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The Evolution Of Distributed
Live Production
cont'd...

Riedel's Remote Operations Center enables all audio, camera and lighting operators
to work remotely and in real time across continents

" We expect that virtualization
and efficient resource utilization
in a dynamically scalable and
geographically
distributed
environment will become the new
normal. We are working towards
simplifying the user experience in an
increasingly challenging environment. "
Riedel Communications says it
identified the enormous potential of
distributed live production years ago
and have been investing in associated
technologies ever since.
" The goal is to reduce the ecological
and economical footprint for both us
and our customers, " explains Carsten
Voßkühler, Senior Project Manager.
" Our ROC (Remote Operations Center)
is a key result of these efforts, so when
the pandemic struck there was no need
for a hasty reaction and quick fixes
as we had networks, products and
solutions for remote workflows already
in place. "
He points to the groundbreaking
distributed production 'Around the
World in 80 ms'. For this virtual live
event, Riedel's ROC enabled all audio,
camera and lighting operators to work
remotely and in real time across three
continents.
" In the future, 5G will be a key driver
for these productions, because quite

often, our ROC productions have to
rely on public internet or LTE for
signal transmission. 5G networks will
not only provide more bandwidth and
lower latency, but an unprecedented
degree of flexibility, making things
possible that we didn't dare dream
about a couple of years back! "
The adoption of standards-based
IP, as a more flexible and scalable
replacement for SDI, alongside the
greater use of software, is key to
reducing costs and enabling more
automation in live productions.
" Grass Valley is unique in delivering
our IP Dynamic Blueprint, which
includes purpose-built, on-premise
IP-connected
devices
managed
and controlled by the GV-Orbit
orchestration layer, " says Marco
Lopez, the company's General
Manager for Live Production. " The
LDX 100 native triple-speed UHD
and IP camera platform and the
IP-enabled K-Frame XP video
switcher for full raster UHD-4K
processing are examples of this IP
Blueprint offering. "
In addition to providing the tools
to stream content over standard
IP infrastructures, Grass Valley
enables production or even work
from home operations with its cloud

Lawo's early adoption of the ST2110, AES67/RAVENNA IP
standards was the basis for its solutions to remote working

SaaS platform, GV AMPP (Agile Media
Processing Platform). Lopez says it
allows operators to build and maintain
services, scale applications and
capacity up or down as required, and
only pay for what they use. Moreover,
they can do so from anywhere
worldwide, dramatically reducing the
amount of operational personnel on
location.
Launched at the beginning of
the Covid-19 outbreak as a way
to highlight the best practices in
the industry, EVS' Live Production
Anywhere initiative brings together a
series of recommendations designed
to transform existing production
systems into more flexible production
environments that are better adapted
to meet the demands of today and
tomorrow.
The
company
also
surveyed
customers in the latter half of the
year which revealed the top three
issues facing production crews.
These are: " managing increasingly
complex and ambitious workflows, "
" delivering more value with less
spend on equipment, " and " improving
productivity. "
" Interestingly, customers no longer
appear to be worried about working
with remote team members, proving
the resilience of the industry in
adapting to this new landscape and
also suggesting that remote working
isn't as daunting as many feared, " it
says.

Grass Valley says it is unique in
delivering an IP Dynamic Blueprint,
which includes purpose-built, onpremise IP-connected devices

Production engineers, in particular,
find themselves under additional
pressure to adapt their workflows and
processes and rethink the way they
deliver live events. EVS has moved to
provide a range of programs designed
to support production engineers and
recognize the vital role they
play. For instance, over
1200 professionals signed
up to the EVS Cerebrum
GO online training course.
" As we navigate this pandemic,
production engineers need a simple
way of working remotely, without

InStudio
sacrificing their ability to easily control
and monitor all of their devices from
different vendors, " says Nestor Amaya,
VP Solutions Architect. " Many have
had to perform heroics throughout
2020, and as we look ahead to next
year, it's vital that they are supported
with a control system that enables
them to perform without the need for
acrobatics in this new normal. "
Stay-at-home orders also mean
that many staff are not in the studio
or onsite in an OB truck, which is a
catalyst for virtual operations. Backoffice workflows have migrated to
off-site locations, but broadcast
operations have depended on
equipment being on-site for 100 years.
" Forward-thinking
broadcasters
are virtualising at least some of
their infrastructure, but is this really
a choice? " quizzes John Schur,
President, Solutions Group, Telos
Alliance. " Virtualisation is not only
a production reality for 2021, but a
requirement. "
He
makes
the
point
that
virtualisation doesn't necessarily
mean cloud. Virtual instances of
real time products can often run on
COTs servers; either on-premise or
in the cloud, simplifying issues such
as redundancy, replacement units
and spares, wiring and scaling up
additional workflows and systems for
special events as needed.
" From production to editing to
streaming delivery, virtualisation
enables sports broadcasters to create
'studios' anywhere, utilising data
centres and other cloud-based tools
to put on events, " he says.
" Comms,
monitoring,
mix
control, encoding, transcoding
and more, for remote production
workflows are all possible and
often have the benefit of SaaS
business models to boot. SaaS
opex business models allow the
scalability and flexibility of on-the-fly
compute resource utilisation to be paid
for as needed. "


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