Recent Press Releases
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 — 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 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 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.
February 22, 2017
MONTREAL, February 22, 2017 — When Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced EDIUS version 8 in 2015, the program was bundled with GV Browser, an application that acts as a universal media player and organizer. As of March 1, customers looking for solutions to prepare content for editing will be able to purchase this personal content management tool separately from EDIUS under the brand name Mync. Mync is available in two, scalable package types depending on content developers' needs.
February 13, 2017
MONTREAL, February 13, 2017 — Following a very successful year in its Asia Pacific (APAC) region, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has named Somu Patil as vice president of sales for Asia and Ward Hansford as vice president of sales for Oceania. With this announcement, the company is separating APAC operations into two distinct regions to further improve the customer and partner experience and strengthen its presence at the local level.
February 13, 2017
MONTREAL, February 13, 2017 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase two of its unique, industry-proven solutions at the annual Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Tech Retreat, taking place February 20-24th at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells, California. Grass Valley's LDX 86N native UHD/4K camera and GV Node with IPG-3901 SDI/IP Gateway including TR-03 functionality will both be on display in the conference's Innovation Zone, an area where companies demonstrate revolutionary products that improve and streamline the production process for today's and tomorrow's media and entertainment professionals.
February 9, 2017
MONTREAL, February 9, 2017 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has launched a new blog section of its website to provide helpful, relevant content on the topics and challenges that broadcasters, production professionals and content creators face every day. As it grows, the Tech Corner blog will feature business tips, how-to articles, playbooks and other industry information that customers will find useful as they work to achieve their business goals and deliver great content for their viewers.
February 2, 2017
MONTREAL, February 2, 2017 — First introduced by Grass Valley in 2002, the Viper FilmStream Camera represents a significant milestone in the industry as the first production model digital cinematography camera that most closely emulated a traditional film workflow, providing the highest quality digital images at the time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is recognizing the lasting impact of the Viper FilmStream Camera with a Scientific and Technical Award at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on February 11. The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards are given annually for accomplishments that contribute to the progress of the motion picture industry.
January 5, 2017
MONTREAL, January 5, 2017 — The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has been relying on production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for more than 20 years. When the company began its latest project to upgrade 13 studios in eight capital cities across the country, it selected Grass Valley's K-Frame-based switchers for all 13 locations, with a mixture of Karrera and the new award-winning GV Korona switcher panels.
December 19, 2016
MONTREAL, December 19, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces that its LDX 86N Series and GV Korona K-Frame S-series production switcher have received NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards from TV Technology. NewBay Media's Product Innovation Award, launched in 2013, recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries.
December 5, 2016
MONTREAL, December 5, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase some of its key broadcast products at this year's Government Video Expo, taking place December 7-8th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Among other products, Grass Valley will have its new GV Korona 1/2 ME production switchers and Focus 75 Live 720p/1080i user-switchable system cameras on display for demonstration. In addition, the Kaleido IP multiviewer will be on display to show the capabilities for efficiently monitoring IP video streams.
December 5, 2016
MONTREAL, December 5, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate the synergy of its systems at the annual Sports Video Group (SVG) Summit, taking place December 12-13th at the New York Hilton in New York City. Grass Valley will have a number of its products on display for demonstration at the conference, including the LDX 86 Universe System Camera and K2 Dyno Universe Replay System, which together provide the ultimate 4K UHD/HD 6X replay solution.
November 17, 2016
MONTREAL, November 17, 2016 — NEP Europe recently announced its commitment to purchase all Grass Valley native 4K cameras for its new trucks that are currently under construction. NEP Europe has been relying on cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for years, with more than 600 cameras purchased and used for a wide variety of production projects during that time. When designing the newest trucks that will be joining the fleet over the next six months, leaders at NEP Europe concluded that only the new LDX 86N cameras from Grass Valley will provide the best performance and value for the increasingly popular UHD production its clients are demanding.
November 8, 2016
MONTREAL, November 8, 2016 — With version 8.3 of EDIUS Pro and EDIUS Workgroup, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is introducing a number of new features that will make video editing more productive and more creative. The new version brings high-quality slow motion, more DVD/Blu-ray burning options, and other new usability improvements to all EDIUS Pro and Workgroup 8 users.
November 2, 2016
MONTREAL, November 2, 2016 — The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) will present its 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards during the upcoming HPA Awards gala on November 17 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Receiving one of these coveted awards this year is the GV Node Real Time IP Processing and Edge Routing Platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The award will be accepted by Chuck Meyer, chief technology officer, production, Grass Valley.