Today’s media systems are comprised of countless moving parts. Whether it’s live production, playout, traditional delivery, or OTT distribution. Today’s infrastructures are more complex and sophisticated than ever due to multiple formats and transport protocols, the migration to IP and the emergence of pure software-based systems.
In Part 1 we looked at how TDM provides a compromise to deliver the flexibility and scalability of IP, while at the same time providing the ease of use of SDI. In this article, we look at how TDM deals with latency and frame accurate timing.
Broadcast service providers providing live production, contribution, playout and transmission services have observed the continuous and accelerating movement towards OTT services.
The U.S. Postal Service’s unofficial motto applies just as much to ENG crews as to mail carriers: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will keep these dedicated professionals from their appointed tasks.
Formula One has enjoyed decades of being one of the world’s most popular sports, with millions of fans making up a diverse and passionate community of TV viewers. Now it’s being considered the fastest growing sport brand on social media platforms too.
Modularity is essential for the design of scalable and flexible services and applications. We can define services as modular units that implement specific business functionality. Focusing on a single functionality, modular services can be easily reused in various contexts and can also be used as building blocks to meet new requirements. In addition, the modularity in the services prevents the propagation of changes to other services and therefore simplifies their maintenance.
While LED monitors are increasingly showing up in news studios large and small, in many cases replacing the green screen studios of old, make no mistake that virtual sets are advancing and, in tandem with augmented reality graphics, are changing the way stories are told on air.