GV STRATUS: Integration of Facebook's GraphAPI Application Note by Alex Kaiser, (GVB-1-0658B-EN-AN) File size: 1.0 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
Broadcasters using GV STRATUS have the capability to find available content quickly and repurpose that content into different formats and send it to various delivery chains simultaneously. From v6.0 of GV STRATUS, that now also includes social media destinations. Broadcasters have the option to register their own social media accounts in GV STRATUS so that their operators using the Windows or web client can quickly find content and publish it to one or multiple accounts.
Using GV STRATUS with Contour ShuttlePRO v2 Application Note by Alex Lakey, GV STRATUS Business Development Manager, (GVB-1-0636B-EN-AN) File size: 1.5 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 With the introduction of version 5.0 of GV STRATUS, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, gives users the option of using the popular Contour ShuttlePRO v2 controller with the GV STRATUS Video Production & Content Management System. ShuttlePRO can be used to control the GV STRATUS Inspector player, and with the Source Viewer within the Advanced Logging, Segmentation and Channel Panel tools.
GV STRATUS Virtualized Systems Application Note by Alex Lakey, (GVB-1-0618B-EN-AN) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 With the introduction of version 4.5 of GV STRATUS, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, gives users the option of running the GV STRATUS video production & content management system in a virtualized environment on their own COTS hardware.
GV STRATUS virtualized systems are ONLY supported in a VMware vSphere (ESXi) environment, delivered in the convenient Open Virtualization Format (OVF), which can easily be deployed onto a vSphere host or cluster.
This document provides a comprehensive overview of everything that is required for a successful virtualized deployment of GV STRATUS.
• How to setup and configure GV STRATUS for transcoding using Import and Export rules
• How to create new transcode profiles
• How to troubleshoot transcoding issues
GV STRATUS for Postproduction Workflows Application Note by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0485A-EN-AN) File size: 3.4 MB, posted Feb 19 2015 GV STRATUS, from Grass Valley, a Belden brand, is modular production asset management (PAM) system and toolset that embraces ingest, editing, distribution and content management in a single, collaborative platform. Easy to use, consistent and versatile, GV STRATUS tools can be configured for many types of user and media facility. This Application Note describes the tools, components and capabilities of the platform, and how it can be adopted specifically for postproduction workflows.
GV STRATUS in Live Sports Application Note by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0482A-EN-AN) File size: 2.7 MB, posted Jul 06 2015 GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, integrates workflow flexibility and versatility so it can be used in many different production environments, including news, mobile platforms, web delivery and sports and live event production. In this application note we explore how GV STRATUS, together with K2 media servers and the K2 Dyno Replay System, can be used in a live sports production environment.
GV STRATUS and Aspera FASP Integration Application Note by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0466A-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Oct 09 2014 The unified GV STRATUS and Aspera FASP solution helps media organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale. Users will benefit from a considerably faster file exchange with a secure delivery protocol, achieve real-time collaboration among geographically distributed teams, reduce production cycles and get programming to air at a fraction of the time.
GV STRATUS Editing Workflows with Avid Nonlinear Editors Application Note by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0433C-EN-AN) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Mar 17 2016 The open GV STRATUS platform integrates with all the the leading nonlinear editors, including Avid NLEs. Two different workflows are possible for integration with Avid NLEs:
• Transferring media files up front, providing full access to the GV STRATUS non-linear workflow production tools
• Quickly linking to video files via AMA and editing-in-place
With either choice of streamlined GV STRATUS/Avid workflows, editors have a range of tools at their fingertips that facilitate the creative process and allow them to reduce time-to-air.
Importing Media from Harmonic Servers to GV STRATUS/K2 Systems Application Note by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0309A-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Feb 09 2015 GV STRATUS, from Grass Valley, a Belden brand, is a full set of production tools in one application — designed for simplicity, efficiency and speed. Its user interface provides the ability to review the contents and perform searches on any Windows OS drive that is mapped onto the physical workstation where it is running.
This Application Note focuses on how this process allows direct import of MXF OP1a wrapped files from Harmonic servers and storage. Although care has been taken to test a range of formats from various models of Harmonic servers, certain video formats or server types may not be compatible. Note that all media files used on our tests were fully closed, completed (i.e., not growing) files.
GV STRATUS for Reduced Scale Media Production Requirements Application Note by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0189A-EN-AN) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Sep 17 2014 GV STRATUS, the nonlinear media production tools application from Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, offers exceptional flexibility when scaling to the size and complexity of a broad range of media production systems. Teamed with K2 series of media servers and SAN storage systems, GV STRATUS can be configured to meet the demands of even the largest broadcast and production facilities. Equally, GV STRATUS lends itself extremely well to deployments in smaller scale environments where large amounts of storage are not required, but speed-to-air and flexibility of distribution are of the essence.
In settings that do not require K2 SAN storage, GV STRATUS can be deployed in a variety of configurations with standalone K2 Summit and K2 Solo media servers, offering economical, yet powerful and highly adaptable systems.
