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Grass Valley Drives
Live Production

InTech

Grass Valley continues to drive the evolution of live production
with the launch of the LDX 100 UHD camera and its
GV AMPP cloud production platform...

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his latest addition to the
company's camera portfolio is a
high-speed, native UHD camera that
takes a revolutionary approach to
camera design. Built from the groundup with native IP connectivity, the
camera delivers signals directly into
the network, conveniently enabling
access to them wherever they are
needed - even, for example, as return
feed monitoring from another camera
position. The LDX 100 unlocks greater
creativity and flexibility for content
creators, freeing them from the
physical constraints of traditional live
production environments.
Marco Lopez, Grass Valley's Senior
Vice President of Live Production
commented: "Today, live production
workflows - particularly in sports need to be smarter and more flexible
than ever, removing barriers to
creativity and collaboration. Our
customers also tell us they want
to harness the best creative and
on-screen talent, wherever in the
world they might be. We've driven
the transition to remote production,
which is a vital step in this direction,
but now the industry is ready for the
next step-change. Grass Valley now
leads the way with opening up true
distributed production; we're putting
the full power of IP at our customers'
fingertips - right from the camera
removing the need for base stations.
The LDX 100 brings together Grass
Valley's deep knowledge of IP and
long heritage in live production to
create a future-ready camera solution
that opens up new possibilities in
production workflows."
Full Power IP
The LDX 100 leverages the full power
and agility of IP by delivering easy,
rapid set-up and configuration and
the ability to add features as needed.
Its unique integrated design frees up
multiple rack units per camera that
were previously dedicated to camera
base stations and deeply simplifies
the logistics for mobile productions
when having to pair the right number

of cameras to CCUs at each event. The
camera is a self-contained IP device
that connects directly to the network,
at up to 100 Gbps, allowing simple
connection and discovery of audio,
video, and control as well as superior
PTP timing using open SMPTE IP
standards. Implementation of NMOS
IS-04 and IS-05 protocols means the
camera is instantly identifiable to a
network control system such as Grass
Valley's GV Orbit.
At the heart of the camera is Grass
Valley's all new Titan imager. Designed
to answer the specific demands of live
sports production, this 2/3-inch imager
provides superior UHD resolution and
HDR/WCG colour reproduction at up to
3X high speed.
The camera easily pairs with
industry standard B4 lenses to provide
the zoom range and depth of field
needed in sports without the optical
gymnastics of other competitive
solutions. This new solution allows
production teams to create rich
breathtaking images in full raster
native UHD without compromising on
the storytelling that viewers demand.
Further matching the needs of live
event production, LDX 100 has a
new mechanical design that provides
ergonomic support for operators lifting
and carry equipment, at-a-glance state
indicators for operational status - and
"Champagne shower proof" protection
against moisture and dust.
Flexible SW-Option - available on a
temporary or permanent basis - allow

Blizzard AMPP Master Control

LDX 100 provides
"ground-up native IP connectivity"

customers to leverage extensive
upgrade capabilities and only pay for
features when they are required.
GV AMPP Boosts Cloud Production
At its recent GV LIVE Presents Innovate 2020 event, Grass Valley
launched its cloud-based software as a
service (SaaS) Agile Media Processing
Platform (GV AMPP).
This game-changing solution unlocks
the power of elastic compute for live
sports, news, and playout workflows,
helping customers easily transition to
the future-ready public, data centre or
hybrid infrastructures.
The first application available for
the platform, AMPP Master Control,
has been on air with Blizzard since the
opening of the Overwatch League 2020
season in early February. AMPP has
been an essential system enabling the
esports leader to keep its Overwatch
League and Call of Duty League
matches live since March 28, enabling
truly distributed remote production
with all operators and talent working
from their homes.
Virtual Master Control Room
With
AMPP
Master
Control,
Activision Blizzard Esports' production
teams can create highly
configurable "virtual" master
control rooms accessible

from anywhere in the world and
eliminate the need for a conventional
equipment room. Multiple distribution
streams with separate graphics and
languages for each audience region
can be produced by a single operator
- all from one web-based interface and
equipped with only PCs, screens, and a
connection to the cloud. All monitoring
and local program distribution
processes take place entirely in the
cloud.
GV AMPP allows production teams
to flexibly create customisable
workflows, with a variety of apps
such as multiviewers, router panels,
test signal generators, switchers,
graphics renderers, clip players and
recorders - all of which can quickly
be deployed to support a wide range
of workflows. Built on a unique
microservices architecture based on
five core technologies - fabric, timing,
connectivity, identity, and streaming,
GV AMPP truly enables elastic media
services and directly addresses many
of the issues that complicate common
IP and cloud deployments, delivering
seamless network connectivity, timing
and ultra-low latency.
GV AMPP is the core technology
powering the newly announced
GV Media Universe, a
comprehensive
ecosystem
of cloud-based tools and
services that revolutionizes the
way live media is produced. The GV
AMPP platform is cloud native and
cloud-agnostic, while supporting the
processing of video/audio both in the
public cloud, in a private, on-premise
data centre, or in hybrid topologies.
This flexibility and power will bring
about a significant paradigm shift
in live content production, allowing
shows to be produced from any
location.
GV AMPP was used to produce Grass
Valley's 'GV LIVE Presents - Innovate
2020' event.


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