Robust IP workflow between cameras

Grass Valley and CenturyLink demonstrate remote production capabilities over 100G high-speed link

Grass Valley has validated its position in the industry transition to IP with another remote IP video production. The company joined forces with technology company CenturyLink to successfully run an bandwidth test directly from cameras at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to a remote production location in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Using CenturyLink’s 100 Gbps high-speed Vyvx network and Grass Valley’s DirectIP feature, the test demonstrates that uncompressed multi-camera signals can be delivered to and controlled from a remote production facility, eliminating the need for large production crews and complex outside broadcast (OB) set-ups on location.
During the test, multiple Grass Valley LDX 86Ncameras were deployed in Miami running at high-speed – 10 Gbps each – demonstrating a robust IP workflow between cameras, switchers and XCU Universe XF base stations, even with high bandwidth usage. Using Grass Valley’s unique DirectIP configuration, uncompressed signals were transmitted via CenturyLink’s 100 Gbps Vyvx network to base stations and operational control panels (OCPs) located in a remote production facility in Tulsa.

The DirectIP configuration on the Grass Valley cameras delivers a robust and reliable way to handle
signal distribution at higher bandwidths. It is easy to set up and maintain via a centralized control roomto ensure the highest performance levels. DirectIP allows the remote site to integrate seamlessly with the production, regardless of the distance.

CenturyLink and Grass Valley will be undertaking additional tests in the coming months. These will
further demonstrate that even the largest productions can be supported with a remote/at-home model, delivering valuable cost savings and cutting down set-up times.


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