NAB Show 2019 IP Showcase Theatre

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Monday, Apr. 8

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Building Scalable Systems Using SMPTE ST 2110

John Mailhot, Imagine Communications

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Session Summary:
SMPTE ST 2110 has received a great deal of attention over the past few years, but less attention has gone to the surrounding standards that enable systems to be easily constructed. SMPTE, EBU, AES, VSF, and other organizations have worked together to create a set of interlocking standards and specifications that allow end customers to build real systems. This paper covers the real dynamics of building a scalable media system using SMPTE ST 2110 and the related interface and control specifications and recommendations — especially JT-NM TR-1001-1.

Tuesday, Apr. 9

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Implementing AES67 and ST 2110-30 in Your Plant

Dominic Giambo, Wheatstone

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Session Summary:
AES67 has clearly emerged as an important standard that will eventually find its way into every broadcast plant that includes audio. All that remains is for broadcasters to commission AES67 in their plants. Wheatstone Senior Development Engineer Dominic Giambo offers tips for commissioning AES67, based on real-world plugfests.

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AES67 and ST 2110-30 Interoperability in Real Life

Claudio Becker-Foss, DirectOut GmbH

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AES67 is an interoperability standard for audio transmission. But is it really plug and play? This talk compares the standard with actual implementations and highlights potential pitfalls and specialties. Setting up a ST 2110-30 stream between two devices should be fairly easy but what is actually needed to do that? How do I find out what blocks my setup? This talk covers a brief overview over AES67 and ST 2110-30 and compares the standards with their actual implementations.

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Current Status of ST 2110 over 25 GbE

Koji Oyama, M3L

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This presentation describes the current status of 25 GbE technology in IP production. It also provides jitter and wander measurements for 10 and 25 GbE systems using experimental data, thereby showing how 25 GbE networks are almost in production phase.

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Utilizing ST 2110 in ProAV Applications

Scott Barella, PESA

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The presentation will address utilizing the SMPTE ST 2110 open standard for use in common ProAV applications. The primary focus of the talk will be centered on a common KVM application utilizing 2110-22 compressed video for use in 1Gbps Ethernet switch fabric.

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Audio Handling in an IP Studio Environment

Andy Rayner, Nevion Ltd

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Session Summary:
ST 2110-30 is based on AES567 which has been in use in different forms for a while in a stand-alone audio-only world. However, as we integrate into a hybrid video and audio environment, there are a great deal of new flexibilities needed in the audio domain to complete full systems.

Using recent deployments as examples, we will explore the range of audio processing and manipulation required to enable real systems to work end to end.

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ST 2110-30 and NMOS IS-08 — Audio Transport and Routing

Andreas Hildebrand, ALC NetworX

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This presentation explains how audio essence is transported with ST 2110 in general and further explains how individual input channels are bundled into an audio stream and how they can be assigned to dedicated outputs on a receiving device utilizing NMOS IS-08.

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Routing "Mono" Audio from Multi-Channel Streams

John Mailhot, Imagine Communications

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Session Summary:
ST 2110 systems often carry more than one audio channel within each audio stream and sometimes production needs to route individual channels to specific destinations. AMWA IS-08 allows control systems to do just that. Here’s how.

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ST 2110 From Theory to Reality

Andreas Lattmann, tpc Switzerland AG

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Session Summary:
Our full ST 2110 UHD/HDR OB van has been in production for a couple of months and I am excited to share our first experiences with it. This talk will also touch on our experience with our new TEC building, which will be live in November 2019.

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Telemundo On-Air with ST-2110

Fernando Solanes, Evertz

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Delivering world’s largest ST-2110 installation: challenges of working with large number of multicasts and complexity of PTP.

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The Basics of SMPTE ST 2110 in 60 Minutes

Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting

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A one-hour tutorial on the basic principles of SMPTE ST 2110, including all of the published parts of the standard and a peek at some of the new ones in the works.

 



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Keeping Time with PTP

Michael Waidson, Tektronix

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Session Summary:
Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is a critical part of keeping synchronization of IP media devices across a network. Therefore, it is important to have an understanding of system configurations and an understanding of the processes involved in PTP. In this presentation, we will look at some of the basics of PTP, the potential pitfalls that can happen within the network system that cause issues in the reliability of the system, and the steps that can be taken to ensure a redundant PTP system within various network configurations.

 



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Aligning Streams in ST 2110 or How to Manage Lip Sync

Leigh Whitcomb, Imagine Communications

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One of the powerful features of ST 2110 is the ability to separate video, audio and ANC into separate streams. This feature requires a method which re-aligns all the streams on a receiving device. This presentation will explain how streams are re-aligned in the ST 2110 standard.

