Technical Essence of Broadcasting IP Transformation - Multicast, Timing, Automation, Visualization & Network Design
Media production companies, be they pre- or post- production, or real-time broadcast, are dealing with an explosion of content as they race their productions to market. Digital capture and editing technologies, along with next-generation animation workflows, create multiple image streams that must be parsed among realtime and non-linear broadcast workflows, and then to IP destinations of varying formats. CGI and animation production studios were the first to leverage price/performance gains and investment protection of mainstream IP based Ethernet infrastructures. Image, file and transport protocols streamlined file based workflows, allowing the use of COTS compute platforms running over standard IP Ethernet networks. These open architectures simplify scaling and technology evolution. Migrating real-time broadcast workflows from SDI crosspoint switches to Ethernet based IP is a greater challenge. Additional timing and control standards are needed to facilitate interoperability and scaling while ensuring quality and synchronization. Equally important is the development of open, standard orchestration APIs that quickly and reliably translate the actions on a video control board to the affected traffic flows in the IP-Ethernet switching infrastructure. The standards being developed at SMPTE with the support of the Video Services Forum and other industry standards groups are now being applied to production ready IP Ethernet platforms. These solutions, available from industry stalwarts as well as upcoming innovators, are enabling new forms of content while supporting current and future generations of capture, editing and display formats; all while greatly minimizing future migration costs. The foundation of this transformation are high-speed, scalable, switched IP networking infrastructures that reliably and easily interconnect a universe of end point systems. This session describes the key technical essences such as IP Multicast, PTP synchronization and Network Design for IP transformation.
System Engineering Manager
Arista Networks Japan Limited.
NS Research & Development Sec. NS Development Dept.Network Solutions Div.Manager
SEIKO SOLUTIONS INC.