Televising a conference about broadcast technology is a daunting task. With 55,000 industry professionals on hand, your production quality and technology infrastructure had better be a showcase for the latest in video technology.
Well, it looks like IBC TV is stepping up to the challenge at this year’s IBC Exhibition and Conference taking place Sept. 8-13 at the RAI Exhibition Center in Amsterdam. IBC TV delivers key stories about industry suppliers and event-related news, distributes content online and on screens throughout the RAI Exhibition Center. This year, for the first time, IBC TV is adopting the VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio project’s fully functional IP production studio as a live remote location.
The biggest trend in the industry today is the transition from SDI to more flexible and capable IP networks for such applications as live broadcasting. In this respect, IBC TV’s use of the LiveIP Studio serves as a showcase for how the industry, including Tektronix, is gearing up to support the transition to live video over IP production.
With its unique ability to analyze, diagnose and correlate both SDI and IP errors, Tektronix’ Prism bridges the gap between these two worlds, helping broadcasters to smoothly transition to IP. At IBC, the focus is on showcasing how Prism supports real-world, multi-vendor IP and SDI environments. The widely adopted SPG8000A is the first hybrid SDI Sync Pulse Generator and PTP Grandmaster supporting the SMPTE 2059, AES67 as well as the default IEEE 1588v2 PTP profiles. Both sets of equipment are in use in the LiveIP Studio project and are being deployed to support the IBC TV production at IBC.
Tektronix Prism media analysis platform
SPG8000A hybrid SDI Sync Pulse Generator and PTP Grandmaster
The Live IP Studio project relies on interoperability between some of the industry’s leading technology providers including Axon, Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix, Trilogy and Vizrt. The project is also supported by the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). The technical setup of the LiveIP studio at the show will be split across three sites:
- The studio floor and the control room with production staff is on stand 8.D10a
- The data center with the majority of the network equipment are hosted on the EVS stand 8.B90.
- The content producers and directors who control the LiveIP studio remotely are housed in Hall 13.
IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The IBC exhibition is expected to draw more than 55,000 attendees from 170 countries and will feature products from over 1,600 exhibitors. Tektronix will be demonstrating its full range of industry leading video test and monitoring solutions in Stand 10.D41.
Congratulations to the LiveIP Project on the IBC Innovation Award for Content Creation! We're proud to be a partner!