MONTREAL, September 25, 2019 — Grass Valley today announces that UK broadcast equipment supplier, rental house and systems integrator, ES Broadcast, has made the single biggest purchase of its LDX 86N 4K UHD cameras to date. The Watford-based company has invested in 151 cameras and 15 Kahuna production switchers to prepare for major sporting events in 2020 and to meet increasing demand for UHD. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 23, 2019 — At IBC 2019, Grass Valley, once again underscored how its award-winning solutions help content creators, broadcasters and media organizations produce captivating content. GV STRATUS One, which made its European debut at the show, secured a Future Best of Show award, highlighting Grass Valley's commitment to continued technology excellence. The Future Best of Show awards honor innovation and outstanding product development at IBC. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 13 2019 — Network18, one of India's largest media groups, has deployed Grass Valley's highly flexible and scalable iTX integrated playout platform to underpin the transition to a standardized playout model across all its facilities. The solution was chosen for its proven future-proof features, and enables the Mumbai-based company to manage and operate multiple playout channels — across multiple platforms — with greater scalability, flexibility and efficiency... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 12, 2019 — Grass Valley (booth 9.A01) today announced that Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe's leading provider of broadcast facilities and services, has standardized on its GV K-Frame X video production engines as it optimizes production capability ahead of major sporting events — from European football to the largest sports tournament in the world — during 2020. The switchers will be deployed across several EMG-owned companies, including Videohouse (Belgium),... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 12, 2019 — The Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA) is seeing significant growth, the company announces today, with new members joining to bolster collaborative relationships across the industry and deliver key benefits for customers. The GVTA, launched in April 2019, gives broadcasters and media companies' access to a wide range of systems and solutions that result from integrations with Grass Valley workflow components. Visitors to the Grass Valley IBC 2019 booth (... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 12, 2019 — Grass Valley is launching a series of new features for its versatile and fast nonlinear editing software EDIUS. Broadcasters and content owners today need to create rich captivating stories that they can bring to market as fast as possible as they address a rapidly shifting mediascape. The latest EDIUS enhancements bring tighter integration for the user, increased flexibility and deliver more creative power. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 12, 2019 — Grass Valley is cementing its position as the industry frontrunner in open IP with the launch of GV Orbit, a powerful new unified configuration, control and monitoring system. The new solution will make its debut at IBC 2019 (booth #9.A01) and complements Grass Valley's robust, industry-leading IP infrastructure suite, delivering a consolidated software solution specifically structured for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether SDI, hy... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 10, 2019 — At IBC 2019, Grass Valley will renew its deep commitment to providing leadership to the industry, leveraging its long history of strength and stability to drive innovations through collaboration. Visitors to the Grass Valley booth (#9.A01) will see a number of new product launches and enhancements, along with live demonstrations of its applications-based solutions. In addition, Grass Valley will highlight collaborations with industry partners that deliver ben... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 10, 2019 — Grass Valley and NEP's UK division will collaborate at IBC 2019 to demonstrate the strength of IP infrastructures in outside broadcast (OB) production environments. NEP UK's Ceres truck will be on display at the Grass Valley booth (9.A01) at the RAI, Amsterdam giving IBC visitors a unique opportunity to get inside this benchmark all-IP OB truck and learn first-hand how Ceres is optimized to deliver the high levels of scalability and flexibility that are criti... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 9, 2019 — Grass Valley (booth 9.A01) has reiterated its position as an industry pioneer in open standards-based IP with successful testing of a range of solutions for the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for essence-based transport of media over IP. During the recent Joint Task Force on Networked Media's JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 round of tests, administered by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), Grass Valley demonstrated interoperability ... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 9, 2019 — Grass Valley will introduce its new automation-assisted manual control system for fast-paced, dynamic, live unscripted production, GV Pace, at IBC 2019 (booth #9.A01). GV Pace allows a single operator to manage a production with increased efficiency, less disruption, better viewer engagement and, most importantly, without any sacrifice to production quality. It offers the freedom and flexibility of an easy-to-use touchscreen interface and combines all the prov... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 5, 2019 — At IBC 2019 (booth #9.A01), Grass Valley will unveil Kula AV, a powerful, multiformat all-in-one system that mixes video and digital audio, includes full clip-store integration to graphics creation and editing, and provides built-in multiviewer capability. Designed to support the needs of smaller operations, this compact system allows a single operator to have everything they need at their fingertips for compelling corporate, house of worship, and sm... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, September 4, 2019 — Grass Valley has delivered a range of IP solutions for the new TV Globo Exhibition center in São Paulo, Brazil, where a brand new facility was built around an all-IP infrastructure for broadcasting of the two main Globo channels - covering the city and the State of Sao Paulo. This is the largest Grass Valley IP deployment in Brazil, which simplifies operations and provides greater scalability. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, August 22, 2019 — Grass Valley's versatile cameras have been selected by Expert'ease, to enhance its live production offering. Grass Valley's solutions were chosen for their proven reliability and agility and will enable the Montreal-based audiovisual and multimedia company to take its production capability to the next level. Installation and commissioning of the new systems were carried out in collaboration with Grass Valley's regional partner, CEV, a leader in multimedia techno... