Video: Planning an ST 2110 infrastructure

In a continuing series of videos which dig deeper than just saying ‘hooray, IP is great’, we look at the onerous task of actually planning and deploying a whole building’s worth of 2110. From the IPShowcase at IBC 2018, Ultich Voigt from Qvest Media explains how they helped Swiss public broadcaster SRG/SSR to build their new facility – the TPC Sports, News & Technology centre.

Ulrich looks at how functions can be centralised and/or consolidated and whilst he talks of the technology standards in use, the highlight here are the workflows achieved.

Topics covered:

  • Aims of the project
  • Technical Goals and Standards
  • How they got experience in using IP ahead of the project
  • Testing planning & issues rectification
  • Deciding whether to go ‘Full IP’ and what that means
  • Dealing with immature product market
  • Vendor partnerships
  • Tendering & more!

 
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Speakers

Ulrich Voigt Ulrich Voigt
Head of Design,
Qvest Media GmBH.

Video: AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 Scalability and Performance

AMWA’s discovery and registration protocols IS-04 and IS-05 play a big role in making IP systems usable, allowing the system to easily identify new kit when it’s plugged in and understand its capabilities. However, deploying such systems at scale should give anyone pause for thought – how scalable are they? How does the system recover after a network outage? Clearly we wouldn’t want the system to be brought down by the administrative burden.

Rob Porter, from Sony Europe Ltd., has done the research and presents it here at the VSF’s IP Showcase at the 2018 IBC.

Rob gives a brief overview of the two specifications, describing their APIs and the open source nature of them. He then goes on to explain how he emulated this large number of devices and what he found.

Finally, Rob wraps up the session by explaining how he optimised network-loss recovery times and summarises best practices.

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Speaker

Rob Porter Rob Porter
Project Manager – Advanced Technology Team,
Sony Europe Limited

Video: RIST – Introducing Reliable Internet Streaming Transport

An increasing amount of broadcast video is travelling over the public internet which is currently enabled by SRT, Zixi and other protocols. Here, Merrick Ackermans explains the new RIST specification which aims to allow interoperable internet-based video contribution.

Speaking at the IP Showcase at IBC 2018, Merrick covers:

  • The aims of RIST
  • Who is involved?
  • The 4-stage approach to RIST
  • A look at the deployed 1st Profile.
  • A Live demo

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Speaker

Merrick Ackermans Merrick Ackermans
Chair,
VSF RIST Activity Group

Video: Uncompressed IP Video Basics

Top training here from Ed Calverly on the basics needed to understand uncompressed video. Presented at the IBC 2018 IP Showcase courtesy of the VSF.

Ed delves just far enough into the detail to tease out the important points of video over IP:

  • The need for timing
  • The legacy of blanking
  • Carrying data (VANC, HANC, Embedded audio etc.)
  • Benefits of splitting essences
  • TCP Vs UDP
  • Subnets and Routing
  • Multicast (i.e. IGMPv2 & v3)
  • PTP & SMPTE 2059
  • 2022-6, 2110, NMOS
  • Traffic Shaping: Narrow & Wide senders

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Speaker


Ed Calverly
Ed Calverly
Professional Trainer for the Broadcast Industry,
Freelance

Video: The Promise of 5G


The UK’s largest mobile network EE just announced its plan to launch 5G across 16 cities during 2019 and switching on the next-generation network in the busiest locations so it’s clear that 5G is arriving. That’s why it’s all the more important to put the promise of 5G into perspective with regards to broadcasting.

IBC 365 brings together Richard Mills from the Sky VR studios and Claire Harvey from Red Bee to discuss this with Mark Smith.

The discussion touches on the following:
• What are the real benefits
• What applications will drive the take-up of 5G?
• Will it help connectivity at a live event where bandwidth is currently constrained?
• How can broadcasters develop trust in 5G?
• Applying 5G to wildlife filming
• Network Revenue Sharing

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Speakers

Claire Harvey Claire Harvey
Key Account Manager, Red Bee Media &
Advisory Board Member, UK5G
Richard Mills Richard Mills
Technical Director, Sky VR Studios &
Chairman, Imaginary Pictures
Mark Smith Mark Smith
Moderator
Independent Marketing Consulting
MSA Ltd (Chair)

Video: High Dynamic Range in AV1

Google and University of Warwick explain AV1, its current status and how its can support HDR with WMG’s trueDR at the IABM’s Future Trends Theatre at IBC 2018.

Matt Frost from Chrome Media takes the stage first giving an overview of AV1’s goals, objective quality tests and where we are in AV1’s timeline as well as answering many questions from the audience.

Next Alan Chalmers from University of Warwick explains how they added HLG, HDR10 (PQ) to AV1. Also added are new, scene-referenced, HDR methods which Alan explains the works of and reasons for.

