This week, we’re joined by Chris Shaw – COO at Cobalt Digital. Chris’ achievements in the broadcasting industry are second to none, with his most recent appointment at Cobalt helping to future-proof the company’s operations as the world recovers from COVID-19. In this episode, we discuss the latest developments in openGear technology, how Chris got his start in our industry and what he envisions for the future of broadcasting technology.
While it is generally acknowledged that the broadcast industry roadmap leads to a fully IP-based infrastructure, there is still plenty of uncertainty regarding the exact route that will be taken to get there. Currently the industry can be characterised as being in an extended implementation phase which concurrently overlaps with the R&D efforts necessary to make IP workflows optimised throughout an organisation.
Over the last three decades, we’ve seen a shift from specialised units for various video and audio functions, to high performance hardware platforms which can be repurposed on-the-fly to support any AV processing, and now to virtualized media applications and microservices which can be spun up and deployed (and paid for) only when you need them.
EMG (Euro Media Group) are a leading global provider of broadcast services and media solutions for live sports, entertainment and events across the world. With 35 years of experience in the industry, and a team spanning ten countries, EMG’s expertise sits at the heart of many of the world’s biggest productions, including the Tour de France, Football World Cup, Formula One, Eurovision and X-factor.
Mediapro is using Panasonic KAIROS, the next generation live production platform, to produce coverage of eLaLiga Santander, the official tournament of FIFA 21 in Spain.
This Regional Trends Report provides insight into the latest broadcast and media industry developments for the Americas region.
When we talk about location production, our thoughts and processes are primarily driven by sport. This has always been the genre which has seen the most innovation: more cameras delivering more angles; more replays; more graphics; new formats like 4K and HDR UHD. Sports fans want to be continually engaged and informed: they want to understand the plays as well as appreciate them.
In the media industry, conversations usually center on encoding, streaming, packaging and low latency. Put another way, it is all about delivering superior visual quality and high-fidelity audio with better compression. Amidst all the discussions on digital video workflows, file ingest is often ignored. For example, when is the last time anyone compared different file ingest tools? It is safe to say that file ingest is one of the most undervalued steps in video production workflows today.
IP networking has revolutionized media contribution and distribution along with the SMPTE ST2022 and ST2110 standards which lie at the core of new live workflows, dematerialized facilities and cloud-based operation.
Let’s have a little talk with our expert in compression technology, Antonin Descampe !
Antonin Descampe is co-founder of intoPIX and member of the JPEG committee since 15 years.
During an interview, Antonin explained us how the JPEG XS technology differs from other codecs & what are the advantages of JPEG XS compared to other existing codecs.