The COVID-19 virus has caused unprecedented challenges for broadcast, production, and media companies. This is at a time when media consumption has hit record levels due to viewers being grounded at home with insatiable needs for news and entertainment content. Alpha Video offers a number of NDI-based solutions that provide remote workflows for production staff that will help keep the content flowing while allowing employees to stay safe at home.
Remote Post-Production Workflow
Editors are using remote desktop via laptop/home PC’s to access in-facility craft edit bays and SAN content. Remote desktop applications lack high quality/full frame rate video preview and suffer from limited audio support.
Sienna NDI Remote Monitor directly streams high quality/low latency NDI video from the on-premise craft edit system to the remote user. This NDI video can be viewed on the editor’s laptop via the free NDI Monitor applications for Mac/Windows, or streams to the user’s home Apple TV connected to their television via a $99 tvOS app. If available, a broadcast color grading SDI monitor could be used at home by using various NDI to HD-SDI converters such as Magewell, BirdDog, Kiloview, and NewTek Spark.
Alpha Video appreciates and understands the challenges ahead for broadcast, production, and media companies as they strive to provide the content their viewers are looking for. We welcome the opportunity to offer free consultation and recommendations for solutions that may be cost-effective, and most importantly, safer alternatives to your current on-premise workflow.