Enhanced Production in Belarus National Studios

Bel TV Selects Grass Valley Solutions

Bel TV, the national TV and radio broadcasting company of the Republic of Belarus, has chosen solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to take its live news and video production capabilities to the next level.

Source: Grass Valley

The national broadcaster purchased GV Stratus for video production and content management, Edius for editing, K2 servers for storage, and Densité infrastructure components for signal processing. The equipment was supplied, installed and commissioned by Offtech, a local systems integrator. According to the vendor, this is Bel TV’s first major project with them and Offtech. The installation spanned both the editing complex and the studio at Bel TV.

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. Customers benefit from the efficiency of the solution through workflow automation, ease of use and scalability. GV Stratus brings the full resources of the newsroom to the field so producers can get stories to air faster. With an efficient proxy workflow, users can mix and move low-resolution and hi-resolution assets—including so-called “wild files” from citizen journalists—across multiple sites, and perform full editing in the field with Edius.

The editing software, designed for production and broadcast news. Version 8 features multiple new capabilities, including refreshed GUI, Canon XF-AVC support, a new workflow clip management tool, accelerated 4K H.264 playback and a development program to introduce new creative tools over the coming months. Edius offers camera support and includes a new GV browser tool to manage video and still image content on your PC, prior to importing into the software for editing.

Grass Valley’s K2 platform is an extensive and flexible line of media servers, storage and dedicated record/play devices in the industry. The K2 platform offers a unified infrastructure to acquire, manage, package and deliver content across a diverse range of broadcast media requirements and applications, including 4K and IP.

The 3 RU Densité 3 Frame can simultaneously process 3G, HD, SD and analog video, as well as AES and analog audio and can be fitted with 3 RU and 2 RU Densité modules (using card extenders). Its front-opening frame features dual hot-swappable power supplies (PSUs) and fans. All modules, redundant PSUs and fans are monitored to deliver status via GPI or an Ethernet port. Front panel multicolor LEDs provide status reporting, while a controller card allows card adjustments from the front panel.