YouTube has partnered with Evertz, Ross Video and Solid State Logic for the launch of YouTube Space London.
The trio have delivered their various systems and solutions at the state-of-the-art facility, which opened in August, designed for collaboration, learning, and production for the YouTube creator community in London and Europe.
The IP-based production facility uses 10GbE to move uncompressed video, audio, and metadata between its three studios and two control rooms.
“YouTube Spaces bring together the most creative people in the world to learn, connect and create – our creators dream big and think out of the box. Using IP based routing systems, YouTube has created an incredibly flexible UHD facility, with audio and video available anywhere, at any time and in any format,” said Christopher Lock, senior strategist for technology, YouTube Spaces EMEA.
Solid State Logic provided the audio infrastructure for the project, with its System T networked audio production environment and Dante-based Network I/O technologies. The System T installation includes a 64-fader control surface in the main control room and an additional 16-fader surface in the second control room, along with the 800-path Tempest audio engine.
Evertz, meanwhile, delivered its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solution to the facility. At the core of the facility is the EXE28-VSR, a 23tbps high-capacity switch fabric, and Magnum, the SDVN orchestration and control. According to the company, using Evertz’ SDVN allows YouTube Space London to be format agnostic for production of content in any format.
Ross Video’s Acuity Production switchers incorporate a joint engineering effort between Ross Video and Evertz to develop the new IP input and output blades, designed for integration into IP infrastructures using ASPEN (SMPTE RDD 37) and future standards such as SMPTE 2110.
“We are excited about the opportunity to jointly work with Evertz and develop the live production workflows in the IP domain that have been made available with ASPEN,” said Les O’Reilly, marketing product manager for technical, switchers and openTruck at Ross Video.
“The ability to have independent stream switching really helps users in the live environment. YouTube has been a valued partner for Ross Video and Evertz so it is thrilling that our launch user for the IP Blade product is here in London.”