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Advances in Wireless Video
With Jim Jachetta at VidOvation

  • -Broadcast live from six or seven different cities simultaneously

  • -Maintain Gen-lock, multi-camera synchronization and lip sync

  • -Stream live at 130 MPH from a police vehicle

  • -Stream live from handheld camera operators

  • -No other technology was able to meet these challenges.

Learn about the technical challenges of producing a live multi-city reality show. Learn about new wireless developments facilitating broadcast quality video with only a 7msec delay.

The technical director of A&E's live reality show "Live PD" faced several technical issues.  One major challenge was how to cost-effectively produce a “live from the street” police show in six cities simultaneously using up to 41 cameras.  The show is a REMI (Remote Integration Model) production, where every camera is home run from each police vehicle to A&E master control in New York.  All cameras must be in perfect genlock synchronization, and have perfect audio and video lip-sync, because there is no time in a live broadcast to correct synchronization issues.

In this presentation we'll delve into details behind the video transmission solution from VidOvation and AVIWEST that solved this unique technical challenge.  Learn about AVIWEST's SafeStreams technology, with advanced forward error correction, that automatically re-requests dropped packets and uses bonding techniques, precise timing, and adaptive bitrate encoding over bonded cellular and the public internet.

Meeting Details:

Friday, September 28th
6:30 PM light refreshments,
7:00 Meeting

WGBH
One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135
617-300-2000

Directions: WGBH is located in Boston's Brighton neighborhood, close to Allston, Cambridge, and Watertown, Massachusetts.

From the east

Via Mass Pike (I-90)

Take Exit 20 (Brighton/Cambridge). After toll booth, follow sign to Allston/Brighton. Continue on exit ramp to cross over Mass Pike onto Cambridge St. Go through four traffic lights. At fifth light, with Twin Donuts in front of you, bear right onto North Beacon St. Go through three traffic lights. At fourth light, turn right onto Market St. At next light, turn right onto Guest St.

Via I-93, Route 1, or Storrow Drive

Follow Storrow Drive west to Mass Pike/Central Square exit. On exit ramp, stay in left lane. Turn left onto Cambridge St. After traffic lights at ramp and Doubletree Hotel, cross over Mass Pike, continuing on Cambridge St. Go through four traffic lights. At fifth light, with Twin Donuts in front of you, bear right onto North Beacon St. Go through three traffic lights. At fourth light, turn right onto Market St. At next light, turn right onto Guest St.

From the west

Via Mass Pike (I-90)

Take Exit 18 (Brighton/Cambridge), bearing left after toll booth and following signs to Allston/Brighton. Cross over Mass Pike onto Cambridge St. Go through four traffic lights. At fifth light, with Twin Donuts in front of you, bear right onto North Beacon St. Go through three traffic lights. At fourth light, turn right onto Market St. At next light, turn right onto Guest St.

Via Arsenal Street

Pass Arsenal Mall. Get into right lane and continue up Arsenal St. through two traffic lights, following signs to Brighton Center. At third light, turn right and immediately get into left lane. Pass through two lights on Market Street. At third light, turn left onto Guest St.

Via Charlesbank/Soldiers Field Rd.

After MDC pool on right, road splits; bear right onto Leo Birmingham Hwy., follow sign for North Beacon St./Brighton Center. Go through one traffic light and one flashing light. At next light, turn right onto Market St., passing over Mass Pike. Turn left onto Guest St. at next light.

Via public transportation

WGBH's Guest Street studios are easily accessed by two MBTA bus lines. Number 64 runs from Faneuil St. Oak Square in Brighton to University Park or Kendall/MIT via Central Square (Red Line). Number 86 runs from Sullivan Square Station to Cleveland Circle (Reservoir/Chestnut Hill Ave.) via Harvard Square, providing access to the Red and Green Lines. For MBTA bus schedules: mbta.com.

The Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station offers another option. Located adjacent to Boston Landing on Guest St (spanning to the Everett St bridge), the service runs along the Framingham-Worcester line.

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Updated: 15 September, 2018
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor
robert.e.lamm@gmail.com