LOGIC media solutions supports German broadcaster with workflows for media production in the cloud
With Grass Valley AMPP, cloud media production workflows can be easily planned and
realized. As part of a proof of concept, LOGIC media solutions supported a German private
broadcaster to realize different use cases for live production in the cloud and to make the
workflows more efficient. During the last use case, the state election in the state of Bremen
in May this year, the solution went live on air for the first time with Grass Valley AMPP on the
broadcaster's news program. As a result, the broadcaster had a workflow that, using cloud
infrastructures with traditional ; broadcast technology, offered many advantages in reducing on-premises resources and enabling remote production and scaling.
In this specific case, the production team used GV AMPP to initially manage the signals of
their reporters (equipped with LiveU) from the election studios and the parties ; election
parties, plus up to 10 pool signals from other broadcasters in the cloud, before transferring
them to the on-premises control room in Cologne. Only four SRT decoders were needed for
signal conversion, each recording the currently relevant pool signals using GV AMPP via an
AWS Direct Connect connection. To monitor incoming and outgoing signals, the broadcaster
operated a multiviewer in the cloud and monitored it via an HTML-based web browser with
In addition to managing the video signals in the cloud, the audio tracks were adapted to the
station's requirements in GV AMPP (e.g., remapping from mono to stereo or double mono).
Furthermore, the installation included the operation of a LiveTouch X replay instance in the
cloud, with which several of the pool signals were permanently recorded and could be played
out to the control room with a time delay if necessary. A bidirectional file transfer directly
from the cloud replay system connected to the broadcaster's MAM was also implemented
This allowed the editors to promptly process the recordings from the cloud at their usual editing workstations in the broadcast building.
All installation workloads used a high-performance Amazon EC2 instance on Amazon Web
Services, centrally located in a Frankfurt data centre. The private AWS Direct Connect
connection allowed the broadcaster to achieve low latency and high signal transmission
security. Operators could conveniently control the system remotely via the Grass Valley
LiveTouch X hardware panel and Elgato Stream Deck units.
The LOGIC Media Solutions team is both GV AMPP and AWS certified. In addition to the
experts ; know-how of complex systems such as cloud and SDN infrastructures, the LOGIC
team also has extensive experience in live production. This combination enables LOGIC to
plan and implement cloud and SDN infrastructures for live production in a targeted manner.
The teams know and understand the specific workflows and requirements of the customers
for these novel systems and their combination.
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