Cloud ingest of live video – an open approach to RIST, SRT and retransmission protocols | White paper

Abstract – As cloud production becomes an integral part of broadcasters’ live workflows, the corresponding cloud infrastructure becomes an integral part of the media transport network. Cloud infrastructure providers, often public in nature, are accessible either through the public Internet or through leased lines. In both these cases, broadcasters are challenged with the quality of the transport often not being sufficient for high-end broadcast applications. While the established approach to overcome this challenge is retransmission technology, there is today a plethora of options to choose from. This paper aims to discuss the pros and cons of these different options and why today there is no silver bullet solution.