The tools can be used with cameras, switchers, and replay

Grass Valley LiveTouch 2000

Grass Valley has released three SDI/IP solutions for cameras, switchers, and replay.

The tools aim to reduce complexity with a common workflow regardless of the format(s), simple set up for any UHD/3G/HD resolution, and massive I/O scaling.

The GV K-Frame XP standard video production center can operate in any format, and offers the largest I/O footprint in the industry with 192 x 96 I/Os in IP, SDI or both. The full raster video processing provides a maximum of nine M/Es, each with six keyers, and 16 optional 3D iDPMs for any production, and show files are compatible on all K-Frame engines. In addition, all Kayenne, Karrera and Korona control surfaces can drive the new XP.

The LDX 150 camera has triple speed UHD with global shutter and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) acquisition on a NativeIP backbone. Paired with the Xenios imager, it has increased sharpness in fine structures and life-like images, a wide dynamic range in HDR, an improved signal-to-noise ratio and additional depth of field. It also offers built-in JPEG XS compression that can be natively streamed over IP with no additional CCUs or server boxes.

Finally, the LiveTouch 2000 is an ultra-high density video server that offers up to 12 UHD / 24 HD channels in 3 RU.

Marco Lopez, general manager of live production at Grass Valley, said: “We recognize that our customers are facing a huge demand for premium content like 1080p HDR or 4K UHD, while at the same time trying to manage the complexities of developing that content. 

“Everything we develop at Grass Valley seeks to balance those requirements of enabling the best in live media production while making it simpler and more manageable to create. Grass Valley’s SDI, IP and cloud-native portfolio ensures our customers can continue to produce the exciting live content for which they are known. We are extremely proud to bring these latest enhancements to market and look forward to the live productions they will be part of.”