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    Essentials of IP Media Transport for Broadcasters

    Independent-Study Course Enrollment Opened
    January 18, 2021

    Next Instructor Led Course
    May 10, 2021

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    What you'll learn:

    • Learn how to describe the facility workflow domains for networked file-based and streaming media transport 
    • Understand the differences and similarities between SDI- and IP-based workflow models 
    • Gain knowledge of the components and protocols used in an IP-based video production workflow 
    • Learn how to choose and configure video and audio codecs across a range of business applications 
    • Know how to identify the appropriate image and audio synchronization methods during mixing and switching 
    • Understand internet delivery systems for distribution to the end-point consumer: CDNs and delivery protocols (MPEG DASH, Adobe HDS, Apple HLS, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming) 
    • Become conversant in the basics of cloud technology and how they affect the broadcast industry 
    • Learn which common workflow factors make an impact on network performance 
    • Gain the skills to perform basic troubleshooting and determine probable resolutions to common network-related workflow issues 

    What you'll get:

    • Personal attention and access to your instructors via the online discussion forum 
    • 1h-long weekly live, online, interactive instructor-led coaching sessions 
    • Recorded instructor coaching sessions for on-demand playback and review 
    • Two attempts at each quiz and final exam 
    • SMPTE  Certificate of Achievement (Participants must meet minimum course requirements (a 70% cumulative score for all quizzes, exams, and assignments) to receive the certificate) 
    • Continued access to course materials through  SMPTE’s  Virtual Classroom Alumni Center when you opt in

    Duration:  8 Weeks
    Prerequisite(s): There are no prerequisites for taking this course.
    Level: Intermediate

    All courses are 50% off. Use code 50Off 

    Member fees: $599  $299

    Non-Member fees: $749 $375

    Every day, IP technology plays a more significant role in broadcasting. If you have experience working with conventional SDI broadcast technology and infrastructure, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will help you establish a strong working knowledge of the key principles of IP video and audio transport within and between modern production and broadcasting facilities. With a solid grasp of the major elements of IP video technology, including content preparation, system architecture alternatives, and network performance management, you’ll have the additional knowledge you need to help your company move forward into the IP realm. With greater insight into the practical elements of IP-based media transport and a stronger skill set in working with IP-based media, you will also be positioned to explore new roles and responsibilities within your organization, or beyond.

    • Module 1 - IP's Role in Video Production Today and in the Future 
    • Module 2 - Moving Real-Time Video and Audio Over Packet Networks 
    • Module 3 - Compression for IP Networks 
    • Module 4 - Container and File Formats 
    • Module 5 - Studio Infrastructure and Cabling 
    • Module 6 - Transport Impairments and Metrics 

    Led by Wes Simpson, this six-week course will launch with an overview of the role that IP technology plays in a modern broadcast system, followed by a quick refresher on IP technology. The next portion of the course covers key technologies for IP video networks and presents several IP video and audio applications that are relevant to broadcasters. Subsequent modules provide an in-depth look at suitable compression technologies and commonly used container/file formats. The discussion then will turn to networks used for video delivery, including physical infrastructure, synchronization, system performance measurement, and other transport considerations. The course will conclude with a quick overview of useful tools and technologies for implementing and testing IP video networks.


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    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.

    Past Course Participants Say: 
    • “I really liked that we were able to go at our own pace. If we wanted to do multiple modules in one week, we could. We did not have to wait for the content to be uploaded to go through it. It was all available at the start of the class” 
    • “I really liked to receive new information and find out about new technologies” 
    Terms and Conditions: 
    • Any of  SMPTE's  Virtual Classroom courses are also available as private sessions for organizations. Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions. 
    • If you register but cannot attend and would like your registration fee applied to a future course, please contact us. A $75 transfer fee will apply. 
    • If you cannot meet your course deadline, you can request an extension. A $100 extension fee will apply. Please contact us to ask for an extension. 
    • Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a 10% ($100 for  CCNA  courses) cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time. 
    • SMPTE  Education Team contact: education@smpte.org