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InStudio

LiveU And Grass Valley Join Forces
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iveU and Grass Valley are joining
forces to offer a pre-integrated
cloud-based solution for remote live
productions, enabling customers to
simplify their processes and automate
live and non-live news and sports
productions in an efficient, agile and
customizable workflow.
Avi Cohen, LiveU's Co-Founder and
COO, said, " With the ongoing shift to
cloud production, we are committed
to helping our customers maximize
these new efficiencies, delivering
our live video solutions as-a-service
with pre-integrated workflows. Our
collaboration with Grass Valley offers
customers a highly efficient, flexible
and scalable set of tools for going
live from the field, providing greater
flexibility to adapt to the needs of
each and every story, giving a richer
viewing experience. Remote live
production can be orchestrated
from anywhere via LiveU's
and Grass Valley's integrated
cloud environments, or using
a hybrid model of choice,
integrating high-quality
live video feeds with
smart
automated

production capabilities. "
The collaboration facilitates live
production, and news and asset
management, in specific ways, helping
to simplify the processes and speed
up live broadcasts with compelling
content. For example:
*	High-quality live feeds can be sent
from any of LiveU's field units for
remote switching and live production
using LiveU's cloud solution with
Grass Valley's GV AMPP (Agile Media
Processing Platform), the first cloudbased SaaS platform for broadcast
to fully leverage the power of elastic
compute. Built for the cloud from the
start, GV AMPP is specifically designed
to overcome broadcasters' longtime reliance on costly and inflexible
hardware-based media systems and
provides a modular approach to
everyday media workflows.
*	 Live feeds from LiveU units
can be integrated into the
GV STRATUS news and asset
management tool to streamline
the remote news gathering
and production workflow.
Utilizing LiveU's live
video metadata to

automate the process and provide
metadata enriched assets within GV
STRATUS, users can quickly search,
browse, edit and publish content live or file - using a range of smart
search criteria and via the smart rules'
engine.
On LiveU joining the Grass Valley
Technology Alliance (GVTA), Tim
Shoulders, CEO and President of Grass
Valley, said, " As our customers strive
to deliver the captivating content and
high production values that consumers
demand, the GVTA gives them access
to trusted solutions that are tested and

Lawo Release VSM 2020-2
L

awo has announced a major
VSM update: VSM 2020-2. This
release, available for download now
from www.lawo.com, contains many
enhancements and improvements
for a variety of VSM applications. Of
particular interest is cross-point-centric
operation, which increases operational
confidence when controlling IP
infrastructures. Furthermore, VSM
2020-2 now features NMOS IS-05
support.
vsmStudio - Cross Point
Centric (CPC) Processing
With Release 2020-2, vsmStudio
comes with a fundamental change
in the internal processing and
visualization of source-to-destination
connections: Cross Point Centric (CPC)
Processing.
CPC is an adapted method of
processing and visualization of
crosspoints
within
vsmStudio,
reflecting the drastically changing
technical
prerequisites
in
IP
infrastructure setups. It aims to
provide immediate confirmation of
crosspoint triggering actions to VSM

users operating IP environments
where controlled devices may not
respond in time.
Why is this important? Switching
an essence flow in an IP environment
involves multiple systems, managed
by a central controller, to establish a
proper routing path. When media data
travels from a sender to a receiver
across the network, the controller
triggers at least the receiver and
the network (directly or via SDN) to
ensure a route. More systems may
get involved, depending on signal
workflows. These systems exchange
their status separately and with

different timings with the controller,
which in turn coordinates all statuses
and responses to visualize the
crosspoint status. Instead of waiting
for the last device to provide its
response to the initial routing trigger,
VSM's implementation of CPC factors
in the reaction times of controlled
systems and provides operators with
immediate feedback to their actions
- for the operator, every crosspoint
switch feels like before, while VSM
manage the systems underneath.
In summary: CPC applies the
mechanisms which handle the
asynchronous status of multiple

configured to ensure interoperability
with Grass Valley's solutions - one of
the major hurdles our customers face
when deploying multi-vendor systems.
We are delighted to see LiveU join the
GVTA and the first implementations of
our joint solution in the field. "
LiveU offers a comprehensive
all-cloud ecosystem for live news
and sports productions, combining
LiveU
software-defined
hybrid
cloud solutions with its next-gen
management
and
distribution
platforms and a rich set
of production tools.

controlled systems, and provides a
summarized crosspoint status to the
user as an immediate, transparent
response to their actions on hardware
and software panels. The CPC
mechanisms include various methods
to recover flows across a network,
should they encounter issues during
initialization or runtime.
vsmGadgetserver - NMOS
IS-05 Compatibility
With the increasing availability NMOS
compatible devices on the market,
vsmGadgetServer
now
includes
a driver which provides generic
NMOS IS-05 support (connection
management) for VSM. With this new
functionality, VSM can control NMOS
compatible devices for the purpose
of connection management using a
unified, industry-wide specification without the need to build and maintain
custom device drivers. VSM controls
these devices right alongside other IP
edge nodes and legacy gear which are
managed through proprietary APIs,
further adding to VSM's outstanding
compatibility with 3rd party devices.
This new functionality is already at
work in several recent VSM
project installations.


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