Video Production & Content Management System

GV STRATUS is a full set of production tools in one application — designed for simplicity, efficiency and speed — because exceptional, highly creative content starts with an efficient, flexible workflow. GV STRATUS lets you better manage entertainment, on-air operations and news production media workflows to stay competitive. Since GV STRATUS's task-driven tools operate in a variety of environments, and can be specifically tailored for each user's job function, you'll increase efficiencies and enable more effective collaboration throughout the entire production lifecycle.

Also see EDIUS Elite for full post production/broadcast integration.

  • Complete and adaptable production workflows — media production tools to assist ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout:
    • User permissions provide access rights and control for groups and users to read, write, delete or be denied access to media content
    • Manage assets by configuring bins/folders to best suit particular workflows
    • High-resolution or proxy access to shared storage content
    • Create custom panels for logging assets live or post event
    • Prepare and publish assets to digital media platforms
    • Assignment list tools with linkage to NRCS and Aurora Playout
    • User-friendly operations of K2 system channels
    • Feed ingest scheduler with read-only mode for non-ingest operators
    • Transfer scheduler facilitates the pre-planned movement of content to offline or removable storage, or to other network destinations (available Q4 2015)
    • Live streaming proxy monitoring of input and output of K2 channels
    • Efficiently assemble and edit playlists
    • Populate and ingest files from multiple removable media devices
    • Send messages and attachments between multiple GV STRATUS users
    • Play assets and add markers and keywords
    • Choice of destinations and formats to send finished edited material, either to K2 storage or external destinations
    • Storyboard editing with instant on-air playback
    • Play clips or ingest events in full-resolution or proxy
    • Review, create and add metadata
    • Rules engine allows user-friendly set up of automated workflows to transfer, export, import, transcode and delete assets, according to specific criteria
    • Intuitive navigator panel to explore assets, devices and tools
    • Manage transfer, import and export of files, including integration with file transfer acceleration solutions, such as Aspera FASP protocol
    • Import/export QuickTime, MXF and GXF files
  • User workspace management — configure preferences and recall individual user interface built for each task
  • Monitor storage capacity/channel status on K2 system
  • Rules engine foundation enables auto-rule actions to automate workflow tasks
  • Choice of mainstream craft editors: Grass Valley EDIUS, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Avid Media Composer
  • WAN-based workflows that enable multisite media processing from GV STRATUS clients across distributed facilities and from remote field locations
  • Thanks to our integration with Aspera, media can be transferred across geographically distributed locations via the FASP high-speed transport mechanism
  • RESTful API available to third parties for new tool/application development — support of licensing and support agreements with selected partners and system integrators
  • Professional Services expertise to provide workflow consulting and manage deployments and commissioning
  • GV STRATUS server components supplied as VMWARE ESXI images to run on approved customer-furnished hardware and ESXI server infrastructure (available Q4 2015)
Low-Resolution Desktop Client System Requirements
  • Intel Core i3 -2120 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB 7,200 RPM system drive, CD-ROM drive, DirectX 9 compatible
  • Integrated or discrete HD  graphics with 256 MB of memory minimum
  • Single Ethernet 1000 Base-T network interface
  • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

High-Resolution Desktop Client System Requirements
  • Two Intel Xeon 5410 Quad Core 2.33 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 100 GB 7,200 RPM system drive, CD-ROM drive, DirectX 10 compatible
  • Integrated or discrete HD graphics card with 512 MB of memory minimum
  • Dual Ethernet 1000 Base-T network interface or Single Ethernet 100 Base-T + Fiber Channel interface
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)

  • NTSC, 525/59.94 (240, 248, or 256 active lines per field)
  • PAL, 625/50 (288 active lines per field)
  • HD 1080i/720p 50/60 Hz and 1080p 50/60 Hz
  • Proxy: MPEG-4, 1 Mb/s for video and 64 kb/s for each audio track up to 8

  • Low: 512x288, H.264, 1 Mb/s (pre-version 4.x proxy quality)
  • Medium: 720x480, H.264, 3 Mb/s
  • High: 1280x720, H.264, 5 MB/s

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Non Fault Tolerant Server Physical Dimensions
Chassis: standard EIA rack mount
  • Height (1 RU): 4.26 cm (1.68 in.)
  • Width: 48.24 cm (18.99 in.) (includes rack latches)
  • Depth: 77.2 cm (30.39 in.) (includes PSU handles and bezel)
Weight: 16.3 kg (36 lbs.)
Power Requirements:
  • Power: 502 watts
  • Voltage: 100-240 VAC

Fault Tolerant Server Physical Dimensions
Chassis: standard EIA rack mount
  • Height (4 RU): 17.8 cm (7 in.)
  • Width: 48.3 cm (19 in.) (includes rack latches)
  • Depth: 73.6 cm (28.97 in.) (includes PSU handles and bezel)
Weight: 52 kg (114.64 lbs.)
Power Requirements:
  • Power: 1390 watts
  • Voltage: 100-240 VAC
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