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Towards total integration

Towards Total Integration: Broadcast, Computing & NetworkingJim DeRoest, Director Streaming Media Technologies


Towards total integration

Towards Total Integration


Total integration

Total Integration

  • Broadcast, Computing & Networking

    • Broadcast Environment

    • Digital Instantiation - Encoding

    • Digital Asset Management & Delivery

    • Web Presence


Broadcast components

Broadcast Components

  • Tape Library

    • Flexicart Robotics, VTRs

  • Traffic System

    • Transmission metadata

  • Channel Automation

    • Control routers, switches, uplink


Traffic system

Traffic System

  • Broadcast Metadata Management

  • Myers ProTrack

    • http://www.myersinfosys.com

    • Transmission list management

    • Tape Library Information & Support

    • Program/Series Title/Description/Classification

    • Timing to Frame

    • Broadcast Log/Reports/Ratings

    • Rights Tracking

    • Promotion/Underwriting Spots


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Traffic System

  • ProTrack platform Issues

    • SCO and Linux

      • OS support

    • Informix DB

      • No External Interface – ODBC, COM

    • Integrating backups


Protrack interface

ProTrack Interface


Channel automation

Channel Automation

  • Harris Louth

    • http://www.broadcast.harris.com

    • Controls master control room equipment

      • Flexicarts, vtrs, switchers, routers, character/bug generators

    • Frame accurate control of devices

    • Backend infrastructure – source for multiple channels

      • Separate transmission lists: ResearchChannel, UWTV, UW2

    • LAN attached “Air Clients” provide live control

    • Translators for traffic systems like ProTrack

      • Harris ADC binary format


Digital instantiation

Digital Instantiation

  • Injestion

    • Tapes Received

    • Dub copy for broadcast tape library

    • Tape metadata stored in ProTrack

    • MPEG2 encode

    • Transcode to other formats

      • FlipFactory

    • Archive digital assets


Digital asset management delivery

Digital Asset Management & Delivery

  • DigitalWell Project

    • http://www.digitalwell.org

    • Original focus broadcast environment

      • ResearchChannel, UWTV, KEXP

      • Streamline and scale asset management & delivery

      • Support commodity to high def bit rates

    • Focus expanded to institutional collections

      • High-quality and accessible resources to research

      • Educational outreach

      • Interoperate with other digital repositories


Digitalwell project

DigitalWell Project

  • Hierarchical, clustered infrastructure

  • Pluggable components

    • Tech evolution

  • Interoperation

    • API (OKI)

    • Metadata (Dublin Core, MPEG7, OAI)

    • Auth (Shibboleth)

    • Preservation (OAIS)

  • Rights

    • Higher education focus


Digitalwell architecture

DigitalWell Architecture

  • Hardware

    • Clustered/Mirrored servers NAS

      • Isilon Multi-node, load balancing, single mount point, DRBR

    • SAN Nearline Storage

      • STK Silos – 9840 (20GB/cart), 9940 (200GB/cart)

  • Software

    • HSM: HPSS, UW Karc (bucket service)

    • Metadata: MS SQL

    • Streaming: WM, Real, Quicktime, MP3, VideoCharger (MPEG2 5.6mbps,19.2mbps), UW HDCAM/SDTI 270mbps

    • UW State & Redirector


Backend diagram

Backend Diagram

  • Insert diagram image - mass store system


Digitalwell metadata

DigitalWell Metadata

  • Collection and asset metadata

    • Dublin Core, MPEG7, Custom

    • Administration Tool


Putting it all together

Putting It All Together

  • Integration - Web Presence

    • Content received

    • Dub master and metadata recorded (ProTrack)

    • Digital copies encoded and stored (DigitalWell)

    • VoD metadata stored (DigitalWell)

    • Broadcast schedule (ProTrack, Louth)

    • Daily extract ProTrack list metadata

    • Synchronize metadata (ProTrack, DigitalWell)

      • Tape number and program name

    • Dynamic generation of ResearchChannel Web

      • Broadcast schedule

      • VoD library


Kexp radio integration

KEXP Radio Integration

  • Digital Audio Infrastructure

  • Live Broadcast Stream

    • Uncompressed 1.4mbps

    • Commodity bit rates

  • Archived Live Broadcast

    • 2 weeks, all formats

  • Realtime Broadcast Playlist

    • Dynamic web update integrated with DJ console

    • Archived with live broadcast


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Towards Total Integration

  • The Reality

  • http://www.researchchannel.org

  • http://www.uwtv.org

  • http://kexp.org


Yet to do

Yet To Do …

  • MPEG2 50mbps i-frame archive

  • Virage VideoLogger integration

  • Enhanced/automated metadata generation

  • Enhanced searching

  • Conversion to all digital environment


Total integration leads to the

Total Integration leads to the…

  • Convergence Zone


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