Grass Valley’s IP solutions will enable the production facilities provider to seamlessly transition from SDI to IP, leveraging greater flexibility, efficiency and faster setups between events. The future-ready unit, which is slated to go live in the third quarter of 2020, will handle everything from HD to 4K UHD and HDR to support live sports production for major North American broadcasters, concerts, awards and studio shows.
At the heart of the new UHD5 truck’s IP workflow is the GV Orbit dynamic system orchestrator, which provides full system control and configuration and simplifies the deployment of any IP network; using the interface, operators can easily configure and change systems on the fly. The truck will also be packed with Grass Valley’s IP switching and routing solutions, MV-821-IP Multiviewers and IQUCP25/50 Gateways. The migration to IP will allow Dome Productions to support multiple signals on fiber, leveraging more capability from a single vehicle and eliminating the need to deploy multiple trucks at larger events.
UHD5 will also host Grass Valley’s Densité 3+ XIP-3901 modular signal processing platform, which delivers true multiformat operation and simultaneously processes SDI and IP 4K, 3G, HD and the Audio Live router for live multi-stream IP audio support.