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Moving Live Production to The Cloud

Remote distributed production
becomes simplified because all cloud
production services inherently support
remote operations, minimizing the
need for production staff to work in
a common control room. Costs are
aligned with production requirements
and complexities. Systems are highly
resilient, and redundancy is possible,
something that seldom exists with onpremises systems.
Perhaps most important, systems
are no longer static, accelerating the
ability to add in the latest technology
and effect and create compelling live
production.
Once upon a time, repurposing
the studio meant studio downtime,
complex rip and replace installations
and excessive capital outlay. Testing

a channel idea took weeks
if not months and the
science predicting return
on investment was wildly
inexact. Now, with a studio
in the cloud, you can
simply try a production out
by reassigning applications
with a few clicks. You don't
have to build a room and
commit rack space. Chart the costs per
hour and match metrics around traffic
flows, bitrates and reliability closely to
KPIs.
There is no technology reason a live
production pipeline cannot be built
entirely in the cloud. The benefits are
compelling:
Cost - Rent resources as you need
them.
Redundancy - Never has cloud been
more relevant for disaster recovery
than today. You could even use two
different cloud providers so in the
unlikely event of cloud failure you are
still on air.
Scalability - You need 10 cameras
today and 40 tomorrow? No problem.
Dial up what you need on the day of
demand.

On-the-fly capacity adjustment - Get
what you need and always optimise
your cost.
High availability - The SLAs are at
least as good if not better than your
own TV plant.
Flexibility - A news event happens
and you can pop up a channel or studio
to cover it as the news breaks.
Geographic insensitivity - Your
operators can be anywhere. Literally.
Reduced gear at venue - High
resolution remote operated cameras
can cover an event from all angles.
Flexible/and potentially reduced
staffing - With fewer technical and
production crew needed at the venue
or dedicated to one production, they
can be assigned to cover multiple
events in one day.
No control room necessary
- Remote production may have
been forced on the industry
but it has demonstrated
categorically how effective
collaboration can be in virtual
workflows.
Enriched
production
Incorporate
downstream
interactivity such as Zoom to

cont'd...

enrich your live show with ease in a
cloud native environment.

Where next?
We're now at point where live
production is definitely possible in the
cloud but there is still complexity. For
broadcast engineering teams tasked
with moving to the cloud there are lots
of questions to explore.
How to actually get your live
production to the cloud? How to move
streams to and from the cloud in a safe
way? How to pass your video streams
though video components on the cloud
itself? How to calculate and compare
the cost of video services needed for
live production with those on-prem?

TAG's Cloud 101 webinar series
For guidance on these and
more look no further than
TAG's latest webinar series,
Building Media Systems in
the Cloud.
It's comprised of five
sessions, first of which Why
the Cloud? is led by TAG
Director of Corporate Strategy
Peter Wharton click pic.


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