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 ▶
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 ▶
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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