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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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High Speed, High Value Central Storage Launches at NAB 2014 (SL5325)
Fast Central Storage at a New Low Price Point
GB Labs’ new Midi Space 3RU delivers the capacities required by small to medium-sized HD workgroups, delivering fast shared storage at an affordable price. Available in configurations up-to 64TB, Midi 3RU can be expanded with dedicated Midi Space EX units up-to a massive 768TB.
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Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 Streams Content Through the Cloud
Grass Valley Offers Customers the Ability to Stream Content to The Cloud Across the Globe Using Microsoft Azure
Booths SL206 and N2513 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that it will provide content producers using EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software a means of transcoding to a streaming format directly from their HQ/HQX assets. Microsoft Azure Media Services is licensing support for Grass Valley’s HQ Codec/HQX Codec, opening new doors for EDIUS users by giving them the improved functionality and flexibility to upload and stream content to a wider variety of environments through the cloud.
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Latest Version of DaVinci Resolve Improves EDIUS Integration
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 11 Supports Grass Valley’s HQ/HQX Codec to Streamline Workflow
Grass Valley, a Belden brand, announces that EDIUS 7 users can now benefit from HQ/HQX support with Blackmagic Design’s latest version of its color corrector software, DaVinci Resolve 11 – which is being unveiled at NAB 2014. This provides EDIUS users with a smoother import/export workflow with quick access to a powerful and creative color correction toolset. DaVinci Resolve handles complex color grades, multi-point tracking, blurs, and more.
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Lyon Video Upgrades OB Vans with Grass Valley’s New LDX XtremeSpeed 6X Ultra Slow-Motion Cameras & K2 Dyno Replay System
Pioneering Technology of the LDX XS Teamed with K2 Dyno Provides Uncompromised Performance and Storytelling Ability for Lyon’s Mobile Productions
For cutting-edge productions within its mobile production fleet, veteran mobile broadcaster Lyon Video has purchased two LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras, two XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission solutions, and a K2 Dyno Replay System from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Introduced at NAB 2014, the powerful new LDX XtremeSpeed camera delivers instant time-to-air capabilities and integrates seamlessly into live workflows with 3X (1080p) and 6X (720p/1080i) speeds for ultimate versatility, including a standard-speed 1X live output. Lyon Video's LDX XS cameras will be teamed up with the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System with its AnySpeed dynamic playback technology to provide smooth playback at any speed from 0% to 200% and all speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. This will dramatically expand the ability of replay operators to tell a compelling story during replays to keep viewers engaged.
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Mobile TV Group Upgrades Eight Mobile Units with Grass Valley Ultra Slow-Motion Technology
Sixteen LDX XtremeSpeed Cameras and Eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems Modernize MTVG’s Replay and Highlights Workflow
Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to upgrade eight of its dual-feed mobile production trucks with a workflow that delivers stunning imagery with super and ultra slow-motion replays for its clients. MTVG has purchased 16 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras and eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems for the delivery of compelling live sports coverage with crisp imagery for instant replays and highlights packages. Seven FOX Sports regional networks will receive these systems along with one for Root Sports Rocky Mountain. Each mobile unit will have two ultra slow-motion cameras.
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Grass Valley Delivers Powerful 4K Editing Solutions to Japanese Broadcaster KTV
Station Improves Quality and Efficiency with EDIUS Turnkey Nonlinear Editing Systems
Japan’s KTV, the Kansai Telecasting Corporation located in Osaka, has migrated to a full 4K editing system with powerful, forward-thinking newsroom solutions from Grass Valley, A Belden Brand. The station has purchased the EDIUS HDWS 4K desktop turnkey system and EDIUS Elite HDWS 3GX system for powerful, real-time 4K editing capabilities. KTV also purchased Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools and K2 Summit media server for a complete, file-based workflow to be used in conjunction with EDIUS for powerful editing functionality across its newsroom operations.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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Grass Valley Partners with deltatre to Demonstrate Multiplatform Live Sports Production Distribution
Partnership Offers Easy And Simplified Delivery Of Content To Digital Media Platforms
At NAB 2014, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, with sports media and technology firm deltatre, will showcase a combined live sports production solution with Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Digital Media Platform (DMP) and deltatre’s Diva integrated video application. This partnership will provide broadcasters with a comprehensive, tightly integrated workflow that simplifies digital publishing to make content delivery to multiple digital media platforms more accessible and easier to deploy—lowering operational costs and maximizing new business opportunities.
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AJA Announces Development Partnership with Grass Valley
Grass Valley K2 Summit Adds Virtual 4K Pan and Zoom with AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced a new development partnership with Grass Valley. As part of the partnership, Grass Valley will integrate AJA Corvid Ultra and TruScale™ scaling hardware into the Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System and Summit 3G broadcast replay server to drive real-time pan and zoom from UltraHD/4K to HD.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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AJA Launches LUT-box for Precise Color and Look Management
News: AJA Launches LUT-box for Precise Color and Look ManagementNew Mini-Converter enables accurate image monitoring on-set or in studio with simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs
AJA Video Systems today released LUT-box, a new Mini-Converter to allow monitors to display accurate color space and look for any SDI video signal. Easily load 3D LUTs at up to 17X17X17 points using the integrated USB connection and free MiniConfig software on either Mac or Windows. Simultaneous outputs support both HDMI and SDI monitors from a single LUT-box.
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AJA Launches FS1-X; Next Generation Frame Synch and FRC
News: AJA Launches FS1-X; Next Generation Frame Synch and FRCFrame synchronizer with new frame rate converter option bridges gaps to match up disparate video and audio formats and frame rates in compact 1RU chassis
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today released FS1-X, a compact single rack-mount frame synchronizer and converter designed to match up disparate audio and video formats in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. Tapping AJA’s industry-leading conversion algorithms, FS1-X supports up-, down- and cross-conversion between SD and HD signals ensuring the highest quality output possible. Featuring a flexible architecture, FS1-X simultaneously works with 3G/HD/SD-SDI 10-bit video and incorporates a massive number of embedded audio, AES, MADI and analog audio channels.
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AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera
News: AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional CameraNAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications. CION enables today’s growing demand for high frame rate support and offers the ability to output 4K raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. CION can record directly to AJA Pak SSD media at up to 60 frames per second.
