NAB 2024

Grass Valley Maverik X Switcher Takes AMPP-Based Production to Next Level

Grass Valley will introduce the Maverik X production switcher at NAB, a new switcher that can run on local, hybrid, or cloud compute. And Greg Huttie, Grass Valley, VP for switchers, says the new switcher launches a new era in AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform software-based production.

Grass Valley will introduce the Maverik X production switcher at NAB.

“AMPP has always offered switcher capabilities like K-Frame CS X for K-Frame switcher customers who want to maintain the same UI online or Live Producer X with a simplified story board based interface which is ideal for single person productions, but the flexibility and extensive capabilities of Maverik X truly represent the next phase of switching as a software-based service,” he says.

Maverik X supports combined uncompressed and compressed inputs and outputs, with full 10-bit UHD HDR workflows, automatic up/down/cross conversion and HDR LUT mapping. Maverik X can also be controlled from both fully customizable HTML5 user interfaces operated from PC and tablet devices, in addition to Grass Valley’s modular Maverik switcher panel, providing a familiar operator experience while allowing unprecedented freedom in panel design.

Grass Valley’s Chief Product Officer, Adam Marshall, says, customer productions continue to demand best in class video processing, with unparalleled flexibility to adapt to their evolving business needs.

“Today’s production control rooms need the agility to seamlessly add or remove capabilities on a per-event basis whilst keeping operational costs at an all-time low,” he says. “With Maverik X, productions can effortlessly scale across one or more operators, facilitating support for productions of any scale with a single configuration recall. Combined with the introduction of AMPP local, customers now have the opportunity to leverage this flexibility in both online and offline environments.”

Maverik X allows users to define the number of inputs/outputs, M/Es, keyers, DVEs, and replay wipes with ease for any size of event. Combined with AMPP workloads, Maverik X can include full multiviewer, audio mixing, graphics, replay and more, all controllable from a single interface. And like all AMPP microservices, users can opt for flexible PAYG or predictable contract pricing, ensuring you only pay for what you use.

Maverik X and the entire line of advanced Grass Valley products and solutions will be on display at booth C2308 at NAB in Las Vegas, April 13-17.

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