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    GV STRATUS Virtualized Systems Application Note —by Alex Lakey, (appnote gv stratus virtualization) File size: 412.5 KB, posted Feb 07 2019
    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.
    Wide Area News Editing Workflow with GV STRATUS Application Note (GVB-1-0607B-EN-AN) File size: 1.5 MB, posted Mar 05 2019
    Create a Sequence, Using Both Local High-Resolution and Remote Proxy Material

    High-resolution material is added from the project bin as with any regular EDIUS Sequence.
    GV STRATUS Transcoding Application Note (GVB-1-0488B-EN-AN) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Jul 17 2015
    This application note addresses the following:

    • 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.
    Intersite Networking and Configuration Requirements for GV STRATUS Multisite — A Guide for IT Personnel Application Note —by Alex Lakey, Lead Solution Architect, EMEA, (GVB-1-0048B-EN-AN) File size: 717.4 KB, posted Sep 29 2014
    This document provides guidance for a GV STRATUS customer's IT personnel to understand the basic networking requirements of a GV STRATUS/K2 media server and storage system; and plan for the required connectivity prior to the deployment of a GV STRATUS systems across multiple sites linked by user-provided networks.
    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.
    EDIT Lock: Protecting GV STRATUS Assets Being Used in EDIUS Application Note —by Alex Kataoka, Product Manager, (GVB-1-0040A-EN-AN) File size: 1.0 MB, posted Sep 26 2014
    EDIT Lock protects assets being used in EDIUS from being accidentally erased from within GV STRATUS.
    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.
    Business as Usual when Business isn’t Usual: Remote Working Solutions for Production Customers Application Note —by KK Yoon, (AN-PUB-2-0898A-EN) File size: 1.4 MB, posted May 11 2020
    The flexibility and efficiency of Grass Valley's suite of Production tools is an enabler to a variety of remote working workflows. This document serves to outline a few possible remote working options which will support such workflows.
    GV STRATUS System Upgrades and Migrations Application Note —by Alex Lakey, (AN-PUB-2-0670C-EN) File size: 1.5 MB, posted Jul 29 2020
    GV STRATUS has been available to customers since 2011 and has been deployed in over 300 customer sites worldwide.

    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.