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Grass Valley Delivers Powerful 4K Editing Solutions to Japanese Broadcaster KTV

Station improves quality and efficiency with EDIUS turnkey nonlinear editing systems

MONTREAL, April 8, 2014 — Japan’s KTV, the Kansai Telecasting Corporation located in Osaka, has migrated to a full 4K editing system with powerful, forward-thinking newsroom solutions from Grass Valley, A Belden Brand. The station has purchased the EDIUS HDWS 4K desktop turnkey system and EDIUS Elite HDWS 3GX system for powerful, real-time 4K editing capabilities. KTV also purchased Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools and K2 Summit media server for a complete, file-based workflow to be used in conjunction with EDIUS for powerful editing functionality across its newsroom operations.

While attending the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE) held in Japan in November 2013, KTV staff received a close-up demonstration of 4K and future 8K support for EDIUS at Grass Valley’s booth, which made its purchasing decision much easier. “After seeing 4K and 8K demonstrations of EDIUS at InterBEE last year, we decided that the software was the real lynchpin in our 4K plan and the right purchase for our organization,” explained Takashi Nogami, Deputy Manager of Videotape and Editing Division at KTV. “EDIUS is such great value because not only does it let us edit in 4K, we can also convert between different resolutions, aspect ratios, and frame rates in real-time. It really lets us focus on creativity so we can deliver higher quality content to our viewers.”

EDIUS allows for powerful real-time editing with the ability to edit anything, anywhere, and provides the perfect finishing tool for broadcast news, newsmagazine content, and studio programs, as well as corporate, documentary, and theatrical productions. Support for editing super high-resolution video in EDIUS is made possible by Grass Valley’s HQX Codec, which dramatically improves editing response time and is the key technology behind its real-time editing capability. Supporting 4K today as well as 8K in the future, with a native 64-bit architecture, EDIUS 7 is the latest version of Grass Valley’s editing software and is ideal for a variety of production and broadcast environments. It’s compatible with all major file formats, and can edit in real-time without rendering.

“As leaders in live production and newsroom solutions, Grass Valley is putting 4K capabilities at the forefront of our product lines, especially with EDIUS because it has such a place of prominence within the broadcast and video arena,” said Stephen Wong, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Grass Valley. “EDIUS truly expands the boundaries of traditional nonlinear editing systems with the most sophisticated feature set of any nonlinear system on the market today.”