As the media industry breaks away from physical hardware constraints, it’s leaning into cloud-based, IP-empowered processes. This transformation redefines production, ushering in an era of streamlined workflows, cost efficiency, and heightened adaptability, despite the initial challenges in navigating the shift to IP-based remote production.
The media and broadcast industry is progressively shifting from hardware to cloud and hybrid asset storage, exploiting IP for cost-effective, secure content delivery.
The transition towards cloud-based operations and IP usage is set to impact every link in the media chain from camera to viewer, with remote workflows becoming increasingly critical.
IP-based remote production offers various benefits, such as enhanced collaboration, flexible network expansion, and cost-effective operations, aided by reliable internet and fibre-optic connections.
Transitioning from SDI to IP significantly reduces resource requirements for content capture and ingest into asset management systems, cutting down on expensive equipment and travel.
Direct cloud recording accelerates the production process, reducing on-site personnel and hardware requirements. This approach ensures proper workflow orchestration and accurate metadata tagging.
Recording directly to the cloud adds flexibility to accommodate sudden schedule changes, optimizes cost-effectiveness, and reduces infrastructure burden. Transport standards like ST2110 ensure professional video and audio transport while being non-proprietary and scalable.
The shift to IP-based remote production comes with challenges, primarily due to the intricacies involved and the industry’s current skills gap. Proper functioning of various components is critical for the success of IP implementation.
With the right technical knowledge and proper set-up, production teams can harness the benefits of IP standards for ingest and set themselves up for long-term success.
For more in-depth information on this subject, the full article is available in the June/July 2023 issue of TVBEurope. (link, pg 41)