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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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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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.