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Tencent Video Upgrades to Grass Valley’s Glass-to-Glass 4K/IP Solution

Grass Valley has recently furnished Tencent Video’s outside broadcast truck with all the IP and 4K-capable solutions to expand beyond digital video and into live production. The new production system starts with LDX 86N series cameras to capture high-quality images in multiple formats; the Kayenne K-Frame video production center and GV Korona K-Frame V-series switchers for integrated content production; GV Node IP processing and routing platform, GV convergent IP/SDI router control system, and IPG-3901 SDI/IP gateway to process and route content; and T2 audio/video playout center for content distribution.

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Using LDX 86N cameras, Tencent Video can capture razor-sharp live images with vivid colors and very low noise. All LDX 86N series cameras feature native 4K UHD CMOS imagers that provide outstanding dynamic range performance and the unique DPMULTRA technology that provides alternative switching to native HD pixels for global shutter operation. The LDX 86N also offers the highest sensitivity in single speed as well as in high-speed operation, providing production flexibility for all Tencent video content.

Both the Kayenne K-Frame and GV Korona K-Frame V-Series switchers offer multi-format support including 1080p and 4K UHD. The Kayenne K-Frame offers premium performance with the largest I/O footprint in the market, multiple multiviewer capabilities, and up to 9 M/Es, accessible across two suites. The K-Frame V-series, while only 3RU, provides enormous power requiring no compromise on enterprise features with 1, 2, or 3 M/E options and GV-eLicense available for flexibility and scalability.

The complete control system is both infrastructure and signal format independent to adapt to unique facility needs and allow broadcasters to make real-time modifications through an intuitive interface and custom system configurations. The IPG-3901 gateway provides a robust feature set for normalizing variances in IP signals sent to GV Node and allows for distribution beyond local area networks; so together, GV Node with IPG can now offer the transfer of information with a distance of up to 40 km between ports.

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