IP Live Production and IP Networking

This is a collaborative training course co-designed by Sony and Juniper to bring together two industry leaders in their field and provide the best possible training on each aspect of an IP Live production studio.

Price per delegate: €2,500

Duration: 4 days

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What will you learn

In this course you will learn the fundamental network technologies behind IP Live, the background to the IP Live production studio, and see how IP has become an important fundamental aspect of a modern production environment. You will learn how the Sony IP Live products, the LSM (Live System Manager) and Juniper network infrastructures fit into a live broadcast production environment. The practical sessions will show you how to build a complete IP Live chain with an end-to-end solution, vary system settings to see the result on system performance control both hardware and system users, and learn how to identify and correct a variety of common IP Live setting errors and systems faults

Who should attend

The course is relevant to anyone wanting to understand the underlying network technologies, the practical aspects of Sony IP Live and its use in broadcast live production. This includes dealers and sales teams, as well as systems integrators, and engineers.

Course contents

Day 1: Introduction to IP Live principles 

IP Live background and essentials

The course starts with a background to IP Live.

This includes:-

  • The changes and trends in technology
  • The benefits and challenges of IP in live production.
  • Jargon and specific terminology.
  • Essential requirements of IP Live.
  • The IP Live protocol stack and packet structure.
  • System topologies scalability and granularity.
  • Transport and control interoperability.
  • Using COTS switches and agnostic equipment.

IP Live AV media transport

This part of the course explains how AV media is conveyed through IP, and how equipment on the system can be synchronised.

This includes:-

  • Evolution of SMPTE standards.
  • The Sony NMI.
  • Communities, protocols and standards.
  • The LLVC codec, benefits, and when it is used.
  • Synchronisation challenges over IP.
  • SMPTE ST 2059 (based on IEEE 1588 PTP).
  • Setting up grandmasters, and genlock groups.

Control and routing with IP Live

The part of the course explains how IP Live controls the system and performs media routing.

This includes:-

  • Routing and control standards and protocols.
  • Performing frame-based clean video switching.
  • Using multicast for one-to-many routes (IGMP).
  • Switching messaging model and sequence.

Resilience and security

This part of the course explains how IP Life provides a reliable and dependable system.

This includes:-

  • Building a resilient IP Live network. 
  • Resilience and security standards and protocols.
  • System redundancy and control redundancy.
  • User/machine and machine/machine security.
  • User/device authentication & authorisation.
  • Sony QoS (DiffServ, ACL & shaping). 

Day 2: Network fundamentals 

Network technology fundamentals

This part of the course will study a variety of network principles and technologies found on Juniper switches and used extensively in IP Live systems.

This includes:-

  • Protocols stacks and message flow.
  • The structure of packets and frames.
  • Network routing and switching principles.
  • Distributed network systems

Juniper products & Junos

This part of the course looks at the various Juniper hardware options available and the Junos operating system.

This includes:-

  • The essential product range.
  • Product classification (core, edge, enterprise, etc.)
  • Products selection for the DMPCE system.
  • Junos fundamentals and the Junos user interface.
  • Using network utilities.
  • Upgrading the network system.
  • Performing password recovery.

Advanced network techniques

This part of the course extends knowledge in networks with further knowledge in VLANs, multicasting and 

This includes:-

  • Describing access and truck port modes.
  • Configure and monitor LANs.
  • Describing native VLAN concepts.
  • Working with Inter-VLANs.
  • Essential monitoring and fault diagnostics.
  • Monitoring multicast traffic and statistics.


Day 3 & 4: System build & practical sessions

Core IP Live system build

Part of the course shows how to build an IP Live  system.

This includes:-

  • Setting up and operating the LSM.
  • A summary of the IP Live devices.
  • Building a basic Workgroup.
  • Setting up and allocating resources.
  • Configuring the network, VLANs and routing.
  • Synchronising an IP Live system.
  • Systematic fault-finding procedures.

IP Live system management with the LSM

This part explains the IP Live System Manager.

This includes:-

  • LSM interface operations and essentials.
  • Setting up IP Live devices and device plug-ins.
  • Configuring IP Live base settings.
  • Working with workgroups.
  • Setting up and assigning devices and users.
  • Setting up and monitoring routing configurations.
  • Setting up genlock groups and assigning devices.

Advanced system configuration

This part of the course explains how to integrate other products into the core IP Live systems.

This includes:-

  • Setting up an IP Live live production camera chain.
  • Routing IP Live through a Sony XVS switcher.
  • Setting up a Sony PWS series server in IP Live.
  • Integrating third party audio products into IP Live.
  • Integrating third party control panels into IP Live.

IP Live and SDNs

The final part of this course looks at how IP Live can operate within a software defined network.

This includes:-

  • The principles of SDNs.
  • SDN standards (Openflow).
  • Integrating IP Live into and SDN.

Courses can be run at various locations. Courses must have a minimum number of attendees in order to run. To discuss the exact location and times available please click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page.