Video: Enhanced Redundancy of ST 2059-2 Time Transfer over ST 2022-7 Redundant Networks

We’re all starting to get the hang of the basics: that PTP is the new Black and Burst, that we still need sync to make studios work and that PTP (IEEE1588) is standardised under ST 2059 for use in the broadcast industry. So given its importance, how can we make it redundant?

Thomas Kernen from Mellanox and Chair within the STMPE standards community takes about his real-lift work on implementing PTP with an eye on redundancy methods

Thomas covers the following and more:

  • Whether 2022-7 works for PTP
  • BMCA Redundancy Model
  • Multiple Grand master use
  • Adjusting to dynamic variations in timing feeds
  • IEEE 1588 v2.1
  • Timing Differences in basic networks

Speakers

Thomas Kernen Thomas Kernen
Staff Software Architect, Mellanox Technologies
Co-chair SMPTE 32NF Network Facilities Technology Committee

On-Demand Webinar: Human Perception Fundamentals – Colour, Contrast & Motion


Thursday February 7th, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 18:00 GMT
Now available on-demand!

There is so much talk about HDR, wide colour gamut (WCG), ‘Better Pixels’ and all the TVs seem to interpolate motion up to 100Hz or above, that it’s good to stop and check we know why all of this matters – and crucially when it doesn’t.

SMPTE’s new ‘Essential Technology Concepts Webcasts’ are here to help and for the first webcast, David Long will look at the fundamentals of colour, contrast and motion in terms of what we actually see.

This promises to be a great talk and, the chances are, even people who ‘know it already’ will be reminded of a thing or two!

Watch now.

Speakers

David Long David Long
Director
RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity
& MAGIC Spell Studios

Video: Where are the Women? The importance of visibility in achieving inclusivity

 

“If she can see it, she can be it,” is the catch phrase of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The issue being if she’s not seeing it, it’s almost impossible to convince a young woman that a career in STEM is even fathomable.

For us in the broadcast industry, it’s clear there is a lot to do and this is work that needs to be done at all ages.
Please, take it upon yourself do to something this year, however small, to address the gender imbalance in broadcast.

A recent study related to me by a science teach fresh back from a conference found that if girls hadn’t become interested in science by the age of 6, then when they come to choose their exam choices at 14 and beyond, they were vastly less likely to choose STEM topics. However, many are interested yet put off by all sorts of factors later on – many of which can be addressed.

When women feature in film and TV, this directly influences real people. The Hunger Games’s Katniss Everdeen was “the major cause of waiting lists for archery lessons from coast to coast.” a few years ago. In 2018 a study was released on ‘The Scully Effect’, about the real world effect of Dana Scully from The X-Files:
Of the women surveyed, “63% say Scully increased their confidence that they could excel in a male-dominated profession.”

In this talk at the SMPTE ATC, Krystle Penhall, takes us through these studies, examines the problems in STEM today and how IBM and the aerospace industry have tried to counteract the problems they face.

Watch now!

Speaker

Krystle Penhall Krystle Penhall
Editor
WeMat Studios

Video: The Business Benefits of IMF to a Global Production System

In this talk from Andy Wilson at Northern Waves 2018, we find that IMF, the Interoperable Master Format is not just about technology, but if anything it’s more about improving workflows today with an eye to being the foundation of future workflows and business models.
Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary release which needed 106 versions for its simultaneous world-wide release forms the example which shows how IMF helps broadcasters reduce duplicate copies, support versioning workflows, maintain quality and much more.

Mastering as a new route to save storage, costs and time – as well as look at automation as part of the process. This introductory session outlines the business benefits and use cases that the DPP have developed with global broadcasters and online players.

Andy covers:

  • What IMF is?
  • The role of SMPTE and the DPP
  • How IMF helps the versioning workflow
  • Duplication & Storage Reduction
  • Maintaining Quality
  • It’s use with NHK’s 8K Rushes
  • Supporting Long-term Monetisation
  • Applicability to Cloud-based MAM
  • Future potential Workflows

Watch now!

