For all the talk about IP replacing SDI, a number of companies have responded to customer demand for 12 Gig SDI pipes. One of them, FOR-A, is launching a 12G SDI routing switcher.
Utah Scientific, a veteran provider of SDI video routers, has developed and will show at the 2017 NAB Show, its new 400 Series 3 Hybrid Digital Router, which can handle any number of IP and SDI video signal formats along with audio and data from the same frame. The 400 Series 3 hybrid router provides the perfect bridge between both signal processing and distribution technologies.
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.
UK mobile production company, Arena Television adds to fleet with three UHD trucks based on an IP core. Proving that IP is here, the trucks feature some innovative engineering that provides a way forward from SDI. Retaining the familiar operation of current trucks, the new vehicles demonstrate the advantages of IP, especially when moving to UHD. This System Showcase look in detail at how Arena, Grass Valley, and systems integrator Videlio, designed and built these flexible, future-proof mobile production units.
Nashville’s 2016 Small Business of the Year winner deploys its two flagship video production trucks for a Red Carpet special, backstage interviews, and other A/V work for DirecTV, ABC Digital and the Country Music Association.
On September 10th Arena Television, one of the UK’s leading mobile production service providers, helped the BT Sport network produce a 4K broadcast (in UHD resolution) of a soccer match that was simulcast in UHD and HD over an all-IP network. The telecast, pitting Liverpool against Leicester City in a Premier League match, proved that an all-IP workflow could be used successfully for producing live television with little to no latency.