The term “IP” is often used as though it is a magic elixir that, when properly applied, will solve all the operational and quality problems in video production and distribution. Really?
Never has a technology been so promoted by so many but, as of now, resulted in little benefit to video industry professionals. Many engineers believe in IP as a base technology for a range of new equipment and practices. But the adage, “You have to walk before you can run,” may also apply.
Here are two articles you may have missed that provide solid background in IP and how one sized solution may solve all challenges. In the second article, we look at the never-ending chase for higher image quality. Is the ultimate quality goal 4K or even 8K, complete with 22.1 channels of audio?
Bexel’s Global Broadcast Solutions division has unveiled a miniature, high-frame-rate (HFR) camera for live production that, due to its size, can be mounted in a myriad of places while capturing steady and smooth real-time images; in both standard rates and HFR (up to 480 fps in HD). The new Clarity 800 is the first model in Bexel’s new family of cameras targeting the POV market. Future camera models for both HD and 4K (UHD), using the same system design, will be introduced later this year.
A new all-IP 4K outside broadcast vehicle from Timeline is claimed to be the most advanced in the world by incorporating among other things the first instance of IP protocol TR-03 in a truck.
Each year the National Student Television Association stages Freshers TV — a three-hour live show featuring livestreams and prerecorded content from student television channels across the UK. The latest show, held at the end of 2016, was hosted by Cardiff’s CUTV and used a Blackmagic Design workflow.
As one of the largest churches in the United States, Willow Creek Community Church places a very high value on the power of video to connect with its congregation within the church and beyond its campuses. When the church upgraded its production equipment to HD at its main site in South Barrington, Illinois, it selected Hitachi Kokusai HD cameras to capture and enhance the rich, immersive visual experiences for which its worship services are known around the world.
Grass Valley is exhibiting new cameras and a new production switcher line at the 2017 NAB Show that help content creators create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed.
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