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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 3 | March 2018

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Video Infrastructure 3.0
Lawo's Video Infrastructure 3.0: V__matrix - software-defined IP-routing and
processing platform featuring Virtual Modules with multiviewer functionality...

V

__matrix is a software-defined
IP core routing and processing
platform based on generic highcapacity FPGA based core processing
modules upon which Virtual Modules
(VM) are loaded to create the
functionality required. This structure
follows data centre principles of
flexibility, fabric computing and COTS
economics. Designed to provide a
completely
virtualised
real-time
production infrastructure, V__matrix
leverages multiple cores connected
to a high-capacity COTS switch with
redundant 10GE and 40GE connections
to form a distributed IP routing and
processing matrix with frame-accurate,
clean switching just like a legacy
baseband matrix.

matches simultaneously, each in two
languages. With the combination of
several V__remote4 that connect to
the stadia, Lawo Nova73 audio routers
and mc² consoles, and Lawo's VSM
broadcast control and monitoring
system, the Proximus installation
proves that IP solutions are not
tomorrow's visions but reality today.

Travel: Belgium telecom
provider Proximus

Video Core Infrastructure
The V__matrix IP broadcast video
core infrastructure product will be
quickly transforming any broadcast
installation into a flexible, futureproof production facility, addressing
a wide range of workflows and
supporting the transition to a totally
IP-based environment. Scaling
linearly from tens to thousands
of I/O and processing functions, and
allowing for remapping of entire
production workflows in minutes,
V__matrix is ideal for any size live
broadcast facility, mobile unit or
remote production setup.
In addition to the existing video
processing modules, the V__matrix
vm_mv24-4 and vm_mv16-4 virtual
modules (VMs) provide high-quality
multiviewer functionality to the V__
matrix ecosystem when loaded onto a
c100 core processing module. Capable
of handling both IP and SDI sources,
these VMs can monitor uncompressed
4K/UHD, 3G, HD and SD video as well
as both embedded and discrete audio
while generating pixel perfect mosaics
with ultra-low latency.

Source Monitoring
The vm_mv24-4 can monitor up to
24 sources or max 36Gbps of IP or SDI
video while the vm_mv16-4 is capable
of up to 16 sources or a max of 24Gbps.
They can generate up to four output
heads (mosaics) and scale and display
any source on any output head without
limitation. One source can be displayed

The vm_mv24-4 can
monitor up to 24 sources

V__matrix and vm multiviewer
modules are in use for broadcasters
and production companies, e.g.,
amongst others, Proximus in Belgium,
NEP Australia and NEP Netherlands.

on multiple output heads at different
resolutions. The output heads can be
configured as either HD, 3G or 4K and
output over IP interfaces or, using the
modular rear-plate I/O, as SDI.
Both VMs also optionally support
SMPTE2042 VC-2 compressed video,
thus increasing their monitoring
capabilities by allowing monitoring of
more 3G and 4K/UHD signals without
hitting their respective processing
capacity maximums. The V__matrix
multiviewer VMs were designed to be
controlled by Lawo's touch-operated
configuration
system
'theWALL'.
This HTML5 based GUI makes mosaic
configuration with borders, colours,
UMDs, tally etc. a simple case of drag
and drop.
An extensive rollout of Lawo's
new V_matrix platform will see all-IP
routing, processing and multiviewer
functionality based around the
software-defined virtual modules of
the V_matrix ecosystem. In addition,
Lawo's Virtual Studio Manager (VSM)
and 'The WALL' multi-viewer control
will provide over-arching orchestration
and control as well as a common user
interface for all operators.

Proximus
Lawo IP solutions are in daily
operation at multiple small and
large-scale real-world applications,
including sports. SiA, the production
company of Belgium telecom provider
Proximus, selected a V__remote4/V__
matrix/VSM solution to furnish an IP
Remote Production infrastructure for
producing all games of Belgium's first
and second soccer division.
The setup comprises three flight
cases that travel around the country
to connect all cameras, microphones
and commentary boxes in the stadia
with the Remote IP Production
infrastructure in two MCRs in Brussels.
They are capable of producing two

NEP Australia
NEP Australia (NEP), Australia's
leading provider of outsourced
broadcast
production
solutions,
has entered already in 2017 into
an agreement with Lawo in which
the German broadcast equipment
manufacturer is acting as a key
technology partner in NEP's new IPenabled production 'Hubs'. Comprising
a hub in Sydney, opened on February
18, 2018, and one in Melbourne,
opening in March, the Andrews Hub
lays the foundation for a new era
of sports production in Australia,
connecting 29 sporting venues via a
new high bandwidth network.
NEP's
Hubs
enable
multiple
concurrent
outside
broadcasts
(OBs) and will be the world's largest
networked broadcast centres. Based
on an Internet Protocol (IP) core, the
Hubs allow for remote, distributed
production - meaning cameras
and microphones will be located at
the venue, with the majority of the
production team based at the Hubs.
Designed for large multi-camera sports
broadcasts, they will accommodate
Australia's most-followed football
codes - Rugby League (NRL) and
Australian Rules (AFL) - as well as
A-League football (soccer) and other
popular sports from 29 venues across
the country.

Proximus: VSM broadcast control and monitoring system


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