DutchView Infostrada selects IP camera approach for live ‘cloud production’

DutchView Infostrada has purchased 12 LDX 86 WorldCam cameras that use the IP solution from Grass Valley. The cameras will be used by NEP’s newly acquired DutchView Infostrada businesses, part of the purchase of Consolidated Media Industries (CMI) that closed in August this year. By using the cameras connected to the IP solution, DutchView Infostrada will benefit from a cloud production workflow doing live, remote production where cameras are connected to an IP network.

Cloud production centralises all production operations in a data centre, reducing the amount of equipment needed on location and in studio. Fibre links will connect the event, studio and centralised galleries, providing more content choice and a higher quality that’s faster and greener.

“This is the latest technology for live production, and it enables our clients to produce the world’s premier live and broadcast events in the Netherlands with maximum flexibility and maximum utilisation of live production cameras,” said Peter Bruggink, chief technology officer of DutchView Infostrada. “The Grass Valley cameras are a perfect match for our cloud production and our customer needs.”

In addition to the 12 cameras, DutchView Infostrada selected the Grass Valley XF Universe fibre adapter, 12 XCU HD/4K XF IP base stations and a range of accessories. The cameras will be divided over several studios, while the XCUs remain in a production village in the Netherlands.

“DutchView Infostrada will now create maximum flexibility between studios, providing a very efficient live production workflow,” said Marcel Koutstaal, vice president, camera systems, Grass Valley. “As our industry changes, we’re proud to be the only brand that can provide this type of flexibility on IP networks, and we’re excited that this will be another way for DutchView Infostrada to provide a truly innovative solution.”

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