Video: Routing AES67

Well ahead of video, audio moved to uncompressed over IP and has been reaping the benefits ever since. With more mature workflows and, as has always been the case, a much higher quantity of feeds than video traditionally has, the solutions have a higher maturity.

Anthony from Ward-Beck Systems talks about the advantages of audio IP and the things which weren’t possible before. In a very accessible talk, you’ll hear as much about soup cans as you will about the more technical aspects, like SDP.

Whilst uncompressed audio over IP started a while ago, it doesn’t mean that it’s not still being developed – in fact it’s the interface with the video world where a lot of the focus is now with SMPTE 2110-30 and -31 determining how audio can flow alongside video and other essences. As has been seen in other talks here on The Broadcast Knowledge there’s a fair bit to know.(Here’s a full list.

To simplify this, Anthony, who is also the Vice Chair of AES Toronto, describes the work the AES is doing to certify equipment as AES 67 ‘compatible’ – and what that would actually mean.

This talk finishes with a walk-through of a real world OB deployment of AES 67 which included the simple touches as using google docs for sharing links as well as more technical techniques such as virtual sound card.

Packed full of easy-to-understand insights which are useful even to those who live for video, this IP Showcase talk is worth a look.

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Anthony P. Kuzub Anthony P. Kuzub
IP Audio Product Manager,
Ward-Beck Systems

Video: BBC Wales Cardiff Project Update

The BBC’s Mark Patrick talks about the BBC’s move not only of their Welsh HQ but of their move from SDI to IP. Covering the reasons for the move, the architectures they are implementing and how they are mitigating the risks, this is a great real-world example of implementing SMPTE ST 2110.

From IBC’s IP Showcase, Mark explains the interoperability work they are doing and critically how they have approached testing. In large systems and with IT-based systems Mark explains it’s imperative to have repeatable, structured and where possible automated acceptance testing which is a big change in the way we do things in the industry.

Mark also covers training, audio issues, timing incompatibilities and control of the system with NMOS to round off a great, pragmatic overview of this ST 2110 project.

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Mark Patrick Mark Patrick
Lead Architect,

Webinar: What Is SMPTE ST 2110 & Why Does It Matter?

Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 18:00 BST, 12PM EST

The SMPTE ST 2110 Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks suite of standards is a major contributing factor in the movement toward one common internet protocol (IP)-based mechanism for the professional media industries. The foundation for SMPTE ST 2110 standards is Video Services Forum (VSF) Technical Recommendation for Transport of Uncompressed Elementary Stream Media Over IP (TR-03). The SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over IP for real-time production, playout, and other professional media applications.

In this free webinar from IEEE, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to help your company make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations.

Joel E. Welch, Director of Education, SMPTE
Thomas Bause Mason, Director of Standards Development, SMPTE

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Webinar: Prepare for IP

March 21st 2018 – 08:00 GMT & 16:00 GMT
The first in Axon’s new Broadcast 101 Series – “Prepare for IP: Why is the move to IP logical but at the same time so tough?”

Broadcasters are increasingly considering IP as the next step in their workflows and operations, attracted by the potential of greater agility, flexibility and efficiency. As an industry we have finally built a consensus on a common IP standard and are forging ahead with the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards. However, there are more challenges to conquer when moving to an IP broadcast infrastructure.

Axon, working closely with early adopters of IP production workflows, has experienced first-hand the many challenges of making the transition from SDI and are keen to share the lessons they have learnt. In their new Broadcast IP 101 series, using real-world examples, the Axon team will provide advice and resources to help you prepare your move to and navigate an IP environment.

Axon’s CEO, Jan Eveleens, hosts this live webinar on Wednesday 21 March at 09.00 CET and 05.00 CET to discuss “Why is the move to IP is logical but at the same time so tough?” he will explore the fundamental drivers behind the transition from coaxial/SDI technology to IP and the tough changes it brings to almost all fundamentals of broadcasting infrastructures.

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Meeting: Is 2110 the Future of Broadcasting?

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 18:30. SMPTE’s ST2110 is the most important advance in television since John Logie Baird went head to head with EMI-Marconi in the BBC’s 1936 trials at Alexandra Palace, London. In this joint meeting between SMPTE and RTS Thames Valley:

  • What is ST2110?
  • Why is it so important to the future of broadcasting?
  • Will Television will now become software?
  • What are the ramifications for traditional hardware manufacturers?
  • Where does the cloud fit in?

Tony Orme, writer of ‘Building IP Media Facilities’ and for The Broadcast Bridge, answers these questions and many more he digs deeper into IP and its resurgence in popularity.

Registration closes today, 9th March.

Meeting: Further adventures in the world of IP: SMPTE2110 and NMOS

Learn what the SMPTE 2110 standards are and how they affect the future of professional media over IP networks with our speakers David Atkins and Ed Calverley. Now at a bigger venue, David and Ed will highlight areas that need further work and possible approaches that could taken to further advance progress. As a pioneer in IP-based production, Suitcase TV will share its ongoing experiences, both good and bad, of using IP with broadcast signals and look at why it is worth the pain.

  • What has changed in the past 12 months?
  • What new opportunities can we as an industry take from the standards?
  • What new developments are now possible?

Ample time will be available for discussion so bring your experiences, questions and answers.

Date: 13th March 2018, 18:00 for ample refreshments 18:30 start. 20:45 close.
Location: Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), The Atrium, University of Suffolk, 19 Neptune Quay, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ

Travel: From London Liverpool Street, there are multiple trains every hour. 16:40 departure is recommended to arrive at IWIC by 6pm. Full Travel info

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Video: AES & SMPTE 2110 Commonalities and Constraints

Great explanation of how AES67 and @SMPTE 2110 overlap but also where they differ. Including an overview of PTP timing: a perfect follow on from the recent @SMPTEUK meeting on the same topic at Surrey University.
Andreas Hildebrande from ALC NetworkX shows the completeness of the AES67 ecosystem and how different companies interoperate on IABM TV during NAB 2017.

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