Tencent Video Upgrades to 4K/IP Solution for Improved Live and Sports Broadcast

To expand beyond digital video and into live production Chinese online video company, Tencent Video, required upgrades to meet its new content creation needs. From cameras to switchers to processors, servers and more, Grass Valley, outfitted Tencent Video’s outside broadcast truck with all the IP and 4K-capable solutions the company will need to succeed in creating enhanced live and sports programming.

Tencent Video is one of the primary OTT service providers in China with 43 M users. The company is expanding into new content channels and new formats to stay ahead in the endless, and increasingly fast-paced, content creation race.

The new production system from Grass Valley starts with LDX 86N Series cameras to capture high-quality images in multiple formats; the Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center and GV Korona K-Frame V-series switchers for integrated content production; GV Node IP Processing and Routing Platform, GV Convergent IP/SDI Router Control System and IPG-3901 SDI/IP Gateway to process and route content; and T2 audio/video playout center for content distribution.

Tencent Video's new OB truck equipped for 4K operation.

Tencent Video's new OB truck equipped for 4K operation.

Using LDX 86N cameras, Tencent Video can capture images with vivid colors and very low noise. All LDX 86N series cameras feature native 4K UHD CMOS imagers that provide outstanding dynamic range performance and the unique DPMULTRA technology that provides alternative switching to native HD pixels for global shutter operation. The LDX 86N also offers the highest sensitivity in single speed as well as in high-speed operation, providing production flexibility for all Tencent video content.

Both the Kayenne K-Frame and GV Korona K-Frame V-Series switchers offer multiformat support including 1080p and 4K UHD. Flexibility is also a key feature in Tencent Video’s line-up of Grass Valley networking solutions—GV Node, GV Convergent and IPG-3901.

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