In what appears to be another sign of the times, the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers today said it will launch two new educational programs — one on transporting audio and video via IP networks in broadcasting, the other on Ultra HD.
While moving baseband signals around a facility will remain important for the foreseeable future, it appears the industry has reached a tipping point in terms of attitudes, performance and economies when it comes to transporting video and audio packets in broadcast facilities.
SMPTE’s virtual course on IP is called “The Essentials of Internet Protocol (IP) Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks.” It will last six weeks, and the first begins Feb. 2. An IP course will be offered four other times in 2015.
The Ultra HD course, called “Navigating the Ultra High Definition (UHD) Ecosystem” is an eight week class, which begins March 9. SMPTE has set three other dates for subsequent editions of the course.