Has remote production changed forever?

Most production has transformed out of necessity to remote production. But what does that actually look like and what will it look like next?

Watch this webinar to find out.

Hosted by TV Technology, the webinar features experts from AVID, Vimond, Haivision and Net Insight.

The panel begin by assessing the lasting impact of the pandemic on media and entertainment. How we create, manage, distribute and consume content has changed forever.

At the outset of the crisis most people underwent a steep learning curve. Several months on and the industry has learned from the experience.

“When it comes to video transport and networks there was a rush to connect facilities,” says Per Lindgren, cofounder and CTO, Net Insight. “Many facilities still do not have dedicated high bandwidth networks.”

As a result, customers are looking for solutions that connect hybrid workflows across studios and residential homes. They need solutions that are tailor made for their circumstances. The infrastructure needs to be simple to set up and use. It needs to be affordable, reliable and secure.

The keys are considered to be automation, orchestration, IP and cloud.

The panellists agree that many remote production workflows and technologies will remain in place – but improvements are needed. These include:

  • The need to create common interoperability between vendor components.
  • The need to settle on industry standard video transport protocols.
  • The critical importance of security for customers working on live remote productions. It is pointed out that media is more secure in the cloud than running in laptops on-premises.

Solutions partners say they are working more closely with content owners than before to produce more immersive fan experiences.

Lindgren concludes by noting that remote production technology has been available for a while.

“Skepticism has been replaced by excitement about its possibilities,” he says. “We’re seeing the harmonization of workflows in sports, news and enterprise. They are using the same type of remote workflow to reach their audiences.”