 



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PTP Management and Media Flow Monitoring for All-IP Infrastructures

Thomas Gunkel, Skyline Communications

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This presentation will discuss the best practices to configure, monitor, and manage PTP as well as track media flows in an IP-based media facility. To illustrate this, real-life customer use cases for both PTP management and flow monitoring will be discussed.

 



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Synchronization of ST 2110 Streams

Andreas Hildebrand, ALC NetworX

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Covering the basics of synchronization in a ST 2110 environment, the presentation discusses how different essence streams can be sample- or frame-accurately aligned for play-out or further downstream processing.

 



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Using PTP / SMPTE 2059: A Practical Experience Perspective

Greg Shay, Telos Alliance

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PTP (Precision Time Protocol) is the foundation of synchronization for professional media over IP and yet it is relatively new for a lot of users and designers. This presentation seeks to demystify some complexity and share practical experience using PTP. When can compromises and simplifications be made? When are they not appropriate?

 



Weds, Apr. 10

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AMWA BCP-003 - NMOS API Security

Simon Rankine, BBC R&D

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Session Summary:
BBC Research and Development’s Simon Rankine will present an update from AMWA’s NMOS API Interoperable Security Group. The group is working to apply tried and tested web technologies to the APIs in order to provide APIs that are simultaneously secure and cross-vendor interoperable.



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NMOS API Authorization - How to Lock My Media Streams

Arne Bönninghoff, Riedel Communications GmbH & Co. KG

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Session Summary:
AMWA BCP-003 specifies authorization mechanisms to secure access to NMOS APIs like IS-04, -05, or -08. This session will describe the current workflow of the BCP-003 Authorization Mechanism and provide insights into the demonstration in the IP Showcase. The concept of an authorization server is explained, as well as how it can issue tokens for controllers and nodes. Access to NMOS-nodes for starting/stopping/configuring media endpoints can then be secured against unwanted access.


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Scalability and Performance of IS-04 and IS-05 and How TR-1001-1 Helps

Robert Porter and Gareth Sylvester-Bradley, Sony Europe

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Session Summary:
The AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 scalability study demonstrated that these APIs can be used reliably for networks comprising thousands of media nodes. This talk describes the methodology and results of the study, in addition to explaining how the JT-NM TR-1001-1 document helps to ensure good practice for scalability.

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Securing Your Live IP Production Workflows - Freeing Your Creativity

Gerard Phillips, Robert Welch, and Ryan Morris, Arista Networks

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Session Summary:
As the SDI to IP transition begins to occur, we need to provide guaranteed and appropriate separation, performance, and security for all of these IP ecosystems. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how the best cloud and datacenter practice can be leveraged to help secure your valuable live production and playout content, while maximizing the benefits and flexibility of the move to IP.

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NMOS IS-07 – GPI Replacement and Much, Much More…

Miroslav Jeras, Pebble Beach Systems Ltd.

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Session Summary:
IS-07 Event & Tally is a new addition to the NMOS suite that defines how states and state changes are communicated in an IP environment. It is not just a GPI replacement, but it also provides a platform for resolving many other problems broadcasters are facing in the IP transition.

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Monitoring and Measuring IP Media Networks

Michael Waidson, Tektronix

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Session Summary:
The transition to an IP network introduces several new concepts to help a video engineer understand the flow of video, audio and data across the switching fabric. This presentation will discuss the methodologies involved in monitoring the IP media network and how to troubleshoot issues within the facility.

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High-Precision Capturing and Measuring of 2110 Streams Using Commodity IT Equipment

Ievgen Kostiukevych and Willem Vermost, EBU

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Session Summary:
The move to IP with the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards requires careful planning and market assessment. The essential criterion for any ST 2110 based endpoint is its compliance with ST 2110-21. The presentation offers a methodology for such essential measurements that can be performed in software using standard commodity off-the-shelf IT equipment.

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Case Study: NEP UK's ST 2110-Based IP Production Environment

Maurice Snell, Grass Valley

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Session Summary:
This is a case study on NEP UK’s ST 2110 based ip production environment that was deployed supporting Wimbledon. The case study covers lessons learned from the COTS based install. The system leverages SMPTE ST 2110, SMPTE 2059, and adaptive FPGA based edge processing.

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Case Study: ST 2110 UHD HDR buildout at QVC Japan

John Mailhot, Imagine
Jon Pannaman, Diversified

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As a broadcaster in Japan, QVC had the opportunity to begin broadcasting UHD content in line with the Japanese broadcast deployment schedule for UHD. QVC selected Diversified to serve as technology partner and system integrator and Imagine Communications as lead technology supplier to provide a solution to meet their unusual 24×7 live production requirements, in UHD, with full HDR support. This talk describes the scale of the system, the technical approach, the technologies involved, and some lessons learned in the project.

