This development is the first step towards adding the orchestration of cloud services to VideoIPath’s existing orchestration of production resources on premises and across locations, thereby providing the means to simplify the management media flows in a hybrid ground and cloud production environment.
Cloud services are playing a growing role in media production – not only in file-based and near-real-time production, but increasingly for live production as well. With ground-based production resources remaining essential for many productions, the challenge is how to combine the very best of both worlds.
In the summer of 2020, Nevion was one of the first vendors to demonstrate ground-to-cloud-cloud-to-ground (GCCG) video transport to and from AWS using the JPEG XS media function of Nevion Virtuoso, the software-defined media node. This provided an important building block for the support of ground to cloud production.
Now, Nevion is enhancing VideoIPath with interfaces to MediaConnect, a high-quality transport service for live video, and MediaLive, the broadcast-grade live video processing service. This allows a video source from the ground to connect to a MediaConnect instance on AWS and distributed to other MediaConnect instances in other regions, or back to the ground In addition, VideoIPath can direct the video output of an MediaConnect instance to a MediaLive instance for processing.
Nevion will be at IBC 2022 on Sony’s booth (13.A10 in the Elicium building that connects Hall 12 and Hall 2). The AWS booth can be found at stand 5.C80.