Although latency and resource coordination continue to challenge those considering cloud-based remote live production, the distributed architecture model is steadily gaining traction as a cost-effective alternate to hardware-based on-premise projects. To date this IT-centric architecture has not been deployed for high-profile productions like the Super Bowl or World Cup, but remote IP-video contribution, production and distribution has allowed second-tier sporting events to be televised globally whereas they might not be - due to cost and fully remote access - using traditional production methods.
New, in-cloud, pay-per-use business models offer new advantages to occasional REMI, field reporting, remote event production and similar content producers and distributors with a better business model to remain competitive and profitable without huge ongoing capital investments.
Dolby Laboratories has partnered with Box, Inc.’s Content Cloud to provide audio production professionals with an automated signal processing platform that helps content creators deliver better content faster, right from their desktop, anywhere in the world.
Lawo has introduced the next generation of its AUHD Core signal processing engine that allows users to remotely access and control its mc² series of audio mixing consoles in a distributed infrastructure—whether that be in a production facility or on site, far away. The new AUHD (for Ultra High Density) Core Phase II adds new software that facilitates a SaaS licensing model for permanent or temporary usage.
With its core business in live sports production, Grass Valley has seen its revenue contract significantly over the past eight months but with a new integrated software-defined product roadmap, it looks to bounce back while “reducing the pain” of migrating to IP. This insight, and more, was revealed during a virtual press conference presented by company management in early October.
As more and more organizations endeavor to use video as part of their business strategy, the capability to stream online at low latency has become as critical as ever for less demanding applications. That’s because viewers of all types now expect a positive experience similar to what they see on their living room TV set.
SmallHD is expanding its lineup of on-camera HD monitors that include built-in Teradek receivers with the introduction of new 13-inch and 17-inch models. These join the company’s already popular 5-inch and 7-inch on-camera monitors with wireless connectivity.