The broadcast industry is understandably focusing on the infrastructure of the future, and without doubt this will be based on IP. That said, broadcasters have invested heavily in baseband (SDI) technology for many years. They have studios and control rooms full of excellent (and expensive) equipment, from cameras and monitors […]
Within the broadcast industry, we have been seeing a progressive shift from baseband to IP and now, particularly within live production. One of the objectives is to improve the ability to generate content ever more cost-effectively, through better sharing of production resources and staff. To that end, virtualization of infrastructure […]
Historically, dedicated hardware has been the only way to achieve professional-grade, real-time media transport, processing and monitoring functionality. However, that is beginning to change with the emergence of products with an increasing proportion of their functionality provided by software on the market. Talk is now turning to moving to the […]
The Holy Grail of increased productivity leads many broadcasters towards IP technology. Its attractions include lower costs than broadcast-specific baseband, and its ability to handle any video and audio technology. Too often, however, broadcasters initially opt for a like-for-like network replacement, which denies them the cost-savings and increased flexibility of […]
Broadcasters must design their network using a true distributed model and control it using SDN routing. It is the most effective way to take advantage of the full potential of IP technology. Read the full article (in Spanish) here. Read the full article (in English through Google Translate) here.
In recent years, we have seen more broadcasters moving to IP-based production. This was initially driven by the anticipated cost savings deriving from using enterprise equipment, but IP solutions are now increasingly being used to transform workflows – sharing more efficient resources like studios, control rooms, equipment and indeed production […]
Right now, the most common approach to configuring virtualisation for media functions is to use specialised hardware platforms, optimised for performance, explains Nevion’s Olviier Suard. However, products with a larger proportion of their specialised functionality owed to software have recently become available, and systems based on commercial off the shelf […]