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Grass Valley Enhances K2 Dyno Replay System With Powerful New Capabilities
New AnySpeed Feature Guarantees Smooth Playback at Any Speed From Zero To 200 Percent for Compelling Instant Replays
To keep fans engaged, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced feature enhancements to its widely used K2 Dyno Replay System that promise to deliver more captivating content than ever before — helping broadcasters to tell the best possible stories to their viewers. K2 Dyno includes a host of upgrades, such as the new AnySpeed dynamic playback algorithm, which automatically guarantees smooth playback at any speed from zero to 200 percent and in speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. It also integrates with Grass Valley’s latest high-speed cameras and the K2 Summit 3G Production Client, and it is compatible with higher resolutions and frame rates — all while maintaining easy integration into the live production workflow.
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Panasonic Announces Apple ProRes Codec Support For Varicam 35 4K Camera/Recorder
Strategic Alliance with Codex Digital to Develop High-Speed Uncompressed V-RAW Recorder for VariCam35 Also Disclosed
Panasonic today revealed updates to its new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, including Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes HQ* support for HD recording, as well as a strategic product development alliance with Codex Digital to deliver a high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder for the VariCam 35 camera.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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Public Debut of the New Grass Valley at NAB 2014
Merger of Grass Valley and Miranda Delivers A Game-Changing Force In Broadcast Technology - Future-Ready, Today
NAB 2014 sees the launch of a new leader in the broadcast technology industry, created by the merger of two of the market’s most respected and dynamic firms – Grass Valley and Miranda. The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, and the result of Belden’s investment of $800 million over the past three years in the broadcast market. The new Grass Valley is uniquely placed to deliver the future of television, combining a strong understanding and vision of the workflows required for live and on-demand video with an unrivalled heritage of pioneering the way television is created, produced and delivered.
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Grass Valley Introduces New Robotic Camera System
RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solution—a high-quality, Compact, HD Camera with a Fully Integrated Remote Control System
Building upon the success of its powerful LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announces the launch of three RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions: the RS-LDX Elite, the RS-LDX Première and the RS-LDX WorldCam. The new cameras are ideal for studio, newsroom, or live production applications by delivering a fully integrated, customizable, turnkey solution right out of the box. The systems will begin shipping in May 2014.
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Grass Valley Introduces Four New High-Speed Cameras to its Powerful LDX Range
LDX HiSpeed and LDX XtremeSpeed 3X/6X Cameras Deliver Super and Ultra Slow-Motion Imagery With Unrivaled Picture Quality
Building upon the success of its LDX Series of advanced imaging cameras, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, today announced four new additions to the LDX range — the LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) and LDX Compact HiSpeed (LDX Compact HS) 3X super slow-motion cameras and the LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) and LDX Compact XtremeSpeed (LDX Compact XS) 6X ultra slow-motion cameras. These powerful new LDX cameras are built around Grass Valley’s proprietary Xensium-FT CMOS imagers to deliver superb picture quality, high sensitivity, and high dynamic range for a wide variety of production applications.
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Grass Valley Partners with Brightcove, Elemental, and ExciteM to Expand GV STRATUS and Ignite Workflow Capabilities
Integrated Solutions Offer Improved Workflows to Enable Broadcasters to Better Monetize Content and Create New Business Opportunities
To meet the growing demands of a multiscreen audience, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has partnered with Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), Elemental, and ExciteM to integrate each company’s solutions with the GV STRATUS Digital Media Platform (DMP) and the Ignite Automated Production System. This gives broadcasters a single and robust workflow for distributing content across multiple digital media platforms, including broadcast, web, and mobile applications for both automated video-on-demand (VOD) and live streaming with content replacement. It further positions GV STRATUS and Ignite as the industry standard for efficient production and distribution workflows.
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Grass Valley Introduces New GV STRATUS Media Services for News Production, Live Production, Digital Media Platforms, and Playout
GV STRATUS New Media Services Enable Forward-Looking Master Control and Web/Mobile Distribution Workflows
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced new media services for its market-leading GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools. The GV STRATUS service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure the precise functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.
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CatDV Extends Leadership in Asset Management Partnerships at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, developer of leading asset management system CatDV, has further extended the essential technology integrations that form the solid foundation stones of effective asset management, with today’s announcement of new integration partners, and with CatDV appearing on more partner booths than ever during NAB 2014.
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WDBJ7 Upgrades to Native HD ENG, Adds Live Streaming with New JVC ProHD Broadcaster Server, GY-HM890 Cameras
News: WDBJ7 Upgrades to Native HD ENG, Adds Live Streaming with New JVC ProHD Broadcaster Server, GY-HM890 CamerasJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate for the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market (DMA #66), has purchased 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which will replace an aging fleet of Panasonic SD camcorders and upgrade the station’s ENG operations to native HD acquisition. The station has also purchased JVC’s new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi to produce live HD streaming reports from the field using the cameras paired with 4G LTE modems or hotspots.
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KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG Crews
News: KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG CrewsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev. (DMA #42), has ordered 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG use. According to Tony Somma, director of broadcast engineering and technology, the new camera’s ability to transmit live HD footage or allow FTP file transfer back to the station using a 4G LTE modem was a major selling point.
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Aspera Expands Partner Ecosystem at NAB 2014
Leading Media Technology Providers are Adopting Aspera FASPTM to Enable High-Performance Content Storage, Processing and Distribution
Booth SL8511- Aspera, Inc., an IBM Company and creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, expanded its partner ecosystem with new joint solutions powered by Aspera FASP™ high-speed transport technology.
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New Grass Valley Shows Off IP Expertise at NAB 2014
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will further expand its already extensive IP portfolio with the launch of the IRG-3401 IP Gateway module and Kaleido-IP X310 multiviewer at NAB 2014. These join the previously announced NVISION 8500 IP Gateway as new IP solutions for NAB.
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Grass Valley Introduces GV GUARDIAN Remote Monitoring Software to Predict, Preempt, and Resolve Infrastructure Problems
Provides Early Warnings, Simplified Failure Analysis, Prompt Notifications, and Easy Log Aggregation to it and Engineering Professionals, Lowers Service Costs By Resolving Issues Before They Become Catastrophic, Increases Accuracy and Decreases Human Error Through Task Automation
Today, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced GV GUARDIAN, its new remote monitoring software application that is designed to minimize downtime and prevent failures across broadcast and media infrastructure operations. GV GUARDIAN proactively alerts engineering and/or IT personnel to problems and potential complications, making resolution fast, accurate, and complete.
