Live Production

HD. 3G. 4K. That’s live production. That’s Grass Valley.

Live production continues to become more complex, whether in a truck or in the studio. That’s why Grass Valley gives you the tools you need to tell better stories and keep viewers engaged, with more flexibility and productivity, so you can deliver your best across multiple platforms in less time — now and for years to come.

Live production is your bread and butter. It means more revenue, less time-shifting and the ability for you to be at the top of your game and differentiate yourself from your competition. Grass Valley live production solutions can help you do just that.

Our line of live production solutions are designed for today’s HD world and tomorrow’s 4K experience with the ability to move to IP signal distribution on your terms and at your own pace. Solutions that include cameras, switchers, replay, routers, servers, multiviewers and editors.

Best of all, our solutions work together to deliver a coherent production environment allowing your staff to concentrate on their creative tasks, instead of technical details.



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LDX 4K/6X HD Switchable Camera/K2 Dyno Universe Replay System
TV Technology NAB 2015 Best of Show

NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products were selected to receive a Best of Show Award from among hundreds of new products in competition.
LDX XtremeSpeed 6X/3X/1X Camera
TV Technology NAB 2014 Best of Show

NewBay Media's TV Technology Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products were selected to receive a Best of Show Award from among hundreds of new products in competition.
LDX XtremeSpeed 6X/3X/1X Camera
Winner of TVB Europe Best of Show IBC 2014

The Best of Show Awards honor outstanding products exhibited at IBC2014. Awards were given by NewBay Media publications TVBEurope, PSNEurope, Audio Media and Installation.
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  • LDX/K2 Dyno Universe Datasheet

    The LDX 86 Universe "universal format" system camera — capable of 1X 4K/3G/HD, 3X 3G/HD and 6X HD — and two K2 Dyno Universe replay system packages; one optimized for 6X super slow-motion (SSM) but fully 4K-capable and one optimized for 4K but fully 6X SMM capable.

    With the combined LDX/K2 Dyno Universe, all 4K and all 6X workflows are now possible, with no reduction in the number of cameras and no requirement for more operators (in comparison to HD). A simple menu change switches both K2 Dyno Universe replay systems between 6X SSM and 4K operation. These systems also offer shared sessions with 4K/6X replay to offer multiple angles to operators.

    Posted May 04 2015 (GVB-1-0502A-EN-DS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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    LDX 2015 Cameras Catalog Datasheet

    LDX 86 Series (HD/3G/4K/High-Speed)
    The LDX 86 Series of cameras offer the perfect solution for all format requirements, with a weekly or perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade path for future needs. From any single speed HD/3G format to 4K — from 3X 3G speed to 6X HD speed — and even a camera that can switch between higher resolution and higher frame rate.

    LDX C86 Compact HiSpeed 3X (HD/3G) and LDX C86 Compact XtremeSpeed 6X (HD) Cameras
    The world's first self-contained high-speed cameras in a small form factor for space-constrained applications. As an extension to the LDX range of cameras, they produce the same level of quality from angles and in areas where high-speed cameras with a compact form factor are required.

    LDX 80 Series (HD/3G)
    A unique line of advanced imaging cameras built around Xensium-FT CMOS imagers. These cameras have the highest sensitivity and image performance across different video formats, while offering a new level of business flexibility by using one hardware platform with a flexible GV-eLicense software upgrade implementation.

    LDX C80 Compact Series (HD/3G)
    An extension to the LDX Series of cameras with an identical image performance and a comparable feature set but in a smaller mechanical package. They are the perfect companions to the LDX Series cameras and bring a new level of image performance and business flexibility for all applications where cameras with a compact form factor are required.

    Posted Apr 28 2015 (GVB-1-0161D-EN-DS) File Size: 5.3 MB

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    K2 Dyno Universe: 6X and 4K Switchable Replay Systems with Pan & Zoom Datasheet

    Making 6X and 4K replay much more accessible.
    K2 Dyno Universe replay systems from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, are optimized for 6X or 4K operation, and they're both fully 6X/4K switchable.

    Posted Apr 12 2015 (GVB-1-0502A-EN-DS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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    Truck Challenge White Paper

    The purpose of this study was to measure the technological challenges of mobile TV production. Why measure problems? The reason is simple. If we can better understand the problems that most frequently occur during a mobile production, we will be better able to anticipate those challenges and counter them. Or, as the father of modern management, Peter Drucker, once said, "That which gets measured, improves."

    The study targeted high-end sports production professionals involved in mobile production. Our goal was to aggregate the experience of hundreds of people who work in, or manage, mobile productions, and arrive at a universal truth about which operational areas are most challenging. We interviewed industry experts from mobile production companies both large and small, and surveyed professionals at broadcast and cable networks, as well as mobile production companies.

    Posted Oct 31 2014 (GVB-1-0327A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.2 MB

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    Live Production Workflow Diagram

    A simplified look at the integration of Grass Valley Live Production workflow solutions, from acquisition through distribution.

    Posted Oct 30 2014 (GVB-1-0317A-EN) File Size: 8.4 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 Oct 21 2014 (GVB-1-0052A-EN-CS) File Size: 631.1 KB

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    RT Software tOG GV Sports and K2 Dyno S Application Note

    The speed of live events and the need to efficiently tell the story of .what just happened" is increasingly in demand to be faster, more dynamic, paint a clearer picture and even be more entertaining to enhance the viewing experience. The integration of tOG and K2 Dyno brings an affordable A-level analysis tool to every level of live event production.

    Posted Sep 29 2014 (GVB-1-0105A-EN-AN) File Size: 3.0 MB

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    April 13, 2015
    MONTREAL, April 13, 2015 — Dorna Sports, a leading international sports management, marketing, and media company, has renewed its contract with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for an additional four years due to the flexibility and future expansion capabilities Grass Valley technology offers.
    April 12, 2015
    MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has selected one of broadcasting's largest stages, the 2015 NAB Show, to announce the launch of its LDX 4K/6X HD switchable camera, the LDX 86 Universe, in tandem with the K2 Dyno Universe Replay System. This first-of-its-kind system brings 4K and extreme-speed storytelling into the mainstream, enabling any camera or replay position to be set up for regular HD, 4K or extreme-speed acquisition/replay and requiring no additional positions or equipment in order to achieve this flexibility.
    April 10, 2015
    MONTREAL, April 10, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has furnished LeSEA Broadcasting Network with a suite of advanced live production technology for its new HD production truck. LeSEA's new HD truck will be utilizing Grass Valley's Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center, LDX WorldCam cameras with XCU WorldCam base stations, NVISION 8500 hybrid routers and Kaleido multiviewers.
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