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InForm

2021 Vision: Upcoming Trends
in Broadcast Media Playout

cont'd...

MOS was first used to allow newsroom
computer system users to operate
character generators and playout
servers without leaving their desks. It
is fully supported by ProductionAirBox
Neo-20. A variant of our standard
AirBox Neo-20, ProductionAirBox Neo
provides content playout for news, live
shows, studio screens and video walls,
live production broadcasts and other
places where video/audio content have
to be displayed.
Special-interest channels
A continuing trend during 2021 is
a likely expansion in the number of
special interest television channels
leveraging
latest-generation
equipment such as robotic cameras,
virtual studios and 'OB-in-a-box'
production systems. Many such
channels started as IPTV services over
the years with the most successful
progressing into satellite transmission.
That could turn on its head to some
extent if satellite-based IP delivery

becomes a serious challenge to fibre
and cable. From a playout perspective,
the transmission medium is academic;
we support them all. Of much greater
relevance is the profusion of file
formats used to deliver content to the
broadcast facility before it is actually
loaded into the schedule. Ingest desk
operators have to be ready for each
and all of these as well as industryrecognised containers such as MXF,
MOV, MP4, TS and PS. Closed-caption
data also needs to be ingested.
The PlayBox Neo development
team responded to this challenge
during 2020 by creating Capture
Suite which is designed to clear what
might be termed the ingest log-jam.
It provides the processing flexibility
needed to handle all the file formats
currently in common use for content
delivery, including ProRes, XDCAM
IMX, XDCAM HD, XAVC, MPEG2, H264,
HEVC, DNxHD, DNxHR and DV. This
list looks set to grow if or when 8K
becomes a popular standard for

home television viewing. Capture
Suite handles all the required SD, HD
and UHD video, audio, and ancillary
data conversions internally without
needing any external processor. Each
ingest instance can produce two main
encodings in real-time, complete
with proxy video, multiple audio and
video formats, multiple frame-rates,
multiple resolutions and multiple
audio mappings. Capture Suite also
supports brand-oriented protocols
such as Blackmagic Design Decklink,
AJA Corvid 44/ 44-12G and NewTek
NDI which are becoming increasingly
popular.
Year of the cloud?
Will 2021 be the year of total
transition to the cloud? For some
channel managers yes, both at the
smallest scale and the largest. We are
seeing growing demand for Cloud2TV
from new startups looking to minimise
capital outlay during their formative
years, and from large networks

seeking to expand their business
without having to accommodate extra
hardware. Medium-size broadcasters
still tend to prefer the operational
independence of running their
own on-site playout servers and
keeping direct control over their core
infrastructure. It is tempting to predict
an accelerating transition from purely
on-site servers to on-site-plus-cloud
hybrid playout but our role is to offer
our customers the greatest possible
choice rather than imposing a 'onesize-fits-all' solution.
Immersive decade
2020 proved beyond all question
the value of electronic connectivity,
both broadcast and one-to-one telco.
The demise of trade shows during
that year took away the traditional
risk of 'exhibition throat' caused by
too much talking or the sharing of
minor coughs and sneezes. But it also
masked the very real advances taking
place in video display technology, both
at the big-screen level and in wearable
devices. The coming decade will see an
advance from screen-based viewing
into truly immersive broadcasting in
healthy partnership with immersive
computing.


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