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, August 19, 2019 — IBC TV, the official television channel of IBC 2019 (September 13-18, Amsterdam), has once again chosen Grass Valley as its technical partner, selecting a comprehensive suite of broadcast production tools to support its live broadcasts from the show floor. The channel will engage more than 55,000 IBC attendees with captivating content, and be a working showcase for the industry march to open standards-based IP technologies. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, August 14, 2019 — Grass Valley, today added RT Software Ltd. as a founding member of the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA), a new program for technology and solutions providers that delivers improved purchasing confidence and selection for customers. The certification program gives broadcasters and media organizations access to solutions that are interoperable with a range of Grass Valley workflow components and platforms. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, August 1, 2019 — London-based bespoke post production facility, The Look, has upgraded its six Grass Valley Rio high performance online editing and post production systems to support multiple, simultaneous streams of 4K and 8K playback. Rio forms the heart of the facility's Dolby Vision certified post production pipeline along with the Rio Connect collaborative workflow engine and Rio Assist software. The Look decided to future-proof its facility after winning contracts to post s... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, June 27, 2019 — Pike Media Lab has transitioned to a software only playout solution from Grass Valley. Central to the new playout capability is ICE SDC, which supports uncompressed 2022-6 video streams and enables the Russian media services provider to leverage new commercial and operational models as well as handle content from almost any source and distribute it quickly to any platform. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, June 25, 2019 — Grass Valley has validated its position as a frontrunner in the industry transition to IP with another breakthrough in remote IP video production. The company joined forces with technology company CenturyLink to successfully run an ultra-high bandwidth test directly from cameras at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to a remote production location in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Using CenturyLink's 100 Gbps high-speed Vyvx network and Grass Valley's DirectIP feat... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, June 19, 2019 — Grass Valley's all-in-one media production platform, GV STRATUS, has been selected to deliver end-to-end newsroom capability by three major LATAM broadcasters: TV Bahia, TV Integração and TV Pajuçara. These partnerships cement Grass Valley's position as the market leader in live production, making it the clear choice for broadcasters across this region. GV STRATUS enables broadcasters to get stories to air first, leveraging its powerful, flexi... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, June 18, 2019 — Grass Valley solutions have been chosen to form the core infrastructure and production capability of a brand new HD OB truck commissioned by Stolichnoe Televidenie (STV) Minsk. The project is part of the broadcaster's wider migration to HD and preparation for the 2019 European Games, taking place in Minsk from June 21-30, which STV will support with equipment and broadcast services. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, May 30, 2019 — Grass Valley will showcase its unmatched portfolio of applications-driven solutions at BroadcastAsia 2019 (June 18 — 20, stand 4R2-01), underscoring how it enables broadcasters, rights holders and media service providers to create, manage and deliver captivating and immersive content that engages audiences on any device. The company will highlight solutions from a range of key application areas including live production, IP infrastructure, advanced workflow s... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, May 22, 2019 — Grass Valley has been selected by leading UK rental house, Presteigne Broadcast Hire, as its primary cameras supplier in response to growing demand for higher resolutions and native IP support from customers in the UK. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, May 20, 2019 — Australia's leading broadcast services provider, MediaHub Australia , has turned to long-time collaborator Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to help optimize its operations to easily deliver highly adaptive services and transition to a bespoke business model. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, May 16, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has strengthened its remote production strategy, a key growth area for the company, with the appointment of Larissa Goerner as director of advanced live solutions. Based in Breda, Goerner will leverage her past experience of working with a number of major broadcast vendors to further cement Grass Valley as the industry frontrunner in remote/at-home production. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, May 15, 2019 — New Delhi Television Ltd. (NDTV), the leading Indian news broadcaster, has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to optimize its news production workflow for multiplatform content delivery — including mobile. Grass Valley was chosen for its ability to deliver innovative, flexible and future-proof solutions that allow the NDTV team to turn around news stories quickly and get them to viewers anytime, anywhere, on any device. This investment is part of a wider ... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, May 2, 2019 — Australia's Planetshakers Church has chosen a suite of solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as part of a major upgrade to its production capabilities. One of the fastest growing churches in Australia, Planetshakers wanted to leverage stunning imagery, professional broadcast-quality production capability and a future-proof upgrade path. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 18, 2019 — At NAB Show 2019, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, reiterated how its award-winning solutions help content creators, broadcasters and media organizations produce brilliant content. Two newly launched Grass Valley solutions, Grass Valley Creative Grading (GVCG) and GV STRATUS One, each brought home a Future Best of Show award, presented by TV Technology, highlighting Grass Valley's commitment to technology brilliance and bringing storytelling to the forefront. The Fu... