The Kayenne ClipStore Application Note by David Casper, (GVB-1-0152B-EN-AN) File size: 3.2 MB, posted Feb 28 2019 The Kayenne ClipStore from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, incorporates K2 media server technology by embedding either a 4-channel K2 Summit or a 2-channel K2 Solo. Each of these server channels records and plays a video and key pair. The ClipStore video and key are kept in one single file (not two files) so that video, key and audio are always synchronized without the need to gang channels.
Viacom International Media Networks Case Study (SDP-5092M) File size: 367.5 KB, posted Feb 26 2013 When Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) needed a reliable playout solution to handle the rapidly expanding channel count at its two main distribution facilities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and London, they chose the Smart Playout Center™—an automated, multichannel, integrated playout system from Grass Valley®.
Frank Ladner – "Hickory Never Bleeds" Case Study (PRV-5186M) File size: 546.1 KB, posted Apr 05 2013 As most independent filmmakers will tell you, technology should not get in the way of creativity. It should cost-effectively help the process in a highly transparent way. Frank Ladner said he came to use EDIUS in a very accidental way. He was looking for a stable system after years of frustration using other systems. He got a free 30-day demo version of EDIUS, was easily able to put together a music video with it, and was quite impressed with its features and speed. He soon purchased a full version for his new project.
"During our on-site production, we stretched EDIUS's capabilities to the limit and beyond. It never failed us. We used it in multiple environments, in everything from rugged Mongolian gers to dung-roofed housing. Our immediate concern was to be able to download volumes of 3D footage not only from our cameras and recorders, but to be able to check our dailies. This was to make sure our framing and 3D were within spec and keeping within the storyline. EDIUS was a marvel to work with, easily creating stereo pairs and stereo adjusting using only the Toshiba laptop and a 24-inch LG 3D CinemaDisplay monitor. It was a hit with our hosts and the eagle trainers who flocked around the screen in 3D glasses and adapted to watching 3D as naturally as they would call to their eagles."
Kathryn O’Leary: EDIUS in News Case Study (PRV-4121M) File size: 733.7 KB, posted Feb 03 2011 Veteran news editors at an NBC affiliate station in the central New England area understand that when there's a breaking story to tell, they don't have time for technology. That's why they chose the Grass Valley™ EDIUS® HD editing system, as part of a fast and efficient workflow.
Whitewater Media Editing Under Fire Case Study (PRV-4115M-1) File size: 904.1 KB, posted Apr 06 2011 The promotional video, Journey to the Line, which accompanies the album, was shot on location in Iraq, which is how Paul Bates of Whitewater Media, a veteran of the London post production scene and now an independent movie-maker specializing in music, found himself in the middle of the desert, in mid-summer, shooting and editing in a sandstorm.
Avi Sher: Editing On Location Case Study (PRV-4113M) File size: 436.9 KB, posted May 10 2011 Avi Sher is a busy video editor, serving a broad range of clients in Israel, including the advertising industry. When it comes to online videos, he finds he is regularly being challenged with one big demand: "the advertising and creative companies want the video ASAP!"
Speed of delivery is just one part of the challenge. For Sher's clients, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures. His clients know what they want, they know the business message they want to deliver, and they want to sit with the editor to make sure the video is done right.
Rusty Rogers Films: With the Grass Valley EDIUS NLE, embracing new workflows is easy Case Study (PRV-4091M-1) File size: 636.5 KB, posted Jan 27 2011 After more than 15 years in the video production business, Rusty Rogers understands how critical it is to leverage the latest technology. yet, while embracing many of the latest new media tools in use today by production professionals, he continues to trust his most important projects to an editing platform that he began using in the mid 1990sThe Grass Valley™ EDIUS® NLE.
AMG Television Productions: Satisfying The Need For Speed With EDIUS Case Study (PRV-4064M-1) File size: 660.8 KB, posted Jan 27 2011 Andy Glossop of AMG Television Productions, shoots, edits, and produces extensive coverage for various Race & Rally Championships throughout Great Britain. He edits on an EDIUS system, with its real-time processing and multilayered effects preview, in order to meet tight deadlines.
Andy Glossop has a need for speed. Whether it's watching his beloved motor sports racing for pleasure or editing television sports programming for the UK's popular Channel 5, he likes things to happen quickly—give it to him fast and furious!
