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Overview

Technology has transformed the way we do business, but until now progress within the video production market has been hampered by the ever-growing size of AV files and the relative limitations of typical computer networks.

Today, content production areas within broadcast stations are taking advantage of higher network bandwidths by setting up file-based systems, and implementing fully networked editing environments.

But in live production, networks must not only be fast but also completely reliable. Low latencies, seamless switching and reliability are essential, and best-effort network approaches are unacceptable. As a result, video transmission is still carried out using SDI and coaxial cable.

But with the growing demand for higher frame rates, higher dynamic range, and 4K and 8K resolutions, the cost of the hardware and cabling for conventional SDI implementations can be prohibitive.

Our IP Live Production System solves this dilemma by broadcasting quality HD and 4K video, audio, synchronisation signals and control data across the IP network through a single network cable. Designed to integrate seamlessly into your existing SDI infrastructure, IP Live Production brings increased efficiency, reliability and scalability with reduced system costs.

 

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WHY IP LIVE?

Whatever your needs, IP Live Production brings a range of benefits to revolutionise professional video production.


AVAILABILITY

With other systems, when a router failure occurs, the signal is interrupted while the patch board is fixed. With IP Live Production, the Networked Media Interface can provide redundant infrastructure that increases system availability even in the case of a failure.


COST

Until now, live and file-based systems have been separately constructed. IP Live integrates these into one, so there’s no need to invest twice in two different technologies.


FLEXIBILITY

IP Live is flexible, allowing for easy scalability. It’s easy to add equipment and smooth migration from HD to 4K, 8K and High Frame Rate is also possible.


REMOTE PRODUCTION

IP Live enables live production from any venue. More chances for live production means more business opportunities.

 

BENEFITS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Learn more about the IP Live Production System, including how to integrate live and file-based systems, migrate from SD/HD to 4K and reduce production costs with our free download.

 

 
 

 

 

The Team

Read what the development team has to say about IP Live Production.

 


Junichi Ogikubo

General Manager
System Development
SONY CORPORATION

Michael Harrit

Head of Marketing
AV Media & Solutions

Terry Kajiura

Deputy General Manager
Product Planning
Sony Corporation

Yoshinobu Kure

Senior Manager
System Development
SONY CORPORATION

Adam Fry

Deputy Vice President
Sony Professional Europe

Koichi Minegishi

Manager
Interoperability
SONY CORPORATION
 

ENSURING INTEROPERABILITY

To bring IP Live Production System into the mainstream, there will have to be a wide variety of compatible products on the market. Compatible cameras, switchers, servers, computer graphics, display devices, and backbones will all have to be readily available.

To achieve this, we’re forging cooperative links and making the necessary technologies and development tools available to leading end device vendors. Developers and vendors can selectively incorporate these technologies into their own IP Live compatible products. We’ll also provide technical support, connectivity testing, and other assistance to support development by the vendors.

SUPPORTERS

To ensure interoperability, our IP Live Production System is now supported by 42 industry-leading companies.


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