IP Live Production

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Broadcasters and productions face the challenges of delivering more with less. We’re making live production more agile, flexible, and cost effective with our end-to-end IP Live solutions based on open standards. From optimized use of studio facilities, control rooms and Outside Broadcast vehicles to remote production and shared production with IP routing and network allocation, we can help you realize the benefits of IP—and drive workflow efficiency in every live production application, on any scale.

Evolve to IP with Sony

At Sony we’ve already delivered IP Live solutions to more than a hundred studios and Outside Broadcast vehicles worldwide.

Together with our network of leading industry partners we offer broadcasters and production companies end-to-end IP Live solutions that span hardware and networking as well as software and applications for complete system management and orchestration—including our Live Element Orchestrator (LEO) and IP Live System Manager (LSM).

In June 2019 Sony forged a strategic partnership with Nevion AS, an award-winning provider of innovative Software Defined Network (SDN) technology. Together, both companies can offer truly end-to-end IP Live solutions offering maximum performance and minimized costs.

 

Many of our IP-ready products including studio cameras, switchers and servers are compliant with SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS technical standards. And through our active participation in the work of the world’s leading media standardization organizations, we’re helping deliver truly open solutions that optimize today’s operations while creating exciting new production possibilities.

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Remote integration

IP Live opens up exciting opportunities for remote and virtualized production. IP allows broadcasters and program makers to consolidate production resources at a central location, requiring less equipment to be transported to remote venues for coverage of live events. By supporting major industry formats and protocols, our IP solutions promise greater flexibility and expansion. In addition, virtualization technologies enable minimum system configuration to output maximum.

Live Element Orchestrator (LEO) and IP Live System Manager (LSM)

Our Live Element Orchestrator (LEO) software centralizes overall system management and optimization of your IP connected facilities and resources across multiple locations—including remote set-up, discovery and allocation, scheduling, and monitoring. IP Live System Manager (LSM) is our broadcast controller application that controls video/audio routing, identifying source names, setting tally, and more. Complementing LSM, LEO enables smart IP live workflows for local and remote facilities.

End-to-end networked orchestration

IP live production can help broadcasters satisfy increasing demand for premium content while controlling operational costs. Offered in partnership with Nevion, our end-to-end networked orchestration and SDN (Software Defined Network) control solution helps content creators manage and optimize their network resources—empowering more efficient local and remote production plus resource sharing across multiple locations.

The concept of Sony's end-to-end IP Live production solutions

Diagram depicting the concept of Sony's End-to-end IP Live Production Solutions

IP Live Products

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IP Live products: Committed to open standards

We’ll help you evolve smoothly from current SDI-based production infrastructures to the benefits of IP. Sony offers a wide range of ST 2110 compliant broadcast products and solutions, from system cameras to live production switchers, servers, software, and more. We can also add IP functionality to your existing production infrastructure—helping you progressively realize the benefits of IP at your own pace.

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Live system cameras

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Switchers

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Production servers

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Key components

Case Studies

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NEP Australia: Sony delivers all-IP production facility Hub

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SIC Portugal: Sony develops all-IP production center in SMPTE ST 2110

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Sony assembles two large-scale ST 2110-based OB vans for CCTV

More than 100 OB trucks/studio systems around the world

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