Transforming Live Production Workflows with GV STRATUS Nonlinear Production Tools & K2 Media Servers and Storage at Sky Racing Application Note by Carl Petch, Chief Engineer, Sky Racing, (GVB-1-0125B-EN-AN) File size: 2.6 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 GV STRATUS application framework is the ideal foundation for this type of production. Combining a Grass Valley K2 media server and storage infrastructure with GV STRATUS nonlinear production tools, and an open ecosystem for integration with third-party systems provides a proven and efficient framework for a new generation of digital workflows. This application note describes how the GV STRATUS concept was applied in news/live production workflows, including content-specific news production.
Interfacing GV STRATUS/K2 Systems with the Adobe Premiere Pro CC Editing Suite Application Note (GVB-1-0047B-EN-AN) File size: 954.7 KB, posted Jul 24 2015 The Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, K2's open file system, powered by the extensible software framework of GV STRATUS, enables an efficient integration of best-of-breed production tools into unified workflows. This application note explains how to optimize and use GV STRATUS/K2 workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing software.
GV STRATUS Newsroom Bundles Application Note (GVB-1-0046C-EN-AN) File size: 3.8 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 The tight integration between GV STRATUS and the EDIUS editor, with its unique and highly optimized hybrid editing workflow, means that journalists can mix and move low-resolution and high-resolution assets including so-called "wild files" from citizen journalists across multiple sites, and perform full editing in the field. Because proxy files are used extensively and intelligently, there is no need for complex SAN configurations (although you can, of course, scale up at any time).
This Application Note describes some of the typical workflows and operations that these newsroom bundles facilitate and support.
GV STRATUS Digital Publishing Workflows Application Note by Johannes Kuhfuss, Product Owner and Karel Rasovsky, Marketing Operations, (GVB-1-0043A-EN-AN) File size: 1.5 MB, posted Sep 26 2014 Using GV STRATUS nonlinear media production tools media organizations can capture new opportunities in multiplatform environments. With GV STRATUS, users can add metadata, segment their assets, and get them automatically prepared and published to an external FTP location for multiple use cases with just one set of tools and one set of production professionals.
GV STRATUS and SGL FlashNet Archiving Workflows Application Note (GVB-1-0042A-EN-AN) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Sep 26 2014 An important part of the digital media production lifecycle is the ability to archive high-resolution assets in a permanent archive system. This mandates that workflow orchestration platforms are seamlessly extended with content archiving capabilities. The openness of the GV STRATUS application facilitates a choice of integration with mainstream archiving solutions, including SGL FlashNet platform, offering a robust toolset and efficient archiving workflows.
A result of long-standing collaboration between Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and SGL, the unified GV STRATUS/K2 and the SGL FlashNet platforms offer a complete tool set to efficiently archive and restore content between Grass Valley K2 storage and archive systems managed via SGL FlashNet. This application note provides a user perspective on how to employ the combined GV STRATUS/K2 and SGL FlashNet archiving workflows.
GV STRATUS and DIVArchive Archiving Workflows Application Note (GVB-1-0041A-EN-AN) File size: 1.2 MB, posted Sep 17 2014 An important part of the digital media production lifecycle is the ability to archive high-resolution assets in a permanent archive system. This mandates that workflow orchestration platforms are seamlessly extended with content archiving capabilities. The openness of the GV STRATUS application facilitates a choice of integration with mainstream archiving solutions, including the DIVArchive (Front Porch Digital) platform, offering a robust toolset and efficient archiving workflows.
A result of long-standing collaboration between Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Front Porch Digital, the unified GV STRATUS/K2 and DIVArchive platforms offer a complete toolset to efficiently archive and restore content between Grass Valley K2 storage and archive systems managed via Front Porch Digital DIVArchive. This application note provides a user perspective on how to employ the combined GV STRATUS/K2 and DIVArchive archiving workflows.
Using GV STRATUS Import Rules to Effectively Manage External Content Ingest Application Note by Bea Alonso, Director, GV STRATUS Business Development, (GVB-1-0006A-EN-AN) File size: 959.0 KB, posted Sep 26 2014 With the proliferation of digital media, content producers have to deal with a growing variety of media formats ingested from diverse sources, and delivered over global distances via a mix of high-speed media transport technologies and often involving cloud-based storage models. The challenge then is to quickly and transparently ingest content across a diversity of environments, and make it available in collaborative workflows.
This application note examines the use cases involving media import, and how the GV STRATUS workflow engine can be applied to create automated import rules that speed up and automate routine production processes.
Grass Valley provides Service Agreements (SA) to cover the hardware and software within these systems, which most customers purchase as part of the system sale. However, the hardware parts in the systems cannot be warrantied beyond five years in a standard SA agreement, meaning many customer systems will now require their hardware components to be replaced to extend the life of their systems (and to stay under a Support Agreement).
