Software-Only Facilities Running on an Asynchronous Framework: A Better Approach to Live Cloud Productions

Published On: April 14, 2023Categories: ,

A software-only, asynchronous framework can achieve highly scalable, responsive, easy-to-control, and frame-accurate broadcast media facilities. Both for on-premises and cloud deployments. Contrasting clock-driven and event-driven processing, this paper characterizes virtualization in a live production context. Exploiting learning from other high-performance networking technologies, a new media processing framework is introduced consisting of software-based, composable, and multi-vendor media services. Discussed are details of how this framework governs processing, timing and control, and the consequences for facility designs.

Dr. Richard Cartwright, Ph.D. | Matrox Video | Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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