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As the performance and cost-effectiveness of packet-switched networks continue to increase, broadcasters can benefit from handling real-time production-quality video and audio as first-class citizens on IP infrastructure. When combined with capturing richer production datasets, this provides new opportunities to produce innovative, and more personalised, products. BBC Research & Development is developing a framework to investigate going beyond traditional technologies such as SDI towards an IP-based infrastructure, using widely adopted networking protocols and techniques. The framework treats items of content, such as video frames, as well as data events generated in a production, as uniquely identified and time-stamped objects. For live working, these are multicast at high quality locally and published as web feeds for remote access; they are also stored for immediate use by downstream processes and devices, without the overheads associated with file-based transfers.
This document was originally published in the IBC 2013 Conference proceedings, and in the IET’s “Best of IET and IBC” publication.
This publication is part of the Automated Production and Media Management section