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 9, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been selected by ALAMIYA, one of the leading media and advertising companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to support a major upgrade of its entire fleet of outside broadcasting (OB) vans — the largest in the Middle East. The investment in Grass Valley's solutions will enable ALAMIYA to future proof its end-to-end live production infrastructure so it can deliver 4K UHD productions of major sporting and live events. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 8, 2019 — The Weather Channel has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade its full roster of studio cameras with IP and 4K UHD solutions. The broadcaster will deploy 18 Grass Valley LDX 86N Series cameras along with the newly launched Creative Grading control panel, making its debut at the NAB Show 2019 ( booth #SL106). Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 8, 2019 – Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has collaborated with worldwide outsourced technical production specialist NEP Group, to deliver a mobile production facility to non-profit Veterans-TV (VETV), including equipment donations and systems integration. The truck, Denali Gold, supplied by NEP, will act as a mobile classroom from which veterans of the U.S. armed forces, law enforcement and fire service will receive hands-on training in professional television production. Th... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 7, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has appointed the German-based broadcast technology specialist magic multi media as the new North American master distributor for EDIUS non-linear real-time editing software. magic multi media's responsibility will include managing distribution of EDIUS through an extensive network of North American authorized dealers as well as providing technical support and comprehensive training for EDIUS customers and dealers, including tutorials... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 7, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will launch GV Fabric, a high-speed commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) IP switch tuned expressly for open architecture broadcast, media and entertainment environments at the NAB Show 2019 (booth #SL106). GV Fabric is a compact, scalable solution specifically designed to support all broadcast and media applications, including studios, master control rooms, outside broadcasting, venues and more. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 3, 2019 — At NAB Show 2019, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will underscore its leadership in delivering solutions that help customers build deep connections with consumers, enabling shared experiences — wherever they are — through the magic of media. Visitors to Grass Valley's booth (#SL106) will see how its innovative, end-to-end ecosystem of reliable, open standards-based solutions enables content creators and broadcasters to develop captivating experiences and... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 2, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today launched the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA), a new program for technology and solutions providers that delivers improved purchasing confidence and selection for customers. The certification program gives broadcasters and media organizations access to solutions that are interoperable with a range of Grass Valley workflow components and platforms. The initiative also provides GVTA members with co-marketing opportunities a... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 2, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will debut GV STRATUS One on its NAB Show 2019 booth (#SL106), delivering unmatched content management capability in a compact 2 RU footprint. GV STRATUS One deploys in a matter of hours and empowers a resource constrained operational staff to handle every aspect of the media workflow, from the moment content is captured to final delivery via any platform — all from a single unit. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 1, 2019 — At NAB Show 2019, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will underscore its leadership in helping gaming companies, esports platforms and specialist esports venues produce brilliant content and connect to fans. In an NAB Show first for the company, Grass Valley will host a live esports competition on its booth (#SL106), bringing attendees face-to-face with exciting live gameplay and professional gamers. The action will demonstrate Grass Valley's ability to leverage decade... Read More ▶
CHINA, April 1, 2019 Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced two new appointments in China to further strengthen its regional sales team. Stephen Yin joins Grass Valley as sales manager and will be responsible for business in Shanghai and across east China. Max Ma has been appointed as sales manager and will assume responsibility for driving sales in southwest China. 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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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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Aggregation is Key to Optimizing IP Network Design Whitepaper
The world of IP technology moves rapidly. The speed with which data moves through an Ethernet connection and the amount of bandwidth that connection can accommodate increases at a rate that makes network planning challenging. What makes it even more challenging? Usually, higher bandwidth interconnects, such as active optical connectors, are initially more expensive and less available due to their rapid adoption by data center and telecommunications installations. Supply eventually catches up to the demand, but costs sometimes make early adoption prohibitive.
In the world of broadcast and media distribution, IP networks are being deployed to exploit the benefits that this technology presents: scalability; simplified geographic distribution; workflow efficiency; and the promise of future bandwidth increases. They are also being deployed in an effort to provide faster adoption of new media distribution services and formats as the role of traditional broadcast evolves into a more consumer choice-driven business model.
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Building an IP Fabric with Cisco Products Whitepaper
Cisco's IP fabric for media solution replaces what previously was the crosspoint section of an SDI router in live production studios with an IP-based infrastructure. The Cisco Nexus 9200/9300-EX platform switches in conjunction with the Cisco non-blocking multicast (NBM) algorithm (an intelligent traffic management algorithm) provide a reliable, scalable IP fabric for the broadcast industry. In addition, this IP fabric solution provides zero-drop multicast transport and support for PTP media profiles.
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