Understanding how to make different vendors software operate coherently is critical to achieving the smooth operation of real-time broadcast facilities, especially with the new emergence of IP infrastructures. Discover who is achieving this and how.
Whenever I’m asked about my opinion on the transition to IP, I always state that the impact can’t be appreciated until its history is understood. This brings into context the need for broadcasters to educate and surround themselves with those who have in depth knowledge and understanding of the subject.
Without doubt, virtualization is a key technological evolution focus and it will empower many broadcast and media organizations to work differently, more efficiently and more profitably.
The hard disk drive rapidly converged on the concept of one head per surface with all of the heads moving together on a common positioner.
As broadcasters accelerate IP migration, we must move from a position of theory to that of practical application. Hybrid solutions to integrate SDI, AES, MADI, and IP will be needed for many years to come, even with green field sites, as broadcasters seek a steady and methodical transition.
Although nominally dedicated to cable, ANGA COM also illuminates trends common to the whole pay TV industry and in the 2019 event just gone, there was a strong focus on cybersecurity security and low latency streaming. The other major theme with more of a cable focus was the resurgence of RDK originally developed by Comcast to expedite migration to IP for cable TV operators through standardization of core components in set top boxes and broadband gateways for the connected home.
We call them hard disks to distinguish them from floppy disks. As the latter have practically died out as a result of progress in solid-state storage such as flash memory, it is probably not necessary to specify that disks are hard anymore, but tradition is a powerful thing.
With the advent of higher resolution video (HD, 4K and 8K), immersive audio (stereo, Dolby Atmos and Fraunhofer Institute’s MPEG-H), 3D, virtual reality and metadata, media files are increasing in size, putting an unending stress of storage requirements for broadcasters and production companies.
NAB ramp up. A period where articles about new cameras arriving in the next year appear almost daily. I’m sure many shooters as they skim or read these stories can’t help but consider whether the time has come to upgrade their cameras.