Grass Valley To Demo Variety of Equipment at CABSAT

Grass Valley will highlights its live HD production, AV, and 3D solutions at this year’s CABSAT exhibition in Dubai, Feb. 8-11 (stand  S3-C42). Visitors will get hands-on time with many of Grass Valley’s products and solutions.

The camera area features both the Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite multi-format HD camera and the LDK 8300 Super SloMo camera for replays of up to three times normal speed. The LDK 8300 will be shown as a complete capture and replay system in combination with the K2 Summit media server and the K2 Dyno Replay Controller.

Also on display will be the Kayenne Video Production Center. Experts will be on hand to take visitors through its capabilities, its stereoscopic 3D production features. The production demonstration is completed with a full Aurora newsroom system using the K2 Summit and K2 Solo media servers delivering virtual VTR performance. Alongside the newsroom will be a full EDIUS editing workstation, shown in conjunction with a T2 intelligent digital disk recorder (iDDR).

Grass Valley products can also be seen on the stand of the company’s distribution partner, Tek Signals, which will be featuring the MEDIAEDGE video distribution system. Tek Signals is based in Abu Dhabi and will be on stand S3 B31.

Ray Baldock, VP and CTO for Grass Valley, will present two papers sponsored by the ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union) after the conclusion of CABSAT. The first, “Delivering File-based Workflow Solutions for Sports Production,” will be presented during the Arab HDTV Group meeting on Friday, Feb. 11. The second paper, “Image Sensors for Broadcast Cameras: CCD vs. CMOS—Facts and Fiction—A Technical Overview,” will be presented during the ASBU Technical Group meeting at the NOVOTEL World Trade Center, on Saturday, Feb. 12.