Remote Production

Remote production is clearly THE hot topic of the moment during these COVID-ridden times. Keeping staff safe whilst allowing the show to go on is paramount, and we can all be proud at how quickly the industry has reacted in order to develop these solutions. Many of these techniques are likely to become a permanent part of the production landscape as they cut down the number of staff required onsite, which reduces travel and time away from home – and that benefits everyone.

 

Among those technologies and standards originally targeting real-time production workflows in local or corporate network environments (such as AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110), RAVENNA clearly is the most suitable technology as it offers widest flexibility in assigning important operative parameters such as packet times, latency (to cope with higher packet jitter and transport delays), encoding options, QoS choices and synchronization parameters. Thanks to RAVENNA’s layered architecture and open technology approach, even error recovery methods (i.e. SMPTE ST 2022-7) or other transport protocols (i.e. SRT) can be added to establish reliable WAN connections.

 

The RAVENNA team and its partners have been running a series of webinars on remote production, starting with the basics on the challenges of running RAVENNA/AES67 streams across a WAN, touching on synchronization issues and introducing a number of recent projects, cumulating in an all-live demo of intercontinental real-time transfer of RAVENNA/AES67 streams across the Internet.

 

Below you can find out everything we’ve been discussing over the last few months; you’ll also find topics on remote production from RAVENNA partners further down.

The RAVENNA “Remote Sessions” – our webinars on Remote Production

Each 60-minute webinar is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the versatility of RAVENNA/AES67 applications, particularly in remote production scenarios. Downloads of the slides and the session recordings are freely available from our wesite.

INTRODUCTION TO RAVENNA FALL WEBINAR SERIES + AES67 OVER WAN

10th November, 15:00 CET:

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX) and Nicolas Sturmel (Merging Technologies)

 

In this opening session of the RAVENNA Fall webinar series ("The Remote Sessions"), Andreas Hildebrand sets the scene by introducing the wider challenges of remote production now facing most of us due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All relevant standardization communities have taken up the topic of transporting production signals in real-time across WAN connections and moving productions into the cloud. 

 

Nicolas Sturmel takes it from there to discuss the challenges of  - and potential solutions for - transporting AES67 signals across the WAN. 

 

AES67 over WAN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB

PTP IN WAN APPLICATIONS & UPDATE ON PTP V2.1

24th November, 15:00 CET:

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX) and Daniel Boldt (Meinberg)

 

This presentation focuses on aspects of timing and synchronization in WAN application scenarios. Andreas opens the session with a brief overview on the enhancements of the PTP protocol originating from the most recent IEEE1588-2019 release. Daniel follows up with an explanation of synchronization challenges for RAVENNA / AES67 & SMPTE ST 2110 in WAN scenarios and how they can be addressed. He also shares experience and know-how gathered from real-world applications.

 

PTPv2.1 & Meinberg PTP in WAN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.4 MB

LOCKDOWN ROCK - THE SHOW MUST GO WAN!

1st December, 15:00 CET:

Presenter: Luca Giaroli (DirectOut)

 

This presentation focuses on aspects of timing and synchronization in WAN application scenarios. Andreas opens the session with a brief overview on the enhancements of the PTP protocol originating from the most recent IEEE1588-2019 release. Daniel follows up with an explanation of synchronization challenges for RAVENNA / AES67 & SMPTE ST 2110 in WAN scenarios and how they can be addressed. He also shares experience and know-how gathered from real-world applications.

 

Lockdown Rock - The Show must go WAN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB

Remote Production In Real Life

8th December, 15:00 CET:

Presenter: Dirk Sykora (Lawo)

 

Right now, it’s all about remote production… But what does it really mean to install a remote production environment and use this technology for a daily production?

 

In this webinar, Lawo’s Dirk Sykora gives you a detailed overview on a few remote production installations used in the sports industry, news environment, and inter-country connectivity. Dirk guides you through the story of technical needs, installed solutions and productional consequences. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of how a real-life remote production works and opens up possibilities which were not even conceivable before.

 

Remote Production in Real Life.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.2 MB
Lawo_Case_Study_DPG Media.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.0 MB
Lawo_Case_Study_SiA_Proximus.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.9 MB

RAVENNA takes it to the Cloud – Intercontinental Remote Production Demo utilizing RAVENNA & AWS

This is the webinar that puts it all together! If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s possible to transport RAVENNA/AES67 remotely between continents across the public infrastructure, then this session is for you.

 

In this live proof-of-concept demo, we will send RAVENNA/ AES67 audio streams, back and forth between the labs of Ross Video in North America, over the public WAN utilizing the AWS cloud infrastructure, to RAVENNA partners, Merging and DirectOut in Europe. Along the way, we will discuss the demo setup, the technologies required, equipment used and future considerations to make practical use of the capability in real-world applications. 

 

Global AES67 over WAN Demo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.0 MB

Remote Production offerings from RAVENNA Partners

Ross Video and Remote Production

Remote production is top of mind today as companies around the world race to maintain their existing workflows with their talent and contributors dispersed in many different off-site locations. While many solutions have been cobbled together, Ross has focused on enabling an intuitive and seamless remote production experience with high quality and low latency that integrates easily with your existing infrastructure and workflows. Simple to use, secure, with zero footprint installation for operators or remote talent, the solution can be used in your own private cloud or on-prem equipment.

 

Ross Production Cloud

 

High Quality, Low Latency Remote Production

DirectOut and Remote Production

Is it possible to transmit uncompressed audio via WAN when dedicated network connections are not available and standard domestic internet connections such as DSL are the only possible option? Yes, it is.

 

Inspired by the success in different ‘Lockdown Rock’ projects DirectOut and Vivivaldy® offer an ‘out-of-the-box' solution to allow artists and audio professionals to work together remotely in real-time. A team of experts from both companies can assist the customer in taking all the necessary steps in building a tailored solution using DirectOut’s RAVENNA enabled products in combination with Vivivaldy® routers and VPN services.

 

Demo video of a ‘Lockdown Rock’ project

 

For more info get in touch with us at: lockdownrock@directout.eu

Meinberg AND REMOTE PRODUCTION

In this video Meinberg explain how their technology provides the precision timing between locations to allow remote production to operate with perfect synchronisation. Crew can work all over the world and streams can arrive in the same way as if they were working in one place.

 

MORE MATERIAL WILL BE ADDED OVER THE COMING WEEKS – PLEASE CHECK BACK AGAIN SOON