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Grass Valley Introduces the Next Generation of its GV Director Live Production System
GV Director Now Includes Real-Time Streaming Capabilities, an Improved Workflow, and Enhanced Real-Time Data Feeds to Increase Operational Flexibility
Today’s live production environments require a growing range of technologies for all production-related processes. As live production becomes more complex, broadcasters and content creators are continually turning to new tools that enable them to do more with less. To address these needs, Grass Valley, a Belden brand, today announced the next generation of its GV Director Integrated Nonlinear Live Production System that includes enhanced real-time streaming to reach a broader audience, second operator assist for an improved workflow, and enhanced real-time data feeds and graphics support, which allows operators to add new and changing content at increased speeds during live productions.
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Cleanly Switch and Mix HDCP Content with New Router from Ensemble Designs
Ensemble Designs is introducing a new addition to the BrightEye compact router family for use with HDCP encrypted HDMI content. The new BrightEye NXT 410-H Clean HDMI + HDCP Router supports clean and quiet switching of HDCP encrypted content to the HDMI output along side SDI and non-encrypted HDMI sources. The new HDMI + HDCP video routing switcher will be introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, April 7 to April 10, 2014 at Ensemble Designs booth N2524.
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The New Grass Valley is Future-Ready with Two Locations at NAB 2014
Combination of Grass Valley and Miranda Showcases Synergies and Integrated Demonstrations that Address Near-Term Challenges and Prepare Broadcasters for the Future
Booths SL206 and N2513, The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will make its debut at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show as an integrated presence, unified under a single banner, following the recent completion of Belden Inc.’s acquisition of Grass Valley. The new entity, the result of the historic merging of operations between industry powerhouses Grass Valley and Miranda, will host customers, partners, resellers and media at two different locations in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 7-10: South Hall SL206 for Live and News Production, and North Hall N2513 for Playout.
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Signiant Strengthens Board With Two Industry Leaders
Appointments Underline Business Growth and Technical Innovation in Cloud Technology
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software, today announced that two of the media industry’s most prominent technology executives have joined its Board of Directors. The appointments come at a time when the company’s leadership position in cloud technology and innovative next-generation offerings are driving unprecedented growth in Signiant’s business.
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Ensemble Designs Shows New Mixing and Direct Take For BrightEye NXT 2.0 Routers
Ensemble Designs announced today the NAB release of version 2.0 software for its BrightEye NXT line of Compact Routers. The software upgrade, provided at no charge to owners of Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT Video Routing Switchers, provides dissolves and direct take transitions of HDMI as well as SDI sources, external control via TCP/IP or DB9 connector, and configuration and salvo memory registers. NXT 2.0 will be shown at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, April 7 to April 10, 2014 at Ensemble Designs booth N2524.
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Brazil’s EPTV Outfits OB Van with Grass Valley Solutions for Coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Cameras and Switcher Facilitate a Smooth Transition to HD for Broadcaster’s Mobile Production Truck
Brazil’s Empresa Paulista de Televisão (EPTV), part of the commercial network TV Globo, replaced their SD OB van with a brand new HD OB van equipped with a scalable Grass Valley® live production solution for HD coverage of major sporting events including the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The purchase includes 12 LDX WorldCam™ advanced imaging cameras, 12 XCU WorldCam™ eXchangeable Control Units, which support fiber as well as triax, and a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™.
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Spain’s Atresmedia Outfits New HD Studio with Grass Valley Solutions
Karrera, K-Frame, and K2 Dyno Provide Unparalleled Workflow and Increased On-Air Production Capabilities
Atresmedia, a leading TV and media group in Spain, is outfitting its new HD studio with several live production solutions from Grass Valley including the powerful Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™, as well as a K2 Dyno® Replay System. Atresmedia operates eight on-air channels that deliver news, magazines, entertainment shows, top quality TV series and movies to millions of viewers across Spain. This new solution from Grass Valley will enable Atresmedia to double its on-air studio production capabilities and make its current workflow more consistent and smooth. The broadcaster expects its new TV studio to be fully operational by April 2014.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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WDBJ Upgrades its Newsgathering to HD with Grass Valley
Station Harnesses the Powerful Capabilities of GV STRATUS and EDIUS for the Delivery of HD Content
In a move that rounds out a full migration to HD programming, Schurz Communications-owned CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, is upgrading its existing Aurora™ system from Grass Valley® to GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools and EDIUS® 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software for enhanced production and full HD news delivery. WDBJ produces six daily newscasts that deliver breaking news and weather updates, as well as locally-produced sports programs for viewers across the state of Virginia. With the help of Grass Valley’s premiere partner Digital Video Group (DVG), and its longstanding relationship with WDBJ, the new HD system was first demoed and then configured to WDBJ’s exact specifications, making the transition easy.
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AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
News: AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic GamesThe Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, held from March 7-16, marked AJA Video Systems' third collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to provide broadcast solutions for the international distribution of live and on-demand coverage of the games. IPC’s ParalympicSportTV team delivered 300 hours of HD content to audiences worldwide using eight AJA Ki Pro Rack recorders; an AJA KUMO 32x32 compact router with a KUMO Control Panel controlled through its webserver over LAN; an AJA FS2 dual-channel converter and frame synchronizer; and four AJA Hi5-3G Mini-Converters.
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Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or Lease
News: Like-New Equipment for All Facets of Video and Audio Production Available for Purchase or LeaseBexel's Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will showcase its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment at NAB 2014. Much of the gear was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Bexel's Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment, from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to video and audio converters, audio monitoring, speakers, wireless intercom, solid state recorders, microphones, P2 camcorders, and more.
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Myanmar’s MRTV Selected Grass Valley’s Broadcast Infrastructure Solutions for Southeast Asian Games International Broadcast Center
MRTV Purchased a Range Of Sophisticated Technologies for Live HD Coverage of the 2013 SEA Games
Grass Valley® supplied Myanmar’s MRTV with a robust solution for the capture and delivery of live HD coverage of the 2013 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. This solution included a sophisticated broadcast infrastructure for MRTV’s International Broadcast Center (IBC), which was designed to enable unilateral broadcast services for the Games. MRTV operates Myanmar’s state-owned satellite television station MRTV. The station airs 12 local channels and 14 regional channels throughout Myanmar, reaching millions of viewers.
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South Carolina Installs Two Broadcast Pix Mica Systems for HD Video Coverage of State House
While South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) produces a variety of original television programming and provides video production services for other state agencies, one of its primary responsibilities is coverage of the state’s House of Representatives and Senate proceedings. When the operation was upgraded to HD production in late 2013, SCETV installed two Broadcast Pix™ Mica™ integrated production switchers to handle switching, graphics, and more.
