With the SMPTE 2110 suite of standards largely published and the related AMWA IS-04 and -05 specifications stable, people’s minds are turning to how to implement all these standards bringing them together into a complete working system.
The JT-NM TR-1001-1 is a technical recommendation document which describes a way of documenting how the system will work – for instance how do new devices on the network start up? How do they know what PTP domain is in use on the network?
John Mailhot starts by giving an overview of the standards and documents available, showing which ones are published and which are still in progress. He then looks at each of them in turn to summarise its use on the network and how it fits in to the system as a whole.
Once the groundwork is laid, we see how the JT-NM working group have looked at 5 major behaviours and what they have recommended for making them work in a scalable way. These cover things like DNS discovery, automated multicast address allocation and other considerations.
Peter Schut is back in the sixth webinar in Axon’s Broadcast IP 101 series, this time examining timing, namely PTP, for professional essence-over-IP systems such as based on SMPTE ST 2110.
Timing needs to be rock solid in studio settings where many signals are mixed together, so your PTP system needs to be too. SMPTE 2059-2 standardises the use of PTP timecode (IEEE 1588) in broadcast. It’s important to understand how master clocks and slave clocks work, plus there is talk of ‘transparent’ and ‘boundary’ clocks in switches. Getting the architecture right is key remembering that one important different between IP timekeeping and black and burst time keeping is that the communication is two-way.
Peter gives us the benefit of his experience and insight into getting timing right in two sessions, one morning, one evening.
Andy Rayner from Nevion looks at using SMPTE ST 2110 on a Wide Area Network (WAN).
While using ST 2110 is a much discussed topic in the studio or within a building, there are extra difficulties in putting it between buildings, cities and countries with some saying it shouldn’t even be done. Here, Andy examines how you can do it whilst acknowledging the industry still has some decisions to make.
The well-known 2022 and 2110 standards define transportation of video (and other essences). Like SDI-related standards, they don’t describe how to control the path of signals or monitor them. Unlike SDI, however, we expect to know what’s plugged in to our networks (AKA discovery) and then to control the data flow. There are proprietary and open specifications for doing this, including AMWA IS-04, IS-05 and IS-06 which deal with discovery, control and connection management.
In this webinar, CTO Peter Schut describes the lay of the land and how you can implement control and monitoring in an IP infrastructure.
The webinar happens twice. Once at 08:00 GMT (Midnight PT) and once at 16:00 GMT (11am ET).
Held a couple of months before SMPTE 2110 was ratified at IBC, this panel discussion with Riedel, Evertz, EVS and Grass Valley looks at the state of SDI and IP: Which technologies are relevant now and which will win in the long run?
The conversation covers these topics and more:
12G Vs 3G SDI
Versions of UHD SDI
When should a vendor implement IP?
Will the future include compression?
How do you handle variable latencies with compression?
With the first all-IP and 12G-SDI OB trucks beginning to hit the road, and an increasing number of broadcast centres implementing comprehensive IP-based or hybrid infrastructures, this discussion will focus on the issue of connectivity and whether it is advantageous to use SDI or IP infrastructures – or indeed hybrid approaches utilising both. This panel discussion discussed the imperatives behind this dramatic technological change, the challenges that it presents, and the probable roadmap for the next few years. There will also be analysis of current industry initiatives such as AIMS and the ways in which these can help smooth the transition.
This Panel was part of the Broadcast Innovation Day hold by Broadcast Solutions GmbH.
Laurent Petit, VP Products, EVS
Simon Reed, Managing Director, Evertz UK
Thomas Riedel, CEO, RIEDEL Communications GmbH & Co. KG
Phil Myers, Former IP Product Manager, Grass Valley (formerly Snell Advanced Media (SAM))
Moderation: David Davies, Managing Editor, SVG Europe
Andy Rayner from Nevion takes us through the principles for creating complete SMPTE ST 2110 systems based on Nevion’s real-world deployments.
With the basics for SMPTE ST 2110 in place, developments and deployments are focusing on achieving the ‘whole solution’. An all-IP environment offers immense flexibility which is yet to be fully realized but is coming to fruition as vendors mature their capabilities. As well as basic architectures, some of the areas explored including optimising buffering, audio manipulation, conversion between ST 2110 and SMPTE ST 2022 & going on/off campus in IP.
Looking at Audio, Scaling of media flows and the key question of orchestration, this is a great real-world look at ST 2110.
Date: Thu, June 28, 2018 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM BST
Location: Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, London, W1D 6LQ
The excellent BOXfest is back for its sixth year! On the theme of ‘Disruption’, this is a one day technology event in Central London. Following on from NAB, BOXfest highlights key technologies and products concentrating on customer case studies, sharing technology roadmaps and market trends. The audience is typically senior, technical management and engineers, with the day designed to allow time for people to network with their peers.
With the escalation of technologies including IP, AI and cloud alongside ever-changing business requirements how do you deliver future-proof solutions and innovation to your organisation?
Several technical authorities from a number of key vendors for product-agnostic presentations will provide insight into these topics:
IP – Where are we with IP?
AI – What is it and how does it affect me?
AI – Real world applications
Cloud – creating flexible infrastructure that works for media
IMF – What, why?
HDR – Real world experiences.
Webinar: 20th June 2018 at 08:00 BST and 16:00 BST
Axon continue their IP 101 webinar series by looking at when to use compression like TICO and when not to. CEO Jan Eveleens will dive into the technology and application of compression covering the basic principles of compression, the mechanisms behind it and the reasons for using it.
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.
May 23rd, 08:00 and 16:00 BST
In the third in the series, Axon’s Jan Evaleens explains in detail IP transport systems such as SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-6, AES67 and others. He goes on to discus when they can best be used within existing systems but also in new IP only solutions.