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OTT delivery continues to expand to meet the relentless growing consumer demand. This trend shows no chance of abating and technologists are continually looking to innovation to scale infrastructures accordingly. But what does it mean to scale OTT? Where is the infrastructure? And who owns it?
In part-1 of this three-part series we discussed the benefits of Remote Production and some of the advantages it provides over traditional outside broadcasts. In this part, we look at the core infrastructure and uncover the technology behind this revolution.
Working with Japanese TV station, TV Asahi, South German television and film production company Schawa TV recently supplied three Sonifex AVN-CU2 commentator units at the 2019 Badminton World Cup, held in St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland.
Recent international events have overtaken normality causing us to take an even closer look at how we make television. Physical isolation is greatly accelerating our interest in Remote Production, REMI and At-Home working, and this is more important now than it ever has been.
Superficially, level seems to be a simple subject: just a reading on a meter. In practice, there’s a lot more to it. Level matters because if it is wrong, sound quality can suffer, things can get damaged or cause interference and listeners complain because they have to keep adjusting the volume.
The increasing use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WCG) acquisition has not only improved signal quality on live sports and other telecasts, it has also helped the bottom line of those that make professional 4K lenses. Both visual and lab tests have shown that the superior quality of a 4K UHD lens helps even HD cameras look better, and that’s helping lens sales in a Broadcast market that—with the emergence of handheld, fixed lens (with 1/3 and ¼-inch sensors) camera models now used extensively in newsgathering—gets harder every day.
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Gravity Media, a media services and equipment rental company in the U.K., is s using an open standards-based IP core built with IP gateway cards and multiviewers from Grass Valley and IP switches from Cisco to streamline the live production workflows of its clients and its own in-house applications.