Dubai, China, and Singapore. They have worked with many of the major automobile manufacturers around the world to help announce new products in the most imaginative way. Along with all of the exotic cars and prototype vehicles on display at the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) convention, held in Detroit, the event is also renown for its sophisticated live multimedia presentations that vie for attendees' attention.

To automatically play back pre-recorded video on large screen displays at the 2010 NAIAS convention at Detroit's Cobo Hall in January, Creative Technology used a unique, file-based digital disk recorder—the T2 intelligent digital disk recorder (iDDR) from Grass Valley® to drive numerous high-definition video screens in support of the recurring live presentations.

Posted Nov 14 2014 (GVB-1-0480A-EN-CS) File Size: 689.4 KB

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Māori Television Improves Productivity With Grass Valley Case Study

When it comes to the production technology it uses, Māori Television understands the value of quality. That's why they selected Grass Valley products and systems for their major facility upgrade solution. Grass Valley's reliability, operational longevity, and adaptability just made good financial sense. With careful planning and expert help from Grass Valley system integration engineers, a comprehensive facility upgrade was designed.

The first phase successfully replaced Māori Television's aging central routing switcher with a new Grass Valley Trinix® NXT without affecting on-air or in-house operational performance. The new technology implementation employed includes a GV STRATUS™ media workflow application framework, a series of K2 Summit® production clients, and multiple seats of EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editors—all connected to a K2 SAN. Māori Television also uses its two K2 Dyno Replay Systems integrated into the advanced news and general production environment.

Posted Oct 21 2014 (GVB-1-0052A-EN-CS) File Size: 631.1 KB

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