Today’s smartphone owners carry more powerful video technology in their pockets than the best state-of-the-art TV broadcast or production facilities could provide two decades ago at any price. The second decade of this century is when off-the-shelf computing matures to the point that it can facilitate and manage nearly all technology-based tasks in broadcast TV stations and TV networks in real-time.
SGL is announcing a number of new technology and key third-party integration projects at IBC 2015. SGL’s Open System Architecture provides broadcasters, post production facilities, and news/sport organizations with reliable, scalable solutions with substantial cost and workflow benefits.
At IBC 2015, NOA will preview new entry-level audio and video ingest archiving bundles that redefine price-performance expectations and provide out-of-the-box instant archiving capability.
Not long ago, the archive was perceived as back-end middleware hidden behind the automation system; but not anymore. Now the archive is a key component for managing content and workflows. Global broadcasters large and small require sophisticated archive technology that enables them to manage and store their assets.
It is clear that the risks associated with IP’s resilience compared to SDI are exaggerated and that the real concern with using IP infrastructure to deliver time-critical broadcast signals lies in the lack of a common approach and operability between vendors. The broadcast and post production industry has lived with this issue for decades but perhaps the time has come to thrust that paradigm aside to offer true cross-vendor software-based compatibility? Ed Calverley, VP Products at Suitcase TV certainly thinks so in his views on this vital topic heading into IBC 2015.
Video over IP for live production is set to be the most pressing issue at IBC and beyond. At stake, a new methodology for transporting data from site to plant, around a studio and live to air. It promises cost savings in a move to COTS, a scalable path to 4K, HFR, HDR, object-oriented audio, 8K and practically anything else.
Leading into IBC, it’s clear that IP live production dominates discussion. To give the debate some context we’ve assembled a panel of experts who will share their viewpoints on the adoption of IP. Here is Steve Plunkett, CTO at Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services.
Video over IP for live production is set to be the most pressing issue at IBC and beyond. At stake, a new methodology for transporting data from site to plant, around a studio and live to air. It promises cost savings in a move to COTS, a scalable path to 4K, HFR, HDR, object-oriented audio, 8K and practically anything else. In response, Net Insight argue that it is a misconception that live over IP is not proven, while admitting that IP based solutions have reached different levels of maturity for different aspects of production. Here’s the rest of what Alexander Sandstrom, Strategic Product Manager at Net Insight has to say:
Disk Archive Corporation is showing new features for ALTO, its archive storage system at IBC. These include a fresh approach to disaster recovery, and enhancements which make it easier to manage multi-petabyte systems in unattended data centres.