THROUGH THE LENS

THE ROSS VIDEO BLOG

David Ross Nov 27, 2019 10:55:19 AM

SUBSCRIBE

Historic Letter from the Founder of Grass Valley

My father just forwarded me a HISTORIC letter from the founder of Grass Valley to the eventual founder of Ross Video, about the switcher business! Take a look below!

Hi David,

I just found the attached financial statement from Grass Valley for the first 3 months of 1969.

It had been originally sent to me by Doctor Hare, the founder of GVG, with whom I had been on good terms for the previous 4 years, having met him at NAB 1965, held in the Conrad Hilton hotel basement garage in Chicago. He and his wife had a single table with white tablecloth and a few DA's. You could see all of the exhibits at NAB in less than 1/2 hour!

It had been found in my old filing cabinet in the CDL building, long after I left and the building was occupied by the young Miranda, and they preserved it!

I found this today on the internet while looking for any reference to Central Dynamics. It was on a blog which referred to the amalgamation of GVG and Miranda 5 years ago, then showed this document. There was a comment on the irony of the new takeover, seeing that GVG had been a competitor of CDL and ex-CDL employees had formed Miranda.

The document has an initialled comment from my boss Arland Boland to whom I had sent a copy. It also refers to great success with their entry into the switcher business.

Dad

DavidRossTitle 

RELATED POSTS

Living Live Podcast: Considerations for Determining IP vs. SDI in Live Productions

  For live productions, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to video. That is where Ro...
Ross Video Team Jan 27, 2020 6:24:34 PM

The Importance of Students to the Future of Ross Video

I can’t understate how important students are to the future of Ross Video. So what are we doing about tha...
David Ross Dec 3, 2019 11:54:16 AM

Historic Letter from the Founder of Grass Valley

My father just forwarded me a HISTORIC letter from the founder of Grass Valley to the eventual founder of...
David Ross Nov 27, 2019 10:55:19 AM