Understanding IP Broadcast Production Networks is a free 62 page eBook containing a collection of 14 articles which provide the basic building blocks of knowledge required to understand how IP networks actually work in the context of broadcast production systems.
Our series exploring the basic technology and tools of audio in broadcast continues with a collection of four articles which discuss the purpose and features of the essential audio sweetening tools; Dynamics, EQ and Noise Control.
Quantum Computing is still a developmental technology but it has the potential to completely transform more or less everything we currently assume regarding what computers can and can’t do - when it hits the mainstream what will it do to broadcast?
At the heart of virtually every IP infrastructure and its inherent IT network is a software layer that acts like a conductor to make sure the system is working smoothly. Some call it the orchestration layer because it instructs each device to do what it needs to do and exactly…
Broadcast audio is going through a renaissance and in the battle for viewers every content provider is looking at how to increase output and improve content. While the headlines might look familiar, IBC’s audio exhibitors are responding to these needs in a variety of different ways.
The reality of the adoption of IP based workflows is that most broadcasters are running hybrid infrastructure that combines SDI, IP and IP enabled cloud and there will be plenty at IBC to help smooth the hybrid transition.
As remote production, multi-site teams and content storage & delivery all increasingly rely on cloud-based infrastructures, the technology required to build cloud-based systems is maturing at a rapid pace. ‘The Cloud’ is literally going to be everywhere at this years show.
As broadcast production begins to leverage cloud-native production systems, and re-examines how it approaches timing to achieve that potential, audio and its requirement for very low latency remains one of the key challenges.
This article describes the various codecs in common use and their symbiotic relationship to the media container files which are essential when it comes to packaging the resulting content for storage or delivery.