2018 VSF October Meeting Series – New York, New York 10036, USA
Dates: October 15 & 16, 2018 (Monday & Tuesday, until 10AM) | Preliminary Agenda (As of 9/23/2018)
Registration: Register Online
Meeting Hosted By: VSF at Microsoft Tech Center/Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square, 6th Floor on 8th Avenue between 41st and 42nd, USA
This year, VSF is teaming up with the Sports Video Group (SVG) to hold back-to-back events at the Microsoft Technology Center. The SVG Fall TranSPORT Meeting will be held on Oct. 16 (11a.m. - 5p.m. ET) in the same location. CLICK HERE for more information and to register now.
New York/JF Kennedy - JFK
New York/La Guardia - LGA
Newark - EWR
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Audio Metadata for Live Production of Next
Presented by James Cowdery & Kent Terry - Dolby Laboratories
Synopsis: Next generation audio promises newer and more varied experiences:
- More immersive - Addition of height channels
- Accessible - Audio description and dialogue enhancement
- Personalized - Language and user preferences
- Everywhere - The above should enjoyed across all device types
In the past, broadcast facilities have generally used fixed ‘line-ups’ to statically apply channel labels to the eight SDI audio channels. While this model is simple and reliable, it cannot accommodate the varied types of audio required going forward. To be able to deliver these new experiences the industry needs metadata that accompanies the audio throughout the chain and provides the necessary information to the emission encoder for delivery. In the file-based world, the solution is ADM (ITU BS 2076) and IMF (ST 2067). However, live production requires a real-time, frame-based equivalent.
This presentation will explore the requirements for such a format based on Dolby’s experience with live sports and Dolby Atmos. Current proposals will be outlined with a view towards a unified system that can work with all delivery formats.
IS-06 Network Control API update
Presented by Thomas Edwards - Fox & Subha Dhesika - Cisco
Synopsis: The AMWA IS-06 NMOS Specification is a northbound REST API that can be exposed by an SDN network controller. The specification includes APIs for broadcast controllers to discover network topology, authorize endpoints and flows, and to reserve bandwidth for those flows. We will give an update on the current status of IS-06, and potential future work and public demos.
Full-Stack approach to SMPTE ST 2110 based Media Systems
Presented by John Mailhot - Imagine Communications
Synopsis: SMPTE ST 2110 defines IP-based signal formats for Video, Audio, and Ancillary Data signals, including their timing relationships to PTP. Building a working facility requires an ecosystem of specifications and behaviors for equipment, controllers, and the environment they share. This talk covers the rapidly-evolving “Full Stack” (FS) proposal for 2110-based media systems, which will allow users to rapidly integrate FS-compliant 2110 devices into the facility.
How Fox Sports successfully used IP for remote live sports production of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Presented by Mike Flathers - IBM Aspera
Synopsis: True real-time remote production has long been a holy grail for live sports broadcasting. Until now, the options have been costly satellite or fiber-based infrastructure, co-locating production teams and equipment at the event, or IP-based solutions that introduce unacceptable delays.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the largest production in Fox Sports™ history, with 38 matches broadcast. To create a dramatic new user experience and maintain production efficiencies at this large scale, Fox deployed a revolutionary joint solution from Aspera and Telestream to deliver live, broadcast-quality video streams from the Russian venues to its Los Angeles facilities for remote production. 20 HD-SDI feeds were ingested for every match, generating over 700TB of content.
By avoiding the need to create new facilities in Russia and move staff there for the tournament, Fox Sports could invest more in its Los Angeles facility and production staff, and deliver higher quality content to audiences in near real time. Its Los Angeles team could edit footage while matches were ongoing, without having to wait for transfers to complete, supporting live coverage on two channels.
Aspects of distributed production using ST-2110 over WAN
Presented by Thomas Wahlund - NetInsight
Today, production resources are locked to geographical locations, preventing efficient use of equipment and talent. With distributed live production, resources are spread across multiple locations, interconnected over reliable long-haul infrastructure. It enables more efficient use of production resource, regardless of where they are located. Distributed production does also offer additional improvements in scalability and efficiency by enabling use of elastic resources from the cloud.
The concept of essence streams in ST-2110 is a key enabler for distributed production as it allows consistent production workflows also in a distributed environment where, for instance, audio and video production is completely separated and distributed across multiple locations and organizations.
In this presentation we will outline the values of using ST-2110 essence streams over WAN for remote & distributed live production as well as the challenges involved.
Effect on reproduced SDI signal quality by various parameters on ST 2110 over 25 GbE network
Presented by Koji Oyama - MediaLinks LSILab Co., Ltd.
We M3L believe that the clock recovery technology on a receiving side is one of the most important factors when transmitting broadcast-quality signals with ST 2110 or ST 2022 according to decades of our Video-over-IP design experience. In particular, the quality of a recovering clock in ST 2059 Slave module represents how much reliability the data transmission paths have for the next-coming 4K/UHD uncompressed videos via ST 2110 over 25-GbE.
We obtained some data which indicates the effect on the quality of the receiving video signals with various parameters such as PTP Sync Interval, network loadability, and number of IP switches. These data will be very helpful for broadcasting engineers when building broadcasting networks for IP production in the future. Our presentation shows you some data compared with the one on 10-GbE so that we can consider how each parameter affects the jitter of reproduced SDI signals on the receiving side.
Professional Media Contribution over Optical Transport Networks
Presented by Steven Dargham - Telstra Broadcast Services
This presentation will look at the growing use of optical transport networks for professional media transport over packetized networks. Optical transport networks are now being used for high value live sports contribution, saving costs from satellite delivery and offering new flexible business models as well as providing secure and reliable video transport.
Using real world case studies from the deployment of optical transport networks for global sports contribution, this presentation will be a technical deep dive on how to architect an IP network for high value media and sports contribution.