Speaker

Andy Wilson Andy Wilson
Industry Principal – Media, Dropbox
Former Head of Business Development, DPP

Webinar: Building Large SMPTE ST 2110 Systems Using JT-NM TR-1001-1

When? 10th Jan 2019. 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST / 18:00 GMT

TR 1001-1 from the JT-NM (Joint Task Force on Networked Media) gives guidance on protocols, configuration and architectures to use when setting up large ST-2110 systems.

John Mailhot and Brad Gilmer, both well trusted industry figures who are in the thick of creating and testing ST-2110 and the surrounding specifications, will lead us through what it is, what it tells us and, ultimately, how we can best go about creating a large ST 2110 system.

Register now to find out and ask your questions!

Speakers

John Mailhot John Mailhot
CTO, Networking & Infrastructure,
Imagine Communications
Brad Gilmer Brad Gilmer
President, Gilmer & Associates
& Executive Director of the Video Services Forum (VSF)

Video: The Audio Parts of ST 2110 Explained

At the IBC 2018 IP Showcase, Andreas Hildebrand explains how AES67 and 2110 work together and how technologies like Dante, RAVENNA and Livewire fit in.

While there are lots of resources for working with 2110 video, but this is one of the few which tackles Audio. Andreas covers one of the ‘gotchas’ in 2110 – the compatability requirements for AES within the standard. He then looks at the timing requirements of 2110 and how they differ to those of AES67 and finally discusses AES3 while explaining the ST 2110-31 standard.

Presenter

Andreas Hildebrand Andreas Hildebrand
Senior Product Manager and Evangelist for the RAVENNA technology developed by ALC NetworX, Germany,

Webinar: Mark Schubin’s “Six Centuries of Opera and Media Technology in New York”


Date: 1st November, 2018. 1PM EDT / 10AM PDT / 17:00 GMT

Electronic home entertainment was invented in New York City for opera and so were headphones. The first compatible-color television program seen at home was opera in New York and so was the first bootleg recording. New York’s media technologies for opera date back to the 16th century and in the 21st century include dynamic video warping with depth-plane selection and multi-language live cinema transmissions to all seven continents (first described in a New York newspaper in 1877).

The genesis of much modern tech that we use today in broadcasting – and many business models – had their birth in Opera over a hundred years ago. Find out more!

A 200-ton music synthesizer broadcasting opera music in New York in 1907? An opera lighting dimmer in 1638? Opera for military communications tests?

It may be difficult to believe, but it’s true!

This is a special SMPTE New York-Section National Opera Week webcast event featuring Mark Schubin, esteemed engineer and explainer.

Register now!

Video: Audio Network Standards AES67 and SMPTE ST2110

This is a very accessible overview of AES67 and 2110 from Andreas Hildebrand, evangelist for RAVENNA audio over IP technology at ALC Networx.

Andreas explains what SMPTE 2110 and AES67 are and how they relate to other standards in the industry. He then looks at the timing requirements of 2110 and how they differ to those of AES67 with examples. Another important area examined is when 2110’s audio is/isn’t compatible with AES67.

Finally AES3 is discussed as this is part of the ST 2110-31 standard and Andreas shows how this relates to RAVENNA standards.

Watch now and learn!

Presenter

Andreas Hildebrand Andreas Hildebrand
Senior Product Manager and Evangelist for the RAVENNA technology developed by ALC NetworX, Germany, Andreas has more than 25 years experience within the Professional Audio & Broadcasting industry.
He is a full-time participant in the AES Task Group defining and maintaining the AES67 AoIP standard. He is also acting as Co-chair of the Technical Work Group of the Media Networking Alliance and is participating in the AIMS Technical WG and the SMPTE ST2110 SVIP standardisation.

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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Video: What is Immersive Audio and Why is it so Cool?

With all manner of entertainment using the moniker “immersive”, what does this mean with regard to audio?

This webcast will describe what immersive audio is, why it is so cool, and what makes it vital to the industry. Brian Vessa from Sony Pictures Entertainment will take a deep dive into ST 2098-1, which defines immersive audio metadata and is the first document in the suite of SMPTE immersive audio standards.

Since the introduction of immersive audio to the cinema, SMPTE has been working to create standards to foster interoperability between the many variations of playback systems and the many variations in mixing tools. A number of standards documents have been created that address different aspects of the problem.

Find out more!