Sunday, June 28, 2015


As we announced recently, we have released maintenance release 3, or version 4.0.3 of GV STRATUS. Last week we told you about a great new feature to automatically create and export thumbnails off a video stream, simply using our powerful workflow rules. 

A number of additional features were released with this version of GV STRATUS and we would like to tell you about them here: 

  • New Dashboard role: the GV STRATUS dashboard which you already know and love J can now be selectively given to specific users. This helps system administrators choose who can have access to such sensitive and important information, as well as reducing network traffic. 

  • EDIUS lock enhancement: when an EDIUS project is being edited, the project and its included sequences and clips are locked in the GV STRATUS application. This protects against accidental deletion.  
  • Confirm pop-up when trimming: when a user trims a clip’s in/out points, they are asked to confirm before accidentally trimming.
  • Various other enhancements that improve performance, usability and efficiency

We take our users' feedback on board and constantly strive to make GV STRATUS a better production tool. Work is well underway for our next major release, with a totally refreshed user interface as well as significant new features. Contact your Grass Valley representative if you would like to discuss an upgrade or for new installs!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New features on GV STRATUS 4.0.3

Hi readers! After a brief hiatus, we are happy to be back in action with news and announcements about GV STRATUS, which keeps getting better and being more feature-rich....

With the recent release of version 4.0.3 we have added some great functionality to facilitate and accelerate the production process. One particular new function that we are very happy with, is the ability to select and automatically export thumbnails. This is extremely useful when users want to select specific frames to be used in external systems such as a webpage or for on-air graphics.

After the relevant export rule has been created, a user simply uses the GV STRATUS application to view content and add a marker (labelled as "TN") for the frames which they want to have thumbnails exported.

GV STRATUS will automatically create thumbnails and place them on the predetermined folder: This will also work with growing files, allowing users to export thumbnails to their external folder even whilst content is still being ingested! No need to wait for the recording to be completed anymore: accelerate your workflow!

Some of our users have given us excellent feedback on this small but powerful feature, as it has saved them time and effort for their web and social media publishing process.

We have introduced a number of other improvements on GV STRATUS v4.0.3. Keep an eye out for our next blog entry soon!

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