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Exploring the World of Video Over IP

What Does It Mean for You?

Welcome to our discussion on the exciting world of Video over IP. In this blog, we'll delve into the concept of Video over IP and its implications across various roles in the broadcasting industry. Our disguise, Megapixel, and ROE Visual experts will share insights into how this technology transforms how we handle visual experiences.

This blog is based on our expert panel discussion at IBC 2023, featuring:
• Camilla Powell, Product Manager at disguise
• Joe Bleasdale, Product Marketing Specialist at Megapixel
• Bram Wittendorp, Technical Support Engineer at ROE Visual

Understanding Video over IP

Video over IP refers to transmitting video content using Internet Protocol (IP) networks. While there are various protocols in this realm, such as SRT, Zixi, and NDI, we'll focus on SMPTE 2110 (simply 2110).
SMPTE 2110 is a set of standards that allow the transport of uncompressed video, audio, and data over IP networks. Its flexibility and capabilities have gained popularity in the broadcasting industry.

The Impact on Different Roles

To truly understand the significance of Video over IP, we need to explore its impact on different personas involved in broadcasting:

  1. Operator:
    • Operators desire consistency in their workflows, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.
    • They appreciate seamlessly switching between SDI, HDMI, and IP-based systems.
  2. System Technician:
    • System technicians are concerned with scaling and accommodating diverse client needs.
    • Video over IP solutions needs to offer scalability without complications.
  3. Purchaser:
    • Purchasers aim to future-proof their investments to meet long-term business goals.
    • Video over IP systems must align with their vision for the future.
  4. Systems Integrator:
    • Systems integrators require confidence in interoperability between various components.
    • A smooth transition from baseband to IP is crucial.
  5. Creative Director:
    • Creative directors are driven by the desire for impactful visual experiences.
    • Higher bandwidth and the ability to support non-standard resolutions are essential for realizing their creative vision.


Exploring Video over IP Solutions

Now, let's look closer at the Video over IP solutions offered by disguise, Megapixel, and ROE Visual.

disguise's IPvfc (Video Format Card):

  • disguise's IPvfc is a groundbreaking solution for Video over IP.
  • It enables a single ST 2110 video signal at up to 4K 60p video with high-quality chroma subsampling.
  • It ensures consistency in operations, regardless of the output type, whether HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI, or IP-based.

Megapixel's Helios LED Processing Platform:

  • Helios is an advanced LED processor designed for Video over IP applications.
  • It converts video signals from media servers into formats compatible with LED panels.
  • Helios is the first LED processor capable of native 2110 ingest and supports modular inputs, making it versatile for SDI and IP environments.

ROE Visual's Integration with Video over IP:

  • ROE Visual's LED panels can seamlessly integrate the 2110 IP solution powered by disguise and Megapixel VR, as shown in their booth at IBC 2023, demonstrating the ease of using Video over IP.
  • The setup included a PTP generator and specialized monitoring for 2110.
  • ROE Visual has an expert team to support its clients in the transfer to this technology.

Future Possibilities

As the broadcasting industry evolves, Video over IP opens up new opportunities for enhanced interoperability and flexibility. With the proper infrastructure in place, broadcasters can gradually transition from baseband to IP, all while ensuring minimal disruption and maximum creative potential.

Video over IP has the potential to transform the way broadcast productions are managed and delivered. Here's an elaboration on the use of Video over IP for broadcast and its potential implications for future productions:

  1. Improved Flexibility and Scalability: Video over IP allows broadcasters to set up and manage their infrastructure flexibly. It's easier to scale up or down as needed, making it ideal for small and large productions. This scalability is crucial in today's media landscape, which demands the ability to adapt to changing requirements quickly.
  2. Cost Savings: Transitioning to Video over IP can save significantly. Traditional baseband solutions require extensive cabling, whereas Video over IP relies on existing IP networks. This reduces the need for costly cable runs and simplifies infrastructure maintenance.
  3. Interoperability: Video over IP standards, such as SMPTE ST 2110, provide a common framework for different manufacturers' equipment to work seamlessly together. This interoperability simplifies the integration of various devices, ensuring smoother and more efficient production workflows.
  4. Remote Production: Video over IP enables remote or "at-home" production, where some or all of the production crew can work remotely. This is particularly relevant in situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, where physical presence on set may be restricted. Remote production using Video over IP technology allows for real-time collaboration and control, reducing travel and on-site staff need.
  5. High-Quality Video and Audio: Video over IP standards like ST 2110 can support high-quality video and audio. This is essential for broadcasting live events, sports, and high-resolution content. With the proper network infrastructure, broadcasters can deliver 4K, 8K, or even higher-quality video.
  6. Reduced Latency: Video over IP technology has significantly reduced latency, making it suitable for live broadcasts. Low-latency Video over IP solutions enables real-time communication between production elements, such as cameras, switchers, and audio equipment.
  7. Media Asset Management: Video over IP systems can integrate with advanced media asset management (MAM) systems. This makes managing and organizing media assets easier, improving content indexing, retrieval, and archiving.
  8. Accessibility: Video over IP can enhance accessibility features, such as closed captioning and audio descriptions, making content more inclusive for all viewers.
  9. Adaptive Bitrate Streaming: Video over IP technology can be integrated with adaptive bitrate streaming protocols for online streaming and distribution. This ensures a seamless viewing experience across various devices and network conditions.
  10. Future-Proofing: As the broadcast industry evolves, Video over IP technology offers future-proofing benefits. It can adapt to new formats, resolutions, and production techniques, ensuring broadcasters remain competitive and keep up with emerging technologies.

In summary, using Video over IP for broadcast productions offers numerous advantages, including flexibility, cost savings, interoperability, remote production capabilities, high-quality video and audio, reduced latency, improved asset management, accessibility features, adaptive streaming, and future-proofing. As technology advances, broadcasters are likely to adopt Video over IP solutions to enhance their production workflows and deliver high-quality content to their audiences.


Video over IP is a transformative technology that impacts everyone involved in broadcasting, from operators and system technicians to purchasers, systems integrators, and creative directors. disguise, Megapixel, and ROE Visual offer innovative solutions that enable a smooth transition to Video over IP, ensuring consistency, scalability, and future-proofing.

As the broadcasting industry embraces IP-based solutions, the possibilities for creative and technical excellence are boundless.

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