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Grass Valley Helps XL Video Put On A Great Show
By Kevin Mortimer
XL Video, an award-winning provider of video equipment and services, supports many of the world’s most high profile live sports and entertainment events. When its equipment and technicians arrive on site, things get done correctly and quickly. There are no second chances. That’s why the premiere rental and staging company – with locations in Europe, Russia, the UK and the US – continues to update its growing inventory with the latest standardand high-definition digital video production equipment from Grass Valley™. XL Video recently added several new Grass Valley LDK Series SD and HD cameras, Kayak™ video production switchers and six T2™s to its arsenal. “When we decided to expand our production equipment stock, I didn’t hesitate to recommend purchasing Grass Valley products,” said Malcolm Whittall, Broadcast Director at XL Video. “We’ve always had good experiences with Grass Valley technology, in terms of reliability – which is critical to our clients and their projects – and getting a fast return on our investment. We also appreciate the local support we get from Grass Valley.” The new Grass Valley equipment is backed by a five-year Service Level Agreement (SLA) that covers the maintenance and any needed replacements parts for all of its Grass Valley video production switchers and cameras in stock. The SLA proved invaluable during a recent U2 concert in Moscow, supported by XL Video, when a technical problem arose with a Grass Valley Kayak production switcher on the day of the show. As part of its 24/7/365 emergency technical support, Grass Valley was right there to answer the call, and the problem was solved. All Grass Valley SLA programs provide round-the-clock technical support, software updates, fast exchange of parts, and field engineering personnel. With its team of experienced support engineers and its network of service centres and parts depots located around the world, some of the largest media companies around the globe have turned to Grass Valley for SLA coverage, while many existing SLA customers have returned for XL Video delivers psychedelic stage visuals for the multi-year extensions Australian Pink Floyd Tribute band’s world tour and expanded services we have with such a high profile related to the program. customer as U2,” Whittall continued. “After calls to the extremely helpful As a result of Grass Valley’s support team in the UK, a Russian commitment to excellence, thousands Grass Valley engineer (who was on of fans enjoyed a great show – put on holiday) called our technician on site by Bono and the band – without any with telephone support,” said Whittall. technical problems. “Within hours, new spare parts were XL Video were equally impressed delivered to the stadium in Moscow in when they used another Grass Valley time for that evening’s concert.” product, the T2 digital disk recorder, Within 24 hours, Grass Valley also for 3D projection for the background made accommodations to send visuals on the tour of the Australian additional back-up spares to the next Pink Floyd tribute band. venue in Europe in plenty of time for The T2 delivered and the crowd at that show, just in case. the Australian Pink Floyd Tribute “XL is a world leader in this market, band’s tour were transported back to so the negative impact caused by a the 70s with a series of psychedelic failure of this nature would have been 3D images played out on the screens enormous, not only to our reputation, behind the main stage. but to the good working relationship


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In Broadcast - July/August 2011
Contents
Whats New in Our Global Village
iPad The Game Changer
Outside Broadcasters Feel the Pinch
Innovative Camera Supports - Beyond the Tripod
IP-Based Remote Television Studio Control
Trilogy's Gemini - Pioneering the Use of IP in Broadcast Intercom
The Ears Have It: The Drive for Better Sounding Mobile Content
IBC Sneak Peak
Monitoring Systems For Today's Digital, Multiplatform Era
New Developments in Broadcast Test and Measurement
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In Broadcast - July/August 2011 - Whats New in Our Global Village
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In Broadcast - July/August 2011 - Outside Broadcasters Feel the Pinch
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In Broadcast - July/August 2011 - Trilogy's Gemini - Pioneering the Use of IP in Broadcast Intercom
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In Broadcast - July/August 2011 - The Ears Have It: The Drive for Better Sounding Mobile Content
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