“The industry transition to IP has been driven in no small part by wide collaboration,” explained Anthony Kable, Content Creation Group Manager, Sony Australia. “Sony has been leading this journey and we continue to actively invest in shaping the IP landscape to offer customers the best systems, services and support they need to unlock IP’s full potential. By enhancing our Live Production offering with new support for SMPTE ST 2110 in both HD and 4K, we’re giving our customers ecosystems and technologies they need for their future.”
New IP Interface boards with SMPTE ST 2110 compatibility in HD/4K
Sony’s new XVS-9000 switcher, which launches in October, will support both IP and 12G-SDI – the same as the XVS-8000, XVS-7000 and XVS-6000. For IP Live, a series of new 100G IP interface boards will enable SMPTE ST 2110 support. The HDCU-4300 camera control unit will also support SMPTE ST 2110 through the HKCU-4001 Option Board. All products will be available from January 2019 in HD and will add 4K support from May 2019 via simple software update.
Also, to offer customers with greater choices, Sony will continue to invest in Networked Media Interface (NMI), Sony’s unique IP-based transmission, of which transport specification has been standardised by ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Business), an organisation to establish standards for broadcast and telecommunication in Japan, as ARIB STD-B73 1.0.
Sony continues to work with Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) to support the NMOS IS-04 and NMOS IS-05, and to support 12G-SDI interface. Sony Live production system carries both IP and 12G-SDI interfaces.
As the market gears up for an IP-driven future, Sony has seen rapid global adoption of its IP Live Production System and has already proven itself with more than 30 systems around the world.
Go Make Tomorrow through IP
Sony will be demonstrating its latest innovations at IBC 2018, giving visitors a glimpse into how IP-enabled production workflows will enhance production efficiencies through innovative architectures. In partnership with Century Link, an IP-enabled Remote Integration (REMI) setup will be connecting a 4K Production Studio and Control Room at Sony’s booth in Amsterdam to a remote HD production studio in Hilversum, Netherlands at Euro Media Group’s facility. The hub studio at Sony’s booth will control the whole system, including 3rd party vendors, in both locations through a prototype of Orchestration System, switching video feeds using IP Live System Manager.
Furthermore, at the JT-NM IP showcase area (located in Room E106/107), Sony’s HDCU-3100 camera control unit will be demonstrated in SMPTE ST 2110 in HD and two R&D SDI/IP converters will demonstrate SMPTE ST 2110 (4K) and NMOS IS 04/05 support respectively.