Mexico: Multimedios Television walks to the HD

At the time Erik Garza joined Multimedios Television 1991, the company had been using Grass Valley solutions for many years. In this manner, past time, Grupo Multimedios also became a client of Miranda Technologies.

Now, Multimedia association with the old organizations and Miranda Grass Valley continues through the new Grass Valley, formed earlier 2014 Grass Valley when Belden acquired and merged with Miranda Technologies. By working with the new Grass Valley, a brand of Belden, Multimedia benefits from a simplified approach and accelerated the adoption of the latest technologies and satisfies almost all your needs for workflows to broadcast a single entity.

nota_multimedios-televisin-adopta-tecnologa-integral-de-grass-valley_350x263“The transition from SD to HD was performed smoothly due to the high level of confidence we have in Grass Valley” Erik said Garza, Director of Engineering at Multimedios Television.

Multimedios Television, part of Grupo Multimedios, is a network of television stations in Spanish language found throughout Mexico. Main Station, Multimedia XHAW-TV, is located in Monterrey, Nuevo León. It produces more than 20 hours of daily programming and features locally produced programming with news, sports, children's shows and general content with mass appeal. The company, also, has members of the chain in many cities, some of which produce local content. The network spans most of northeastern Mexico and southern United States.

“We are pleased with the quality and reliability of Grass Valley solutions and Miranda” Garza said, who stated that “because of the breadth and balance of the technologies offered by the new Grass Valley and operational simplicity of working with a single supplier, our goal is that all our studies are equipped with Grass Valley solutions”, expanded engineer.

Making the switch to HD

One of the main focuses of the collaboration of Multimedios Television with Grass Valley has been the transition from standard definition programming (SD) high definition (HD). Multimedios, at present, has three stations broadcasting in HD, while the remaining five stations will transition to HD in the coming months.

As part of its transition to HD, Multimedios, recently, improved operations newsroom at their stations in Monterrey and Mexico City with the addition of production tools GV STRATUS nonlinear media and media servers K2 Summit 3G. The tools within GV STRATUS can be adapted in an almost infinite number of combinations, which means it can be adapted to study the production of, Streams, news and many other functions broadcast and video production.

Operationally, GV STRATUS opens a new paradigm in terms of user experience. Individual users can customize their desktop environment GV STRATUS according to the task. A working group level, workflows are enabled collaboration where everyone has access to all clips on the network with the necessary tools to manage content. In this manner, GV STRATUS allows media company optimize workflows by consolidating roles for efficiency, while at the same time enabling collaboration among teams and organizations.

GV STRATUS is centered comprehensive and versatile software platform that provides tools for ingest, edition, content aggregation, record, transfer and playback-allowing a workflow that can be created once and publish everywhere. GV STRATUS and the media server and storage platform K2 Summit 3G employ several open standards to provide a scalable Multimedia basis for new applications and workflows.

“GV STRATUS has been a great system for us as we made the transition to HD and expand our news and sports programming” Garza said. “We are making long-term investments that have been made according to priorities”.

Growth

Update your studies has been a gradual process for Multimedia. At the end of 2009, installed its first HD version Switch Grass Valley Kayak for study news. Since then, two or three switches per year have been changed from SD to HD versions. Following the initial transfer to a switch HD, Added multimedia products Grass Valley for routing and master control. Un router NVISION NV 8280 was included as part of a renovation in the area of ​​signal reception, while eight master controls were equipped with NVISION routers NV 51000MC.

For monitoring, Multimedios installed ten Kaleido-X16 multiviewers Grass Valley. Offering the best image quality, Can be used with 3G / HD / SD and analog video. Kaleido-x16 ofrece 16 Tickets, two multiviewer outputs and two outputs for routers. When combined with routers, Kaleido-x16, also, You can create large combined multiviewers systems and routers.

“Because of the breadth and balance of the technologies offered by the new Grass Valley and operational simplicity of working with a single supplier, our goal is that all our studies are equipped with Grass Valley solutions”, Garza said.

“The transition from SD to HD was performed smoothly due to the high level of confidence we have in Grass Valley” Garza said. “The technology and support have been excellent and what really made the difference was the ease of moving from the current computer to the new. For example, the way of updating the Zodiak Digital Production Switcher Grass Valley SD and HD versions Kayak switch gave our operators switches total confidence”, he said.

Recently, Multimedios added the LDK cameras 3000 Grass Valley LDK to complement their models 200. According to Garza, continue expansion 2015. And next year we will work on two studies more”.
“We are trying to increase the router to double its capacity and further improve technologies and solutions Grass Valley we acquired in recent years -to ensure that our stations continue to be prepared for the future”, concluded.