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If you've seen it on TV, and wondered "how did they do that?" and "can we do that too?" then this is the place for you. Grass Valley customers all over the world are proud to share their workflows with their peers and explain exactly how they do what they do... and how you can too!

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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 Feb 21 2014 (PRV-5190M) File Size: 452.8 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 Feb 07 2014 (SDP-5114M) File Size: 463.5 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 Jan 30 2014 (GV-5116M) File Size: 783.7 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 Jan 15 2014 (PRV-5194M) File Size: 572.6 KB

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New England School of Communications Case Study

New England School of Communications (NESCom), www.nescom.edu Based in Bangor, ME, NESCom offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Media Studies, and Entertainment Production.

CHALLENGES: The need for a high-end video production switcher for its mobile production truck that offers a simple interface and quick learning curve to ready students for real-world applications

SOLUTION: Karrera Video Production Center

BENEFITS: The ability for students to learn basic, yet important, functions such as quick transitions within a short time frame in order to prepare them for careers in broadcasting and media production

Posted Nov 22 2013 (LPS-5053M) File Size: 530.7 KB

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New England School of Communications Case Study

New England School of Communications (NESCom), www.nescom.edu Based in Bangor, ME, NESCom offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Media Studies, and Entertainment Production.

CHALLENGES: The need for a high-end video production switcher for its mobile production truck that offers a simple interface and quick learning curve to ready students for real-world applications

SOLUTION: Karrera Video Production Center

BENEFITS: The ability for students to learn basic, yet important, functions such as quick transitions within a short time frame in order to prepare them for careers in broadcasting and media production

Posted Nov 22 2013 (LPS-5053M) File Size: 530.7 KB

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Christian Church Casa De Dios Case Study

Christian Church Casa de Dios (House of God) is the largest and fastest growing house of worship in Guatemala. They selected Grass Valley® solutions to deliver high-quality programs to their audience and for the members of their congregation.

Posted Nov 19 2013 (CAM-5094M) File Size: 549.7 KB

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Videorogues Richy Parkin/Keith Urban (Kayak HD) Case Study

Richy Parkin, director/owner, Videorogues videorogues.com — Directing live onstage video for the 2013 Keith Urban U.S. Tour

CHALLENGES: Delay between transitions

SOLUTION: Kayak HD 3 M/E video production switcher with Spektra enhancement

BENEFITS: Multiple macros, a quick response time, and versatility

Posted Nov 05 2013 (LPS-5052M) File Size: 540.6 KB

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Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA Case Study

Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA, Argentina Produces Automovilismo para Todos (Motorsport for Everyone) 42 weekends per year

CHALLENGES: A live production solution that can handle the demands of auto racing, including cable runs up to 1,800m (5,905 ft.)

SOLUTION: Grass Valley LDK 8000 and LDK 8300 Super SloMo cameras, K2 Dyno Replay Systems, and a Karrera Video Production Center switcher

BENEFITS: Superb imagery with slow-motion to capture the events and emotions of auto racing

Posted Nov 01 2013 (GV-5114M) File Size: 780.4 KB

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Thistle Communications (K2 Dyno and K2 Summit) Case Study

As Thistle Communications clients' expectations grew, they knew the days of tape playback and recording were over and that they had to provide an HD, file-based solution. In converting their senior mobile unit to offer a compact footprint that takes a cost-effective approach in delivering world-class HD video productions.

Thistle's senior HD production truck houses a rich mix of HD technology, including a Grass Valley® K2 Dyno® Replay System with a K2 Summit® media server—which filled the company's need for a dependable and fast-acting replay system for live sports productions.

Posted Jun 27 2013 (SDP-5105M) File Size: 534.8 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 Jan 30 2014 (GV-5116M) File Size: 783.7 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 Aug 22 2012 (GV-4108M) File Size: 534.7 KB

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WGBH Getting Ignited and Finding Efficiency Along The Way Case Study

With the termination of federal Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) grants, many local PBS member stations like WGBH in Boston—whose award-winning programs are widely viewed nationwide and around the world—have had to look carefully at what they spend in order to get the most value. It's a tough challenge because, even with less money, the station must continue to achieve its mission of serving the community with locally focused educational programming.

One of the last PTFP grants made before the program ended was awarded to WGBH to help continue its mission. In early 2011, WGBH decided to migrate its production capabilities to an Ignite® automated production system from Grass Valley®. The system allows a single operator to take on several roles required during production.

Posted Jan 17 2012 (LPS-4042M) File Size: 875.4 KB

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Nine Network Australia: Kayenne streamlines production at Nine Network Australia for a variety of program types Case Study

Before making any decisions on a new switcher, the engineering staff at Nine Network Australia conducted the proper due diligence and researched four other manufacturers' products, just to be sure they were making the right decision.

Gary Newnham, Video Switcher Director at Nine Network Australia, sat down and played with the new Kayenne Video Production Center at several trade shows and it had instant visual appeal for him. With its RGB buttons, OLED displays, and ergonomic design, it looked ready to take on the 21st century.

Posted Jul 29 2011 (LPS-4032M) File Size: 761.0 KB

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Kathryn O’Leary: EDIUS in News Case Study

As a veteran news editor on staff at an NBC affiliate station in the central New England area, Kathryn O'Leary likes to work fast. When there's a breaking story to tell, she doesn't have time for technology that bogs her down or makes her wait. That's why she's a big fan of the Grass Valley® EDIUS® nonlinear editing system.

When her station's news department made the migration to nonlinear editing in the spring of 2008, they chose the latest version of EDIUS primarily because of the system's affordability and real-time performance. The EDIUS software also integrated well with the station's newly installed news production system.

Posted Feb 03 2011 (PRV-4121M) File Size: 733.7 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 Feb 07 2014 (SDP-5114M) File Size: 463.5 KB

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Viacom International Media Networks Case Study

When Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) needed a reliable playout solution to handle the rapidly expanding channel count at its two main distribution facilities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and London, they chose the Smart Playout Center™—an automated, multichannel, integrated playout system from Grass Valley®.

Posted Feb 26 2013 (SDP-5092M) File Size: 367.5 KB

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NTV-PLUS Using Grass Valley integrated production infrastructure for high-pressure, mission-critical performance at the London Summer Games Case Study

Leading Russian satellite broadcaster NTV-Plus was planning comprehensive coverage of a number of major sporting events from London in 2012. After reviewing the broad range of international and domestic options, and analyzing the pros and cons, Kolesnikov and his team selected the Grass Valley solution, based on the GV STRATUS® Media Workflow Application Framework.

The GV STRATUS system serves as the heart of an integrated production, post, and distribution system, as NTV-Plus continues to update its operations

Posted Jan 31 2013 (SDP-4087M) File Size: 715.5 KB

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SES Platform Services Turnkey Distribution with Grass Valley Integrated Playout Solution Case Study

As an experienced multichannel service provider, SES Platform Services GmbH (formerly ASTRA Platform Services, a division of SES) has built a thriving business helping content owners distribute their programs across Europe. Based on its success in Europe, SES has been expanding its activities worldwide.

SES uses the Nexus integrated playout, Cobalt automation, and PTS scheduling software for many of the playout services it offers: starting from an entry level Playout Basic up to its high-end Playout Pro solution. Grass Valley has taken the Nexus technology and enhanced it with new features in the K2 Edge Integrated Playout System.

Posted Sep 27 2012 (MPS-4010M-2) File Size: 680.2 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 Aug 22 2012 (GV-4108M) File Size: 534.7 KB

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