IBC 2017

IBC 2017: Net Insight, Calrec and Grass Valley to bring remote production to the next level

Net Insight, provider of media transport and resource scheduling, is focusing on live IP based remote production at IBC 2017. Together with solutions partners Grass Valley and Calrec, Net Insight will demonstrate live Remote Production 2.0 where workflows are completely distributed and set up is plug and play. By interconnecting and orchestrating distributed production resources over wide area networks, production companies and broadcasters can significantly improve their operational efficiency and flexibility.

Net Insight’s work in remote production is built around the Nimbra media transport platform. Fully certified by telcos for its high quality audio and video transport over IP, the Nimbra portfolio is known for itss built-in video processing, best in class J2K encoding and 100% reliable quality of service combined with unique features for equipment control and synchronisation.

With strategic partnerships in place, such as Net Insight’s agreement with Calrec Audio, a manufacturer of production and live to air audio mixing consoles exclusively for broadcasters, Net Insight is simplifying the challenges the broadcast industry faces in deploying remote live productions. This is being achieved by integrating Net Insight’s Nimbra platform with Calrec’s RP1 Remote Production unit to provide support with a full audio remote production solution that offers simple connectivity, quality assured transport and precise control of audio mixes from any location.

“Our joint partnership provides the industry with best in class quality for audio, video and transport. The versatility of this combined solution means productions can connect via analogue, AES, MADI, SDI, and the latest AoIP solutions from AES67, and SMPTE 2022 and transport remotely over IP,” said Dave Letson, vice president of sales at Calrec. “With all DSP processing for monitor mixes taken care of on-site, the transmission console at base can concentrate purely on the main programme mix.”

Net Insight will also show the first J2K compressed studio camera signal transport over WAN in cooperation with Grass Valley’s Direct IP live concept.=

“By not requiring the XCU to be on site anymore, customers will save weight and space in mobile facilities and gain from faster switching between productions,” said Klaus Weber, principal camera solutions and technology at Grass Valley.

The SMPTE 2022-6 set up allows users to transport the source video signal including all camera telemetrics over the network and controlling it from the centre facility requiring less technical resources at the event site and ease of production is guaranteed.

“Remote broadcasting means fewer resources are needed on site, and controlling video and audio from a remote console saves money on setup time, crew, logistics, and equipment,” said Martin Karlsson, CTO and vice president product portfolio of Net Insight. Net Insight.