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Grass Valley Is Future-Ready at NAB 2014
Introduces Future-Ready Production Solutions and Enhancements Across its Entire Product Line
Consumer demand for exceptional viewing performance and quality is soaring, and new standards such as UHD/4K are driving the need for higher resolutions and higher frame rates throughout the broadcast distribution chain. Grass Valley® solves the challenges these new formats present with innovative updates across its entire product line at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014. Grass Valley (booth SL206) will demonstrate large scale, future-ready production solutions that enable the creation and manipulation of higher resolution and higher frame rate content, alongside seamless workflows that offer multiplatform content development and distribution with remote capabilities.
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AJA Hires Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western Region
News: AJA Hires Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western RegionAJA Video Systems has hired Nathan Simmons as Territory Manager, Western Region. Simmons brings over thirty years of professional broadcast experience, and will be based in Southern California out of AJA’s Los Angeles office.
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Monolith Systems Outfits NASDAQ Control Room and Studio with Grass Valley Solutions for Live Market Updates
Karrera and Trinix Combine with Existing Grass Valley Solutions To Deliver Round-The-Clock Financial Market Updates at the NASDAQ Stock Market
New York-based systems integrator Monolith Systems, Inc. today announced it will be equipping NASDAQ’s new MarketSite control room and studio with a Trinix® NXT digital video routing switcher and a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley®. Currently NASDAQ is using Grass Valley’s Concerto™ routing switcher and Kayak™ digital production switcher for its main on-air broadcasts.
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AJA Ki Pro Mini Boosts “Just Seen It” Digital Transfer Times by 400%
News: AJA Ki Pro Mini Boosts “Just Seen It” Digital Transfer Times by 400%Weekly review show “Just Seen It” currently airs on 246 PBS stations nationwide and can also be viewed via online platforms such as YouTube and HULU. Structured in a format paying homage to revered critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, each 30-minute episode consists of a rotating collection of producers, directors, actors and screenwriters who offer thoughtful, informed analysis on four recent entertainment releases in theaters, on TV and from around the web, along with a critic’s pick. At the conclusion of each discussion, the panel bestows a recommendation of “See It!” “Stream It!” or “Skip It!” on the content up for review.
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Increased Demand Drives Ensemble Deal with JB&A
News: Increased Demand Drives Ensemble Deal with JB&ALeading manufacturer of broadcast video equipment, Ensemble Designs and JB&A Distribution are pleased to announce a new sales and distribution agreement, effective immediately.
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Flip TV Deploys Grass Valley Technology for High Quality Mobile Productions
30-foot OB Truck Outfitted with K2 Dyno S for Compelling College Sports Coverage
FlipTV, the Maryland-based provider of mobile TV productions and technical services, has deployed a K2 Dyno® S Replay System with a K2 Summit® 3G Production Client from Grass Valley® inside its 30-foot outside broadcasting (OB) truck, named Captain. The mobile production truck is used to broadcast various college sports, most recently basketball games at American University in Washington, DC. The truck fills a niche in the market by providing a compact footprint that packs the same high quality punch as its larger truck counterparts, but in a more cost-efficient manner.
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Boris FX Names Stephen Hayes Director of Business Development
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces the appointment of Stephen Hayes to Director of Business Development, worldwide. Hayes will oversee key user markets, end user and reseller engagement, industry event presence, and help direct overall business goals.
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AJA KONA LHe Plus and AJA Control Room Drive Capitol Television Broadcasts
News: AJA KONA LHe Plus and AJA Control Room Drive Capitol Television BroadcastsFull service engineering company Finer Associates specializes in the maintenance and integration of broadcast technology. With over 25 years of experience, the Massachusetts-based company led by Steve Finer works with clients to design, install and service broadcast solutions.
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Columbus’ Crew Stadium Upgrades Control Room with Grass Valley Solutions for Live Soccer Coverage
LDX cameras, K2 Dyno Replay System, EDIUS Editing Software, and GV Director Nonlinear Live Production System Combine to Deliver Exceptional In-Stadium Coverage for Major League Soccer Games
The Ohio-based Columbus Crew soccer club today announced it has chosen two LDX Flex™ advanced imaging cameras, a K2 Dyno® S-based Replay System, the GV Director™ Nonlinear Live Production System, EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software, and a Concerto™ routing switcher from Grass Valley® to outfit the control room and manage content for its new, state-of-the-art video boards being installed at its home venue, Crew Stadium. Built in 1999, the 20,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific venue built for a professional soccer team in the United States.
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AJA Io 4K Gains 50/60 fps 4K/UHD High Frame Rate Support with v10.5.1 Software
News: AJA Io 4K Gains 50/60 fps 4K/UHD High Frame Rate Support with v10.5.1 SoftwareNew v 10.5.1 Mac Software Also Adds Updates to KONA, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP™
AJA Video Systems today released the free v10.5.1 Mac software driver package adding 4K/UHD high frame rate support to AJA’s Io 4K, its popular device for professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows.
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AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’
News: AJA Ki Pro Quad Facilitates Affordable 4K Solution for ‘Tree Man’When New York-based filmmakers Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild teamed up to produce “Tree Man”, an independent documentary focusing on an Upper West Side Christmas tree vendor, they knew the project would be a challenge. Many of their desired shoot locations had limited access, and there was a very small, fixed window of time to capture all the necessary scenes: the few weeks leading up to Christmas. Additionally, the film’s modest budget topped out at around $100,000; 20% of which was raised though a Kickstarter campaign.
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Grass Valley Enhances K2 Dyno S Capabilities with Telestration Feature
K2 Dyno S now incorporates tOG-Sports telestration option from RT Software
As part of an ongoing investment to provide top-quality replay solutions for live sports and entertainment productions, Grass Valley® announced that its widely-used K2 Dyno® S Replay Controller now includes an added optional feature —tOG-Sports telestration developed by RT Software.
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Ensemble Designs Showcases BrightEye NXT Router Integration with NewTek TriCaster
Ensemble Designs is showcasing the BrightEye NXT Router interface for the NewTek TriCaster 8000 multi-camera live production system at ISE in Amsterdam, 4-6 February, 2014, on stand 9-G132.
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US Food and Drug Administration Completes HD Upgrade with Grass Valley Solutions
Powerful Karrera production switcher and Concerto routing switcher complete HD upgrade
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US government agency responsible for advancing public health, recently rounded out a three-year high definition (HD) upgrade with a new 3 M/E Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™ and a Concerto™ routing switcher from Grass Valley®, replacing HD-capable equipment from a variety of other suppliers. With the help of broadcast supplier Digital Video Group, the FDA was able to complete the upgrade over the 2013 winter holidays and its Gaithersburg, MD studio is now fully HD operational.
