Uncompressed Video in the Public Cloud: Are We There Yet?
Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Mike Coleman Jialu Wang
Using the public cloud for live production has advantages for a lot of use cases, and has been successfully used for small systems with compressed media during the COVID lockdowns. But studio production uses uncompressed video for highest quality and low latency.

In this report we discuss using the public cloud for live uncompressed video production. We are interested in the case where uncompressed video flows between several cloud instances, with parts of the production workflow performed on each instance, because we believe that this represents a future where multiple vendors build cloud-based services that can interoperate.

This is a status report showing the current state of uncompressed video transport on several public clouds. We evaluate how the design of public cloud data centers affects media transport and processing. We show how we code and test video transmission in the cloud and deal with problems like burst loss and jitter.
Location Name
Salon 1
Take-Aways from this Presentation
As far as we know, the studio IP workflow based on ST2110 has not yet been successfully implemented in any public cloud. But It is possible to design systems that perform well in the public cloud if you take advantage of the unique architecture of cloud data centers. Design of a live uncompressed production system in the cloud may require awareness of some details of the data center topology that must be tested for. While it is possible for one vendor to successfully implement a cloud production service, standardization work will be needed before there is a multiple vendor interoperability.