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Advanced Logging

The tool that creates and customizes logging of assets.

Advanced Search

The functionality provided by the Advanced Search tool, which includes the ability to search by multiple criteria.

Application Window

An application's main surrounding window, in which the application's panels are docked.


A physical or logical entity defined and managed by the Grass Valley system.

Asset List

The panel that displays the list for the item currently selected in the Navigator panel or the search results.

Asset type icon

An icon that indicates the type of asset.

Assignment List

The tool that creates placeholders for clips and coordinates with rundown stories on the Newsroom Computer System and with GV STRATUS Rundown.

Authorization Manager

Settings in the GV STRATUS Control Panel that assign licenses and permissions to users and groups.


On a K2 system, a folder that contains media.

Button Panel

The panel that creates and assigns logging buttons.

Channel Panel

The tool that includes channels and channel gangs for controlling one or more K2 channels.

Channel Panel configuration

The settings that you configure to create a Channel Panel. When the Channel Panels node is selected under the Tools item in the Navigator, the settings appear as an item in the Asset List.


A single media asset with video and/or audio, timecode, and associated metadata.

Composite panel

A panel that contains one or more panels.

Control Point PC

A network connected PC that is an optional component of the Grass Valley system. It serves as the central configuration location for the Grass Valley system. It runs applications such as the GV STRATUS Control Panel application, the SiteConfig application, the K2Config application, and an SNMP manager application.

Control Tray

The toolbar that opens on the bottom of a GV STRATUS component that displays video. The Control Tray contains buttons for transport control, markup, and other functions.


A complete copy of an asset.

Crash Record

Start a recording without specifying a clip name.


The tool that displays a dynamic system overview of the activity on the GV STRATUS system, such as channel usage and storage capacity.

Details view

The list view format that displays each asset as a multi-column row.

Drop target

The graphic that appears when hovering an undocked panel over another panel or over the application window. The graphic indicates the area in which the panel is docked if the panel is dropped on the graphic.

Event (Playlist)

A clip, trigger, or other entity that is one of the items in a playlist.

Event (Scheduler)

An item that marks the time that a recording or other action is scheduled to occur.

Feed Ingest

Operations performed by the Scheduler tool where K2 system channels are configured to record clips.


The state of a user interface component in which the component is currently receiving the input from the keyboard or mouse.


A physical or logical container. It can be a physical directory on a computer's file system or a database record managed by a Grass Valley system database.

FT server

The fault tolerant server that provides a platform for Grass Valley system devices, such as the GV STRATUS Core server.


Two or more channels that can be controlled as a single unit. A channel in a gang is referred to as a ganged channel. A channel that is not in a gang is referred to as a single channel.

Grass Valley system

The applications with their database(s) and supporting infrastructure that manage assets for one or more Grass Valley products.

House Number

The panel that populates the house number list and links assets to house numbers from the traffic system.

Ingest Database

The database for the Scheduler tool.


The panel that displays details of the asset currently loaded.


Grass Valley's application for configuring the K2 Storage Area Network (SAN).

K2 Media Server

The K2 Media Server product, which is a K2 SAN device. It can have the role of file system manager and other roles.

K2 Nearline SAN

A large pool of offline K2 storage to which files can be saved. Suitable for media file transfer. Does not support record or play.


The K2 Storage Area Network, including K2 Media Server, K2 RAID, and K2 SAN-attached systems. This term applies to an online or production SAN except if it is specified as a nearline SAN.

K2 Solo system

The K2 Solo Media Server product.

K2 Summit SAN-attached system

A K2 Summit system with media storage on a K2 SAN. Applies to K2 Summit (3G) Production Client and K2 Summit Transmission Client products.

K2 Summit standalone system

A K2 Summit system with internal or direct-connect media storage. Applies to K2 Summit (3G) Production Client and K2 Summit Transmission Server products.

