Grass Valley Introduces GV STRATUS News Bundles

GV STRATUS News Bundles from Grass Valley are designed to meet the needs of news professionals with smaller budgets while delivering high functionality, including seamless integration of proxy editing and advanced workflow management.
77686_GrassValley_Logo_2c_B“There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to news production,” noted Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “Our scalable approach with GV STRATUS for news production mirrors our commitment to making all of our solutions ‘Future Ready’—but at a reduced cost of entry.”

GV STRATUS is a modular video production and content management toolset, based on K2 media servers and storage, which embraces content ingest, editing, distribution, and archive and retrieval management, all tightly integrated via the MOS protocol with popular newsroom computer systems. Customers benefit from the efficiency of GV STRATUS through workflow automation, ease of use and scalability.

GV STRATUS stands out from the competition by bringing the full resources of the newsroom to the field so producers can get stories to air faster. With an extremely efficient proxy workflow, users can mix and move low-resolution and high-resolution assets—including so-called “wild files” from citizen journalists—across multiple sites, and perform full editing in the field with EDIUS XS, which is included as standard in both News Bundles.

The two new GV STRATUS News Bundles comprise:

  • News Bundle Express—2x bidirectional I/O, 600 GB storage
  • News Bundle Pro—4x bidirectional I/O, 7.2 TB storage

Each package—which supports up to 20 users/editors—is suitable for small newsrooms or other shared editing environments with smaller budgets.

“The public expects fast access to breaking news, whether on a TV, computer or mobile device, so newsroom managers need tools that make it easy to tell better stories and get them out for distribution quickly,” concluded Cronk. “The two new GV STRATUS bundles directly address those needs.”



TV Bahia Selects Grass Valley Solutions
TV Bahia, a regional broadcaster in Brazil, has partnered with Grass Valley to bring greater efficiency to its news workflow, effectively reducing the total cost of operations for its newsroom environment. A TV Globo affiliate, TV Bahia has invested in GV STRATUS and K2 Summit 3G Transmission clients to gain a collaborative, evolvable and agile platform with a common user experience across all media production applications.

“When evaluating news production solutions, we focused on three areas: efficiency, scalability, and business agility, and GV STRATUS and K2 Summit aligned perfectly with the technical requirements in our existing workflow,” said Romildo Fausto, Engineering & Tech Director, TV Bahia. “Our team is eager to improve processes to reduce costs, but also do more with our existing resources to create higher production value broadcasts. We’ve invested in Grass Valley’s products in the past and once again, we’re pleased with our decision.”

A full set of production tools in one application, GV STRATUS is designed for simplicity and speed and provides customers better management of on-air operations and news production media workflows in their increasingly competitive business. Its task-driven tools operate in a variety of environments and can be specifically tailored for each user’s function—an important feature for TV Bahia’s varying levels of demanding workflows and operations.

GV STRATUS will accompany two K2 Summit 3G Transmission clients, built for broadcast and distribution services with mission critical, 24/7/365 reliability. The K2 platform offers a unified infrastructure to acquire, manage, package, and deliver content across a diverse range of broadcast media requirements and applications with ease. Not only will this enable more efficient operational models, but it will help TV Bahia break news much faster to the public.

“As broadcasters continue to explore new ways to increase the efficiency of their news operations, it’s important for Grass Valley to offer solutions to help customers reach their goals,” said Leonel da Luz, vice president of sales, Latin America, Grass Valley. “This solution was thoughtfully engineered and well positioned to help TV Bahia become more efficient today, with the ability to expand in the future. When deployed together, GV STRATUS and K2 Summit provide a high-level operational workflow and we are confident TV Bahia will have great success.”

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