These courses are designed to give you knowledge required to implement an SDVoE video-over-IP system.

Video walls play an important role in the world of Pro AV. This course will introduce you to the SDVoE approach of delivering the perfect video wall delivering the performance of hardware based processing solutions with the flexibility of software based solutions. 

In this course Gary Kayye from Rave Publications explains very quickly and very simply the concept of video compression and why it needs to take place. 

For years we have relied on the matrix switch to meet the demands of the installation, delivering flawless video to multiple displays time and time again. 

This flawless performance – in image quality and latency – is today’s benchmark for any signal distribution system. If SDVoE has learned anything from the matrix switch is it this: signal distribution performance must not be compromised. This is why SDVoE takes advantage of 10G Ethernet to deliver images with the same image quality and latency as the best matrix switch.

However, not only can SDVoE match matrix switch video performance, there are a number of in built advanced processing features which the matrix switch could never offer and this course will introduce you to them.

Video distribution should not be compromised, what is shown on the display should be exactly the same quality as that from the source. There should be no delay from when the image leaves the source to when it is displayed, and yet when the video is distributed across a network to multiple displays it simply cannot use up every last drop of the available network resource. 

Video compression usually comes in one of three forms of codec, and this course will introduce you to each one of them using the Codec Triangle to explain how the 3 key principles are often compromised with many forms of video compression. We will also take a deeper dive into how SDVoE has overcome these problems to deliver un-compromised video performance with true IT and AV convergence. 

As it has done for many years, ethernet has continued to increase in capacity and it will continue to do so for years to come, and thanks to this growth we are now in a position to adopt a far less aggressive SDVoE codec ensuring latency free video with mathematically lossless quality which still leaves enough bandwidth for data on the same network. 

This course explains the main codecs used in todays video systems, giving you real facts which are designed to enable you to make the right choices for your video distribution. 

This course is designed to introduce you to some of the key terminology we regularly use when defining the color space available to displays from SD, to HD to UHD. This topic can quickly become very complex, so this course will bring the right amount of technical knowledge to consider when designing your video distribution systems. 

Color depth is also explained. We will show you to differences between 8 bit color depth and 10 bit color depth and how this affects both the quality of the image and the bandwidth used.

We often hear 4K video referenced by a 3 digit ratio like 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and so on, and it can be really frustrating if we don’t know what they mean.

This short course will explain these numbers, and give you clarity about how they affect both the quality of the image and the bandwidth usage they represent.

1G Ethernet is a dead end for AV distribution.  The compromises required to squeeze 18 gigabits (or more!) of 4K HDR video into a less-than 1G pipe are unacceptable – and no longer required.  10G Ethernet is being adopted at a shockingly fast rate – over 75% of small and medium businesses have deployed 10G already.  Communication industries succeed when they take advantage of the fastest data transfer speeds possible, and pro AV is no different.

Objectives:

  • Learn about the “codec triangle” – the tradeoff between image quality, latency, and bandwidth
  • Compare image quality between codecs like MJPEG at 1G against pixel-pipeline codecs working at 10G
  • Consider the effects of latency on user experience and learn to choose the right codec for your application