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AJA Ships Io 4K; Professional Video I/O for New Mac Pro
News: AJA Ships Io 4K; Professional Video I/O for New Mac ProIo 4K Delivers 4K/UHD and 2K/HD/SD Video/Audio Capture and Playback via Thunderbolt™ 2
AJA Video Systems today announced availability of Io 4K, an evolution of its popular devices for professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt™ 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and uniquely offers an additional Thunderbolt™ 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals in supported workflows.
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Grass Valley Demonstrates Commitment to Middle East Region With Strong Presence at CABSAT 2014
Solidifies regional footprint – expands local team, installs high-end Dubai demonstration facility, and launches Arabic website Displays GV Director, LDX Compact, and K2 media server offerings to the Middle East region
To build upon its success generated in the Middle East region in 2013, Grass Valley® will showcase a range of broadcast and media solutions at CABSAT 2014, held March 11-13 at the World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE. Spanning across two levels and designed for maximum impact, Grass Valley’s stand (A5-20, Hall 5) will house its robust and growing product suite, including production switchers, cameras, editing software, and more, and provide a VIP atmosphere for meetings away from the busy show floor.
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Hello Chef Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Produce 4K Film ‘The Final Project’
News: Hello Chef Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Produce 4K Film ‘The Final Project’Hello Chef, a Hong-Kong based production company that has produced several promotional and corporate videos for clients like Converse, Levi, Canon and TNT Express, shot its first-ever 4K film "The Final Project" last summer.
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Grass Valley Supplies Auviso with Flexible and Scalable Camera Solutions
Switzerland-based technical service provider drives ultimate camera flexibility with the purchase of LDX Premiére cameras and XCU eXchangeable control units
auviso audio visual solutions, a technical service provider in Lucerne, Switzerland, has purchased four LDX Première™ advanced imaging cameras and XCU Elite™ eXchangeable Control Units with triax transmission from Grass Valley® to ensure ultimate camera flexibility for the variety of rental and staging services it provides to its varied client base. Working in tandem, the LDX cameras and XCU base stations provide auviso’s clients with a versatile solution for capturing creative images across a range of productions and venues.
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Phillip Neighbour and Maurice de Jonghe join Alan Bunting to Strengthen PlayBox Technology UK Sales & Business Development
PlayBox Technology UK Limited announces a major expansion to its sales management team with the appointment of Phillip Neighbour and Maurice de Jonghe. Based at the company's premises in Hatfield, they will work alongside Alan Bunting who joined PlayBox Technology in July 2013 from Ross Video where he was Regional Sales Manager for Western Europe.
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Colorado Rockies Upgrade Production Capabilities with Grass Valley K2 Media Server Technology
K2 Solo 3G provides immediate access to clip playout and instant replays for enhanced game-day productions
For improved production quality and greater reliability on game day, the Colorado Rockies production staff have installed a Grass Valley® K2 Solo® 3G 2-channel media server into the control room at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The compact, standalone server allows staff members to tap into a powerful 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and high-performance file operations while guaranteeing that on-air channels will never drop a frame of video, which is vital during live sports productions.
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TSL Products Steers Kodiak Mobile’s New ‘Grizz Hd’ Production Truck With Powerful Tallyman Control System
News: TSL Products Steers Kodiak Mobile’s New ‘Grizz Hd’ Production Truck With Powerful Tallyman Control SystemTSL Products, manufacturer of surround sound microphones and processing, audio monitoring, control systems and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, recently supplied Kodiak Mobile Television with a TallyMan Control System for its new ‘Grizz HD’ Production Truck.
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Grass Valley’s LDX Premiere Series Provides Stunning Imagery for Germany-based Production House
MCS GmbH Thüringen leverages flexibility and superior image quality with new cameras
To capture fine detail and superior image resolution for its variety of productions, Germany-based production house MCS GmbH Thüringen recently acquired seven LDX Premiere™ series cameras from Grass Valley®. The new HD camera systems are being used inside MCS GmbH Thüringen’s two in-house studios, where its highly skilled staff creates television programming, film production, and advertising campaigns for a wide range of clients in Germany and other parts of Europe.
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NEP Harnesses the Powerful Capabilities of Grass Valley’s K-Frame Switcher Platform
Veteran broadcast services company purchases 26 K-Frame systems and upgrades 5 Kayenne Classics for use for its OB trucks across North America and the United Kingdom Deal builds upon longstanding relationship between the two companies, Strengthens Grass Valley’s position as a leader in the live sports and entertainment production markets
NEP, a leading provider of mobile and fixed broadcast facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom, has purchased 26 Grass Valley® K-Frame™ modular video processing engines to be used with Kayenne® and Karrera® Video Production Centers to upgrade more than 30 of its outside broadcasting (OB) trucks across their fleet. NEP will take delivery of the K-Frames over the next three years, through to 2016.
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ABS Builds, Supports International Broadcasting Center For 27Th Sea Games In Myanmar
News: ABS Builds, Supports International Broadcasting Center For 27Th Sea Games In MyanmarProfessional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced it has been selected as the premier AV technology provider for the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) for the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which start today and run through December 22nd in Myanmar. More than 1,000 media personnel are expected to cover the games, and ABS has been on location for more than three months preparing for the event.
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Indiana’s Ball State University Selects Grass Valley Live Production Solutions for Sports Coverage
End-to-end solution enables ultimate camera flexibility with engaging replays and highlights
Grass Valley® has supplied Ball State University, located in Muncie, IN, with a live production solution that provides University staff the flexibility and versatility to capture more appealing and creative footage from sporting events held at the school’s Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena. The solution includes six LDX Flex™ advanced imaging cameras with XCU™ (eXchangeable Control Units) Twin base stations which support fiber as well as triax, and two K2 Dyno® Replay Systems.
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AJA Ki Pro and Ki Pro Rack Bolster Kit Offerings at Fat Dog Solutions
News: AJA Ki Pro and Ki Pro Rack Bolster Kit Offerings at Fat Dog SolutionsIn 2007, Phil Wade teamed up with Leslie Zunz to launch Fat Dog Solutions, a company specializing in studio design and engineering services, as well as equipment rentals. Over the last six years, the UK-based boutique has established a diverse client base ranging from corporate customers like ICANN, PwC and Johnson & Johnson to broadcast clients like Channel 5. As the business has evolved, AJA’s Ki Pro and Ki Pro Rack digital video recorders have played a key role in the company’s success. With a stock of Ki Pros and Ki Pro Racks, Fat Dog Solutions is home to one of the largest Ki Pro rental fleets in the region.
