GV Director
Nonlinear Live Production Center
The GV Director Nonlinear Live Production System is the ultimate multipurpose tool for live production. Integrating video switching, multilayer effects, animated graphics, multiviewer monitoring and more — all in a single, intuitive and highly creative system. GV Director removes the typical complexity of production and simplifies pre-production and production processes using one intuitive and dynamic platform. Starting from scratch or using a pre-built template, sophisticated productions are easy since elements can be created, packaged and saved offline using a Mac or PC, then delivered live when needed. With the ability to collaborate and share work-in-progress, producing highly creative and valuable content is easy.
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  • 8 HD/SD inputs and 4 HD/SD outputs (1x Program, 1x Stage, and 2x Auxiliary), each with up to 16 tracks of embedded audio
  • 2 analog audio inputs and 4 analog audio outputs
  • Multicodec video support: MPEG & DV
  • Standard media file import: MXF & MOV
  • DVI output supporting optional touchscreen monitor interface
  • Supported graphics formats: Targa (TGA) type 2 (uncompressed RGB) in 24-bit RGB or 32-bit RGBA formats (top/bottom-first bit supported) and BMP in 24-bit uncompressed RGB
  • Brand new and revolutionary nonlinear live production workflow
  • Small form-factor, fully integrated solution including:
    • Switcher capability supporting 2D and 3D wipes as well as chromakey
    • Real-time graphics engine
    • Clip store/playback
    • Multiviewer
  • Empowers creative processes before and during live productions
  • Ease of operation – emphasis on creativity not technical knowledge
  • Create Once and Publish Everywhere (COPE): the complete look and style of a production can be created offline – with full preview – via the authoring tool (Mac or PC) and published to multiple live locations
Video Standards
HD mode: 720p50/59.94, 1080i50/59.94
SD mode: 525i59.94, 625i50

Weight and Dimensions
Panel:
  • Weight: 6.12 kg (13.5 lbs.)
  • Length: 61.06 cm (24.04 in.)
  • Width: 28.44 cm (11.2 in.)
  • Height: 9.81 cm (3.86 in.)
Server:
  • Weight: 24.7 kg (54.5 lbs.)
  • Length: 48.26 cm (19 in.)
  • Width: 58.37 cm (22.98 in.)
  • Height: 17.55 cm (6.91 in.)

Serial Digital Video Inputs
Number of inputs: 8
HD video formats: SMPTE 292M-1998
SD video formats: SMPTE 259M-1997, ITU-R BT.656
Connectors: 75Ω BNC
Nominal amplitude: 800 mVp-p
Input impedance: 75Ω
Embedded audio:
  • Channels: 16 embedded audio tracks per SDI input
  • Sampling rate: Max. 48 kHz
  • Quantization: 24-bit
Max cable length (typical):
  • HD video: 200m/656 ft. (using Belden 1694A type cable)
  • SD video: 350m/1,148 ft. (using Belden 1694A type cable)

Serial Digital Video Outputs
Number of outputs: 4
  • 1x Program
  • 1x Stage
  • 2x Auxiliary
HD video formats: SMPTE 292M-1998
SD video formats: SMPTE 259M-1997, ITU-R BT.656
Connectors: 75Ω BNC
Nominal amplitude: 800 mVp-p
Timing jitter:
  • HD video formats: 1.0 UI
  • SD video formats: 0.2 UI
Alignment jitter:
  • HD video formats: 0.2 UI
  • SD video formats: 0.2 UI
Output impedance: 75Ω
Embedded audio:
  • Channels: 16 embedded audio tracks in the program output and the stage output
  • Sampling rate: Max. 192 kHz
  • Quantization: 24-bit

HDMI Inputs*
Number of inputs: 2 (each HDMI input reduces the SDI input by one)
Connector: HDMI Type A receptacle
Video formats: Resolution max. 1920x1080@60 Hz
Data formats: 24 bits per pixel. RGB 4:4:4, YCrCb 4:4:4, or YCrCb 4:2:2

Analog Reference Input
Connector: Dual BNC loop-through
Video standard:
Analog blackburst & tri-level sync
Impedance: 75Ω external termination

Analog Audio Inputs
Number of inputs: 2
Connector: 3-pin female XLR
Sampling rate: Max. 48 kHz
Quantization: 24-bit
Nominal level: +4 dBu
Input impedance: Nominally 9.44 kΩ

Analog Audio Outputs
Number of outputs: 4
Connector: 3-pin male XLR

GPIO (12 in/12 out)
Connector: 25-pin female D-Sub
Input impedance: 4 kΩ
Input levels: 5V
Output: Open collector, 250 mA, 30V max.

