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GV’s K-Frame in the Cloud

GV’s K-Frame in the Cloud

GV’s K-Frame in the Cloud

Continuing to expand its cloud-based live production portfolio, Ross Video has introduced a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) version of its K-Frame switcher engine that runs virtually on the Grass Valley Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP).

AMS Express
AMS Express

K-Frame on AMPP expands the recently introduced GV Media Universe ecosystem by providing operators with the resources needed for professional media production in the cloud. With three M/Es and four keyers with 2D DPM per M/E, the solution uses the same UI and control surfaces as any other K-Frame solution. Stills and animations with fill/key including transparency also provide a production look that is reportedly easy to create, store and recall at the touch of a button from the hundreds of E-MEMs and Macros available. Kayenne, Karrera, Korona and KSP control surfaces maintain their performance regardless of whether they are tied to a physical frame or to GV K-Frame on AMPP. AMPP-connected solutions can also scale to as many instances as required without upfront buildout, allowing for flexible I/O with access to any source on the AMPP fabric.

“For those operating our switcher technology, such as technical directors, much of the switching is done by muscle memory,” noted GV’s Marco Lopez, general manager for live production. “They know the panel so well that it’s like playing an instrument; their conscious attention can focus on the incoming video sources and cues to build a show, and the physical actions simply flow. With GV K-Frame on AMPP, users can immediately transfer that intuitive knowledge – along with their existing show files – to cloud-based video production.”

The GV AMPP platform is cloud-native and cloud-agnostic, while supporting the secure processing of video/audio in the public cloud on any of the major platforms, in a private, on-premises data centre or in hybrid topologies. Users also benefit from responsive and frame-accurate, cloud-hosted performance – even when connected via typical residential internet, as a result of the manufacturer’s patented intelligent timing technology system.

The broadcast solutions manufacturer has also introduced scalable Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution for content producers named AMS Express (Advanced Media Storage) that opens up shared storage capabilities for small- and medium-sized media operations. AMS Express works with GV’s existing editing and playout solutions and combines compute, network and secure storage capability in a compact 2U footprint.

Offering up to 384TB of raw capacity (256TB usable), it is built on the StorNext operating system and comes pre-installed with Grass Valley software for tracking media assets.

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