Working at the limits of broadcast technology, news providers are constantly stretching systems to deliver their story first. Discover how the winners operate and quickly master the technology they value.
In the first part of this four-part series we described the basic principles of the Precision Time Protocol. In part two, we investigate PTP redundancy, specifically for media networks.
Part 6 in our series from ‘Real World IP’, a one-day seminar event from The Broadcast Bridge held at BAFTA in London, Norbert Paquet, Head of Product Management – Sony Europe, discusses system architectures, network control, and the business benefits of IP.
In 2017, when Portuguese media group Impresa decided to relocate its SIC (Sociedade Independente de Comunicação) TV network facilities about 10 kilometers away to one of its existing buildings in Lisbon, they knew they had a chance to create something special. In the span of four months, with the help of Sony Systems Integration and Telefónica, they implemented a ST2110 video-over-IP-based production infrastructure, with a small amount of SDI technology, which now supports nine channels and provides complete system configuration flexibility at the click of a mouse.
Jackinabox is a unique Flyaway Gallery/ PPU designed by John Surdevan and Sam Gardner, a multicamera director and a computer vision software engineer. After working together for years and looking at how things could be improved, they began to customise their own suite of live production kit that harmonises industry standard systems with their own hardware and software. John Surdevan explains to The Broadcast Bridge how they have blended Blackmagic Design gear with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module to create a multi-touch vision mixer to help them and other production teams work more creatively, faster, smarter and more economically.
Move over, video. When it comes to the medium of choice for powerful storytelling, audio wins hands down. That’s why — in its golden age — radio was called the theatre of the imagination.
Following the settlement this summer of a bitter court fight between Fujifilm and Sony over patents relating to the next generation of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) magnetic tape data storage technology, global shipments of LTO-8 media are now reaching end users. It’s a huge relief for large media organizations looking to migrate their assets to the larger capacity cartridges without increasing library footprints.
Part 5 in our series from ‘Real World IP’, a one-day seminar event from The Broadcast Bridge held at BAFTA in London, Phil Myers, Senior Director – IP Systems, Lawo, discusses real-life applications for IP infrastructures including green-field sites, hybrid installations, and remote broadcast.
The companies that make in-line microphone boosters have until now promoted their transparency, increasing only the output of dynamic or ribbon microphones without adding color to the signal. At AES 2019, that changed when Soyuz introduced its “Launcher,” a new mic booster that purposefully colors the signal.