MONTREAL, March 27, 2020 — Grass Valley is set to engage with customers and prospects virtually in a series of events branded GV LIVE Presents . Multiple events have already been scheduled to provide useful information to Grass Valley customers and prospects as they deal with our unprecedented global crisis and to enable a unique type of engagement with Grass Valley solutions in the absence of the annual spring gathering in Las Vegas. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, March 9, 2020 — Grass Valley will be front and center at NAB Show 2020 with a new booth location in Central Hall #C1707 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At what will be the first major public appearance following the announcement of Black Dragon Capital's intent to acquire Grass Valley, the company will show why it is the business transformation partner for the world's most innovative broadcasters and media organizations. NAB Show will see Grass Valley continue to pioneer the ... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, March 2, 2020 — Grass Valley cements its commitment to the live and sports market in EMEA with the appointment of John Carter as director of business development. Based in Newbury, Carter rejoins Grass Valley to leverage his experience of live production applications and workflows and the mission critical demands of mass audience sports coverage. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 27, 2020 — Grass Valley's cloud-based video production and distribution solution was central to AKK TV's live streaming of the Miss Germany 2020 competition, held on February 15 at the Europa-Park Arena near Freiburg. GV Alyve, allowed the German OB company to leverage one-click distribution of the live HD event stream to Facebook and the dedicated Miss Germany YouTube channel. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 12, 2020 — Gearing up for a bumper year of premier live sporting events, NEP Europe has bolstered its production capability with a host of Grass Valley live IP production solutions. NEP is growing its capabilities across its OB and flypacks fleet, strengthening its position as one of the world's leading outsourced technical production partners to premier producers of live sports and entertainment. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 10, 2020 — Grass Valley's IP solutions have been selected by Gravity Media to form an open standards-based IP core built — together with Cisco Nexus 9000 IP switches — as part of an upgrade to its live production capability. The deployment includes Grass Valley UCP-25/50 Gateway cards and MV-821-IP multiviewers as part of a wider roadmap to full IP migration by the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners,... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 4, 2020 — Black Dragon Capital has completed an agreement with Belden Inc. in which it will acquire Grass Valley, a leading supplier of broadcast and media solutions for the production and distribution of high quality content worldwide. The deal, which will be finalized during Q1 2020, will transfer full control of all Grass Valley assets to Black Dragon, which plans to leverage Grass Valley's intellectual property and talent to drive innovation and lead the industry's m... Read More ▶
Mobile TV Group Flexes IP Capability with Grass Valley Solutions Case Study
A long-time customer, MTVG uses Grass Valley production switchers and over 300 cameras across its fleet. "We value the relationship we have built with Grass Valley over the years; we take a very collaborative approach with the Grass Valley team who are very open to our input as we strive to give our clients what they need today and address their changing requirements." Said Garvin. "We have also worked closely with them in the past in areas such as super slow-motion cameras."
45 FLEX is equipped to support 11 Grass Valley cameras: four LDX 86 Universe super slow-motion HD/3G fiber cameras with IP XCU base stations, LDX 82 Première 720p/1080i fiber cameras with IP XCU base stations, and three LDX 82 Première 720p/1080i triax cameras with twin XCU base stations. It also houses Grass Valley's Kayenne K-Frame X multiformat IP production switcher.
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High Dynamic Range 4K UHD Gets Full Test Run at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Italy Case Study
Global Production decided to also commit two LDX 86N cameras to shooting at 6X speed in order to create exciting images in super-slow motion. Grass Valley followed these sporting events, technically supporting Global Production, by providing spare equipment and giving support in the management of native live HDR.
The production included a Grass Valley 2 M/E Karrera and Kayenne K-Frame with 192 in and 96 out in 3G, configured in 2.5 M/E 4K UHD with HDR.
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Grass Valley and ChyronHego accelerate direct switcher control of graphics with the introduction of Integrated Graphics Control (IGC), a plug-and-play innovation that allows a Director or TD to control ChyronHego graphics directly from your Grass Valley Kayenne, Korona, and Karerra Video Production Center user interface.
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GV Gaming & Polling: Redefining Viewer Engagement Through Interactive Television Whitepaper
Audience Engagement & Digital Transformation
Grass Valley has solutions to help broadcasters and media organizations harness engagement and augment viewer experience in order to support increasingly demanding, hyper-engaged, hyper-connected audiences and maintain content supremacy and delivery excellence in a rapidly changing digital landscape.
GV Gaming & Polling from Grass Valley is a cloud-based live gaming and polling platform. This innovative participatory television technology allows newscasters and audiences to interact in real time via live polling and feedback. Interactive television polling makes it possible for viewers to express their opinions and affect the program being watched through real-time voting that's shown on screen in real time.
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GV Alyve: Disrupting Traditional Broadcasting Through Digital Transformation and Social/Digital Production Whitepaper
The Solution: Digital Transformation & Cloud Streaming Center
GV Alyve is positioned to help you leverage emerging technology in a constantly shifting global market and the requirement of broadcasters and content creators to adapt to constantly changing, and increasingly complex delivery requirements. GV Alyve addresses these increasingly complex demands through offering digital teams an easy and robust way to create digital-first production for live streams.
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The Impact of New Production Formats and Workflows to Camera Control Whitepaper
Today, camera control solutions in live broadcast productions are mainly used to adapt the camera's capabilities to a given light situation, and to achieve a certain "look" and style of the images. New formats such as high dynamic range (HDR), wide color gamut (WCG), 4K UHD, IP and simultaneous HDR/SDR or HD/4K UHD operations, require more agile controls. Now with more features to be controlled, managing the various settings becomes very difficult. A broadcast camera control solution that leverages the developments from grading applications used in post-production and other widely used image control applications, such as Photoshop, will benefit from new ideas and the new talents grown with these solutions. It's time for a change! This paper will explain the background of today's camera control solutions and show, based on extensive customer feedback, how it should develop in the future.
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Solving Lip Sync Issues for Remotely Produced Multi-language Sports Events Over IP at Minimal Cost Whitepaper
In the past few years, live broadcasting specifically live sports has fostered the growth of remote broadcasting. Though applications vary, remote broadcasting essentially relies on the use of IP connectivity to reduce production costs in a variety of ways. This includes not having to send staff on location, potentially a huge saving.
Help is at hand. Grass Valley's Media Assurance Technology makes the necessary adjustments to the video and audio signals automatically and continuously to millisecond accuracy. This means that a highly complex problem requiring very tricky continuous adjustment can be managed without human intervention, saving on equipment costs and delivering a higher quality of service without lip sync errors.
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Why Shaping Traffic at the Sender is Important Whitepaper
To manage this risk in advance, broadcasters should consider how the buffers in the switch work and ensure that data senders behave in such a way that the buffers never become too full. This practice is known as sender traffic shaping. To ensure pre-compensating for this adverse effect is efficiently applied to IP, broadcasters must follow one rule: the network must be designed and managed for the desired traffic load.
Shaping sender traffic is important for system reliability, and it is equally important to consider its impact for low latency and jitter in live production systems. To ensure the optimal workflow and performance, use the proposed SMPTE 2110-21 standard as a way to design the system, and then verify this, as well as system performance requirements, with your router vendor.
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