From Acquisition to Transmission

2 Day Course
Code PWL370

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A course designed to explore the stages of media processing from acquisition to playout
transmission. Using work simulation examples, the processes and stages are revealed
from equipment management to media manipulation and cataloguing, relating them to
eventual transmission.

The course is designed to afford the delegates with a clear understanding of the
processes and technical challenges involved. There will be ample opportunity for the
delegates to discuss their own requirements.


Learning outcomes:

  • Understand thoroughly the stages and issues involved when acquiring, processing and storing media for transmission.
  • Understand how a media management and control data can be used to streamline transmission.

Target Audience

Who should attend?

Staff responsible for workflow strategy or involved in broadcast operations; Individuals
involved in equipment purchasing decisions; Broadcast engineers; Solutions architects;
Technical architects and other personnel involved or interested in the process.


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The Building Blocks of Broadcast Television (10 topics)

  • Functional overview
  • Media acquisition and quality control
  • Media processing
  • Media storage
  • Media Asset Management(MAM)
  • Data processing
  • Video and audio signal processing
  • Control processing
  • Automation
  • Transmission chain

Media Acquisition (11 topics)

  • Acquisition process
  • Tape based ingest
  • Video sources
  • File based delivery
  • Ingest workflow strategies
  • The ingest operator
  • Automated processes
  • Manual and automated quality control
  • Media formats
  • Media processing
  • Integration

Storage Architecture (4 topics)

  • Media storage strategies
  • Online and near online storage
  • Archive storage
  • Archive management systems

Media Asset Management (MAM) (7 topics)

  • Asset management components
  • Operator interfaces
  • MAM control
  • Metadata handling
  • Database strategies
  • Proxy handling
  • MAM considerations

Control Architecture (6 topics)

  • Traditional audio and video hardware Intelligent control
  • Control, Timecode and ancillary data handling
  • Control and data hardware
  • GPI and serial control
  • IP control
  • Ethernet network considerations

Broadcast Chain (6 topics)

  • Functional overview
  • Signal handling
  • Timing
  • Video and audio processing equipment Graphics and DVE equipment
  • Subtitling
  • Secondary media

Transmission (8 topics)

  • Transmission workflows
  • Automation systems
  • Scheduled driven channels
  • Media availability
  • Frame accuracy
  • Non-liner channels
  • Live material
  • Operator control


Basic understanding of broadcast television concepts.

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The instructors knowledge is fantastically broad and deep!”

Vice President, ABS-CBN

An excellent course, one of the best I have attended for IP training, covering a very wide range of topics.”

MCR Manager, Sky TV New Zealand

Good course, well presented. Good content and mix of theory and practical alike.”

Software Engineer, Commscope

Very good overview of technologies new and old.”

Broadcast Engineer, Formula 1

Very good background to help our development away from Broadcast TV.”

Account Manager, Thomson

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Good level of detail and industry examples of the technology and its usage. Trainer extremely knowledgeable with a great deal of experience in the field.”

Software Manager, Panasonic

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