Grass Valley Showcases End-to-End Solutions for Live Sports Production at the IBC 2023 Show, Covering Game Action from Venues to REMI
Grass Valley now supports live UHD/1080p60 HDR WCG production with single or high-speed image capture at venues, in the cloud, on OB trucks, over REMI IP and/or hybrid configurations.
MONTREAL, CANADA – September 16, 2023. –Grass Valley®, the leading innovator of solutions for live production, brings to the 2023 IBC Show an impressive, scalable, end-to-end UHD/4K, NativeIP and/or 3G HD workflow that particularly benefits those producing sporting events at venues, in the cloud, on OB trucks, over REMI IP and/or hybrid configurations. At the show, Grass Valley is demonstrating its unique, best-in-class tools and workflows that users can configure anyway they wish with exceptional quality, flexibility and scalability.
A Winning Strategy
“To catch every moment of game action, you need powerful, reliable gear designed for today’s demanding live sports environment,” said Louis Hernandez, Jr, CEO for Grass Valley. “As the industry transitions from SDI to IP, we at Grass Valley understand the needs of our high-value sports customers, whether they’re producing live events from control rooms, OB trucks, REMI remote IP configurations, and increasingly, live OTT streaming. We’re addressing industry demand by delivering powerful, reliable advanced solutions with familiar control interfaces, custom-tailored workflows, and the freedom to work from anywhere as an integrated creative team.”
At IBC, Grass Valley will demonstrate unwavering support for traditional, hardware-based facilities, including its new updated 4-stripe Kayenne production switcher control surface driving a no compromise, full raster 4K 2160P K-Frame XP video processing engine. The industry’s standard, K-Frame XP’s versatility is evident in its video processing of both popular IP formats, SDI video sources, or a combination of both.
Never Drop the Ball
That versatility is also evident in Grass Valley’s cloud-based AMPP platform, which complements on premise-based hardware. In AMPP, Grass Valley has created an easily scalable, unified workflow that anyone on the sports production crew can access and use from any connected device or location.
For live sports, Grass Valley has glass-to-contribution solutions tailored to the unique production workflows and budgets of its diverse customer base. Starting with acquisition, Grass Valley will debut the new LDX-C150 broadcast camera, which puts the functionality of its full-size LDX-150 Native IP/UHD camera into a compact form factor. With capabilities that no other camera on the market offers, the C150 provides superior NativeIP and UHD HDR imaging, 3X UHD and 6X 1080P/60 HDR speed modes, and ST2110 and JPEG-XS compression directly from the camera head. For backwards compatibility, the C150 also supports connectivity to the camera base station for system installations. It’s particularly ideal for SKYCAM, Steadicam, beauty shots, ultra slomo and unmanned applications.
Another game changer in the IBC spotlight is Grass Valley’s LiveTouch X replay system supporting 16+ sources, which can run on standard COTS servers in the truck, the control room, and in the cloud on AWS or any other cloud-based computing service. When running on AMPP, it offers unparalleled reliability and pay-as-you-go SaaS elasticity, along with the flexibility for replay operators to be anywhere in the connected world.
Grass Valley’s vast product portfolio also encompasses the newly upgraded Framelight X media asset management system, which now features a native MOS Clip List Player. This allows playout to be driven by any MOS-compatible system, such as a newsroom computer system (NRCS). As part of the AMPP cloud-based ecosystem, Framelight X further allows customers to produce anywhere and distribute everywhere, making it well-suited to remote sports production and collaboration.
See the entire Grass Valley exhibit – including best-in-class broadcast cameras, production switchers, multiviewers, routers and live playout systems – and meet with our executives in stand 9-A01 at the 2023 IBC Show from September 15th through 18th at the Amsterdam RAI exhibition and conference center.
About Grass Valley
Grass Valley is the leading media technology provider for the media and entertainment industry. Trusted by the world’s top media brands, Grass Valley is empowering content producers to deliver great live experiences through best-in-class hardware and software solutions that improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Supporting customers across the globe, Grass Valley is at the forefront of groundbreaking live media innovation and continues to create the future of live media production.
Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been engaged in the media technology business for over 60 years. For more information about Grass Valley, go to grassvalley.com.
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