Internet Protocol (IP) is here!
With the publication of several of SMPTE’s suite of ST 2110 standards, it is more important than ever that you understand how IP can be implemented in your professional media creation facility to ensure interoperability between all ST 2110 compliant equipment.
Led by SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide you with the knowledge you need to help your organization make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations.
SMPTE Member: $499 Non-Member: $599
Class Size Limit: 20
Course Length: 7 Weeks
Groups of three or more participants may register together for a 10 percent discount.
Any of SMPTE's Virtual Classroom courses are available as private sessions for organizations.
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Virtual Course Description:
This course is intended for engineers and technologists who need to understand the detail in SMPTE’s ST 2110 suite of standards. It assumes a basic understanding of IP and associated terminology. Thomas Bause Mason will guide you in exploring SMPTE ST 2110 and its tremendous potential. He will delve into elements including video, audio, and data encapsulation; identification and synchronization; and traffic shaping.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to perform the following:
Background and System overview:
- Describe why the move to IP is important for the broadcast industry
- Explain how media is transported over IP networks
- Discuss how the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite was created
- Specify the different areas of application for SMPTE ST 2110 and SMPTE ST 2022
- Explain the advantages of uncompressed video in live TV production and why it is better to transport active video only
- Describe how a video image is segmented into sample row data for transport in RTP packets
- Specify the pgroup size and how many pixels are carried in a pgroup for a specific color sampling
- Apply your knowledge of SMPTE ST 2110-20 and calculate the size and number of RTP packets for 1 frame of video (e.g. 2160p 60fps)
- Apply the SMPTE ST 2110-20 packing mode and packet size limits to describe how many pgroups for a specific color sampling can be carried in a packet
- Explain how AES67 works and describe its PTP profile
- Describe the additional constraints on AES67 as per SMPTE ST 2110-30
- Detail the differences between audio transport for LPCM and AES3 as per SMPTE ST 2110-30 and SMPTE ST 2110-31
- Specify the receiver conformance level based on channel count, sampling frequency and packet time
- Apply your knowledge of SMPTE ST 2110-30 to determine the channel grouping symbol and therefore the channel order for a given audio type
- Explain how a specific ancillary data type is identified and what the identifier structure is.
- Describe how ANC is packaged into RTP as per SMPTE ST 2110-40
- Apply your knowledge of SMPTE ST 2110-40 to detail what constrains on ANC in RTP exist
Identification & Synchronization
- Explain how the PTP synchronization systems works and what PTP profiles exist today.
- Describe the functions of the different clocks of a device and how they relate to RTP timestamp creation in SMPTE ST 2110
- Apply the SDP specification in the various parts of SMPTE ST 2110 to signal a specific media essence (e.g. 1080i, 720p, Closed Caption, 5.1 plus stereo audio)
- Analyze a given SDP text and describe the session properties and identify what media format was signaled
- Describe the reasons why a timing model for SMPTE ST 2110-10 RTP streams is needed
- Explain the two SMPTE ST 2110-21 parametric models for the packet delivery timing characteristics
- Determine the Packet Read Time for specific Packet Read Schedule and image format
- Explain the SMPTE ST 2110-21 Virtual Receiver Buffer ModelDescribe the different SMPTE ST 2110-21 compliant sender and receiver types
- Synthesize the Cmax value for different sender types and image formats based on SMPTE ST 2110-21
Thomas Bause Mason, whose extensive engineering experience includes the development of patented media technologies and in-depth involvement in standards creation while serving in roles with West German Television (WDR), Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC), Ascent Media, and NBCUniversal in Los Angeles, is currently the owner and managing director of Open Media Consulting. While at NBCUniversal, he was the company’s lead on the Video Services Forum (VSF) TR03/TR04 and SMPTE ST 2110 standardization effort. Mason also has chaired the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) Media over IP (MoIP) Subcommittee; organized the MoIP Workshop — presented by the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), NABA, SMPTE, and VSF — that promoted the use of SMPTE ST 2110; and chaired the SMPTE Studio Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks.
The course assumes a basic understanding of IP and associated terminology. The SMPTE Virtual Courses “Introduction to Networks,” “Routing and Switching Essentials,” and the “Essentials of IP Media Transport for Broadcasters: Moving Real-Time Video and Audio over Packet Networks” are not required to register for “Understanding SMPTE ST 2110.” However, these courses enable a deeper understanding of IP, internetworking, and many essential concepts that are referenced in the ST 2110 suite of standards and are recommended prior to enrolling in “Understanding ST 2110.”
SMPTE Virtual Classroom courses are offered online and available to participants around the world. During these “blended learning” courses, participants engage in independent study and weekly, one-hour instructor-led coaching sessions that assist them in understanding more complex topics and activities. These live coaching sessions are recorded for on-demand viewing by those unable to attend, and instructors also provide timely responses to participant questions posed through the course’s online discussion forum. Each virtual course offering has a specific start date, specific stop date, and weekly learning goals. Successful completion of these courses is determined by participants’ completion of course activities and by graded assessments.