The market is rapidly migrating to 4K and 8K video with higher dynamic range and higher frame rates, as well as adopting IP-based transport protocols. This leads to increasing demands for connectivity bandwidth, storage, real-time video processing performance and low latency compression, with the ability to differentiate through video quality improvements and features. These feature sets are also beginning to include machine learning and AI for video analytics, workflow optimisation and codec bitrate savings. Building on fully adaptable and intelligent platforms from Xilinx results in highly integrated and cost-optimised products with tight coupling between embedded software and multichannel AV processing pipelines. Xilinx and our partners provide IP for standard AV building blocks, with tools to enable development and integration of your own algorithms with various levels of abstraction. Building UHD, AV-over-IP and machine learning technologies on Xilinx programmable platforms will increase your ability to differentiate, save costs and accelerate time-to-market.
"=Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, control, audio and video technology for broadcast and post production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Founded as an engineering office with a focus on audio and broadcast, Lawo grew within five decades to a globally successful developer and manufacturer of pioneering technologies and devices for all broadcast, live and performing arts production workflows. Products include control and monitoring systems, digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools as well as solutions for IP-based A/V infrastructures and routing systems. All products are developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany.
The first generations of ST 2110-based network media devices were mostly of a pure hardware nature with added IP interfaces. This is purely a function of the necessary hardware to do uncompressed video processing. To reach the ultimate goal of 2110 – the use of COTS hardware and Cloud services, pure software implementations of products are required. This presentation looks at some of the under-the-hood challenges and solutions to processing large numbers of uncompressed streams on COTS processors and network interfaces. Topics covered include transmitter packet pacing, efficiencies in data movement, kernal unloading and task distribution. These lead into a view of how such applications can move to the Cloud and what that future looks like.
The economic and performance advantages of IT technologies over traditional baseband infrastructure equipment for routing video signals are too compelling to ignore. The writing is on the wall. The broadcast and media industry is transitioning to IP. That means that media professionals must choose between an open or proprietary path to an all-IP plant.