GPO (Tally)
Connector: 25-pin female D-Sub
Output: Open collector, 250 mA, 30V max.

LTC Input
Connector: 3-pin Female XLR
Standard: SMPTE 12M
Input impedance: 200 kΩ

Communications
Connections:
  • Panel to video frame: LAN cable 100m (328 ft.) max. length
  • Multiviewer touchscreen to frame: USB & DVI

Power
Video processing frame:
  • Line voltage: 100V-240 VAC ±10% power factor corrected
  • Automatic line-voltage sensing
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • Power consumption: typical 300W, max. 550W
Control panel:
  • Line voltage: 100V-240 VAC ±10% power factor corrected
  • Automatic line-voltage sensing
  • Line frequency: 50/60 Hz ±5%
  • Power consumption: typical 35W, max. 90W

Environmental Conditions
Storage temperature: -20 to 70ºC (-4 to 158ºF)
Operating temperature: 0 to 40ºC (32 to 104ºF)
Relative humidity: 0-95% (non-condensing)
Electromagnetic environment: E4 (according to EN55103-1, -2)

Video Record Format
MPEG-2

File Wrappers
  • MXF (OP1a)
  • MOV


* Please refer to product documentation for details of supported formats.

 

GV Director 1.1 Video Codecs

Format

Codec

Bit rate (Mb/s)

Supported wrappers

SMPTE D10 30 / IMX 30

SMPTE D10

(MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML)

30

MOV 5, MXF 4

SMPTE D10 40 / IMX 40

SMPTE D10

(MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML)

40

MOV 5, MXF 4

SMPTE D10 50 / IMX 50

SMPTE D10

(MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML)

50

MOV 5, MXF 4

DV25

DV25

25

MOV 5, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

DVCAM

DV25

25

MOV 5, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

DVCPRO25

DVCPRO25

25

MOV 5, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

DVCPRO50

DVCPRO50

50

MOV 5, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

DVCPROHD

DVCPROHD

115

MOV 5, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

XDCAM HD (LP, SP, HQ)

MPEG HD

(MPEG-2 MP@HL)

18, 25, 35

MOV 5, MXF 4

XDCAM HD422

MPEG HD422

(MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL)

50

MOV 5, MXF 4

XDCAM EX SP

MPEG HD

(MPEG-2 MP@HL-1440)

25

MOV 5, MXF 4

XDCAM EX HQ

MPEG HD

(MPEG-2 MP@HL)

35

MOV 7, MXF 4

MPEG-2 4:2:0 SD 1

MPEG-2 MP@ML

Max 15

MOV 5, MPG 3, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

MPEG-2 4:2:2 SD 1

MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML

Max 50

MOV 5, MPG 3, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

MPEG-2 4:2:0 HD 1

MPEG-2 MP@HL

Max 100

MOV 5, MPG 3, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

MPEG-2 4:2:2 HD 1

MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL

Max 100

MOV 5, MPG 5, MXF 4, GXF, LXF

AVC-Intra 50

H.264

(MPEG-4 AVC Hi10-Intra-P@L4)

50

MXF 4, GXF

AVC-Intra 100

H.264

(MPEG-4 AVC Hi4:2:2-Intra-P@L4.1)

100

MXF 4, GXF

H.264/AVC  2

H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC  HiP@L4.1)

Max 50

MOV 5, MXF 4

Apple ProRes 4:2:2 LT

Apple ProRes 4:2:2 LT

Max 100

MOV 5

1) Both I-Frame only and Long GOP formats are supported.
2) H.264/AVC format: 4:0:0 (monochrome) is not supported.
3) Supported are MPEG-2 Transport Stream and MPEG-2 Program Stream.
4) Only Operational Pattern (OP)1a is supported. A maximum number of 36 embedded streams are supported. Frame-accurate seeking requires availability
of a Random Access Pack (RIP) for MXF files encoded with variable frame size (VBE).
5) Both self-contained MOV files (internal essences) and MOV files with external essences are supported.

 

Audio Formats

Format

Bit depth

Sample rate (kHz)

BWF or WAV

16- or 24-bit LPCM

48

MPEG-1 Layer 2 / MP2

16-bit

48

Dolby E decoding

16-, 20- or 24-bit

48

Notes:
GV Director supports the BBC Audio Description format (voiceovers for the visually impaired) in separate WAV files and video files with embedded
LPCM audio.
For Dolby E, only decoding is supported.
For Dolby E decoding, all channel configuration options (e.g., 5.1, 5.1+2, 7.1, etc) are supported.

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GV Director: Nonlinear Live Production Center Datasheet

GV Director from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is an integrated nonlinear production platform that combines the functionality of a switcher, video server, graphics generator and multiviewer in a simple, powerful and creative workspace.

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