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.
How Music Choice moved off of satellite to primary distribution over IP with the SDVP
The media landscape looks vastly different than it did only five years ago. “Media” is no longer solely the realm of production studios and television stations. Social networks, gaming sites, and user-generated content platforms are media companies. Internet service providers and technology giants are also foraying into the music and video space. E-learning services, faith groups, local newspapers and even fitness companies now use video more than ever to reach wider audiences.
At the same time, consumers’ idea of media has drastically changed. In a recent Lumen survey, nearly 90% of European consumers considered “television” as any video they watched on their devices. 65% of them already subscribed to two or more streaming services.
As video and technology merge, the face of media is changing; development teams are agile, software and cloud computing have replaced hardware-based workflows, and black-box technologies have fallen out of favor. Media companies need solutions that are adapted to new challenges and new ways of working.
The acceleration in media technology transitions such as the move to remote production models and the migration to cloud operating platforms is putting functions such as infrastructure and storage in the spotlight. IABM research shows for example that the accelerated move to remote production is prompting an increasing focus on connectivity resources. Moreover, the need for content to be accessible from multiple locations is driving investment in cloud storage, as we shall see later in this Briefing. While these digital transitions have been accelerated, other physical investments have been dramatically reduced.
VILLAGE island has an exciting new addition to the flagship VICO converter series: the JPEG-XS enabled VICO-4L-XS. This new converter allows 4K XS encoding/decoding at various compression rates (from 8:1 to 60:1), enabling a 12G-SDI 4K conversion to IP, and streaming in compliance to the SMPTE ST-2110 standards.
This briefing analyzes high-level investment trends in content infrastructure and storage. The acceleration in media technology transitions such as the move to remote production models and the migration to cloud operating platforms is putting functions such as infrastructure and storage in the spotlight.
In this week’s episode, Neil speaks to Chris Lavin – CTO at ONE CONNXT. Chris’s decades of systems integration expertise has seen him implement playout and video delivery systems for well over 300 broadcasters throughout his career. Chris discusses how he got started in broadcasting, how he manages technological change and what he envisions for the future of our industry.