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SMPTE ST 2110 - Practical Lessons

Tony Orme, The Broadcast Bridge

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Session Summary:
This panel discussion, consisting of four industry experts, who have all made ST 2110 infrastructures operate reliably, will share their experiences with the audience. The main topics covered will be network design topologies, PTP timing considerations, SDI integration, measurement and analysis, and important skills to learn.

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Red and Blue, or Purple; Your IP Media Network, Your Way

Gerard Phillips, Robert Welch, Ryan Morris – Arista Networks

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Session Summary:
Advances in SDN capabilities have led to the emergence of “Purple” network Architectures — come and find out whether this development could benefit your ST 2110 journey. Learn how it differs from a “Red/Blue” or “Amber/Blue” architecture, how path diversity is maintained, and what the benefits and trade-offs might be in your IP live production or playout application.

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A Performance Measurement Study of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport Protocol

Ciro Aloisio Noronha, Cobalt Digital Inc

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Session Summary:
The Video Services Forum has published TR-06-1, a specification for a common protocol for reliable stream transport over the internet (RIST). This presentation includes a short description of the protocol, performance measurement results, and configuration guidelines. It will also illustrate a comprehensive set of performance measurements for the protocol, using an actual encoder/decoder pair, and network simulators to provide various types of signal impairment.

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Connection Bitrate Optimization Technique for Multi-Stream Distribution Over IP Networks

Adi Rozenberg, VideoFlow

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Session Summary:
A major weakness characterizing multi-stream distribution is low-connection bitrate utilization. The reason behind the issue is the negligible probability that the viewers will pull ALL the streams from the source at the SAME time. This presentation illustrates a technique that solves the budget waste resulting from bitrate underutilization.

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User Requirements Beyond ST 2110

Willem Vermost, EBU

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Session Summary:
The European Broadcasting Union conducted a survey among its members who built or are building new infrastructure with IP-based production at its core. The know-how of these members resulted in a gap analysis that was published as EBU TECH 3371. The JT-NM picked it up quickly and reacted with JT-NM TR-1001-1: 2018. If you want to know what all of this means in normal words, come to the presentation.

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A New Approach to Media Delivery: Embracing the Attributes of IP Cloud

Arnaud Caron, MediaKind

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Session Summary:
To become more responsive and agile, broadcast and media operators of all sizes must embrace cloud and IoT technology by replacing traditional SDI with IP transformation. In this presentation, Arnaud Caron, head of management, orchestration and cloud portfolio at MediaKind, will outline why the shift to IP and cloud is necessary for broadcast and media operators to enhance their future services.

Thurs, Apr. 11

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The Basics of SMPTE ST 2110 in 60 Minutes

Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting

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Session Summary:
A one-hour tutorial on the basic principles of SMPTE ST 2110, including all of the published parts of the standard and a peek at some of the new ones in the works.

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Live Closed Captioning and Subtitling in SMPTE 2110-40

Bill McLaughlin, EEG

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Session Summary:
This talk describes the foundation of the SMPTE 2110-40 ancillary data standard and moves on to practical implications for creating closed captioning and subtitles in live video production. Workflow similarities and differences to familiar SDI architecture will be described in detail. Takeaways will also be presented from the ongoing JT-NM/SMPTE 2110 interoperability event series, where the author has been the assigned test lead for the 2110-40 subsection.

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Network Automation Using Python and Google Sheets

Ievgen Kostiukevych, EBU

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Session Summary:
A simple PoC demonstrates how a few lines of Python code can retrieve the switch VLAN configuration from Google Sheets and use Arista’s eAPI to implement changes to the switch. A few more lines of code enable a constant track of changes in the spreadsheet. This presentation will demonstrate the power of network programmability for automation and orchestration challenges.

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Transporting ST 2110 Over WAN — Update

Andy Rayner, Nevion

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Session Summary:
Over the last five months, there has been a VSF activity group looking at recommendations for transporting ST 2110 essence flows over wide-area networks. This presentation will reveal the group’s work so far and their first set of recommendations, which are scheduled to be released at NAB.

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Military Grade Security for Video over IP

Jed Deame, Nextera Video

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Session Summary:
How can we secure both essence and control functions in a video over IP environment? What can we glean from the standards developed by the NIST and NSA and how can we apply this to the world of media over IP? This presentation will answer these questions and present an example system.