K2 Summit system

A K2 Summit system of any storage type, including standalone internal/direct-connect or SAN-attached shared media storage. Applies to K2 Summit (3G) Production Client and K2 Summit Transmission Server/Client products.

K2 system

K2 product family servers, clients, and SANs, either individually or combined as a system. This includes K2 Media Clients, K2 Summit (3G) Production Clients, K2 Summit Transmission Servers/Clients and K2 Solo Media Servers with standalone, direct-connect, or SAN storage, as appropriate for the product.


A section of a clip that has duration, as defined by an in point and an out point, with its associated metadata.


Opening a tool or other component to expose the controls and functionality that you can use to accomplish a task.


A license that is checked out to a particular user. For the period of time that the license is checked out to that user, the user has a lease on that license.

License Management Database

The database for the assignment of GV STRATUS licenses and roles to groups and users

Marker Panel

The panel that displays keywords and markers of assets.


A specific point in a clip, as defined by timecode, with its associated metadata.


MDI is the acronym for Managed Device Interface. An MDI is a software component that provides an interface for the GV STRATUS database to access a device. Typically these are devices on which media resides, such as K2 systems, NAS devices, and archive devices. Each type of device has its own MDI. For most MDIs, the MDI software component is hosted on the GV STRATUS Core server, rather than being hosted on the same machine that it accesses.

Media ID

Metadata assigned to a disk or directory that contains a group of clips that can be imported via RMI.

MEWS Server

A customer-supplied server dedicated to MEWS functionality. It hosts MewsService, which is a Grass Valley service.


The panel that contains the tree-view.


A UI component that can be undocked and docked in an application window.


Access to files or directories that can be assigned to user groups.


Playing an asset, such as a clip or playlist.


An asset type consisting of a series of events. A playlist contains only events, transitions, and other features supported on the K2 system channel.

Playlist Editor

The tool that creates and modifies playlists. This tool uses a K2 channel.

Proxy server

The GV STRATUS server on an online or production K2 SAN that provides access to the low-resolution proxy media stored on the SAN. The server has the role of Proxy K2 SAN Server and SNFS file system client.

Proxy Storage

A K2 Nearline SAN that stores low-resolution proxy media for a GV STRATUS system. A GV STRATUS Core Services server takes the role of file system server for the Proxy Storage.

Proxy Storage file system server

The GV STRATUS server on a dedicated Proxy Storage system that provides access to the low-resolution proxy media stored on the system. The server has the roles of Proxy Storage Server and SNFS file system server for the Proxy Storage system.

Render Engine

A GV STRATUS server that functions as a proxy encoder and as a conform server. As a proxy encoder, the server creates low-resolution proxy assets. If a high-resolution asset does not yet have associated proxy, the server creates it. The software that provides the proxy encoder functionality can run on a dedicated Render Engine server or on a GV STRATUS server that has other roles as well, such as a GV STRATUS Express server. As a conform server, the server hosts the Render Engine Service. The service renders a complex asset, such as a GV STRATUS sequence or a project created in EDIUS, into a simple clip.


RMI is the acronym for Removable Media Interface. It is the tool that populates and ingests files from multiple removable media devices such as P2 and XDCAM. The RMI tool requires a GV STRATUS client with access to high-resolution assets.


Functionality that can be assigned. In the SiteConfig application, it is software functionality assigned to a device. In the GV STRATUS application, it is licensed functionality assigned to a user or group.

Rules Engine Database

The database for the Rules Engine. Stores the rules and the current state of the active rules. This is a SQL database. The database name is RulesEngine.


A pre-defined and re-usable set of clips to load into a specific channel.


The tool that schedules events to be recorded.

Scrub bar

The control that allows you to navigate through a clip using your mouse. The scrub bar slider provides click and drag mouse operations.


SDB is the acronym for Simple Database, which is the database server component for GV STRATUS Rundown. It provides status on clips and on playlists associated with NCS rundowns.


