In Broadcast - March 2021 - 52

52

www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 11 - Issue 3 | March 2021

InForm

Sustainability with
Remote Production

By Larissa Goerner, Director of Product Management
Advanced Technology, Grass Valley...
Sustainable workflows with
distributed remote production
Over the last couple of years,
remote production has brought on a
paradigm shift in the way content is
captured and produced. The reality
of at-home or remote production
capabilities, in which only a small
amount of equipment and fewer staff
are required on-location, is gaining
popularity at a stunning rate. The time
and cost savings, not to mention the
positive impact on the environment
that comes from sending smaller
crews, less equipment, and fewer (and
lighter) vehicles around the world, are
just some of the main reasons.
Remote production has many flavors,
including distributed production in
which staff, such as the director,
technical directors (TD), replay
operators and sound engineers, are
in different locations, rather than in
the same room or production hub.
This team could be distributed across
a country, multiple countries or even
across continents. There could be
numerous production centers for each
task and in some cases, hubs can be
located in the individual homes of
production staff.
There are multiple ways to work on a
distributed production, with one of the
most efficient requiring high-quality
processing close to where the action
happens and having the crew work

GV AMPP - Engage2020

with proxy videos. That means that the
source video streams are compressed
to about 1.5 Mb/s or even lower while
still at a high enough quality that
the production crew can make the
right decisions for the viewers' best
experience. This low bandwidth allows
distributed crews to work over the
public internet and make significant
financial savings on high contribution
links.
Sustainable production workflows such as those with distributed teams
- are vital to maximizing resources and
delivering high-end productions more
cost-effectively. Not only does working
more sustainably offer an alternative
to large and complex outside
broadcast (OB) set-ups and having
extensive technical and creative
teams on site, but it also allows
production staff to support more live
events in a day. Broadcasters and
content producers can loop in the best
operators and editors in the business,
leveraging their skills across more
live productions. For niche sports
or smaller productions that want to
produce more coverage or create their
own material, distributed workflows
offer a more cost-effective solution,
keeping overheads to a minimum
without compromising on the quality.
When people work at a central hub,
they usually also work on the same
productions. As a replay operator or

highlight editor works more frequently
on the same content production
the quality increases. The decrease
in travel demand and increase in
workflow consistency that remote
production models enable ultimately
leads to better content. Less time
spent traveling not only frees up time
for more creative-focused tasks, but
it also means less fatigue, less time
away from home, and a better work/
life balance.
For broadcasters and content owners
who are already charging ahead with
remote production workflows, the step
to distributed production is not that
big, and the commercial advantages
are apparent. At Grass Valley, we have
seen a string of successful distributed
productions, such as Activision
Blizzard's deployment of GV AMPP
(Agile Media Processing Platform)
in Spring last year. The cloud-based
software as a service (SaaS) platform
enabled the esports leader to keep its
Overwatch LeagueTM and Call of Duty®
LeagueTM matches on air with truly
distributed remote production. Pulling
in around 60 people in the overall
cloud-based
operation,
including
casters/talent, observers, production,
and technical crew, GV AMPP Master
Control enabled all operators and
talent to work from their homes.
Production for Grass Valley's own GV
Live Presents: Engage 2020 event last
October, also ran with a distributed
team. The event was spread across
seven sites and two continents,
including the main studio in Florida,
with everything from animated
graphics, live video feeds, and master
control orchestration through to prerecorded live video feeds, interviews,
and panel sessions handled entirely in
the cloud.
The new GV AMPP System Dashboard
was pivotal to the smooth running
of the production, providing an
overview of the entire infrastructure
deployed to put the live newscast
together. It let us bring lots of different
components - the main production

switcher, multiple clip players, and
a secondary mixer - onto the same
screen, so we had a clear view of
exactly what was happening across the
entire workflow. Taking a virtual, cloud
approach also freed the production
team from being in a single physical
location. We had a small production
crew of three, including the director
and technical director (TD), in a
COVID-safe environment at the Florida
studio, audio and master control were
handled from the UK, and clip playback
out of Belgium.
From our experiences with GV Live
Presents, as well as enabling our
customers to run with distributed
productions, we have found the
following three points to be of critical
importance:
1.	Choosing the right tools and
not compromising on quality: with
the launch of GV AMPP, we enable
customers to work from anywhere
with the highest quality and no
compromise and only pay for the time
the equipment is in use.
2.	Understanding
your
requirements:
once
you
have
pinpointed your requirements, select
the production tools you need and
ensure your people are well-trained to
use them.
3.	 Strong communication: it needs
to be clearly communicated who does
what and when things should start/
end, with one or two technical people
on hand to help with set up and
support during the event.
We have truly reached a new era
for how television can be made,
especially right now, where people
cannot sit in production suites or OB
vans next to each other. COVID-19
has further underlined the need
for flexible productions, but the
benefits go farther than the need
to operate safely in pandemic
conditions and keep content flowing.
Distributed production also provides
critical sustainability benefits both
commercially and environmentally. 


http://www.inbroadcast.com https://www.grassvalley.com/applications/remote-production/ https://www.grassvalley.com/applications/remote-production/

In Broadcast - March 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of In Broadcast - March 2021

Contents
In Broadcast - March 2021 - Intro
In Broadcast - March 2021 - Cover1
In Broadcast - March 2021 - Cover2
In Broadcast - March 2021 - Contents
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 4
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 5
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 6
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 7
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 8
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 9
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 10
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 11
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 12
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 13
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 14
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 15
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 16
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 17
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 18
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 19
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 20
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 21
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 22
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 23
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 24
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 25
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 26
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 27
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 28
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 29
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 30
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 31
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 32
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 33
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 34
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 35
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 36
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 37
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 38
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 39
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 40
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 41
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 42
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 43
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 44
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 45
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 46
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 47
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 48
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 49
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 50
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 51
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 52
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 53
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 54
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 55
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 56
In Broadcast - March 2021 - 57
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202111
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202110
https://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202109
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202108
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202107
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202106
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202105
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_PTZ
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202104
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202103
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202102
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202101
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202012
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202011
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202010
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202009
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202008
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202007
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202006
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202005
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202004
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202003
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202002
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_202001
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_INREVIEW2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201912
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201911
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NewYork2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201910
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201909
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_inshowguide2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201908
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-DAY3
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-DAY2
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-DAY1
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-VISITOR
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201906
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/CTA-PREVIEW
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201905
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201904
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201903
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201902
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201901
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_INREVIEW2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201812
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201811
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NewYork2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201810
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_inshowguide2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201809
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201808
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201806
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201805
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201804
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201803
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201802
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201801
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201712
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201711
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201710
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOWNYexpo2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201709
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_inshowguide2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201708
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201707
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201705
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201704
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201703
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201702
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201701
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_INREVIEW2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOWNYexpo
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20110708_DEMO
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201610
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_inshowguide2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201609
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201608
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201607
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201606
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/lesommet/inbroadcast_APAC03
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201605
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201604
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201603
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201602
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/lesommet/inbroadcast_APAC02
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_CCW15expo
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/lesommet/inbroadcast_APAC01
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201509
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_IBC2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201506
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_BROADCASTASIA2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201504
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_NABSHOW2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_cabsat2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201411
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201410
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201409
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcastIBCPRINTEDGUIDE_201409
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201408
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201407
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201406
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201405
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201404
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201403
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201402
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201401
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201312
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201311
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201310
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201309
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201308
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201307
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201306
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201305
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201304
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201303
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201302
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201301
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201211
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201210
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201209
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201208
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201207
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201206
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201205
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201204
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201203
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201202
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20121201
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20111011
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20110708
http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_20110506
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com