IBC 2017: Grass Valley to demo K-Frame V-Series, GV STRATUS 6.0, and more
As part of its demonstration at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam, Grass Valley will be showcasing several new and upgraded products including the K-Frame V-series with GV Korona 3-stripe panel, GV STRATUS 6.0 with advanced social media management and XRE transcoder, LDX C86 Compact Series cameras, GV Matrix SDI hybrid router, K2 Dyno S Replay System, and Ignitev10 Automated Production with new innovative playlist and event manager enhancements as well as advanced signal processing for UHD and HDR. All of Grass Valley’s offerings will be demonstrated at stand 1.D11, showcasing integrated, end-to-end solutions that enable broadcasters to control the way they work with and deliver content, reflecting the changing nature of viewership and consumption today.
“It’s not enough to just show a bunch of products running independently — that’s not how our customers work. That approach applies to our presence at IBC as well as to how we interact with our customers every day in identifying their needs and designing solutions that address their individual situations,” says Jan-Pieter van Welsem, VP sales and marketing, EMEA, Grass Valley. “Our mission of empowering our customers to create, control, and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed is more than just a guideline, it’s how we do business. Our IBC stand is set up to help visitors dig deep, learn and find long-term solutions.”
While advances in content capture and workflow have opened new opportunities for broadcasters and content creators, they have also introduced a new set of challenges. 4K UHD has started to gain traction in the market for its ability to deliver much higher resolution images, but with it comes much more data to be managed and transported. High dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) are also getting more attention in the market today, particularly because they deliver visual improvement that’s easy to distinguish and require comparatively smaller adjustments to the workflow. Grass Valley makes it possible for customers to move into these new formats at their own pace, ensuring future compatibility to preserve capital investments.
At the same time, broadcasters and content creators are finding a need to incorporate more types of content in a variety of formats, even from users themselves, and package it all in a way that it can be delivered seamlessly to any device at any time. Grass Valley’s social media content management, integration and multi-platform delivery solutions make that possible with minimal effort.
“Every operation is different in scope and scale, so we have developed a portfolio that offers a range of levels,” adds van Welsem. “Whether you are a large network, a national arena, a local affiliate, a university, a house of worship or something in between, you’ll find solutions that fit into your budget and deliver the capabilities you need.”
In addition to the real-world demonstrations taking place on the stand, Grass Valley will be participating in other IBC activities and initiatives. Grass Valley is supplying cameras, IP routers, multiviewing and playout equipment and will be presenting at the IBC IP Showcase throughout the event to demonstrate real-world IP interoperability based on SMPTE ST 2110 and AMWA NMOS specifications.
Grass Valley also is working with Net Insight and Calrec to demonstrate plug-and-play WAN-based IP remote production capability. The solution, which features Grass Valley’s Direct IP live concept with an LDX 86 Series camera sending IP signals compressed in J2K with SMPTE 2022-6 to a Grass Valley XCU, will be shown daily at Net Insight’s stand 1.B40.