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EDIUS Support for Matrox Editing Devices Now Available
News: EDIUS Support for Matrox Editing Devices Now AvailableMatrox® Video today announced the immediate availability of Grass Valley EDIUS® 7.21 nonlinear video editing application support for Matrox MXO2™ LE and Matrox MXO2 Mini I/O devices. EDIUS is a proven solution for editors working on fast-turn-around production in broadcast news, newsmagazine, and studio program content, as well as professional video editors working on organizational, documentary, and theatrical productions.
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WRN Broadcast Revolutionizes Playout with Grass Valley’s GV Edge Integrated Playout System
New solution enables 24/7 playout applications, allowing WRNB to deliver sophisticated new channels for CSC Media on time and on budget
WRN Broadcast, the UK-based global managed services company, has installed Grass Valley’s® GV Edge™ integrated playout system with K2 Edge playout nodes to effectively deliver and manage content from CSC Media Group, one of the largest UK-based satellite television channel providers. WRN Broadcast has migrated 20 CSC Media Group channels, including Buzmuzik, True Drama, True Movies and Pop on Sky, using the GV Edge system.
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Russia’s TTC Ostankino Upgrades TV Studios to HD with Grass Valley
Largest broadcast production company in Eastern Europe continues partnership with Grass Valley for the transition of its television studio operations to high definition
TV Technical Center Ostankino, the largest broadcast production company in Eastern Europe, continues its SD to HD upgrade with equipment provided by premiere partner Grass Valley. In 2012, Grass Valley® equipped the broadcaster with 24 LDK 8000 Elite 3G Transmission triax camera systems, 14 LDX Flex™ cameras and four Karrera® Video Production Centers for TTC Ostankino to kick-start its migration to HD.
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Helimedia Reaches New Heights with AJA Ki Pro Quad
News: Helimedia Reaches New Heights with AJA Ki Pro QuadFounded in 2007 by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Skip Margetts, Helimedia caters to the aerial filming needs of clients across Southern Africa working in live-event broadcast, film, television and advertising. To complete each aerial production, Helimedia’s two-man team counts on a strong pool of freelance talent and an arsenal of specialized filming equipment – including two AJA Ki Pro digital video recorders and a newly added AJA Ki Pro Quad supporting 4:4:4 HD/2K and UHD/4K workflows.
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ESPN Selects Grass Valley to Outfit new HD Broadcast Facility
Ignite, Kayenne, K2 Summit kit out new ESPN Digital Center 2 40 LDX cameras upgrade existing Digital Center 1 Ignite system purchased for ESPN’s new Southeastern Conference Network
ESPN has selected Grass Valley® production technologies to equip its new HD Digital Center 2 broadcast facility in Bristol, CT, which is expected to be complete in spring 2014. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between ESPN and Grass Valley that spans three decades while strengthening Grass Valley’s position as a leader in the sports production market.
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Grass Valley Deploys First GV STRATUS in Hong Kong
OneTV taps GV STRATUS, EDIUS Elite, and K2 Summit for cost-effective, multiplatform news delivery
Grass Valley® has deployed its first set of GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools to the Hong Kong region at OneTV, a new 24/7 television station that delivers news, sports, and entertainment to millions of viewers across Hong Kong. The station is also leveraging the powerful capabilities of Grass Valley’s EDIUS® Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software, K2 Summit® 3G Production Client, and K2 SAN storage. Together, these technologies provide the station with the powerful capabilities it needs to deliver news around the clock and to multiple platforms including smartphones and tablets.
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PESA Hires Bin as Marketing and Sales Manager for China
PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, today announced Lou Li Bin has joined the company as marketing and sales manager for the company’s Beijing office, effective Oct. 18. He is responsible for sales and marketing efforts for the company’s product lines in China, and will also provide support for regional trade shows and conferences.
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Ensemble Designs Ships BrightEye NXT SDI/HDMI Clean Switch Routers
News: Ensemble Designs Ships BrightEye NXT SDI/HDMI Clean Switch RoutersEnsemble Designs announced today that it has begun shipments of its BrightEye NXT family of compact routers - the BrightEye NXT 410, BrightEye NXT 415, and the BrightEye NXT 430. The innovative routing systems, about the size of a club sandwich, provide clean and quiet switching of SDI, HDMI and Fiber Optic sources.
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Manolo Rojas Chooses AJA Hi5 and HA5 Signal Converters Delivering True Blacks for High-Resolution Monitoring
News: Manolo Rojas Chooses AJA Hi5 and HA5 Signal Converters Delivering True Blacks for High-Resolution MonitoringManolo Rojas has been working as a Steadicam Operator for more than 22 years on high profile feature film, commercial and music video projects including "Godzilla," "Don Jon" and "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D."
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AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess"
News: AJA Ki Pro Mini Scores Checkmate for "Computer Chess"Retro-inspired indie flick "Computer Chess" received an enthusiastic response from audiences when it debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Set in the 80s and directed by Andrew Bujalski with cinematography by Matthias Grunsky, the film follows a cohort of young geniuses in a computer chess tournament as they race to design a program incapable of human defeat. To achieve a surreal aesthetic that transports audiences back in time, Grunsky captured the film using a tube camera from the 70s, converted the black and white analog signal from the camera to SD using an AJA D5D Mini-Converter and recorded the SD feed in Apple ProRes HQ with an AJA Ki Pro Mini.
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Versatile Distribution Services Welcomes Herb Ricco to Broadcast Sales Team
Versatile Distribution Services, a division of Versatile Communications, Inc., today announced that Herb Ricco has joined its sales team as an account manager serving the Avid, Adobe, Assimilate and Grass Valley reseller network. Always ahead of the curve on industry trends and new and emerging technologies, Ricco has poised himself to better position Versatile Distribution Services as the go-to distributor for turnkey broadcast and post-production solutions (Avid 7, Adobe Creative Cloud, EDIUS Pro, & SCRATCH) powered by Hewlett Packard (HP) platforms. “At Versatile Distribution Services, our sales team is touted as a highly knowledgeable group of individuals, each of whom provides a seamless experience for the Avid, Adobe, Assimilate and Grass Valley reseller community,” comments Jason Quast, managing director, broadcast, Versatile Distribution Services. “Herb Ricco is an ideal fit for this team. With an impressive track record, Ricco has consistently contributed to both improved productivity and profitability through leadership, as well as proved to have a sound understanding of client needs. We are confident he will be an invaluable addition to our team.”
