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Grass Valley Debuts Ultimate News Production Platform at NAB 2018

With a strong foundation in GV STRATUS 6.0, Grass Valley's news production, editing and finishing tools form a powerful network for efficient content creation

MONTREAL, April 8, 2018 — Though news production continually grows more complex and fast-paced, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is adding features to its news production platform to help simplify customers' workflows. News operations are dealing with an exploding volume of User Generated Content (UGC) and a viewer expectation of instant availability on any platform, whether broadcast, mobile or social. The newly combined portfolio of Grass Valley and SAM solutions gives news professionals access to the industry's widest selection of tools and technologies for conquering the news marketplace.

GV STRATUS 6.0 remains the most complete and versatile application environment for nonlinear production with the addition of enhanced news orchestration capabilities, including integrated social media publishing, monitoring and tracking. In addition, increasing availability of cloud-based tools and virtualization are having a significant impact on the newsroom, and Grass Valley is embracing this trend across the portfolio.

News solutions to be featured at NAB 2018 include:

  • GV STRATUS 6.0 — boasts a suite of tools including a new web client for access to GV STRATUS from anywhere on any device and support of the GV I/O SDI ingest server which features a COTS-based engine built on standard IT hardware. Additionally, GV STRATUS has new powerful social media management capabilities that allow users to post, track and delete any asset. To adapt to more UCG, the XRE Transcoder is now built into every GV Render Engine so broadcasters can enable rich transcoding without buying more hardware.
  • Ignite 11 — the latest version of this news production automation tool further reduces complexity with event builder, increases flexibility with third-party switcher support, features reduced commissioning time and controls the latest T2 UHD for playback and recording in 4K UHD and 1080p.
  • Momentum — a workflow and media asset management solution, offering seamless management of video, IT and Cloud storage through a powerful and versatile workflow engine. Momentum is user-configurable via a dedicated drag-and-drop editor and includes an extensible database with powerful search functions.
  • Go! — a browser-based editor that can be used anywhere with an internet connection on laptops, phones and tablets. Go! utilizes an HTML 5-based shot selector/editor and facilitates story creation with simple effects and voice-over functionalities.
  • Rio — offers Hollywood-style post production and finishing through industry-leading color correction and fixing tools. Rio support all standards and color spaces up to 8K 60p.
  • EDIUS — now features direct editing on the Amazon AWS platform with EDIUS Cloud and HDR native editing in HLG, PQ, S-Log and other formats. EDIUS 9 enables users to mix SDR and HDR material on the same project, and output in either, while the floating license package gives users the option to expand functionality as needed.


"News production is going to continue to evolve with new channels and new technologies, but the right equipment can transform those would-be challenges into opportunities," said Pete Semerak, vice president of news, Grass Valley. "News operations need tools that handle content from almost any source, can distribute that content quickly, support a cloud-based workflow to facilitate working from almost anywhere, and offer burst consumption models to deal with the changing ways content is being watched."

Grass Valley is demonstrating its news solutions at NAB in booth SL106.

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For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit grassvalley.com.

About Grass Valley

Grass Valley is focused on empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. In this ever-changing media landscape, content remains the most important element. Many of our customers are faced with the need to create and support new workflows while continuing to operate their legacy workflows, simultaneously broadcasting through traditional channels, Over-The-Top platforms, and Video-On-Demand as well as to tablets, PCs, and mobile devices.

We provide the innovative tools and expertise to help customers improve the efficiency of their operations while telling better stories to attract and keep viewers. With Grass Valley's integrated solutions that enable flexibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality and scalability, broadcasters and content creators have what they need to sustain their businesses. Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the broadcast business for nearly 60 years and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. For more information, visit www.belden.com.

Belden, Belden Sending All The Right Signals, and the Belden logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. or its affiliated companies in the United States and other jurisdictions. Grass Valley products listed above are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc., GVBB Holdings S.A.R.L. or Grass Valley Canada. Belden Inc., GVBB Holdings S.A.R.L., Grass Valley Canada and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

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