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Wireless Technology Advances Poised
to Accelerate IP Workflow Transition
By Nick Ma,
CEO and CTO, Magewell

I

t should surprise nobody that
the adoption of video-over-IP
technology significantly accelerated in
2020.
The
ongoing
maturation
of
technologies including NDI and SMPTE
2110 has opened the floodgates to
widespread deployments, aided by
conversion solutions like Magewell's
Pro Convert products that ease the
transition. But as tremendous as
these strides have been, we expect
the use of IP-based transport in
production workflows will be even
further catalysed in 2020 by significant
advances in wireless communication
technologies.
Although designed for different
environments, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and
5G both promise higher throughput
and lower latency that may further
drive the use of video-over-IP

technologies by freeing them from
wired network infrastructures. The
rollout of 5G in Europe may trail
that in regions such as the U.S., but
it is progressing, and while initial
deployments of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G may not
yet deliver on their full potential, they
are still major steps forward.
More important than pure speed
gains, Wi-Fi 6 also offers far greater

efficiency than earlier standards when
many devices are moving data on the
same network (for example, multiple
cameras feeding a production switcher
over IP), making Wi-Fi more viable for
real-world production applications.
The flexibility of untethering their
production equipment from wired
connections will provide even greater
motivation for customers who have not
yet adopted IP. Expect to see emerging
solutions that enable users to reliably
take advantage of these wireless
innovations in their workflows.
Of course, the impact of Wi-Fi 6 and
5G won't be only on the creation end
of the media chain - they will have
an even broader impact on content
consumption. With in-home Wi-Fi and
mobile network throughput becoming
less and less of a bottleneck, audience
demand for 4K streaming content
with HDR is bound to escalate. Full 4K
HDR production will start becoming
the norm in the streaming industry,
powered by the latest achievements in

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to produce the third annual
Executive Leadership Summit (ELS),
due to take place on Sunday, April 19
in Las Vegas.
As part of the collaboration, Variety
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exclusive access to a special report
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Wallenstein,
CoEditor-In-Chief of Variety.
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Chris Brown,
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sharing exclusive research that will be
incredibly informative for attendees
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The Summit is set to return to the
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas at NAB
Show and will feature appearances
and panels with leaders of the creative
content, advertising and financial
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confirmed.
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CPU and GPU technology and new tools
that continue to make live 4K content
creation increasingly cost-effective.
As the technologies underpinning
IP-based media infrastructures have
continued to evolve, we have also
seen a new form of convergence
emerging in IP workflows. While the
various standards for transporting
video over IP are often talked about as
competing with each other, they can
be complementary. Each technology
has its own distinct advantages for
different applications, but we are also
seeing increased interest in mixed
workflows, with streams in different
protocols transmitted on the same
network simultaneously to support
specific facets of the content chain.
Conversion solutions that support
multiple protocols - not only videoover IP standards like NDI, but also
streaming protocols such as SRT, RTSP
and RTMP - will be key components
in enabling efficient multi-format
workflows.

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