Featuring 4K/UHD CMOS imagers for dynamic range performance, the LDX 86N camera that Shanghai Media Tech has purchased is also equipped with DPMULTRA technology, which offers alternative switching to HD pixels for global shutter options. 

Shanghai Media Tech sees the future of broadcast in IP and 4K/Ultra HD

Chinese media company outfits OB vans and EFP systems with IP and 4K/UHD solutions from Grass Valley

To improve its capabilities to produce live programming and sports events, Shanghai Media Tech has chosen to equip its OB vans and electronic field production (EFP) systems with an IP and 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) solution from Grass Valley.

Yuanyue, team manager, Shanghai Media Tech, explained: “Transitioning our full system for the future of broadcast, 4K/UHD and IP, was a challenging task given the number of solutions we needed to upgrade in our OB vans.

“Grass Valley’s total 4K/UHD and IP solution made the transition easy, as all of the solutions, from camera to multiviewer, were integrated from the start. The entire system is designed to adapt to our changing needs and evolving industry trends, so we felt comfortable investing in this solution for years to come.”

For this project, Grass Valley equipped each OB van and EFP system with multiple LDX 86N HFR/HD/3G/4K software upgradeable camera platforms, Kayenne video production centre, GV Korona K-Frame V-series, GV Node IP processing and routing platform, IPG-3901 Densité IP gateway, and GV Convergent IP/SDI router control and configuration system.

Additionally, Shanghai Media Tech purchased 44 LDX 86N cameras, which feature 4K/UHD CMOS imagers that provide “outstanding” dynamic range performance. The camera is also equipped with DPMULTRA technology that offers alternative switching to native HD pixels for global shutter operation.

Somu Patil, vice-president sales, Asia-Pacific, Grass Valley, concluded: “In providing services in so many fields themselves, Shanghai Media Tech knows the convenience and ease of one-stop shopping, getting everything they needed all in one place.

“Through integration and innovation, Grass Valley’s IP and 4K/UHD solutions will help Shanghai Media Tech efficiently provide its total range of services to its customers now, and in the future.”

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