While SMPTE was creating and ratifying ST2110, the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) announced it was working on a set of Application Program Interface (API) specifications that would enable a wide range of devices (e.g., switchers, audio consoles, and cameras) to be identified, controlled and managed on a SMPTE 2110 network. It brought broadcast engineers and systems integrators the promise of centralized network management without the need to manually configure each piece of equipment before it is used.
As the broadcasting industry is moving from a traditional SDI infrastructure towards the All-IP Studio providing a common frequency and – equally important – an absolute notion of time for all devices is now provided by the underlying infrastructure itself. In this four part series, Thomas Kernen and Nikolaus Kerö investigate the intricacies of PTP timing.
Now that we have resolved the professional media over managed networks aka JT-NM aka SMPTE ST2110 + NMOS challenge – What about all the field production, i.e. News, UGC, etc. that is beginning to use the wild and unruly Open Internet to send it back to the home office? Sending files back has different options, there are more than a few cloud options and accelerator solutions plus VPN and extended network.
Both live streaming and video quality measurement were dominant themes at IBC 2018 and in 2019 these two themes converged with various announcements and demonstrations.
In this thought-provoking missive, Gary Olson delivers his predictions and insights for IBC 2019.
In this series of three articles, we investigate the underlying aspects of computer server design for high value security and 24-hour operation. In the first article we look at advanced server security, in the second article we understand how servers are controlled, and in the third article we gain a deeper understanding of virtualization and the benefits for secure operation.
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.