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Grass Valley Demonstrates Real-time 8K Editing For the First Time at InterBEE
Grass Valley® is offering a preview of future 8K support for its EDIUS® 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE) at booth 7316. The demonstration follows recent announcements that the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, will be broadcast in 8K — 16 times the resolution of today’s HD format.
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AJA Ki Pro Helps David Marks Capture Sole-Searching Documentary
News: AJA Ki Pro Helps David Marks Capture Sole-Searching DocumentaryDocumentary filmmaker David Marks approaches each new project with a genuine intent to improve the world and inspire human benevolence. Continuing this tradition, Marks' latest observational documentary, "In the Cobbler's Shoes," follows the workday of Misak Pirinjian - a hardworking shoemaker and owner of a reputable family business in Mill Valley, CA. Highlighting Pirinjian's daily interactions with customers and repairs on seemingly dilapidated shoes, the modern fable illustrates how one man's compassion can impact an entire community. To accurately depict Pirinjian's story, Marks relied extensively on an AJA Ki Pro file-based recording device to capture hundreds of hours of footage in Pirinjian's shop over the course of a year.
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Bank TV Launches End-to-End HD Solution from Grass Valley
GV STRATUS, GV Edge, and EDIUS serve as the core components for Ukrainian broadcaster’s 24/7 HD news workflow
Bank TV, a satellite broadcaster in the Ukraine, has launched a complete, end-to-end high definition (HD) news production solution from Grass Valley® to facilitate the smooth delivery of its 24/7programming. At the core of the broadcaster’s new structure is GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools for enhanced production and a streamlined workflow. GV STRATUS is being used in tandem with EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software and GV Edge™ Integrated Playout System with K2 Edge™ playout nodes for 24/7 playout. This deal with Bank TV builds upon the recent momentum generated by Grass Valley in the Ukrainian broadcast market as well as traction gained by GV STRATUS in the EMEA region.
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Grass Valley Shows Range of Flexible Production Solutions at NATEXPO 2013 Ahead of 2014 Winter Games in Russia
In preparation for the 2014 Winter Games being held in Sochi, Russia from February 7-23, Grass Valley® will be exhibiting at the NATEXPO 2013 convention at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia, from November 19-21. Visitors to the Grass Valley booth А 50 Hall 8 will get first hand demonstrations of a range of live production solutions that will support the 2014 Winter Games, including HD cameras, switchers, and software.
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Key Code Media Team Up for Social Media Integration
Bannister Lake Software, the leading provider of automated broadcast display solutions, announced a new business partnership with turnkey digital media communication systems industry leader, Key Code Media, at SMPTE 2013 in Hollywood.
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India’s TV NOW Selects Grass Valley Solutions for First HD News Operation
First deployment in growing India broadcast market for GV Director and GV STRATUS, builds on momentum generated by recent Grass Valley wins
TV NOW, a brand new 24-hour Malayalam satellite television channel for news and other informational programming, plans to launch with a fully integrated high-definition news production solution from Grass Valley®. TV NOW’s new infrastructure will include three GV Director™ nonlinear live production systems, the powerful GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools,nine LDX Flex™ HD studio cameras, a Trinix® NXT digital video routing switcher, a K2 Summit® 3G transmission server, EDIUS® nonlinear editing software, and HD K2 SAN storage. Together, these solutions will enable TV NOW to get news to air more quickly and without any interruptions, which is crucial to the smooth running of an operation that airs programming 24/7.
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Experience Church.TV Improves Multi-Camera Production With JVC GY-HM600 ProHD Camera
News: Experience Church.TV Improves Multi-Camera Production With JVC GY-HM600 ProHD CameraJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced Experience Church.tv, based in Puyallup, Wash., is using a GY-HM600 ProHD handheld camcorder as part of a multi-camera HD production that provides image magnification (I-MAG) for its live congregation during services and streaming video for online viewers.
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Grass Valley Kicks Off at Sportel Monaco Convention 2013
Grass Valley® today announced that it will be exhibiting at the Sportel Monaco World Sports Content Media Convention being held from October 14-17, 2013 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, France. Visitors to the Grass Valley stand (K10/Diaghilev Hall) will see first-hand how the company’s innovative live and sports dedicated workflows boost productivity and increase ease of distribution. Attendees will get interactive demonstrations of Grass Valley’s K2 Dyno® Replay System withShareFlex™ and GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools.
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Brazil’s TV Vitoria/Record Migrates to HD with Grass Valley Solutions
· New solution adds resource-efficiency and optimizes media workflows · Represents the evolution to nonlinear media production in Brazilian television market
Brazil’s TV Vitoria/Record, delivering news and other informational programming to millions of viewers across Brazil, has selected an end-to-end solution from Grass Valley® to facilitate a quick and smooth transition from SD to HD. Grass Valley is supplying the station with a GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production toolset, eight EDIUS® Elite nonlinear editing software seats, a Karrera® Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame™, four LDX Flex™ HD studio camera systems with XCU™ (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations, three K2 Summit® 3G 4-channel media servers, aK2 Solo® 3G portable 2-channel media server, and the K2 Dyno® S Replay Controller, as well as K2 SAN storage. The project will be completed in March 2014.
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Kentucky Mega-Church Reaches The Next Generation With Video Captured Using Fujinon Lenses
News: Kentucky Mega-Church Reaches The Next Generation With Video Captured Using Fujinon LensesSouthland Christian Church near Lexington, Kentucky is one of a new breed of mega-churches, investing in the next generation by acquiring sophisticated new video technology, including FUJINON lenses from FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division. Founded in 1956, Southland has grown to become one of the state's largest churches, with three sprawling campuses and attendance averaging 12,000 worshipers each week. Just as its size and scope have expanded, so have its needs for state-of-the-art video broadcast and production technology to help reach its huge audience and provide a moving experience. Now, as Southland makes its transition from standard definition to HD broadcasts, it has turned to FUJINON lenses for the high quality, yet economical, centerpiece to its new system.
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Omroep Flevoland Selects Grass Valley’s Live Production Solutions for Multiscreen News Delivery
Leading Netherlands broadcaster selects GV STRATUS, EDIUS, and GV Edge to streamline production workflow and provide multiscreen viewing options to viewers
Omroep Flevoland, a Netherlands regional broadcaster, has selected several live production and playout tools from Grass Valley® to streamline its workflows to meet its viewers’ growing demands for multiscreen, multiplatform viewing. Omroep Flevoland is an independent broadcaster in the Flevoland province of the Netherlands that brings 24/7 news, sports, weather and traffic updates via radio, television, and the Internet to the region’s residents.
