Troubleshooting IP-centric technologies can be a new challenge for engineers. Often it becomes a case of “You don’t know—what you don’t know,” until it is too late. In addition, once the engineer knows there is a problem, it is important to know what tools are needed to solve it.
As broadcasting moves to highly efficient production lines of the future, understanding business needs is key for engineers, and recognizing the commercial motivations of CEOs and business owners is crucial to building a successful media platform.
Broadcast engineers have a whole plethora of tools available in their kit-bag to integrate systems. The common denominators are SDI, AES and MADI for media exchange, serial and ethernet protocols for control, and the trusted GPI should everything else fail.
Smart cloud based QC makes MXF a great delivery format and using a Domain Specific Language hides the complexity from users. In the latest “Bruce’s Short”, Bruce Devlin looks at metadata, QC, and air-ready masters.
NOA took on the task of developing its own QC evaluation tool to optimize workflows and enhance the process quality of the most demanding projects.
Unless you are a greenfield site, have one vendor to meet all your operational and creative needs, or are incredibly lucky, you will at some point need to integrate your Cloud Software-as-a-Service into the broadcast workflows. This is much easier said than done.