Essential Guide:  Practical SDI and IP

March 11th 2020 - 11:30 AM
Tony Orme, Editor at The Broadcast Bridge

SDI has been and continues to be a mature and stable standard for the distribution of video, audio and metadata in broadcast facilities. From its inception in the 1989 to the modern quad-link 12G-SDI available today, it has stood the test of time and even with the advent of IP and Ethernet, it shows no sign of waning.

IP is making a significant impact in broadcast facilities throughout the world and is starting to show its true worth. It’s flexibility and scalability empower engineers to future proof their facilities and meet the growing demands of new formats, especially as we move to 4K and 8K.

HDR, WCG and higher frame rates are all contributing to the immersive experience and broadcasters are looking for methods to integrate these formats into their facilities. SDI is more than capable of this, but IP also has much to offer.

This Essential Guide, sponsored by TSL Professional Products, looks into the practical applications of SDI and IP. Although SDI is now a mature technology, it hasn’t always been that way and the current state of IP is not that dissimilar to SDI when it was first introduced over thirty years ago.

Download this Essential Guide today if you need to understand the practical applications of both SDI and IP, and how they will fit into your broadcast facility.

Written for technologists, engineers, their managers, and anybody looking to maintain a safe balance between SDI and IP.

Supported by

You might also like...

VSF RIST Spec On Road To Wide Implementation

In 2017, at that year’s VidTrans conference a regional gathering of members of the Video Services Forum (VSF), a new protocol for delivering audio and video over lossy IP networks (including the public Internet), was born. It was an idea t…

The Sponsors Perspective: What Is SDI And Where Is It Going And Why IP?

SDI is one of those technologies that is so well established and ubiquitous it can almost be taken for granted.

Core Insights - Advances In 12G-SDI

Viewing audiences are continually driving broadcasters to deliver improved video formats to further enhance the immersive experience. It didn’t seem so long ago that HD was lauded as the best format ever. Not only did we end up quadrupling t…

Advances In 12G-SDI: Part 3 - Applications For 12G-SDI

In the last article in our three-part series, we explored the advantages of SDI and how 12G-SDI is applied in broadcast facilities. In this article, we investigate applications where SDI excels.

Advances In 12G-SDI:  Part 2 - 12G-SDI Technology

In the last article in this series we looked at how SDI has developed over the years to reach an incredible 47.52Gbits/sec for quad-link 12G. In this article, we dig deeper and uncover the technology enabling SDI and its…