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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 6 - Issue 3 | March 2016

InMedia

Collaborative Workflows Come of Age

Forbidden Technologies' Forscene -
collaborative working

cutting sequences together. The
team at Riverview Studios is then
able to log in to the same Forscene
account and comment directly on the
timeline, or use the live chat function
to feedback directly to the editor.
Once time differences are accounted
for, this shortcircuits the sometimes
painful approval via emails process.
And, once sequences have been
assembled in Forscene, the team
is then able to export an AAF for
finishing in Adobe Premiere Pro.
A point worth making is that this
does more than just change what is
technically possible to accomplish, it
also changes the creative workflow.
"Integration is key to collaborative
workflows,"
says
Forbidden
Technologies Business Development
Director Jason Cowan. "Creative teams

need to be able to work in
different applications for
different purposes without
worrying about how to move
their projects between them,
and that can only happen
when technology providers
work together to integrate
products. Working in new and
innovative ways means that creative
teams need to be bold enough to move
outside of their comfort zones and
experiment with new products and
workflows."
Distributed Workflows
Of course, in much the same way
that the growth of broadband and
remote working have failed to rewire
society into a collective of homeworkers, the growth of collaborative
is not about to eviscerate the heart
of global production centres. Soho
and its interconnected city centre
brethren are not about to be replaced
by suburban post houses, but it does
increase flexibility and raises the
prospect of both distributed workflows
within an organisation and the ability
to compete far outside of a local
geography for work.

"People will move to more flexible
and agile platforms that aren't as
tied to internal infrastructure, and
facilities will leverage the Cloud and IP
workflows," says Cowan. "Geography
will become less of a criteria in all
aspects of the production chain as
remote workflows become the norm.
Specifically in post-production, people
will realise that an editor's value is
in their creativity and ability to craft
stories, not only their skill at operating
a particular product."
Coordinated Advances
Expect to see developments aplenty
in the field at NAB, with EditShare
among those saying that "a large
section" of their floor content will be
dedicated to showcasing collaborative
productions and remote workflows.
"Core to our announcements
will be new XStream EFS storage
solutions that provide a clear path
for facility owners to support these
emerging production needs with 4K
ready storage that can be deployed
in increments, along with new Flow
media collaboration tools that allow
productions to scale collaboration at
will by connecting resources into the

cont'd...

pipe regardless of their location," says
Bennett.
And there may be some big deals
as well. The way that the Cloud can
scale to solve multiple problems for
broadcasters, coupled with a huge
drop in Cloud storage costs, means
that enterprise-wide agreements -
such as the recent Sinclair Broadcast
Group's 64 station, 10 year deal with
Avid - are being made.
As for the upcoming Rio Games,
it will be fascinating to see how the
technology has moved on.
While geographically perhaps not
as widespread as the FIFA World
Cup, host broadcaster OBS estimates
that there will be 50 functional areas
involved that, in their own lingo, "have
some type of interface with broadcast
planning".
Coordinating all that is going to take
some collaboration...

Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro

Perfect Networking With G&D
KVM Systems

I

n
times
of
increasingly
interconnected
broadcasters,
automated processes and with IPbased workflows, the importance of
perfectly coordinated IT infrastructures
in the broadcast industry increases.
KVM systems can make a decisive
contribution to these infrastructures.
They allow distributed workstations
optimal access to various broadcast
systems, offering users the highest
possible flexibility and usability.
In order to present existing and
prospective customers with the
latest KVM developments, German
manufacturer G&D uses its partner
network, and is joined by Omnio
Technologies ME at CABSAT in Dubai.

The DP1.2-Vision-XG - up to 10km via fibre
optics and uncompressed 4K@60Hz

Here, visitors can discover the
further expanded, compatible KVM
portfolio from G&D. This now includes
HDMI components to better adapt any
matrix installation to the individual
needs of customers. In addition, the
scope of the systems has again been
increased significantly.
G&D has again expanded its
CrossDisplay-Switching - an intuitive
way to easily switch systems with the
mouse pointer. The function enables
users to simultaneously operate
multiple sources over multiple displays
placed at a workstation. This setup
can be operated with only a single
keyboard and mouse combination. If
the mouse pointer is moved over the
screen edge, the KVM system will - as
with a virtual desktop - automatically
switch keyboard and mouse focus to
the source of the screen.
G&D has perfected this functionality
and computers with multi-head

graphics are now supported. Its
scenario switching is an ideal addition
for workstations that use CrossDisplaySwitching. The feature allows users
to activate recurring switching states
with one single command.
Responding to increased image
resolutions, G&D has continued to
improve their video transmission. The
multi-level compression High Dynamic
Image Processing Level 3 allows
visually lossless transmission.
Considering it the manufacturer's
responsibility to provide optimal video
transmission, G&D has developed its
own compression method. The biggest
advantage is compatibility within the
system. Via a simple firmware update,
existing installations can benefit from
the further improved image quality.
G&D also has something to offer to
anyone who is looking for completely
transparent
image
transmission
instead of a visually lossless one.
The existing DL-Vision system for
uncompressed video transmission is
now complemented by the even more
powerful DP1.2-VisionXG. Here again,

CrossDisplay-Switching systems may be
operated via touch panels

transmission takes place pixel by pixel
between computer and workplace
- at resolutions of up to 4K with a
refresh rate of full 60 Hz. The lossless,
uncompressed transmission of KVM
signals is carried out via optical fibres.
With the possibility to decide
between compressed and transparent
systems,
users
selecting
G&D
technology can choose a solution that
best fits their individual applications.
High image quality, operating with no
latency and with optimal usability are
guaranteed for all G&D systems.
See KVM specialists G&D and Omnio
Technologies at CABSAT.


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