As owner and executive producer of AMG Television Productions, Glossop understands the unique requirements of digital video production and the increasing demands his clients place on him. It's this need for real-time processing and effects in order to turn around completed projects quickly that led him to use the latest version of Grass Valley® EDIUS® editing software. Glossop is such a fan of EDIUS, he's used every version of the NLE software since 1998.
ABS Broadcast: London’s ABSolute Delivery Platform Drives Client Revenue Case Study (MPS-4011M) File size: 608.7 KB, posted Jun 22 2012 London-based ABS Broadcast is one of Europe's largest independently owned playout and television facilities companies, supporting more than 50 general interest and niche-specific TV channels that are distributed around the world. This includes a full mix of entertainment, movies, music, drama, documentaries, and live news. To meet this need, ABS used to rely on a technical infrastructure outfitted with five boxes from different vendors. But the logistical demands were beginning to get quite extreme. ABS needed a much more elegant solution in order to serve its clients with the best services possible.
Today, ABS services its clients with one of the world's largest media asset management (MAM) systems and the latest K2 Edge™ integrated media server technology from Grass Valley®. The K2 Edge system provides a full suite of channel branding, audio and video file management and scheduling, commercial insertion, and program playout features in a single box.
SES uses the Nexus integrated playout, Cobalt automation, and PTS scheduling software for many of the playout services it offers: starting from an entry level Playout Basic up to its high-end Playout Pro solution. Grass Valley has taken the Nexus technology and enhanced it with new features in the K2 Edge Integrated Playout System.
Mobile TV Group Flexes IP Capability with Grass Valley Solutions Case Study (GVB-2-0746A-EN-CS_MTVG) File size: 908.7 KB, posted Aug 19 2019 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.
High Dynamic Range 4K UHD Gets Full Test Run at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Italy Case Study (GVB-2-0699A-EN-CS) File size: 457.9 KB, posted May 03 2019 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.
ANO Sports Broadcasting (Panorama) was founded as an autono-mous nonprofit organization by OJSC Channel One, FGUP VGTRK, OJSC NTV-PLUS and the RIA Novosti news agency on December 24, 2009. Russia's Deputy Prime Minister is the head of the Supervisory Board.
Panorama's mission is to provide a national HDTV signal to enable millions of viewers in Russia to watch the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014, as well as the XXVII World Summer University Games in Kazan in 2013.
The Grass Valley Solution
This project is too large for any one technology provider to create an entire end-to-end solution. Panorama is in the process of creating a multivendor production platform where the most important pre-requi-site for any supplier is that the equipment supplied is "state-of- the-art and capable of keeping abreast of the very latest developments in broadcast technology."
NEP The Netherlands Migration to IP Case Study (GVB-1-0782A-EN-CS) File size: 1.8 MB, posted Mar 08 2019 NEP The Netherlands select Grass Valley technology to fulfill their current needs and facilitate their migration to their IP future vision.
Building IP based production Systems Case Study (GVB-1-0780A-EN-CS) File size: 819.2 KB, posted Mar 08 2019 BCE Chooses Grass Valley as primary partner for 'RTL City' Project. Grass Valley's experience and product offering was truly unmatched. They quickly understood our business needs and challenges, and have technology that offers flexibility and scalability, making them the right partner to help undertake our IP deployment.
CHALLENGE: UEFA live remote 4K UHD production tests during the 2017 UEFA European U21 Championship Final
SOLUTION: Kahuna Multiformat Switcher · LiveTouch Replay & Highlights System · Orbit IP Routing Control System · MV820 Multiviewers
China 4K UHD/HDR IP Installation Case Studies (GVB-1-0695A-EN-CS) File size: 1.9 MB, posted Nov 19 2018 OB Vans:
·Tencent Video Full IP 4K UHD OB Van ·Xuchang TVS 4K UHD IP OB Van ·Jinan TVS 4K UHD HDR IP OB Van ·SMG Full IP 4K UHD OB Platform Studios:
·GRT HD/4K UHD Studio Group ·Shandong TVS Media Center IP Studio ·CCTV E16 4K UHD IP Studio
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.
A technologically advanced editing system that could be loaded on any PC even those with lower technical specifications that is easy to use.
