IP Video for Media Professionals

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IP Video for Media Professionals

This is a one day course that will provide a detailed look at the key technologies used to transmit video signals over IP networks to viewers, for contribution and distribution, and within production facilities. The emphasis will be on explaining the underlying technologies and showing practical applications for them. Students will become familiar with a range of terminology and industry standards, and gain an understanding of how IP video technologies will impact their current and future plans for video networking and delivery.

Next Class

IP Video for Media Professionals held at NAB

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9am at Vegas PBS

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Section 1 IP Basics

  • Packets and Frames
  • IP and MAC Addresses
  • IPv4, IPv6
  • Switching and Routing
  • VLANs
  • LAN and WAN Technologies

Section 2 IP Video

  • Compression
  • H.264/AVC
  • AAC Audio Compression
  • J2K
  • HEVC
  • File Wrappers and Containers
  • MP4, FLV, ASF, etc.
  • MPEG2 Transport Streams
  • RTP/UDP and TCP
  • Ports
  • Vitual Circuits and Connections
  • HTML5
  • Closed Captioning/SMPTE Timed Text

Section 3 Consumer Video Delivery

  • Traditional Streaming (Flash, etc.)
  • Proprietary HTTP Streaming (HLS, HDS, MSS)
  • DASH Streaming Standard
  • Content Protection/Digital Rights Management
  • Encryption
  • Key Management
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Content Preparation Workflows

Section 4 IP Contribution/Distribution Networks

  • SMPTE 2022
  • JPEG2000
  • VSF TR-01
  • Hitless Protection Switching
  • Carrier-grade Ethernet and IP Services (MPLS, etc.)

Section 5 Private and In-Studio IP Video

  • IPTV
  • Architecture
  • Program Guide
  • Multicasting
  • IGMP v2, v3 with SSM
  • Sparse and Dense PIM
  • IEEE 1588 PTP, IEEE 1722
  • AVB, Dante, Ravenna, and AES67
  • Joint Taskforce on Networked Media

Section 6 System-Level Considerations

  • Bandwidth
  • End-to-end Delay
  • Channel Change Time
  • Advertising
  • Troubleshooting Strategies

Wes Simpson

President, Telecom Product Consulting

Wes has over 30 years of experience in the design, development, and marketing of products for telecommunications and video networking. Wes was a founding member of the Video Services Forum, and is currently on the Board of Editors for the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. He is a frequent speaker and analyst for the video technology market, and is author of two popular books from Focal Press, both in their second editions: “Video over IP” published by Focal Press in 2008 and “IPTV and Internet Video” published by Focal Press in 2009.





For additional information regarding hosting or pricing, please contact:

Jennifer Barbato
Technical Community Program Specialist
IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

Voice: +1 732 562 3905
Email: j.barbato@ieee.org