Grass Valley updates Ignite Automated Production

Version 7.5 of Grass Valley automation product brings raft of new features
Grass Valley's Ignite Automated Production 7.5.
Grass Valley's Ignite Automated Production 7.5.


Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has released an updated version of one of its top automation lines, Ignite Automated Production version 7.5.

New features of Ignite include powerful integration with the GV Director nonlinear live production system, support for the Karrera K-Frame S-series production switcher, enhancements to the Lawo audio console interface and support for Solid State Logic (SSL) audio consoles.

“Solid State Logic and Grass Valley share a substantial and prestigious customer base around the world,” said Niall Feldman, director of new products at SSL. “It is excellent to see the close integration between SSL digital broadcast consoles and Grass Valley’s Ignite within the release of version 7.5, and we are confident that our clients will enjoy the benefits of using these two first-class systems together for many years to come.”

Combining Ignite version 7.5 with other Grass Valley solutions provides more streamlined workflows with optimised production, including Ignite with GV Director for automated control of production processes for video switching, multilayer effects, animated graphics, multiviewer monitoring and more — all in a single system.

Ignite with GV STRATUS helps broadcasters generate alternative revenue streams by providing higher rates of throughput for multi-distribution delivery of content for the web and mobile devices, while Ignite with the Karrera K-Frame S-series production switcher creates an ideal mid-range automated production control and switching platform.

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“With the broadcast industry embracing digital, nonlinear media production models whereby content is acquired, managed, modified, transferred and played out as digital files, Ignite is a proven and reliable means of choreographing these activities in as streamlined a fashion as possible,” said Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley.

“Through tighter integration with Grass Valley production systems as well as strategic third-party support, version 7.5 represents the latest in a series of ongoing, differentiated enhancements to the Ignite solution that will continuously increase our customers’ overall production value and maximise their return on investment.”

Ignite technology enables users to easily control on-air timing, accommodate last-minute show changes and direct any type of production on the fly. The Ignite solution delivers consistency and repeatability of shows with high production values, the broadest and deepest support for audio devices and consoles, and more opportunities to repurpose content for digital multicasting and webcasts. The flexible Ignite solution can be used in multiple broadcast environments, including houses of worship as well as governmental and educational facilities.

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