Remote production—also referred to as REMI, REMote Integration, or at-home production—is a workflow in which live event content is captured and sent via IP links to a centralized production facility where the final program is produced and distributed.
While some live events may reign supreme among traditional TV audiences, advances in broadcast technology are paving the way for more diversified live online content. As the demand for live events continues to grow, so does the need for broadcasters to produce content that’s as thrilling and action-packed as the concert, game, or competition itself—all while minimizing costs and maximizing resources.
In-studio live production involves encoding Serial Digital Interface (SDI) feeds in the field, transporting them to the studio over IP, and converting them back to SDI feeds. Traditional SDI-based systems manage and produce content as if the cameras were within the same facility as the production crew. With REMI, broadcasters can leverage a single production system to work on multiple events in different venues rather than sending an OB truck, crew, and equipment to each event.
Cloud-based production involves live production migration from systems on-premises to cloud-based platforms where they can be offered as Software as a service (SaaS). The SDI feeds in the field are encoded and streamed to platforms where produced feeds are fed to cloud-based Over-the-Top (OTT) delivery platforms.