On any given weekend, the college sports conference can produce up to seven football games or a dozen basketball games. Pac-12 transports multiple raw camera and audio feeds from sports venues around the athletic conference via the Internet to one of three production control rooms in its San Francisco headquarters.
IP transport will touch so many aspects of television that it is positioned over time to supplant most everything people know and understand about TV workflows — from origination and contribution to distribution and consumption. The latest developments will be on display at next month’s NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 26: Audio; April 2: Automation. Read the earlier installments here.
A CCW-SATCON panel says using IP technology — whether that’s for the acquisition and transport of video or for distribution — instead of traditional SDI baseband video gear has a range of benefits. But, while they are moving forward with the new tech’s adoption, there are still risks involved — and will be until standards are established. “We need [IP proponents] to help us make the transition. The sooner the better,” PBS CTO Mario Vecchi said.