This document explains the Server Upgrade Package options which Grass Valley can offer to customers from GV STRATUS v6.0 onwards.
Grupo Multimedios, Mexio www.multimedios.com
Grupo Multimedios manages dozens of television stations across Mexico and the Southwestern U.S., and plans to expand production to even more channels and locations next year. The Monterrey-based network of Mexican stations needed a production solution that would help them create high-quality content for existing and future channels. As the company expands to new channels and new cities, they required a provider with industry-leading solutions and a strong local presence.
To be at the forefront of technology with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and a virtualized environment for news production.
The Grass Valley Solution
A combination of integrated Grass Valley production and content management solutions, that includes CISCO and Isilon COTS hardware.
CHALLENGE: TV Cultura a station with a legacy of being a pioneer, starting with the early move to a tapeless environment wanted to launch a new set of technologies that would be even more innovative.
SOLUTION: A Grass Valley news production solution to enable more efficient workflows, consisting of LDX 80 Flex cameras, GV STRATUS video production and content management, EDIUS editing software, K2 Summit 3G production clients and K2 SAN
BENEFITS: Transformed TV Cultura's news production workflow into an agile and cost-efficient operation with the ability to scale based on business and production needs.
CHALLENGE: To support a growing number of delivery platforms (TV,
Internet and Mobile). To transition from an existing disparate infrastructure to a fully networked environment where everyone can access and work with any piece of content. To implement this without affecting day-to-day operations.
SOLUTION: End-to-end solution cameras, replay control, switchers, routers, media servers and applications software. Dovetails with existing MAM/NRCS.
BENEFIT: Increased workflow efficiency and faster turnaround times Opening up new possibilities for improving efficiencies in the future. Easily scalable and upgradeable.
GV STRATUS Integration with Nonlinear Editors: A Feature Comparison by Bea Alonso, Director of Business Development, GV STRATUS, (GVB-1-0516B-EN-CG) File size: 622.4 KB, posted Mar 17 2016 GV STRATUS has a completely open architecture, designed to work with a wide range of thirdparty tools, including nonlinear editors (NLEs), giving the end user complete freedom of choice.
The three editors highlighted in this feature comparison Grass Valley EDIUS, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer can all edit-in-place on K2 storage, as well as transferring media from K2 to local storage before editing. In addition, any combination of the three NLEs can be deployed in the same GV STRATUS system.
GV STRATUS v6 Video Production & Content Management System Datasheet (GVB-1-0669C-EN-DS) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Apr 02 2018 Modular video production and content management toolset for ingest, editing, distribution, archive and retrieval management. User benefits include better efficiency through workflow automation, ease of use, and scalability all combining to make GV STRATUS 6.0 a prime enabler for producing more content, faster.
GV STRATUS System Overview (GVB-1-0569B-EN-GV) File size: 9.4 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is a full set of production tools in one application. These tools are designed for simplicity, efficiency and speed because exceptional, highly creative content starts with an efficient, flexible workflow. GV STRATUS lets you better manage entertainment, on-air operations and news production media workflows to stay competitive. The task-driven tools in GV STRATUS operate in a variety of environments, and these can be specifically tailored for each user's job function. With GV STRATUS, you'll increase efficiency and enable more effective collaboration throughout the entire production lifecycle.
GV STRATUS Product Spotlight: New Media Delivery at the Push of a Button (GVB-1-0541A-EN-PS) File size: 3.6 MB, posted Nov 13 2015 Driven by consumer behavior and enabled by technology, the media landscape is changing. The TV and media industries will experience more in the next five to 10 years than it has in the past 50. The media experience will become more immersive and personal, reaching viewers on any platform, anytime, and anywhere. Ericsson ConsumerLab research predicts that, by 2020, people with access to a mobile device will use this for 50 percent of their viewing of all media content.
Consider a traditional news workflow. You send a crew into the field to shoot as much useful footage as they can, and they then rush back to the newsroom to view, write and edit the story, maybe after first waiting for the content to be transferred to your production server. It's labor-intensive, costly and very, very linear. Why are you still working like that?
One of the key strengths of GV STRATUS is its comprehensive rules and workflow engine. Using rules to automate media delivery can dramatically speed up your production. Combine this with a commitment to
open architecture that allows tight integration with third-party service providers, and you can quickly and easily build new solutions for different applications. By partnering with Anvato, you can significantly enhance your live streaming and VOD capabilities by monetizing digital delivery.
GV STRATUS at Māori Television – GV360: posted Oct 11 2012Māori Television in New Zealand needed to rebuild its infrastructure while remaining on-air. Grass Valley worked with Maori Television to design and implement a complete file-based service-oriented architecture.
Grass Shoots – GV STRATUS: posted Jun 08 2012Grass Valley™ STRATUS™ is the next step in the continuing evolution of Grass Valley software for the entertainment, playout, and news markets as well as a unique and exciting new concept in combining production tools, device control, and asset management into a single, highly configurable multitasking user interface.
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