Case Studies

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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The Switch standardizes on NVISION routers for 50 city fiber transmission expansion project Case Study

For a 50 city fiber transmission expansion project, The Switch, the video and fiber switching services business, will use Grass Valley's 3Gbps video routing switchers and centralized control solutions.

Posted Sep 23 2014 (GVB-1-0300A-EN-CS) File Size: 539.1 KB

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NorthStar Studios upgrades infrastructure for 3Gbps Case Study

NorthStar Studios, a full-service HD production provider based in Nashville, Tennessee, sought to upgrade its infrastructure for 3Gbps production. Based on a 16-acre campus, NorthStar Studios offers a wide mix of production, post-production and multi-platform broadcast delivery services for major networks and cable channels.

Posted Sep 23 2014 (GVB-1-0299A-EN-CS) File Size: 646.2 KB

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4K UHDTV downconverter serves up BNP Paribas Masters Case Study

In order to utilize the 4K signals being captured at the venue, EMF required the signals to be down-converted from 4K to 3Gbps HD. Grass Valley's new Densité 4K UHDTV to 3G downconverter enables 4K signals to be fed to standard HD/3Gbps multiviewers for monitoring as well as to integrate the 4K-originated images into the HD broadcast.

Posted Sep 23 2014 (GVB-1-0298A-EN-CS) File Size: 557.7 KB

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News-Press and Gazette Company (NPG) centralizes operations with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand Case Study

Posted Sep 23 2014 (GVB-1-0265A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.6 MB

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Sveriges Television Multi-channel, multi-format subtitle transmission — Softel Swift TX at SVT Case Study

Posted Sep 23 2014 (GVB-1-0193A-EN-CS) File Size: 677.7 KB

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Telegenic, UK: Grass Valley support for Sky Sports coverage of the Ryder Cup Case Study

The 39th Ryder Cup Matches would also be captured in 3D. To make sure that the 3D broadcast had the same level of production quality as the 2D broadcast, producers used a Grass Valley K2 Dyno® Replay System with a K2 Summit media server to instantly QA the 3D footage.

Posted Sep 19 2014 (GVB-1-0099A-EN-CS) File Size: 562.4 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 Sep 15 2014 (GVB-1-0162A-EN-CS) File Size: 677.8 KB

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Trio Video: When it has to work, it has to be Grass Valley Case Study

When your company is producing two to three live sports and entertainment events per day (and up to ten per week), virtually all year round, you don't have time for equipment failures or unhappy clients. That's why Trio Video, a premiere video production services company based in Chicago, Ill., relies on Grass Valley cameras, production switchers, and routers to keep their projects up and running.

Posted Sep 15 2014 (GVB-1-0153A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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RodeoHouston: Riding the Grass Valley Kayenne hard at the three-week Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Case Study

The Broadcast and AV division of RodeoHouston is responsible for producing every video element that is displayed throughout Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. This includes high-quality content supporting all of the thousands of video displays of all sizes located within Reliant Stadium, Reliant Arena, Reliant Center, and the Reliant Astrodome.

For their main event, the three-week Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, they use Grass Valley Kayenne switchers to produce coverage of the rodeo and all of the activities surrounding it. Segments are displayed on eight large screens in Reliant Stadium, hundreds of monitors located throughout Reliant Park, and the Fox Sports Network.

Posted Sep 15 2014 (GVB-1-0151A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Mobile TV Group: Taking to the road with Grass Valley Case Study

Each time MTVG builds a new truck reliability in its chosen technology is key. MTVG relies on the Kayenne®, Kalypso®, and Kayak™ video production switchers, LDK Series HD cameras, and Trinix® NXT multiformat routers to help produce more than 4,000 sports and entertainment events each year.

Over the past seventeen years, Mobile TV Group and Colorado Studios (which builds MTVG's trucks) have designed and built a wide variety of SD and HD mobile production trucks, which now cover both the home and away games of about half of the NBA, NHL, and MLB teams in the US.

Posted Sep 15 2014 (GVB-1-0149A-EN-CS) File Size: 750.5 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 Sep 15 2014 (GVB-1-0150A-EN-CS) File Size: 824.9 KB

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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 Sep 03 2014 (GVB-1-0076A-EN-CS) File Size: 1001.9 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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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 (GVB-1-0052A-EN-CS) File Size: 632.5 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 Sep 11 2014 (GVB-1-0123A-EN-CS) File Size: 648.3 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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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 (GVB-1-0052A-EN-CS) File Size: 632.5 KB

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ABS Broadcast: London’s ABSolute Delivery Platform Drives Client Revenue Case Study

London-based ABS Broadcast is one of Europe's largest independently owned playout and television facilities companies, supporting more than 50 general interest and niche-specific TV channels that are distributed around the world. This includes a full mix of entertainment, movies, music, drama, documentaries, and live news. To meet this need, ABS used to rely on a technical infrastructure outfitted with five boxes from different vendors. But the logistical demands were beginning to get quite extreme. ABS needed a much more elegant solution in order to serve its clients with the best services possible.

Today, ABS services its clients with one of the world's largest media asset management (MAM) systems and the latest K2 Edge™ integrated media server technology from Grass Valley®. The K2 Edge system provides a full suite of channel branding, audio and video file management and scheduling, commercial insertion, and program playout features in a single box.

Posted Jun 22 2012 (MPS-4011M) File Size: 608.7 KB

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