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Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3G
News: Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3GWith locations in Culver City and Vancouver, Zoic Studios is responsible for award-winning effects in film, advertising, games and television. In addition to a steady stream of feature, games and commercial projects, Zoic is currently handling VFX for television shows "Falling Skies," "Once Upon a Time" and "Wonderland," all shot using virtual sets. The company is also venturing into 4K post-production within their commercial division for the the Intel and Toshiba webisode series, "The Power Within." For reliable and efficient collaboration across remote facilities, Zoic relies on AJA's KONA 3G cards to help facilitate live synchronized sessions using Tweak's RV-SDI playback and review software.
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Pete Challinger Joins Bannister Lake Software to Spearhead U.S. Market Growth
News: Pete Challinger Joins Bannister Lake Software to Spearhead U.S. Market GrowthBannister Lake Software Inc., the Canadian supplier of Broadcast Graphics Automation systems, has announced the appointment of Pete Challinger as Vice President, U.S. Business Development. The appointment is part of a goal to dramatically increase U.S. business for the company.
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NTV Plus Selects Grass Valley Live Production Solutions for 2014 Winter Games
Russian broadcaster selects GV STRATUS, K2 SAN, K2 Summit, K2 Dyno, and EDIUS for multichannel sports production during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Grass Valley® today announced that it will provide Russian satellite broadcaster NTV Plus with several of its innovative live production solutions to deliver multichannel sports production for the 2014 Winter Games to be held in Sochi, Russia, February 7-23, 2014. These solutions include a K2 Summit® production client with a K2 Storage Area Network (SAN), GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools with EDIUS® editing capabilities, and a K2 Dyno® S Replay Controller. The Grass Valley-NTV Plus collaboration was completed via Grass Valley’s long term Russian partner OKNO TV, alongside System Integrator PTS to deliver smooth installation of the Grass Valley solutions.
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AJA Previews Io 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 at IBC 2013
News: AJA Previews Io 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 at IBC 2013Io 4K Will Deliver Portable 4K Video/Audio Capture and Playback Across Thunderbolt™ 2
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 -- AJA Video Systems will be presenting a technology preview of the new Io 4K, an evolution of its popular devices for professional video I/O, now updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt™ 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt™ 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals such as high-resolution displays and high-capacity storage. Io 4K will be on display at AJA's stand, 7.F11 throughout the IBC Conference, September 12-17 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam.
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Panasonic And Grass Valley Join Forces To Enhance K2 Architecture For AVC-LongG
AVC-Longg Compression Type Supported For The First Time Ever By Broadcast Servers
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions announces that it has assisted its long-time partner Grass Valley® with the integration of AVC-LongG support in its offering. Grass Valley’s newest upgrade to its K2® server products now includes powerful management support for this compression type, which is part of Panasonic’s new AVC-ULTRA codec family of products. Grass Valley’s K2 Summit® and K2 Solo® are the first broadcast servers on the market to support playout of the AVC-LongG recording format.
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Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘13
News: Panasonic Presents Its Wide Range Of New Professional Camera Solutions At IBC ‘134K Technology, Cloud-Based Workflow, And AVC-Ultra Camera Innovations To Be Unveiled
Panasonic Professional Camera Solutions is present at IBC ’13 with a wide range of innovating professional camera solutions. The diversity of the new camera technology on display is set to speak to a diverse group of broadcast professionals. Panasonic is showing 4K technology, its first AVC-ULTRA handheld camera and cloud-based wireless workflow implementations. The company also announces its revolutionary Ultra Wide Angle Camera, a multipurpose AVCCAM camera recorder, a 2 M/E live production switcher, new applications for its HD micro cameras as well as some interesting partnerships in AVC-ULTRA storage and visual radio.
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AJA Control Room Software Now in Public Beta
News: AJA Control Room Software Now in Public BetaCross-Platform Software for Ingest, Playback and Output, including VTR Control
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced a public beta of AJA Control Room, a unified cross-platform software for ingest, playback and output with AJA products across Mac and Windows. Offering an elegant UI, AJA Control Room supports AJA’s latest desktop I/O products, enabling capture, conversion, playback, VTR control and output. AJA Control Room is available at no cost for all currently shipping KONA cards, Io Express, Io XT and Io 4K.
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AJA Announces EVS as New Developer Partner
EVS to Integrate AJA Solutions Including Corvid Ultra and TruZoom
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 (September 13, 2013) -- AJA Video Systems today announced that EVS, a leading manufacturer of solutions for live production and broadcast, has joined AJA’s family of developer partners. EVS will offer integrated support for a range of AJA products, including Corvid Ultra and the just-announced TruZoom™ software.
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AJA Announces Support for Multiple Input HD and 4K Feeds to Telestream Wirecast
AJA KONA 3G to Support Four Input Channels for Source Switching or Multiple Camera Feeds, and Will Be First Video Card to Offer 4K/Ultra HD Input for Wirecast
IBC Conference Stand 7.F11- AJA Video Systems announced the upcoming release of a new plug-in for KONA 3G that will support Telestream Wirecast 5 with up to four HD-SDI input channels and is also the first video card to support 4K/Ultra HD input to Wirecast. AJA developed the new plug-in using Wirecast’s SDK for partners to accommodate customer requests for boosted support for top quality live and on-demand streaming workflows.
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IBC: Grass Valley debuts Karrera, LDK 3000+ and StratusIBC: Grass Valley debuts Karrera, LDK 3000+ and Stratus
At IBC 2011, Grass Valley introduced several projects that focus on the mid-range market and on solutions. Offerings include the Karrera video production switcher, the LDK 3000+ multiformat HD camera, and the STRATUS Media Workflow Application Framework.
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NAB Day Whatever - New Perspectives on Old Business
With the show wrapping up and my body shutting down, I've been thinking about the stuff I've seen and people I've talked to at this year's show. This is the first year I've been covering the show in a full on press capacity (meaning sitting down with a number of...
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Hello World
When you are making your first programming project, it is sometimes called a "Hello World" project. I'm not a programmer, unless you count the BASIC class I took in high school! Likewise, when you start a new blog or whatever you do a generic "Hello, this is what I'm all...
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NAB 2013 Day 2: What I'm thankful for
First, let me count the things I'm thankful for. My comfortable shoes -- not Hush Puppies this year but these cool Munro shoes I inherited from my mother. Second, my almost-brand new laptop, an HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook PC. I did not want to spend the money for an UltraBook...
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