The new thumbnail view allows LiveTouch 2000 operators to access more clips at a glance.
Grass Valley has released three new SDI/IP live production systems supporting video acquisition, switchers and replay. The new hardware reduces complexity with a common workflow, regardless of the formats involved, a simple set up for UHD, 3G and HD resolutions and massive I/O scaling to cope with growing and variable demands for video production today.
LiveTouch 2000 is the new version of Grass Valley’s replay and highlights system for studio and sports applications, a high density video server with up to 12 UHD / 24 HD channels in 3 RU. With multicam grouping and workflows, LiveTouch integrates editing with no delays due to media movement and no need to duplicate assets or storage due to instant access to users to content on any server, from anywhere, using a fast ClipNet inter-server network. It also has ample online storage.
The system scales to accommodate 4K UHD, 3G and HD productions of various sizes, and the FileFlow4 automated processing and orchestration is able to transfer and encode media faster than real time. It includes instant effects and finishing tools with a touchscreen control panel for quickly selecting highlights, editing playlists and controlling live playout. Coming soon are SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS IS-04/IS-05 compliance and super slow motion support at 2x, 3x, 4x and 6x speeds for resolutions up to 4K UHD.
Grass Valley’s LDX 150 is one of the only cameras that records UHD at 3x standard frame rate with global shutter and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) on a NativeIP backbone. The new Xenios image sensor combined with the global shutter enhances sensitivity and sharpness in detailed content, capturing life-like images, a wider dynamic range in HDR mode, better signal-to-noise ratio and greater depth of field by allowing smaller lens apertures for better focusing, even in low light conditions. JPEG XS compression, which can be natively streamed over IP is built into the camera’s functionality with no extra hardware required, such as CCUs or server boxes.
The camera is a natively networked, self-contained IP endpoint with up to 100 Gb/s IP network connections for audio, video and control directly at the camera head that enable distribution of camera sources wherever they are needed on the network, without the delays associated with sending signals to a separate control hub.
The new GV K-Frame XP Standard Video Production Centre is now available as a 15 RU switcher alternative to the XP Compact model, for full raster video processing. It has a very large I/O footprint with 192 x 96 I/Os in IP, SDI or both, and allows users to operate in any format, from HD to 4K UHD 2160p, 10-bit HLG or PQ HDR video. It supplies a maximum of nine M/Es, each with six keyers, and 16 optional 3D iDPMs (integrated Digital Picture Manipulators) for all productions.
For ease of use and continuity, show files are compatible on all K-Frame engines and all Kayenne, Karrera and Korona control surfaces can drive the new XP. With an optional license, a dedicated multiviewer is available on the controller board, with a further option to use a VPE (video processing engine) as an M/E or a multiviewer.
K-Frame Switchers supply dense processing power per module with 1080p support and keyers, diverse digital effects processors types, video scalers and the very large number of I/Os compared to competing equipment on the market. The production switcher keyers have capabilities such as chromakey, memory store and picture processing, and can be assigned to flexible configurations to allow more overlays per production. www.grassvalley.com