Yomiuri TV, a major broadcaster in the Kansai region of Japan, has selected Grass Valley to replace its entire tape-based linear editing workflow, including content management and archive systems, and send to playout, with a new file-based solution.
The Grass Valley system includes; K2 Summit 3G production clients which connect directly to a K2 SAN server configuration, GV STRATUS nonlinear production toolset for file based workflows, and a series of Grass Valley editing workstations with Storm 3G Elite I/O interfaces, which support Yomiuri TV’s existing EDIUS editing software, enabling powerful, real-time multiformat editing in standard definition (SD) and HD formats.
The editing workstations with Storm 3G Elite I/O devices comprise a turnkey solution, which has the storage and power supply redundancy to significantly improve system availability. The K2 SAN is the largest roll-out in Japan
GV STRATUS incorporates a wide variety of tools from content management to integration of the EDIUS editor, offering users custom metadata features and fast turn-around of content. The combination of STRATUS and EDIUS can be integrated in a number of ways. For Yomiuri TV, GV STRATUS provides multichannel, managed ingest to the entire EDIUS based editing environment.