Grass Valley EDIUS 8 NLE to generate content for more than 100 local stations throughout Argentina.
• Workflow efficiency has been improved due to EDIUS's speed and operational simplicity • No continuing monthly or yearly subscription costs for software • Free upgrades throughout the life of EDIUS 8.x
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: Days before Thanksgiving 2015, a lightning strike forced Trinity Fellowship to replace a key production switcher that failed due to a loss of cooling and extreme overheating. Trinity Fellowship, a church with over 13,000 members, relies on its broadcast center for content shown on seven campuses.
SOLUTION: Grass Valley collaborated with the church's equipment dealer, organizing a complete proposal with revisions in less than 24 hours. The church then issued a purchase order for a 4.5 M/E Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher in less than a week, and during the service on Dec. 4, 2015 only 11 days later the switcher debuted.
BENEFITS: The Kayenne K-Frame immediately improved E-MEM timeline automation and offered many other workflow and visual production technique enhancements.
CHALLENGES: Moving into a new facility and then upgrading to HD
SOLUTION: Phoenix TV worked with BFA and Grass Valley to determine the most appropriate workflow, the best equipment to address the multiple types of programming offered, and developed an in-depth training program to get the production crew up to speed quickly.
Essentially starting with a clean slate, Marvin Williams, Director of Video Engineering & Operations at MCP, said he knew they needed the latest video switching technology and that it had to be future-proof. It also had to come with a small footprint as rack real estate was at a premium, considering the equipment used by the other studios MCP operates from the same facility. With all of this (and more) in mind, Williams and his team chose a new Grass Valley® Kayenne® Video Production Center switcher for Studio 1's new state-of-the-art production control room.
Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA Case Study (GVB-1-0142B-EN-CS) File size: 984.3 KB, posted Mar 04 2019 Pistas Argentinas-Ironbox SA, Argentina
Produces Automovilismo para Todos (Motorsport for Everyone) 42 weekends per year
CHALLENGES: A live production solution that can handle the demands of auto racing, including cable runs up to 1,800m (5,905 ft.)
SOLUTION: Grass Valley LDK 8000 and LDK 8300 Super SloMo cameras, K2 Dyno Replay Systems, and a Karrera Video Production Center switcher
BENEFITS: Superb imagery with slow-motion to capture the events and emotions of auto racing
New England School of Communications Case Study (GVB-1-0140B-EN-CS) File size: 992.7 KB, posted Mar 04 2019 New England School of Communications (NESCom) www.nescom.edu
Based in Bangor, ME, NESCom offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Media Studies, and Entertainment Production.
CHALLENGES: The need for a high-end video production switcher for its mobile production truck that offers a simple interface and quick learning curve to ready students for real-world applications
SOLUTION: Karrera Video Production Center
BENEFITS: The ability for students to learn basic, yet important, functions such as quick transitions within a short time frame in order to prepare them for careers in broadcasting and media production
CHALLENGE: Broadcast church services in high-definition (HD) under low-light conditions for domestic television, radio, and international web audiences. Produce high-end program streams for image magnification, broadcast, and the Internet simultaneously
A customized system based on Grass Valley camera and switcher technology to streamline the production of broadcast, web, and other types of content for domestic
and international audiences
BENEFIT: Cameras that capture HD images natively and are format upgradable, allowing for greater flexibility and versatility for first-rate productions. A switcher with an efficient user design and modular approach that provides for a visually compelling program while offering exceptional immediate and longterm value with a minimal initial investment
WGBH Getting Ignited and Finding Efficiency Along The Way Case Study (GVB-1-0076B-EN-CS) File size: 1.4 MB, posted Mar 04 2019 In early 2011, WGBH decided to migrate its production capabilities to an Ignite automated production system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The system allows a single operator to take on several roles required during production.
KVVU (FOX5): Grass Valley Ignite Helps Sin City Station Increase Local News Case Study (GVB-1-0073B-EN-CS) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Mar 04 2019 In June 2009, when Meredith Corp. management decided to turn over the newscasts of KVVU (FOX5), the local FOX affiliate in Las Vegas, to an Ignite scalable automated production system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, the move was met with a bit of apprehension. At the time, the technology was still fairly unchartered waters for a small station like KVVU and it was clear that to make the transition work, all of the staff would have to be on board. Yet, if they were successful, they'd be able to work smarter and produce their newscasts in a very different and efficient way.
