Brazilian TV Network’s Vancouver Games Coverage a Success Thanks to Grass Valley Gear

Rede Record, Brazil’s second-largest television network, used HD production and distribution technologies from Grass Valley for its comprehensive, locally oriented coverage of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

During the Games last month, at the International Broadcast Center in Vancouver, the network’s production staff used a fully networked, multi-seat Aurora Digital News Production (DNP) platform and several Grass Valley K2 media servers to provide daily coverage in HD. Once content was finished onsite, the network transmitted the digital HD files back to Brazil and presented them on their two main channels: TV Record Channel 7 and TV Record News. The network also selected Grass Valley’s QuickFix Service, which provides priority onsite support, as well as priority local access to critical spare parts and onsite field engineers, should they be needed.

In cutting the various audio and video packages for broadcast, Rede Record journalists and news production crews employed several Grass Valley K2 client servers to record and play out feeds from the various sporting venues. Taking and sharing clips from those servers, they then made extensive use of eight Grass Valley Aurora Edit workstations, along with integrated Aurora Ingest and Aurora Playout stations to produce live and pre-taped content that focused on Brazil’s competing athletes.

The Grass Valley technology deployed in Vancouver is the same system used by Rede Record for its successful coverage of the recent 2010 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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