A panel's subdivision, such as the Explore section of the Navigator panel.

Segmentation Tool

The tool that creates segments from assets.

Segment Template

A collection of metadata properties, as configured in the GV STRATUS Inspector panel, that can be associated with a segment as part of the Digital Media Platform workflow.

Send Message

The tool that sends and receives messages and attachments between users logged on to GV STRATUS applications.


An asset consisting of a series of events for EDL exchange with an editor or creating finished stories for playout.

Sequence Viewer

The tool that plays sequences and playlists.


The representation of an asset that operates as a copy of the asset but is actually a reference that points to the original asset.

Show/Hide button

The button that shows or hides an interface component. For example, the Show/Hide button that shows or hides transport controls in a Channel Panel.

Show/Hide tab

The tab that indicates the position of a hidden panel. When the tab is clicked, the panel slides open (shows).

Simple Search

The functionality provided by the Simple Search tool, which is the ability to search by a single search term.


Grass Valley's application for network configuration and software deployment.

Source Viewer

The tool that plays assets and provides controls for adding markers, keywords, and other features.

Storyboard Editor

The tool that creates and modifies sequences. This tool does not use a K2 channel.


Grass Valley's media workflow application framework. Applications include the GV STRATUS application and the GV STRATUS Control Panel.

GV STRATUS Common server

A GV STRATUS server with common roles, excluding the role of Core Server and Proxy Server. This server provides licensing and user preference functionality on typical GV STRATUS systems where there are multiple GV STRATUS servers.

GV STRATUS Control Panel

The GV STRATUS application that provides central configuration of the software components of the GV STRATUS system.

GV STRATUS Core server

A GV STRATUS server that has the role of Core Services on a system with multiple GV STRATUS servers. The server provides media management functionality, including the GV STRATUS database and associated software components.

GV STRATUS Core Services

The software components that provide the underlying functionality to GV STRATUS applications. The components run as services on one or more GV STRATUS Core Services servers.


The database that provides the core asset management functionality to the GV STRATUS system.

GV STRATUS Express server

A GV STRATUS server with all the roles necessary for a basic GV STRATUS system, including the role of Proxy Express Server. The server has larger drives than other GV STRATUS servers to accommodate the low-resolution proxy media that is stored on the local server. This server is designed for use on smaller GV STRATUS systems where no other GV STRATUS servers or proxy systems are present.


A clip created by referencing a portion of media from a parent clip. The subclip does not contain any actual media. Rather, it points to the media in the parent clip.


A metadata entry that has no timecode information. In the GV STRATUS application this applies to an entire asset rather than to a particular point or section in an asset.

Take control

To take control of a K2 system channel that is currently being controlled by another. This can occur when two people are using the application on different PCs and one person opens or adds a channel that is in use by the other person.

Tally indicator

The colored bar or rectangle that indicates the current status (recording, playing, etc) of a channel gang or an individual channel.

Thumbnails view

The list view format that displays each asset as a small rectangular image.

Tiles view

The list view format that displays each asset as a small rectangular image with asset property information to the right.


The place between two events in a playlist or sequence. A cut and an effect are examples of a transition.

View Mode

The visual representation of a list of items. Modes include detail, tile, and thumbnail views.

Web Monitor

The tool that displays a web page.

WfPersistence Database

The database for the runtime data of the workflow engine. Stores the current state of running workpackages. This is a SQL database. The database name is WfPersistence.

Workflow Database

The database for the workflow engine. Stores the workflow templates. This is a SQL database. The database name is MediaFlow.

Workflow Server

A GV STRATUS server dedicated to hosting the Workflow Engine Service, the Rules Engine Service, and the Xcode Control Engine Service. These services support rules-based operations.

Working Bin

The bin on a K2 system into which one or more channels record.


The layout of docked and undocked panels that are part of an application.

Xcode Control Engine

The service that controls a third-party transcode application to support rules-based transcode operations.

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