Grass Valley's GV AMPP, the Agile Media Processing Platform, is the first cloud-based SaaS platform for broadcast to fully leverage the power of elastic compute. Built for the cloud from the start, GV AMPP is specifically designed to overcome broadcasters' long-time reliance on costly and inflexible hardware-based media systems. Using nothing more than a browser on a laptop, this revolutionary platform empowers you with unprecedented flexibility to spin up or spin down applications as needed and to only pay for the services you use even in traditionally costly live production environments.
The true beauty of this game-changing platform is the modular nature of the functions it supports. Specific workflow functions run on the GV AMPP platform as modules, or solutions, which are constructed from a wide range of microservices.
GV AMPP is the core enabling technology of the GV Media Universe, a concept that encapsulates the Grass Valley vision for the software- and cloud-based future of media. Designed around a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud-based tools and services that are interconnected with a range of existing solutions, partner offerings and a community of marketplaces, GV Media Universe will revolutionize the way you think about making media.
GV AMPP Master Control unlocks new workflows with a future-proofed solution that scales with an organization's day-to-day or even hour-to-hour requirements. GV AMPP Master Control enables easy regionalization by driving multiple outputs from a single user interface and with only one M/E, up to eight different language feeds can be produced. GV AMPP Master Control supports HTML5 graphics and allows a simplified on-air feed selection along with an automatic graphics trigger.
The GV AMPP Multiviewer is a fully customizable multiviewer that allows you to create different layouts with a single click. Sources can be switched in seconds and the multiviewer editor enables you to create layouts in minutes. The GV AMPP Multiviewer also supports multiple formats.
GV AMPP supports all common local input and output formats including SMPTE ST 2110, NDI and SDI for easy connecting to your existing devices. Global inputs and outputs allow you to stream between different GV AMPP fabrics and lets you choose the best possible transport for low-latency and high-quality streaming. Supporting RIST, ICE and SRT, GV AMPP gives you a wide variety of profiles to fit your needs.
The GV AMPP Clip Player allows you to perform all the tasks of a video server. Easily load, play, stop and start, jog and shuttle, loop or trim clips. You can also change formats and run simple playback with a single click, making this tool an easy-to-use application for your production.
The GV AMPP Recorder allows you to record any input stream in your system with just a few mouse clicks. You have the choice of a large variety of profiles and formats and can stream to either a local disk or S3 bucket.
The GV AMPP Graphics app makes it easy to add HTML5 graphics to your production. Just build your graphics and add the link to your application. You can access it across the entire system.
A collection of system tools to monitor, adjust and control the state of your system including resource management, routing, flow monitoring and signal testing.
At the heart of these system tools is the GV AMPP Resource Manager. This tool allows you to start and stop the system and create, start and stop workloads. It also allows you to select where you want a workload to run and then track its performance.
With a single click you can set up GV AMPP Routing Panels and route your signals where they need to go. It automatically detects all available signals that are running on a node and makes it easy to change the view to what you want to see.
This built-in test signal generator comes with a variety of test signal parameters enabling testing across the entire fabric.
Boosted with innovative WebRTC technology, each GV AMPP Flow Monitor enables low-latency live streaming from anywhere.
GV AMPP Delay
The GV AMPP Delay app makes it easy for you to correct any errors in your production and to delay your video and audio flows. Just route the signal you want to delay and add the delay time.
GV.UI is an intuitive HTML5-based user interface that can host multiple web components for at-a-glance view of all your GV AMPP applications. Easily define and build your own interface and then create, load and save different layouts suited for any production and user.
Depending on your screen size, you can add a multiviewer next to your master control switcher, add several clip players or simply have one GV AMPP application running on a small display.
The Agile Media Processing Platform is a fully software-based solution that runs in any data center or cloud environment. It supports a modular, efficient approach to everyday broadcast workflows such as live production, playout automation, asset management, signal processing and master switching.
GV AMPP gives broadcasters the power to easily transition to cloud- and data center-based operations because it addresses the concerns that complicate IP and cloud deployments particularly network connectivity and latency.
GV AMPP enables easy, elastic content creation and storytelling from anywhere for any kind of live and non-live storytelling, content discovery and delivery.
Intelligent Media Technologies at a Glance
GV AMPP's architecture is based on five core technologies and 17 patented advancements
GV Intelligent Media Fabric: Unique management for distribution of digital media (video, images, audio and metadata).
GV Intelligent Media Connect: Unique management for connections between devices that distribute and process digital media (video, images, audio and metadata).
GV Intelligent Media Timing: Unique management for the timing of digital media (video, images, audio and metadata).
GV Intelligent Media Identity: Unique management the identity of connected devices that process and distribute digital media (video, images, audio and metadata) and manage the identity of the digital media (video, images, audio and metadata) itself.
GV Intelligent Media Streams: Unique management for processing digital media (video, images, audio and metadata) based on the media, itself.
Unique Software Media Processing Boosts AMPP Platform Capabilities
An extensive set of microservices and our latest software processing tools enable GV AMPP applications, file-based workflows, and streaming in real time and non-real time. The virtualization and cloud-friendly core services allow for the fastest and lowest latency on the market.
Low-Latency Cloud Streaming and Monitoring
Global low-latency streaming and the ability to always choose the right mechanism is a core function of GV AMPP. Low latency is enabled with H.264, HEVC, AAC or OPUS at any bitrate with configurable FEC and support for RIST and SRT.