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Speakers

Alan Chalmers Alan Chalmers
Professor
WMG & trueDR, University of Warwick
Matt Frost Matt Frost
Director, Product Management,
Google Chrome Media

Video: Beyond Netflix: How specialist streaming services can compete against global players

From the IBC 2018 conference, a discussion on how to compete against Netflix and the other global players. We hear from Britbox, Filmstruck, DAZN, ErosNow their ways of differentiating. Exclusive content rights is a key element in the strategy, but innovating around technical challenges is necessary to make it in the fray.

When the global players have to be everything to everybody, what gaps in her need does this leave? DAZN’s Chief Product Officer Ben Lavender explains their sports rights strategy and how they ensure sustainability. DAZN are constantly fighting to reduce latency. Ben describes the work they’ve done over the years to reduce latency by a third.

Ali Hussein gives us the Indian perspective whilst Soumya Siraman explains why the British experience of Britbox is a hit with her US customers. Kerensa Samanidis makes the point that FilmStruck’s ‘quality cinema’ principle will mean different things in different countries.

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Speakers

Soumya Sriraman Soumya Sriraman
President
Britbox
Kerensa Samanidis Kerensa Samanidis
General Manager
Filmstruck (Turner)
Ben Lavender Ben Lavender
Chief Product Officer
DAZN
Ali Hussein Ali Hussein
COO
ErosNow

Chair

Maureen Kerr Maureen Kerr
Managing Director TMT Group, Corporate Finance
FTI Consulting

Video: IBC Tech Talks – AI in Production

However it’s applied in our industry, AI is here to stay. In the area of production it is set to revolutionise working practice, by dispensing with many formulaic and repetitive tasks, and making more effective use of human creative skills. Nowhere is this more significant than in live broadcasting where the economic advantages of AI can allow the coverage of events which would not otherwise be cost-effective. In these Tech Talks three industry experts will describe and demonstrate the latest ideas and technologies in AI-assisted production, including one who will address the storytelling benefits for live football. Another international broadcaster will introduce the concept of smart production, where hardly anything is left to the human – even the script is generated automatically by mining information from sources such as social media.

A thought provoking glimpse of how AI researchers see the future of production.

Speakers:

Craig Wright Craig Wright
Project Research Engineer
BBC
Joost de Wit Joost de Wit
Founder & CPO
Media Distillery
Hiroyuki Kaneko Hiroyuki Kaneko
Senior manager
NHK
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Pam Fisher
Pam Fisher
Executive Director
The Media Institute

Video: Visual Excellence in Production

In this Tech Talk we shall hear from researchers and vision scientists, how they are ensuring the precision of HDR and colour in image capture.

Today’s imaging technology strives to produce a viewing experience which is, as far as possible, identical with that perceived by the human visual system. Strangely, one limiting factor in high dynamic range (HDR) design has been that existing measurements of the human vision have not been sufficiently accurate. Another of these issues is skin tone: humans are particularly sensitive to skin colour – regarding it as an indicator of well-being. The accurate portrayal of this subtle parameter is therefore particularly important. A further interesting image quality issue is slow motion – here we explore the development of an 8K UHD 240fps camera and slow motion capture and replay server.

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Speakers

Lucien Lenzen Lucien Lenzen
Research Assistant
Hochschule RheinMain
Simon Thompson Simon Thompson
Project R&D Engineer
BBC
Patrick Morvan Patrick Morvan
Senior R&D Engineer
Technicolor
Simon Gauntlett Simon Gauntlett
Director of Imaging Standards and Technology
Dolby Laboratories

Video: Blockchain Masterclass – Restoring trust and transparency in digital media

Successive waves of disruption across industries and constant change means opportunity. We’ve entered a new era where truth isn’t subjective, but collective – where radical transparency is uprooting how we interact, transact and drive growth. Leading organizations and consortia across industries are rapidly unleashing the exponential business value of blockchain. More than a new technology, it’s a whole new playing field. Join this masterclass at IBC to discover how blockchain is delivering newfound trust to media, entertainment and advertising.

Answering key questions like, what is ‘blockchain’? How have our views on ‘trust’ changed in the new digital era? What is the state of blockchain adoption in business? Jason Kelley helps us understand where we are in balancing the hype and usefulness of blockchain.

Chad Andrews spells out a way of managing personal/consumer data which can use blockchain principles to bring together data controlled by different parties which would decouple technology from data.

Peter Guglielmino discusses the challenges of piracy and fraud which have arisen with the rise of digitisation and outlines how to store media files with accountability linked to a blockchain ledger.

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Speakers

Jason Kelley Jason Kelley
Blockchain Services, IBM
Peter Guglielmino Peter Guglielmino
CTO, Global Media & Entertainment, IBM
Chad Andrews Chad Andrews
Global Solutions Leader, IBM