The Switch needed to meet the needs of the NFL Network, along with a range of broadcasters and rights holders, for Super Bowl 50 – one of the world’s biggest and most iconic sporting events
The Switch makes ‘Graduate Together’ a reality for Class of 2020 during lockdown
LeBron James Family Foundation, XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation needed to deliver seamless feeds of ‘Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020’, a mass virtual graduation ceremony for high school students across the US in the face of lockdown due to COVID-19
Organizing the first and biggest global event during the COVID-19 lockdown, Global Citizen needed the One World: Together at Home broadcast to faultlessly reach networks and channels in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and other markets…
For over a decade, content creation infrastructure has been penetrated by IP-based networks and network-attached storage products. Even editorial shared storage, once the bastion of a handful of high-end facilities, has become commonplace throughout the industry with the help of network file systems and lower cost 1/10Gb Ethernet hardware and relative ubiquity of support in popular desktop operating systems.
In the move toward these networks, operators and administrators have learned to live with the challenges brought about by IP-based technology. These include dependency on external IT resources, variations in desktop OS network file system support, lack of isolation causing traffic disruptions and security concerns, and higher resource usage on desktop PCs when processing Ethernet transactions.
Are these limitations worth the benefits? Before jumping wholesale into an all-IP future, content creation professionals should consider what is lost in the move towards NAS topology, what is better achieved with a custom shared file system through Fibre Channel, and whether there is a happy medium to be found.
A one day training course that covers the fundamentals of PTP, including the evolution of the standard from version 1 to version 2.
This 2 day course will build your understanding of the fundamentals of networking, in which data is transported as packets switched and routed around a common infrastructure. You will learn the key network protocols used and the network layers that are commonly used to understand their scope and function in routing packets between IT hosts and from network to network. The emphasis will be on Ethernet (layer 2) and Internet Protocol (layer 3). You will learn the essentials of enterprise networks and the ways that a network infrastructure can used for media applications.
Beyond having standard cameras for live sporting events, specialty cameras such as super slo-mo cameras or UHD cameras in an HD broadcast provide unique story-telling capabilities. Some of these cameras capture data at a data rate that can exceed the port bandwidth of one’s IP switch. In this presentation, Mike Cronk (VP of Core Technology, Grass Valley) introduces a methodology for supporting high-data rate specialty cameras with switches provisioned for standard broadcast data rates and SMPTE ST 2110. This method can also be used to achieve a more cost-effective and better bandwidth utilisation of one’s existing switch when migrating to next generation formats with higher resolution or frame rates. [maxbutton id="136" url="https://theiabm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MikeCronk.pdf"]