News Production & Post

Stratus release takes off

12 March 2013
Stratus release takes off

A new software release for the GV Stratus  nonlinear production solution will be presented at NAB. The lastest update from Grass Valley delivers greater workflow efficiency by enabling users to work collaboratively and accomplish tasks in parallel. The new release includes powerful new tools to increase workflow efficiency through automated, rules based file operations, and sets a new standard in proxy editing workflows with the introduction of the EDIUS XS non-linear low resolution proxy editor.  EDIUS XS includes most of the effects capability of the full resolution EDIUS editor, delivering unmatched capability for newsroom desktop editing and also opening the door to production workflows that have previously required more expensive full resolution editors. Based on a unique combination of a service oriented architecture (SOA) and an easy to use Grass Valley-designed GUI (Graphical User Interface), the GV Stratus application framework brings the concept of nonlinear production—where production and distribution operations merge onto a single collaborative platform—to broadcasters and media companies of all sizes. “Since its introduction, GV Stratus has changed the way that news, sports, and entertainment programming is produced and distributed,” said Graham Sharp, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Grass Valley. “With GV Stratus, the work defines the tools, not the other way around. Live and studio entertainment, news, and playout users configure their desktops with the exact tools required by each individual person’s needs based on the project workflow and the tasks assigned.  This saves money and increases task efficiency by avoiding big, monolithic applications.” SL206

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