The world’s first immersive audio format is getting a new generation of consumers hooked via gaming, VR and ASMR, while both production and consumer technology is making it easier to record and easier to access.
Global supply chain issues continue to strangle the broadcast manufacturing industry with the issue likely to get worse before it stabilizes. An alarming 86% of broadcast industry suppliers categorise the impact as moderate or severe on their financial sustainability if conditions persist for another year.
It is a clear-cut requirement of IP infrastructures that all signal flows need to be conducted via an IT switch, or network of switches, providing an architecture that allows a virtually anything-to-everything routing environment.
IP is incredibly versatile. It’s data payload agnostic and multiple transport streams have the capability to transport it over many different types of networks. However, this versatility provides many challenges, especially when sending video and audio over networks.
EBU R143 formalizes security practices for both broadcasters and vendors. This comprehensive list should be at the forefront of every broadcaster’s and vendor’s thoughts when designing and implementing IP media facilities.
In part one of this series, we looked at why machine learning, with particular emphasis on neural networks, is different to traditional methods of statistical based classification and prediction. In this article, we investigate some of the applications specific for broadcasters that ML excels at.
For a serious discussion about “making streaming broadcast-grade” we must address latency. Our benchmark is 5-seconds from encoder input to device, but we cannot compromise on quality. It’s not easy, and leaders in the field grapple with the trade-offs to ensure the best possible customer experience.
Signal transducers such as cameras, displays, microphones and loudspeakers handle information, ideally converting it from one form to another, but practically losing some. Information theory can be used to analyze such devices.