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Essentials of IP Media Transport for Broadcasters

Self Study Course Ongoing Enrollment
Member Price Free
Non-Member Price $149.00

Instructor - Wes Simpson

Wes Simpson, president of Telecom Product Consulting, has more than 35 years of experience in the design, development, application, and marketing of products for video and telecommunication applications. In addition to being a frequent speaker at events such as VidTrans, SMPTE conferences, NAB Show, and IBC, he is a columnist for TV Technology and the author of two books: “IPTV and Internet Video” and “Video Over IP.” Simpson is a voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards Committee. Along with this virtual classroom course for SMPTE, Simpson recently developed and delivered well-received training seminars for the VSF and IEEE BTS.

Course Description

Whether you’re a Broadcast Engineer, Technician, Manager or Executive tasked with moving your company into the IP realm, you must have a solid grasp of video, audio and metadata transport over IP. This course will help you expand your knowledge with an overview of the entire IP media ecosystem, plus an in-depth look at compression technologies, container/file formats, content preparation, image and audio synchronization methods, system performance measurement, physical infrastructure and more. You’ll build a stronger skill set in the practical elements of the technology, which can position you grow into new roles and responsibilities in modern production and broadcasting.
Participants should have some experience with IP media transport for video and audio and basic network performance management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the differences in workflow models between SDI and IP-based transport
  • Understand the basics of cloud technology and recognize its impacts on broadcasting
  • Build a working knowledge of Internet
  • Delivery Systems for distribution to the end-point consumer, including content delivery networks and protocols
  • Choose components and protocols used in an IP-based video production workflow
  • Identify common factors impacting workflow and network performance, and perform basic troubleshooting to identify solutions