Grass Valley Cements Leading Position in Live with Launch of New SDI/IP Solutions

Grass Valley reinforces its deep commitment to providing the media industry with tools for creating the highest quality content by releasing three new SDI/IP production solutions for cameras, switchers, and replay. These top-of-the-line tools not only provide the best images available, they also reduce complexity with a common workflow regardless of the format(s), simple set up for any UHD/3G/HD resolution, and massive I/O scaling for today’s multi-layered video world.

These new product introductions benefit from the very latest in IP and 4K UHD technology, ideally suited for live productions. Grass Valley’s solutions are behind the biggest live events, including DORNA’s coverage of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championships and Gravity Media’s coverage of a major European soccer tournament.

“We recognize that our customers are facing a huge demand for premium content like 1080p HDR or 4K UHD, while at the same time trying to manage the complexities of developing that content,” says Marco Lopez, general manager of Live Production at Grass Valley “Everything we develop at Grass Valley seeks to balance those requirements of enabling the best in live media production while making it simpler and more manageable to create. Grass Valley’s SDI, IP and cloud-native portfolio ensures our customers can continue to produce the exciting live content for which they are known. We are extremely proud to bring these latest enhancements to market and look forward to the live productions they will be part of.”

Grass Valley introduces:

  • GV K-Frame XP Standard Video Production Center joins the XP Compact in supplying customers a real choice with no compromises. The K-Frame XP gives you complete flexibility to operate in any format, from HD to 4K UHD 2160p, and offers the largest I/O footprint in the industry with 192 x 96 I/Os in IP, SDI or both. The full raster video processing provides a maximum of nine M/Es, each with six keyers, and 16 optional 3D iDPMs for any production. Show files are compatible on all K-Frame engines and of course all Kayenne, Karrera and Korona control surfaces can drive the new XP, which translates into both ease of operation and a look of continuity.
  • LDX 150 is the only camera that brings triple speed UHD with global shutter and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) acquisition on a NativeIP backbone. The new Xenios imager, paired with the global shutter, means best sensitivity with increased sharpness in fine structures and life-like images, a wide dynamic range in HDR, an improved signal-to-noise ratio and additional depth of field, even in low light conditions. If that weren’t enough, it also offers built-in JPEG XS compression that can be natively streamed over IP with no additional CCUs or server boxes. It is truly one of a kind.
  • LiveTouch 2000 is the next generation of Grass Valley’s award-winning replay and highlights system. The latest version is an ultra-high density video server that offers up to 12 UHD / 24 HD channels in 3 RU – providing the best channel density of any replay system on the market. The intuitive interface makes instant replay workflows quick and easy, in HD or UHD, suited for studio and sports applications.


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