Video: Where can SMPTE 2110 and NDI co-exist?

When are two video formats better than one? Broadcasters have long sought ‘best of breed’ systems matching equipment as close as possible to your ideal workflow. In this talk we look getting the best of both compressed, low-latency and uncompressed video. NDI, a lightly compressed, ultra low latency codec, allows full productions in visually lossless video with a field of latency. SMPTE’s ST-2110 allows full productions with uncompressed video and almost zero latency.

Bringing together the EBU’s Willem Vermost who paints a picture from the perspective of public broadcasters who are planning their moves into the IP realm, Marc Risby from UK distributor and integrator Boxer brings a more general view of the market’s interest and Will Waters who spent many years in Newtek, the company that invented NDI we hear the two approaches of compressed and uncompressed compliment each other.

This panel took place just after the announcement that Newtek had been bought by VizRT, the graphics vendor, who sees a lot of benefit in being able to work in both types of workflow, for clients large and small and who have made Newtek its own entity under the VizRT umbrella to ensure continued focus.

A key differentiator of NDI is it’s focus on 1 gigabit networking. Its aim has always to enable ‘normal’ companies to be able to deploy IP video easily so they can rapidly benefit from the benefits that IP workflows bring over SDI or other baseband video technologies. A keystone in this strategy is to enable everything to happen on normal, 1Gbit switches which are prevalent in most companies today. Other key elements to the codec are: free, software development kit, bi-directionality, resolution independent, audio sample-rate agnostic, tally support, auto discovery and more.

In the talk, we discuss the pros and cons of this approach where interoperability is assured as everyone has to use the same receive and transmit code, against having an standard such as SMPTE ST-2110. SMPTE ST-2110 has the benefit of being uncompressed, assuring the broadcaster that they have captured the best possible quality of video, promises better management at scale, tighter integration into complex workflows, lower latency and the ability to treat the many different essences separately. Whilst we discuss many of the benefits of SMPTE ST-2110, you can get a more detailed overview from this presentation from the IP Showcase.

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This panel was produced by IET Media, a technical network within the IET which runs events, talks and webinars for networking and education within the broadcast industry. More information

Speakers

Willem Vermost Willem Vermost
Senior IP Media Technology Architect,
EBU
Marc Risby Marc Risby
CTO,
Boxer Group
Will Walters Will Waters
Vice President Of Worldwide Customer Success,
VizRT
Russell Trafford-Jones Moderator: Russell Trafford-Jones
Exec Member, IET Media
Manager, Support & Services, Techex
Editor, The Broadcast Knowledge

Webinar: IP for Media Part 4 – Audio

Date: Thursday 21st March 2019
Time: 2PM EDT / 18:00 GMT

The fourth in the series of IP in broadcasting, Wes Simpson, NewTek and TV Technology are back, this time, to discuss using Audio over IP – specifically uncompressed audio over IP.

There are a number of proprietary systems like Dante, RAVENNA and others, but this webinar focusses on the standardised AES67 and the closely linked SMPTE ST 2110-30 standards.

Register here for this webinar and the previous IP ones which cover Security, Remote Production and the first ‘101’ session covering the basics of compressed and uncompressed IP for broadcasting.

Speakers

Wes Simpson Wes Simpson
President,
Telecom Product Consulting
Will Waters Will Waters
Vice President of Customer Success,
NewTek
Tom Butts Tom Butts
Content Director,
TV Technology

Video: IP For Media Webcast Part II

Following on from last week’s post part II is here. Wes Simpson looks at use of IP in Remote Production/Remote Integration (REMI) and finished with a panel discussion including Newtek and Grass Valley, a Belden brand.

This video talks about:

  • Why Broadcasters need networking?
  • Typical Live remote sports broadcast roles
  • Overview of video & audio Signal types
  • HDR & Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)
  • Data (metadata, scripts etc)
  • REMI – Remote Integration, AKA ‘Remote Production’ in Europe.
  • Overview of what tasks can be done at base, what still needs to be done ‘on-site’
  • Uncompressed formats summary (SDI, 2022-6, 2110)
  • Slice-based compression
  • Mezzanine compression
  • TR-01 for carrying JPEG 2000 & audio
  • Bonded Cellular
  • Packetloss & FEC (Forward Error Correction)
  • 2022-7 – route diversity
  • Typical delays
  • Plus a panel discussion

 
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Speakers

Wes Simpson Wes Simpson
President,
Telecom Product Consulting
Tom Butts Tom Butts
Content Director,
TV Technology

Video: IP for Media Webcast Part I

TV Technology talks to Wes Simpson to find out build up full view of IP from the basics of ‘why are we moving to IP’ up to thoughts on network architecture and cloud infrastructure.

This is the first of two videos and will leave you with a broad understanding of the basics of how IP is used and implemented in broadcast covering audio and compressed and uncompressed video.

Wes’s extensive topic list:

  • Why people are moving to IP
  • Applications for IP Video
  • Pros and cons
  • Standards available
  • New workflows available
  • Mixing IP and SDI
  • OTT delivery, ATSC 3.0 delivery
  • Network basics & architectures
  • Multicast
  • Timing and Synchronisation (PTP)
  • Cloud concepts
  • CDNs
  • Ad Insertion

 
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Speakers

Wes Simpson Wes Simpson
President,
Telecom Product Consulting
Tom Butts Tom Butts
Content Director,
TV Technology