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LYON Video Becomes First US Customer for New Grass Valley Third-Generation Camera Transmission System

See Lyon MU12 HD at NAB 2011

Looking to get the most flexibility and value out of its existing complement of Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite multi-format cameras, mobile production company LYON Video, based in Columbus, Ohio, has purchased the new Grass Valley 3G Transmission system. This unique camera signal transmission system allows LYON Video to use its truck at virtually any venue in North America - pre-wired or not - and get the camera connectivity they need.

LYON will display its new MU12 HD production truck at NAB, complete with 14 Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite multi-format cameras coupled with the new transmission system. The truck also features a Grass Valley Kayenne™ Video Production Center switcher. LYON Video is the first company in the US to take delivery of the new 3G Transmission system and was one of the first to purchase and install a Kayenne in 2009.

“We finally have a solution that won't limit where and when we can work,” said Bob Lyon, President of LYON Video. “Certain productions require the resilience of triax cable and some the very long range of fiber. The new Grass Valley 3G Transmission system gives us the ability to switch between triax and fiber, regardless of what type of cable may be pre-installed at a venue, with no limitations.”

3G Transmission from Grass Valley is the company's third-generation camera transmission system, capable of carrying uncompromised 3 Gb/s signals over both triax and fiber. This allows any choice of transmission cable to carry either uncompromised 1080i, 720p or 1080p50/60 video, while being prepared for multiplexed pairs of 720p or 1080i HD signals for stereoscopic 3D applications. As a bonus, 3G Transmission extends the range of triax coverage by 25%, to a conservative minimum of 4,921 feet (1,500m). Getting cameras to the positions where you need them to be.


In addition to the camera’s digital video output, 3G Transmission carries four digital audio channels back to the base station as two AES/EBU pairs and as an embedded signal within the digital video signals itself. Two independent video returns can be sent to the camera for operator monitoring and a stage-floor monitor at the same time. 3G Transmission also provides crystal clear talkback and an expanded data channel for camera control, communication with robotics, real time graphical overlay processing or remote alignment of a stereoscopic rig.

About Grass Valley

With a rich history serving the broadcast and professional video industries, the Grass Valley name is synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With a full range of products and services supporting many of the world's most high-profile television events, Grass Valley offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and cost-effective digital technologies and systems available. Customers deploying Grass Valley solutions include most of the world's leading broadcast and teleproduction facilities, independent video professionals, as well as emerging content creators and distributors providing broadband, telecommunications, and transmission services. When you’rewatching news, sports, or entertainment programming, whether on a TV, the Web, or a mobile phone, you’re watching Grass Valley at work.


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