"Two years later, we couldn't be happier with how well the system has performed and how easily our staff took to it and made our newscasts better," said Gary Prager, Production Manager at KVVU. "Because of the Ignite system, we are now able to do more than before we got the system an additional full hour of news."
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.
TheFrank Aldana Case Study (GVB-1-0028A-EN-CS) File size: 861.4 KB, posted Oct 06 2014 A Journey of Peace with EDIUS and the world’s largest peace mural
TheFrank Aldana (yes, he refers to himself in the third person), his wife Tweet Aldana, and a host of volunteers took on photography and videography duties. This resulted in 9,454 pictures and 1,101 (more than 11 hours) of video clips, captured with just about every device imaginable in a multitude of formats.
With the ability to work natively with just about any kind of media you throw at it, Grass Valley® EDIUS® made the sheer volume of footage somewhat less daunting for Aldana.
tvOne Case Study (GV-5113M) File size: 576.1 KB, posted Sep 27 2013 From its new studio, tvOne broadcasts a mixture of news, sports, and entertainment, distributed via terrestrial TV service. Djatmiko S.A.S, manager of technical support at tvOne, intended to provide viewers a showcase of what tvOne can do in terms of producing the best programs for its growing audience. This meant installing the latest video production equipment, including six new Grass Valley® LDK 3000 HD cameras and a new Grass Valley Kayak™ 3 M/E HD production switcher.
Al Kass: Covering sports in the Gulf Case Study (GV-4102M) File size: 1.0 MB, posted Oct 14 2011 For its latest investment project, Al Kass commissioned two new large outside broadcast trucks to augment its existing fleet with large-scale production capabilities. Although the units will be based in Doha, the expectation is that they will travel throughout the region, and particularly to neighboring countries including the United Arab Emirates.
The two trucks are being built for Al Kass by Grass Valley at its outside broadcast systems center of excellence in Weiterstadt, Germany.
The Opportunity: Innovating for Success
The Solution: Going Remote to Take Control The Outcome: From Student to Sportscaster Stars
Mansion Mobile Television: Keeping Business in Focus with Grass Valley HD Cameras Case Study (CAM-4079M) File size: 765.8 KB, posted Jun 20 2012 Any mobile production services company will tell you that the quality of the images they produce on-site for their clients is their virtual calling card for recurring business. When compared to the competition—which is becoming more fierce all the time—you are only as good as your last project and how it looks on the screen. That's why the team at Mansion Mobile Television, a production company located in Branson, Missouri, was so careful when picking the cameras they would use for the literally hundreds of live sports and entertainment events they complete each year across the entire Midwest US and other regions.
Mansion Mobile chose Grass Valley® LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam cameras and Canon HD lenses for their arsenal for three simple—but very practical—reasons: the image quality the cameras produce, their ability to natively shoot in different HD formats, and their durability. Mansion Mobile could be shooting a 720p project for Fox Sports one day, and a 1080i project for CBS Sports the next. The LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam gives the company the confidence of knowing that their investment is sound and secure.
The ESC 2011 was produced and broadcast in high-definition 1080i with 5.1 surround sound and two-channel stereo. A key role in the production of the ESC 2011 were four Grass Valley® LDK 8000 Elite cameras with wireless adapters.
Talkback Thames: Arresting Performance from HD Cameras Case Study (CAM-4058M-2) File size: 698.0 KB, posted Jan 27 2011 The Bill is a long-running and very popular police procedural drama produced by Talkback Thames for the UK's ITV network. Early in 2009 the decision was made to change the requirement to a weekly, one hour high-definition drama for a 9:00 pm/21.00 timeslot. That called for Talkback Thames to re-equip its production capabilities to upgrade to HD, and as part of that they looked at new cameras.
One of the characteristics of the way The Bill worked in SD was that Talkback Thames used system cameras recording to separate devices, rather than the camcorders that might typically be used for drama. Having looked carefully at all the options available as they moved to HD, Talkback Thames decided to maintain the same approach, and placed an order for five Grass Valley® LDK 8000 Elite cameras, which record onto the Panasonic P2 format.
Integrated Graphics Control Technical Brief (GVB-1-0805A-EN-TB) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Mar 22 2019 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.