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JPEG-XS and ST 2110

Jean-Baptiste Lorent, intoPIX SA

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Session Summary:
JPEG XS is a brand-new, ultra-low latency standard for visually lossless video compression. SMPTE ST 2110 is expected to be expanded in the near future to include this transformative new technology.

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A Study of Protocols for Low-Latency Video Transport Over the Internet

Ciro Aloisio Noronha, Cobalt Digital Inc.
Juliana Noronha, University of California, Davis

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Session Summary:
Historically, two main techniques have been used to recover from packet loss in networks: Forward error correction and retransmission. This talk presents an objective evaluation of these two techniques, using both mathematical/statistical modelling and actual network measurements. We will conclude with guidelines for broadcasters who are considering the internet as a low-cost contribution link but are concerned with latency and reliability.

 

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The Basics of SMPTE ST 2110 in 60 Minutes

Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting

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Session Summary:
A one-hour tutorial on the basic principles of SMPTE ST 2110, including all of the published parts of the standard and a peek at some of the new ones in the works.

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A Simple Description of SDP in SMPTE ST 2110

Sithideth Viengkhou, Embrionix

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Session Summary:
In SMPTE ST 2110 installations, it is important to understand the nature of IP traffic. This presentation will discuss SDP (Session Description Protocol), which ensures that receivers know the nature of all flows arriving through the IP port. We will also offer examples of SDP in ST 2110, as well as possible improvements to the SDP connection method.

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JT-NM Qualification Event

Willem Vermost, EBU

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Session Summary:
This presentation will describe the efforts being made by multiple vendors and the JT-NM to raise the quality-bar for ST 2110 products.

 

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PlazaMedia IP-based Broadcasting Centre (Germany)

Andy Rayner, Nevion

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Session Summary:
The presentation will focus on describing the architecture, benefits and challenges of the deployment of technology in the new Plazamedia broadcast centre. In 2018 Plazamedia moved to a new facility outside of Munich and was particularly keen to leverage the potential of IP to transform workflows though infrastructure virtualization.

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Building a Large OB Truck Using SMPTE ST 2110

Hartmut Opfermann, BFE Studio und Medien Systeme GmbH

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Session Summary:
When ORF needed to build their FÜ22 OB truck, they chose to use IP technology and SMPTE ST 2110 for media transport. In this presentation, we explore the decisions that have been made and the reasons behind switching to IP. We also talk about some lessons learned while planning, integrating, and testing the system.

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Panel Session: All-IP Success Stories — Real World Deployments

Matthew Goldman, MediaKind

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Session Summary:
In order to become more agile in operations and leverage the economies of scale and flexibility that IT infrastructure brings, broadcasters increasingly have been migrating from broadcast-specific architectures to IT-based solutions. This panel will discuss real-world deployments and explore the challenges that broadcasters face, as well as the benefits of transforming to “All IP.”

 

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AMWA NMOS: The Whole Story

Peter Brightwell, BBC
With Brad Gilmer

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Session Summary:
This talk serves as an introduction to AMWA NMOS, covering all parts of this suite of interface specifications and best practices. We will also touch on why we’re creating it, the approach we’re taking, and how it’s being implemented. The AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 interfaces are now recognized as being essential to the industry’s move to interoperable live IP infrastructure. They allow control applications to automatically discover and connect networked media devices and are now mature specifications featured in many products.

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Scalability and Performance of IS-04 and IS-05 and How TR-1001-1 Helps

Robert Porter and Gareth Sylvester-Bradley, Sony Europe

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Session Summary:
The AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 scalability study demonstrated that these APIs can be used reliably for networks comprising thousands of media nodes. This talk describes the methodology and results of the study, in addition to explaining how the JT-NM TR-1001-1 document helps to ensure good practice for scalability.

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AMWA NMOS Identity and Timing

Andrew Bonney, BBC

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Session Summary:
An introduction to the work of the AMWA’s NMOS Identity and Timing activity. This group is developing models and recommendations for tracking the identity and timing of content through successive production operations in a multi-vendor IP production system, enabling the true potential of the IP transition to be realized.

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TR-1001: Replacing Video-By-Spreadsheet

Bill McLaughlin, EEG

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Session Summary:
The combined JT-NM TR-1001 documents aims to define a “full stack” of technologies that can be implemented by all media processing nodes in a modern IP-based video facility in order to ensure interoperability and blaze a path towards plug and play configuration. In theory, a large group of such nodes can be configured in a way that is both automatic and self-documenting. Does this mean the master documentation for a facility can finally move past manually updated spreadsheets and similar legacy documentation? Find out at the presentation.