The economics of the media and entertainment industry require that broadcasters and CDNs deliver a quality product every time to every screen so that viewers are provided with the best possible experience. This means engineers must be able to easily measure key signal parameters to be sure the signal meets delivery requirements.
Munich-based IRT has introduced professional broadcast TV QC analyser software for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) that includes full MXF validation.
Tektronix has added Macnica’s video-over-IP technology into Prism, a new media analysis platform designed to smooth broadcasters’ transition from SDI-based to IP-based infrastructures.
In the last article, we looked at Quality of Service in IT networks. In this article, we continue the theme of looking at a network from a broadcast engineers’ point of view so they can better communicate with the IT department, and look at the benefits of sending audio over IP.
Broadcast and IT network engineers view the same datalink quite differently. Neither viewpoint is wrong, but confusion between terms and performance set the stage for misunderstanding. Tony Orme explains terminology and how both types of engineers can better understand the other.
A second suggested article may help broadcasters moving into OTT delivery to better ensure high quality delivery. First on that goal is the important issue of QoE, Quality of Experience. Readers will learn how to monitor and QC real-time program streams using new T&M tools and practices.
A major upgrade to Video Clarity’s Real-Time Audio and Video Monitoring (RTM) systems adds several useful new functions at no extra cost.