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Recorded Webinar: Software-Only Broadcast Facilities—As Fast as Possible

Software is transitioning from synchronous to asynchronous processing, from clock- to event-driven architectures. How can the media industry virtualize and exploit these innovations while still making high-quality live productions? This webinar examines why an asynchronous approach–processing media as fast as possible–enables flexible, software-only facilities. Facilities that efficiently make use of multi-core, distributed fabrics of computer processing. With explanations of asynchronous media processing techniques based on media micro services, a new kind of software framework is introduced. One suitable for use on premises or on the cloud. To demonstrate the benefits of this framework compared to existing clock-based facilities, effective configurations and measurements will be presented.

In this webinar you will learn:

How to virtualize media production while still making high-quality live content
The difference between synchronous and asynchronous processing
Why an asynchronous approach–processing media as fast as possible–enables flexible, software-only facilities



Dr. Richard I. Cartwright | Technical Leader, Software Engineering, Matrox Video U.K. 

Richard Cartwright holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K., where he studied the application of parallel computation to virtual reality models. He has previously worked at the BBC, U.K., Snell Advanced Media, Newbury, U.K., and, Nordics, and was the Technical Steering Committee Chair of the AMWA. He co-authored the Joint Taskforce for Networked Media (JT-NM) Reference Architecture and contributed to the JT-NM Roadmap. He is a prolific developer of open-source software for technologies including Material Exchange Format (MXF), Advanced Authoring Format (AAF), Moving Picture Experts Group - Transport Stream (MPEG-TS), SDI, and FFmpeg, in languages including C++, Java, Javascript and OpenCL. He applies his deep knowledge of broadcast workflows, IT systems and cloud technology to champion asynchronous media technologies.