Video: 2019 What did I miss? – SRT

We’re looking at the most popular posts of 2019 now as The Broadcast Knowledge takes a break over the holiday season. Twitch’s Alex Converse had one of the most visited posts of the year in his video detailing how SRT works. It’s a great technical resource for developers and engineers wanting to understand more than just the highlights of SRT. Did it do well because it was Alex? Because the San Francisco’s Video Tech meet up is a well known part of Demuxed’s community for ‘engineers working with video’ or because its title? Any or all of these could be true and it wouldn’t invalidate it’s usefulness or its popularity. So if you haven’t already, read more about it here, or click play below.

Another SRT talk of interest this year you may want to catch up on was the IBC SRT Open Source Technical panel which looked at the general SRT features and looked at the pros and cons against SRT. The panel looked at a case study with Red Bee Media and South American broadcaster Globo and the use of RTP and SRT together. Read more detail here or click here to watch for free


Alex Converse Alex Converse
Streaming Video Software Engineer,

Video: IP Test and Measurement for ST 2110 Systems

As the transition to IP-based transport for video, audio, and data continues. The early adopters have already demonstrated the operational and commercial benefits of COTS IP infrastructure and SMPTE ST 2110 video-over-IP standard suite becomes mature now. However, configuration and troubleshooting of IP systems requires a completely new skillset. Broadcast engineers need to gain an understanding of the technology and the new techniques required to monitor these signals.

In this video Kevin Salvidge from Leader shows what test and measurement tools you need to ensure you continue to deliver the same quality of service that can be achieved with SDI systems.

Kevin looks at the main differences between traditional and IP systems which stem as much from a move from synchronous to asynchronous infrastructure as the way you measure how well the system is working.

The following topics are covered:

  • Frame Check Sequence (FCS), Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)
  • Packet jitter measurement (avoiding buffer underrun)
  • Monitoring ST 2022-7 path delay between the two feeds
  • PTP synchronization (offset and delay graphs, synchronisation accuracy)
  • Checking that video, audio and ANC signals are synchronised with PTP and RTP timing measurement
  • Packet Header Information looking at MAC, IP, UDP, RTP as well as the payload
  • SFP Information (10/25 Gb, multimode / single mode etc.)
  • IP Event Log e.g. Grand Master change
  • Hybrid IP and SDI Video and Audio Test and Measurement

You can see the slides here.

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Kevin Salvidge
European Regional Development Manager

Video: Synchronization and Timing in SMPTE ST 2110

Paul Briscoe explains PTP from the basics taking us through the reasons for using it and how it’s applied to the ST 2110 which to carries uncompressed video, audio and metadata.

The ST 2110 standard brings with it an entirely new way to establish system timing, through use of IEEE-1588 PTP and SMPTE ST2059. This method is native to the IP domain and to the RTP transport and media synchronization used by 2110 but also provides virtualized legacy timing capability.

Paul discusses
• The considerations in system timing using ST2110, including those which include SDI elements.
• How PTP delivers precision time across an IP network
• How ST2059 uses PTP to virtualize any reference signal.
• The synchronization mechanisms of ST2110 including transport timestamps and media clocks
• How streams are synchronized among each other and how they interoperate with PTP
• How timing of SDI and AES3 signals is harmonized with ST2110 streams.
• Router switchpoint timing and latency considerations.

Presented By: Paul Briscoe at SMPTE Technical Conference 2017
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