Combined Grass Valley and Haivision Solution

How a Combined Grass Valley and Haivision Solution Enables Live Cloud Production

Big news! We just announced that Haivision has partnered with Grass Valley to enable live, low latency cloud media production. Together, Haivision and Grass Valley will provide media producers with an innovative solution for contributing high-quality, low latency, and synchronized multi-camera SRT video streams into GV AMMP (Agile Media Processing Platform), the cloud-based technology platform that underlies the GV Media Universe Alliance.

You can find out more about how the SRT open-source protocol, Makito X4, and GV AMPP are fueling live cloud production in this webinar.

Key Trends Driving Cloud Production

With significant changes in live broadcast workflows over the past two years, comes an increased need for cloud contribution and production enabling collaborators to work from anywhere. Thankfully, Grass Valley and Haivision have a combined solution enabling decentralized workflows for remote production. With Haivision’s Makito X4 being the first qualified video contribution encoder for the GV AMPP cloud-based live production system, broadcasters can now leverage the reliability, low latency, and security of SRT for live video contribution.

The Haivision/Grass Valley Solution

The solution, resulting from the recently announced partnership, brings together Haivision products with Grass Valley AMPP. The Makito X4 provides low latency video encoding and SRT streaming for live broadcast contribution, multi-camera remote production, and bidirectional interviews. Haivision Hub, an easy-to-use video network service for transporting live video streams, can also be used to bring live content to Grass Valley AMPP, a scalable SaaS solution that includes all the tools and services you need for live broadcast production.  

How to Build a Live Broadcast Production Workflow Using the Makito X4 and GV AMPP

For synchronized multi-camera remote production, live video content from multiple event venue sources can be encoded in real-time with a Makito X4. The content is then streamed from the encoder, via SRT, over the internet or to Haivision Hub where it can then get transported into the GV AMPP cloud production workflow.

In order to send live contribution streams into GV AMPP, start by configuring your Makito X4 with settings needed for live production including choice of codec, encoding profile, resolution, bitrate, and more. For keeping multiple streams in sync, make sure that the timestamp function is properly set.   

If you are using Haivision Hub to transport the streams then you should first create a route by configuring hublets within the regions that the video is being streamed to and from, in this case, a Makito X4 input, and an SRT output hublet for routing the streams to GV AMPP. Make sure that the proper settings are configured in Hub for the GV AMPP endpoint to properly receive the streams and start the route. If you’re sending multiple streams, repeat the process for each stream. Next, create URLs and passwords so that endpoint operators can access the protected content. You can then monitor the health of the streams in Hub through detailed statistics and thumbnails.   

On the GV AMPP side, make sure that the settings are configured to properly receive the streams either directly from the Internet or by going through Hub. This will ensure that live broadcast producers can receive the streams with timestamps and have access to the content with the URL and passwords provided.   

With a combination of the Haivision products, Grass Valley AMPP, and SRT, you can create a solution that will enable you to support a full live broadcast contribution and production workflow, even if all the stakeholders are in different locations

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