MONTREAL, May 26, 2020 — Grass Valley continues to support collaboration across the media production chain to strengthen deliverables for customers by welcoming several new members to the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA). Launched in April 2019, the certification program delivers key benefits to customers, such as improved purchasing confidence and access to a wide range of systems and solutions that are interoperable with Grass Valley platforms and workflow components. EcoDigital, ... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, May 5, 2020 — Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) has standardized on Grass Valley cameras, deploying 49 LDX 82 Elite camera systems, with XDR licenses, across its studios and Outside Broadcast (OB) fleet. The upgrade to its camera chains provides HD and high dynamic range (HDR) support across RTP's live events and studio productions and ensures future-proof acquisition capability, thanks to Grass Valley's robust upgrade path. The sale was managed by Grass Valley's ... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 23, 2020 — At its GV LIVE Presents — Innovate 2020 event on April 23, Grass Valley launched its new cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) Agile Media Processing Platform (GV AMPP). This game-changing solution unlocks the power of elastic compute for live sports, news, and playout workflows, helping customers easily transition to the future-ready public, data center or hybrid infrastructures. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 22, 2020 — Grass Valley introduces LiveTouch 1300, the latest member of its award-winning live highlights and replay production system. The new solution brings enhanced flexibility to 4K UHD production allowing users to capture video directly from IP sources, and delivers expanded collaborative workflow capability making it ideal for mobile production. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 22, 2020 — Grass Valley continues to drive the evolution of live production with the launch of the LDX 100 camera platform. This latest addition to the company's camera portfolio is a high-speed, native UHD camera that takes a revolutionary approach to camera design. Built from the ground up with native IP connectivity, the camera delivers signals directly into the network, conveniently enabling access to them wherever they are needed — even, for example, as return fe... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 22, 2020 — Grass Valley reinforces its leadership in driving the evolution of live production with the launch of its new GV K-Frame XP video production engine. Designed to make higher resolution content creation easier, the new compact switcher packs a powerful punch with unmatched functionality across multiformat environments and high signal density, even with the increased bandwidth requirements of 4K UHD. Featuring true single stream, full raster, 4K processing at 2160p,... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 14, 2020 — Grass Valley is launching GV STRATUS One Pro, an all-in-one production suite that allows content creators to be faster and more efficient with a small- footprint solution. The new platform is one of two new additions to the GV STRATUS One product family, alongside the new GV STRATUS One Express. Redefining the potential of your production workflow, GV STRATUS One allows truly collaborative working across every aspect of the media workflow. Production teams can no... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 14, 2020 — All Mobile Video (AMV) has chosen Grass Valley's end-to-end, open standards-based IP workflows and infrastructure for its latest outside broadcast (OB) truck, ECLIPSE. Grass Valley's market-leading solutions — from cameras to switchers and shading to orchestration — give AMV the capability to handle everything from HD to 4K UHD and HDR, plus the ability to scale up to 8K when needed. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 14, 2020 — Grass Valley demonstrates its commitment to leading the industry toward a cloud-based future with a series of product introductions and new, soon-to-be-released strategic initiatives that promise to shift the paradigm in broadcast workflow flexibility, scalability and performance. During this challenging time for the world and our heavily impacted industry, Grass Valley leverages its history of stability and reliability to deliver solutions that help broadcasters... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 8, 2020 — Globo has selected Grass Valley's IP infrastructure solutions for its new facility in Rio de Janeiro. The deployment gives the broadcaster access to faster configuration, greater operational efficiencies and centralized network management across the three studios in the new MG4 complex. Globo also benefits from increased capacity to produce more drama and entertainment content, such as mini-series and telenovelas, for its platforms. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, April 7, 2020 — Grass Valley today announces that Marco Lopez has returned to the company as senior vice president of live production, harnessing his wealth of expertise to steer the business unit through the next phase in its evolution. Rejoining Grass Valley from ChyronHego, Lopez will be responsible for accelerating innovation across key strategic areas, such as remote production, IP-connected live workflows and virtualized media workflows. His area of responsibility includes ... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, March, 31 2020 — Grass Valley is deploying a robust Business Continuity Initiative to help protect broadcasters, content owners and production companies, and give them enhanced operational support options and free access to selected services during this trying time. In the current climate, where media is crucial to inform and connect people, Grass Valley is stepping up its commitment to supporting the media industry through a series of free offers, discounted repairs and 24/7 acc... Read More ▶
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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