Many industries are rethinking their workflows. Joseph Maar and David Schleifer from Networked Everywhere, Connected Forever (NECF) join us to discuss how hybrid and virtual workflows in video production can help television broadcasters increase content productivity while also saving valuable resources.
Like the whole broadcast and media technology market, the audio market is currently going through a transition to IP driven by the need for increased efficiency through automation and virtualization. Moreover, as skillsets change at customer organizations, audio technology suppliers are rolling out solutions designed for multi-platforms supporting next-generation audio formats (i.e. immersive audio). Over the past few years, audio over IP (AoIP) has become the top technology priority for audio technology buyers as evidenced by our latest Buying Trends survey.
IABM has released a new Audio Business Report for members, looking at the current state of the industry and identifying the key drivers of change as the audio market goes through a radical transition.
The Audio Technology Business Report aims to identify major strategic drivers of change in the audio technology business. The purpose of this report is to enable IABM member companies to discover emerging trends in the audio technology sector, including buying, selling and technology development trends.
Presented by Patrick Griffis, VP Technology at Dolby Labs and President, SMPTE
HDR has moved from technology innovation to mainstream deployment. This session reviews the basics of HDR and current market status.
This annual event covering three days at the EBU headquarters in Geneva brings together 150 professionals from the public broadcast sector and increasingly the private sector as well. In addition to those attending in person, the EBU streams the event live with high production values, interactivity and excellent video and sound quality.
In past years there was more of a deep dive in to the various video formats and specifications in development, SMPTE 2110 and compression algorithm for example. This year similar technology was included but an increased emphasis was placed on operational aspects and developments beyond signal formats. Separate tutorials were provided for more in-depth explanations.
Overall there is a sense that traditional broadcasters are waking up to the realities of modern television which is increasingly on-line and social media driven.
This report provides a brief summary of each session. On request more information can be provided on specific presentations, most have been made available directly after the event.
The operational arguments for IP are now well-rehearsed, and summed up eloquently by Thomas Gunkel, Market Director Broadcast at Skyline Communications: “IP allows media companies to be more flexible, more efficient, more agile and it allows them to roll out new services faster. It also reduces investment risks as new business models and services can be tested in the cloud first without capital expenditure.”
Philippe Guerinet (Director of International Sales, Solid State Logic) discusses how audio over IP solutions have been developed to meet TV Production requirements and have been integrated into digital infrastructures that include early video over IP deployments. This presentation will describe two such installations; at Canal Factory (a Canal+ production facility) in Paris and at YouTube’s studios in London, and discuss the evolution of IP technologies as they converge on the SMPTE 2110 standards. [bc_video video_id="5728114680001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Scott Griffin – SVP Engineering, M&E, Diversified There are numerous Audio-over-IP formats that have been adopted by the major manufacturers, each with its own strengths and weaknesses when applied to different scenarios. From MADI, Livewire and Cobranet to Dante, Ravenna and AES67, this session looks at real world integrations from recent projects and hear about some of the challenges and advantages. [maxbutton id="122" ]
Antony David – CEO, Solid State Logic Antony explains the benefits of AOIP networks and why those implemented today will mesh with the evolving SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS IS-04 standards. An example of a fully networked multi-room production facility at a major European broadcaster will illustrate these points and the capabilities. [maxbutton id="134" ] [maxbutton id="135" ]