K2 Media Platform: Media Formats and Interchange Application Note by Mohit Tendolkar, Karel Rasovsky, (GVB-1-0127B-EN-AN) File size: 992.8 KB, posted Mar 05 2019 The range of media file formats available can be confusing. What are the differences between them? What is the application space intended for each format? What are the strengths of each format?
This application note takes a closer look at file formats in context of media handling in K2 systems, including a practical review of K2 media interchange capabilities.
Transforming Live Production Workflows with GV STRATUS Nonlinear Production Tools & K2 Media Servers and Storage at Sky Racing Application Note by Carl Petch, Chief Engineer, Sky Racing, (GVB-1-0125B-EN-AN) File size: 2.6 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 GV STRATUS application framework is the ideal foundation for this type of production. Combining a Grass Valley K2 media server and storage infrastructure with GV STRATUS nonlinear production tools, and an open ecosystem for integration with third-party systems provides a proven and efficient framework for a new generation of digital workflows. This application note describes how the GV STRATUS concept was applied in news/live production workflows, including content-specific news production.
Choosing A Media Server Whitepaper by Matt Allard, Director of Marketing, Servers & Digital Production, (GVB-1-0122B-EN-AN) File size: 1.8 MB, posted Mar 07 2019 A media server is a much more complex system than one might first think. When choosing such a system for a facility, there are a wide number of issues that should be carefully considered.
Live Event Playback Application Note by Joe Paryzek, (GVB-1-0118B-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 The Advantages of Professional Solutions Versus General-Purpose Computers and Software for Live Event Playback in Various Professional Environments
ChannelFlex for the K2 Summit 3G/K2 Solo 3G Media Servers Application Note by Matt Allard, Director of Marketing, Servers & Digital Production, (GVB-1-0112B-EN-AN) File size: 10.1 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 The K2 Summit 3G is described as a four-channel media server, the K2 Solo 3G as a two-channel media server. But users were looking at the back panel and wondering why there were a lot more connectors than there were channels. The answer is ChannelFlex, which introduces the concept of streams, where a single channel might involve multiple streams of video, for video plus key, 3D, Super Slo-Mo, or ISO camera recording.
Enabling and Using ShareFlex Between Network Connected K2 Summit 3G Servers with K2 Dyno Replay Controllers Application Note by Olaf Bahr, Product Manager, (GVB-1-0084B-EN-AN) File size: 2.6 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 ShareFlex is the application software, when using K2 Dyno Replay Systems with the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller (K2 Dyno S Replay Systems), to share the content of stand-alone K2 Summit 3G media servers, over a Gigabit Ethernet connection, without the need to transfer the content first. This allows a K2 Dyno Replay System with control of local K2 Summit 3G playback channels to cue remote clips, playlists, and record trains of another K2 Summit 3G without the need to use the remote channels to do so.
EDIUS Integration with K2 Systems Application Note by Matt Allard, VP Marketing Operations and Alex Kataoka, Editing Product Manager, (GVB-1-0032B-EN-AN) File size: 1.7 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 With EDIUS Elite, EDIUS users can directly edit files stored on a Grass Valley K2 Summit standalone media server or SAN, without the need for file conversion.
When used with K2 storage area networks, EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing systems permit editors to access material with the same level of performance as if everything was stored locally, and multiple EDIUS users can access files even while they are being recorded.
CHALLENGE: TV Cultura a station with a legacy of being a pioneer, starting with the early move to a tapeless environment wanted to launch a new set of technologies that would be even more innovative.
SOLUTION: A Grass Valley news production solution to enable more efficient workflows, consisting of LDX 80 Flex cameras, GV STRATUS video production and content management, EDIUS editing software, K2 Summit 3G production clients and K2 SAN
BENEFITS: Transformed TV Cultura's news production workflow into an agile and cost-efficient operation with the ability to scale based on business and production needs.
CHALLENGES: Moving into a new facility and then upgrading to HD
SOLUTION: Phoenix TV worked with BFA and Grass Valley to determine the most appropriate workflow, the best equipment to address the multiple types of programming offered, and developed an in-depth training program to get the production crew up to speed quickly.
K2 4K/3G/HD/SD Media Server & Storage Platform Datasheet (GVB-1-0110K-EN-DS) File size: 3.7 MB, posted Feb 26 2019 The K2 media server and storage platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the most extensive and flexible line of media servers, storage and integrated playout devices in the industry. Leveraging open-standard IT components and technologies, the K2 platform brings the benefits of mainstream computer industries to the broadcast enterprise including the latest advances in processing power and storage capacity with ease of integration, and streamlined operation and management, for formats ranging from SD to 4K.
The K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client is a 2 RU platform with redundant hot-swappable power supplies, as well as redundant Ethernet ports. Included with the 3G+ is a new modern OS, Windows 10, that provides users with a more reliable, modern day operating system. To this architecture Grass Valley has added its Emmy® Award-winning core video technology. Each channel is built around a high-performance RISC processor, an embedded real-time operating system, and performs video/audio processing in the robust and secure manner needed for a 24/7, frame-accurate environment.
K2 Dyno 2.0 Tutorial video: posted Oct 07 2010In seven chapters, see the benefits that K2 Dyno 2.0 can bring to your production workflow – making it faster, more streamlined, and much more powerful. It's the result of connecting real-world operators and highly skilled media server designers & developers.
GV STRATUS at Māori Television – GV360: posted Oct 11 2012Māori Television in New Zealand needed to rebuild its infrastructure while remaining on-air. Grass Valley worked with Maori Television to design and implement a complete file-based service-oriented architecture.
HDR and the Broadcast Environment: Better Pixels Create Better Content Whitepaper by Chris Merrill, Product Marketing & Klaus Weber, Principal, Camera Solutions and Technology, (GVB-1-0661B-EN-WP) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Feb 28 2019 HDR is generally recognized as the next big thing in content delivery with an immediate perceivable benefit for the consumer. The ability to produce HDR content in HD removes the significant bandwidth requirements needed for HDR in 4K UHD and can be more quickly deployed.
HDR is shaping up to be the next major advancement in the viewing experience, with consumers praising the image improvements and broadcasters working to find the best options for delivery. Grass Valley's HDR solutions allow its customers to choose the best approach for their specific production needs today, whether that be HD, 4K UHD or both, plus an easy upgrade path for tomorrow's demands with GV-eLicenses as production requirements change.
AnySpeed K2 Dyno Whitepaper by Olaf Bahr, (GVB-1-0074B-EN-WP) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Mar 04 2010 Replay is quickly becoming the most important tool in a live sporting event. Producers require every possible advantage to tell the best stories and keep viewers engaged. Historically, the industry has faced many challenges in embracing high frame-rate camera systems until Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced the LDX XtremeSpeed (XS) 6X super slowmotion camera and its counterpart, the K2 Dyno Replay System with the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller.
K2 Dyno's AnySpeed takes high-speed recording and playout to the next level with control previously unavailable in any system, enabling the full use of the dynamic range of playback speeds. The AnySpeed algorithm is now included in all 6x SSM K2 Dyno S software releases.
The K2 Summit 3G+ Production Client is a 2 RU platform with redundant hot-swappable power supplies, as well as redundant Ethernet ports. Included with the 3G+ is a new modern OS, Windows 10, that providers users with a more reliable, modern day operating system. To this architecture Grass Valley has added its Emmy® Award-winning core video technology. Each channel is built around a high-performance RISC processor, an embedded real-time operating system, and performs video/audio processing in the robust and secure manner needed for a 24/7, frame-accurate environment.
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