Grass Valley, a Belden brand, has complemented the capabilities of its LDX IP and SDI cameras with tallies and control over IP using the TallyMan platform from TSL Products. This collaboration allows full IP standards based connection for video, audio, communications, tally and control.
The Grass Valley LDX series is the leading family of cameras on the market with direct IP interfacing, allowing it to be connected over a network rather than by a point-to-point connection. Multiple cameras and base stations can be linked via a COTS ethernet switch, which can also link to other equipment such as switchers for a complete live production environment.
Grass Valley partnered with TSL Products on a development which completes the IP deployment, with TallyMan providing tallies over the IP network. Because TSL Products is an independent vendor it already has interfaces to all the major equipment vendors, so tallies can be maintained across all devices. An important benefit of using TallyMan is that it works in mixed SDI and IP environments, so users can create the architecture that best suits each project.
The transition to IP is opening up very exciting possibilities, like genuinely remote production, said Dan Bailey, TallyMan product manager at TSL Products. But we see operational continuity as being absolutely critical, now and into the future. Staff want to know that, on an operational level, things will continue to work just as they did things like tallies to track source and destination information throughout a workflow. Grass Valley turned to TallyMan to achieve just that. With over 1000 TallyMan installations already deployed worldwide, this partnership has obvious benefits to customers transitioning to a hybrid or all IP production system.
Paul De Bresser, Product Manager professional broadcast cameras at Grass Valley, added The Grass Valley Direct IP camera solution, on our market-leading LDX camera family which includes 4k and HDR leads the industry today. TallyMan provides the perfect complement to our cameras, giving us an IP tally solution that is fully integrated and will be a critical element as we change the landscape of live production.
A Grass Valley LDX camera will be demonstrated on the TSL Products stand at IBC, showing how readily it is integrated into a IP tally and unified control network with TallyMan. The full range of TSL Products control, monitoring and display solutions, and its specialist audio products, will be on display at IBC2017, stand 10.B41.