We talked to Alexander Trubin, the director of the Alma TV unified network management center, about results of the switch to satellite and the company’s future plans.
As the AoIP debate continues to confuse and delight in equal measure, what is clear is different scenarios require specific solutions. So is there a solution that encompasses open standards and existing proven AoIP technologies to the benefit of all?
The popularity of OTT broadcasting is really helping to drive the growth of immersive content, and this presents both opportunities and challenges for the broadcast audio world. Mixing in immersive allows the audio engineer to create a sense of envelopment and realism like never before, but as channel count and mix complexity increases, the importance of neutral, uncoloured studio monitoring with precise imaging becomes even more important.
At Genelec we’ve long been involved with designing monitoring systems that are scalable from stereo to surround to immersive, so here we’ll examine some of the principles of immersive audio, and some of the considerations that audio professionals need to be aware of.
CEDAR Audio is a UK based company committed to noise suppression, speech enhancement and audio restoration. It has focussed exclusively in these areas for more than three decades and is the recipient of numerous accolades including an IABM Design & Innovation Award, two Cinema Audio Society Awards and an Academy Award for services to the movie industry.
Spectator sports are most engaging when audiences don’t know what’s going to happen next. For the sports broadcasting industry itself, the playing field in which they operate has undergone many exhilarating changes over the last few years. In many cases, these have been accelerated and exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As stadiums and venues that were once packed with excitement and atmosphere have been forced to close, we’ve witnessed the increasing significance of over-the-top (OTT) platforms becoming the digital delivery system for the enjoyment and adrenaline sports fans around the world have been missing.
There have been many, many words written recently about remote production, indeed the wider world of remote working generally, spurred on by significantly increased use during the pandemic. But remote production didn’t suddenly spring up overnight, either as a concept or reality.
Let’s step back first. We’ve seen huge growth in the use of IP bonding across sports, especially in the last five years: from single-camera streaming to complex, multi-camera productions, often on the move. From the Rugby World Cup, where LiveU technology was used not only to gather content but also as a disaster recovery solution by ITV Sport, to the FIA World Rally Championship, Austrian football and facilitating coverage of the Spanish lower leagues, the list goes on.
Accompanying that growth has been the rise of remote production. Why is that? What are the benefits?
Video compression is widely regarded as an incredibly fast-moving topic. Rapid technological developments and unforeseen innovations can vastly alter the future of compression for OTT and streaming service providers, as well as hardware manufacturers. It’s a never-ending race to the top, where the prize is efficiency, quality and accessibility.
How a group of friends is making the future of digital come alive When and why was V-Nova founded, by whom and with what objectives? [caption id="attachment_62099" align="alignright" width="150"] Guido MeardiCEO and Co-founderV-Nova[/caption]V-Nova was founded in 2012, though it was in incubation for a couple of years before that. There are four co-founders, who are, first and foremost, a group of friends. V-Nova believes in making the future of digital come alive via better compression – bridging the gap between what we’d like to be able to do and what’s possible today. We have re-thought compression algorithmically from the ground up; we use what’s already there – the hardware blocks that are built into devices – we just unlock their power. There is so much power built into devices that are already in use around the globe, so what we do will benefit 100% of people now. Our PERSEUS Plus technology is also backwards-compatible as well as uplifting the quality of services in new devices, so everyone’s better off with PERSEUS. The group of friends had legacy experiences in the sector – the idea for V-Nova just came out of taking seriously the fact that a new coding approach could...
Alan Chalmers (University of Warwick & true DR) & Matt Frost (Head of Strategy and Partnerships, Google Media) talk about high dynamic range in AV1