Arguably, the most significant issues in advancing studio technology are: IP networking, reflecting a trend towards an IT-based infrastructure and the potential of an upgrade to SDI interfaces to handle the rates of future UHDTV imagery. In addition, we should not forget of course, the potential of the cloud and file-based workflows to significantly influence working practices.
In this session we shall address all of these hot topics, beginning with IP in the studio. We shall examine results and experiences from an ambitious study. Just some of the technical challenges addressed will be: low-delay streaming; timing and synchronisation; flexible provision and discovery of resources; distributed configuration and control and real-time handling of data events. If this technology does not obviate the SDI-type interface, then we shall need some significant new thinking in order to handle the next generation of nigh data-rates and this is precisely what is addressed in the second presentation. A thorough and informed discussion of the new technologies and conventions will be given in an attempt to determine the most appropriate interface data-rate for future applications.
We shall then examine a novel approach to cloud-based production with advantages in: scalability, storage availability, computational capacity and security. This has an architecture which supports efficient computation, advanced management and intrinsic abstraction of the storage layer. It may be seamlessly integrated with today’s typical production processes.
This sessions' supporting paper(s):
S. Stewardson and J. Vella, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada. “FILE-BASED WORKFLOWS IN CONTENT PRESENTATION S”.