YouTube Space London goes IP with SSL, Evertz, Ross Video
YouTube Space London opened its 20,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art facility in August 2016 for collaboration, learning, and production for its YouTube creator community in London and Europe. The IP-based production facility uses 10GbE to move uncompressed video, audio, and metadata (using SMPTE RDD 37) between its three studios and two control rooms. The IP infrastructure provides YouTube Space London with complete flexibility and agility where any source is available anywhere.
Solid State Logic provided the audio infrastructure for the project, with its new System T networked audio production environment and DanteTM-based Network I/O technologies. The System T installation includes a 64-fader control surface in the main control room and an additional 16-fader surface in the second control room, along with the 800-path Tempest audio engine. SSL Network I/O products deliver automatically discoverable audio I/O around the studio, wherever it is required, managed by System T’s innovative logical device tagging and routing features.
Evertz provided its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solution for the facility. At the core of the facility is the EXE28-VSR, a 23Tb/s high capacity switch fabric and MAGNUM, the SDVN Orchestration and Control. Other SDVN products include 3067VIP10G multi-viewers and 570IPG media gateways for legacy SDI equipment. Using Evertz’ SDVN allowed YouTube Space London to be format agnostic for production of content in any format from HD to UHD.
Ross Video’s Acuity Production switchers incorporate a joint engineering effort between Ross Video and Evertz to develop the new IP input and output blades designed for integration into IP infrastructures using ASPEN (SMPTE RDD 37) and future standards such as SMPTE 2110.
“We are excited about the opportunity to jointly work with Evertz and develop the live production workflows in the IP domain that have been made available with ASPEN. The ability to have independent stream switching really helps users in the live environment. YouTube has been a valued partner for Ross Video and Evertz so it is thrilling that our launch user for the IP Blade product is here in London,” said Les O’Reilly, marketing product manager – technical, switchers, and openTruck.
“YouTube Spaces bring together the most creative people in the world to learn, connect and create – our creators dream big and think out of the box. Using IP-based routing systems, YouTube has created an incredibly flexible UHD facility, with audio and video available anywhere, at any time and in any format,” said Christopher Lock, senior strategist, Technology, YouTube Spaces EMEA.