The Integration of Graphics in Smart Playout Center Application Note by Matt Allard, Senior Director, Marketing Programs, (SDP-5101M) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Mar 08 2013 An integrated playout system must include advanced graphics management and delivery. Grass Valley® Smart Playout Center™ provides advanced tools for a complete graphics workflow with Channel Composer™. The information provided here guides users through an innovative approach to creating sophisticated on-air channel looks that seamlessly integrate with media asset management and playout.
Viacom International Media Networks Case Study (SDP-5092M) File size: 367.5 KB, posted Feb 26 2013 When Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) needed a reliable playout solution to handle the rapidly expanding channel count at its two main distribution facilities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and London, they chose the Smart Playout Center™—an automated, multichannel, integrated playout system from Grass Valley®.
ABS Broadcast: London’s ABSolute Delivery Platform Drives Client Revenue Case Study (MPS-4011M) File size: 608.7 KB, posted Jun 22 2012 London-based ABS Broadcast is one of Europe's largest independently owned playout and television facilities companies, supporting more than 50 general interest and niche-specific TV channels that are distributed around the world. This includes a full mix of entertainment, movies, music, drama, documentaries, and live news. To meet this need, ABS used to rely on a technical infrastructure outfitted with five boxes from different vendors. But the logistical demands were beginning to get quite extreme. ABS needed a much more elegant solution in order to serve its clients with the best services possible.
Today, ABS services its clients with one of the world's largest media asset management (MAM) systems and the latest K2 Edge™ integrated media server technology from Grass Valley®. The K2 Edge system provides a full suite of channel branding, audio and video file management and scheduling, commercial insertion, and program playout features in a single box.
SES uses the Nexus integrated playout, Cobalt automation, and PTS scheduling software for many of the playout services it offers: starting from an entry level Playout Basic up to its high-end Playout Pro solution. Grass Valley has taken the Nexus technology and enhanced it with new features in the K2 Edge Integrated Playout System.
Channel Composer Tutorial: posted Feb 04 2013A 9-part tutorial on the using the available as a software option Channel Composer™ to deliver the on-air look for the Grass Valley® Smart Playout Center™.
1. Creating a Play Clip Template and Format
2. Creating a Logo Bug Template and Format
3. Creating a 3D Picture-in-Picture Template and Format
4. Creating a Ticker Template and Format
5. Creating a Cliptitle Template and Format
6. Creating a Cliptitle Wipe Template and Format
7. Creating a 3D picture-in-picture Template and Format
8. Working with Controllers
9. Creating a Dynamic Textbox Template
Grass Shoots – Smart Playout Center: posted Aug 28 2012The Grass Valley® Smart Playout Center™ is a high-quality content delivery platform where every aspect -- server, graphics, asset management and playout control -- is tightly integrated for efficient operation.
Considerations When Evaluating a Playout System Implementation Whitepaper by Matthew Allard & Sander ten Dam, (MPS-4007M) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Feb 14 2012 Choices for a playout solution have usually fallen between implementing a traditional automation system that links together a complex collection of many devices from
different providers, or a basic single-channel box consisting of a standard PC with cards. There is now a viable alternative that brings a file-based, networked, and scalable approach to the task of well managed, consolidated delivery of on-air content that includes video, audio, secondary media, and graphics.