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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 6 | June 2018

InStudio

Live Production
Contributing Editor Adrian Pennington rounds up some of the latest
tools for higher quality live HD encoding, as the move towards UHD/HDR
and more automated production progresses...

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onsistent with industry trends
toward big data, AI, IoT and cloud
computing, a new approach to video
production and distribution is being
developed. The goal is to increase
producers' capacity to customise video
according to the specific requirements
and tastes of individual consumers
and distribute content through an
automated process.
There are a growing number of
tools enabling the mass production
of content for individual audiences
through the automation of video
production and distribution. AI engines
recognise video content and automate
its creation and distribution to mobile
phones, streaming online, to TV and
social media channels.
Among them is TVU Networks'
MediaMind which consists of a suite
of TVU product but starts from the
immediate indexing of video on ingest
based on metadata extracted by TVU's
real-time AI search engine.
Using a cloud-based model that
includes voice and object recognition,
live and pre-produced video clips
are located and indexed "down to
the exact frame and can be shared
instantly," says the company's CEO
Paul Shen. "This functionality helps
media companies aiming to produce
more content without increasing
expenditure. Instead of creating
content manually, the system can
enable the tailoring of raw video
for viewers on specific social media
channels [and other platforms].
Archived footage can be repurposed
as an asset complete with searchable
metadata. Media companies can't earn
revenue from material that's never
broadcast."

Tedial's Smartlive uses AI enhanced logging

Tedial's Smartlive sport event tool
does something similar. It uses AI
enhanced logging to automatically
create highlight clips and pitch them
to social media and distribution.
Smartlive
is
compatible
with
production asset management systems
from SAM and EVS, so that archived
material could be brought into the live
production, via an automated search
and serve.
"The current state of the art in
AI only augments new and sports
production, delivering more focused,
automated story-telling in addition
to the curated event presentation
managed by human operators," says
Jay Batista, General Manager, US
operations. "These extra story clips
provide increased media for feeds to
personalised social media outlets, such
as an individual player's Facebook
pages, and support more opportunities
for sponsorship and deeper fan
engagement."
The latest iteration of Wirecast,
Telestream's live streaming and
production
software,
features

Wirecast Pro gains enhanced
production controls

The Go, includes two USB ports
designed for the firm's new 'Node for
VidiU Go' modems, the same modems
found in the company's higher end
professional systems.
Like the VidiU and VidiU Pro, the
Go is compatible with Teradek's
iOS video production suite, Live:Air
Action. This offers functionality that is
typically found on traditional hardware
switchers, and can also pull in feeds
from multiple cameras wirelessly
(provided other Teradek encoders are
used).
This is far from the only new
portable HEVC encoding module for
live streaming. TVU Networks' offers
the MLink/MLink 4K encoder, mobile
transmitter app and the TVU Grid
live video switching and distribution
system; Dejero has added HEVC
support to the latest version of its
mobile transmitter EnGo; Aviwest's
latest version of its PRO3 video uplink
system is claimed to delivers 30%
savings in data costs compared with
rival HEVC solutions.
NewTek's Network Device Interface
(NDI) continues to gain ground as
an alternative to using the more
expensive (in terms of fibre capacity)
AIMS-supported SMPTE standards.
Unlike ST:2022-6 NDI is designed
to run over existing 1Gb networks
achieved by compressing the data with
the NDI codec to deliver 1080 HD video
at rates typically around 100Mbit/s.

Pan, Tilt, Zoom control for robotic
cameras in Wirecast Pro to enable
more sophisticated multi-camera
productions without the extra staff
and cost. This is "optimised" for the
PTZOptics camera line using the
VISCA-over-IP protocol.
Also new to Wirecast is paired
encoding to Facebook Live. This allows
videographers to more easily target
and stream content to Facebook
pages without requiring admin BirdDog
passwords or credentials for Studio NDI
the main Facebook account -
particularly useful for pages with
multiple contributors and crosspromotional streaming.
There's support for PI
Engineering's
X-Keys
Wirecast Control Surface
for
more
responsive
operation of Wirecast.
The control surface offers
One of the latest products designed
access to 12 sources on each of the
five layers in Wirecast. The status of for NDI workflows is a hardware
each layer and source is indicated on encoder for connecting cameras into
the controller via a light behind the NDI live productions. This is from
Australian developer BirdDog whose
corresponding key.
Anyone wanting to live broadcast HD Studio NDI is a camera-mountable
quality to Facebook or YouTube now encoder converting live video inputs
has another option in the shape of from HDMI/SDI to NDI
VidiU Go, a new version of Teradek's
camera-back encoder using HEVC or
AVC compression.
You mount the unit on your
camcorder and stream to the Internet
via HDMI and SDI ports or via (3G /
4G / 4G LTE) mobile networks which
the unit will automatically locate and
select which is providing the best
BirdDog Comms
bandwidth.


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