The continuing pressure on production budgets will accelerate the deployment of remote production solutions. From a control perspective, this is a maturing technology with many deployments for a requirement such as remote news production. For news, especially in scenarios where it is lower cost or just safer to have engineering and production staff remote from the news studio, this is an attractive solution. However, in sport, where saving the cost of sending out an OB is attractive, there are some reports that not having the production crew among the excitement of the event is detected by the viewer at home.
New, powerful tools for remote production also open up applications for channel delegation, adding security controls and protecting devices, which can all be delivered by using a system built on independent device protocol translation and intuitive interfaces that add flexibility and efficiency to operations.
Partnering this with a screen-based display system that can interface with any of the extensive range of attached third party equipment, provides results and eases production via sophisticated command, control and display systems that are limited in scope only by imagination.
TSL Products has new developments and the addition of peripheral devices to our control offering, including research in to IP Device Routing, to create a simple and intuitive interface that translates IP workflows to retain the familiarity of SDI routing and provides signal control and routes edge devices in ST-2110 networks.
Whilst the ST-2022-6 and ST-2110 standards are helping to ensure compatibility and interoperability between IP edge devices from different manufacturers, these standards do not address the control paradigm.
This is where AMWA’s NMOS specifications are helping to address this very control paradigm with IS-04 allowing device discovery and registration, IS-05 providing device connection and management and not forgetting IS-07 for event and tally management.