This course has been developed using the SDVoE presentation widely used across the globe to introduce audiences to software defined video. It also acts as a pre-requisite course to the half day SDVoE workshop which takes place at Pro AV trade shows such as Infocomm and ISE. 

You will get an overview of how software defined video is now able to match the performance of the matrix switch while maintaining the flexibility and scalability of an IP network. 

You will also be introduced to the Codec triangle which you can learn more about in the Codec Triangle courses in the video basics section. 

This course finishes with a short quiz to test your understanding prior to joining us at the workshop. 

Throughout the SDVoE training we often reference the typical topology of an SDVoE system, comparing it to that of its matrix switching counterpart. This course will dig a little deeper into this topology and identify each component of an SDVoE system from control to hardware, and help you understand just how flexible and scalable this technology is. 

The broadcast industry is focused on the requirements for live production workflows over IP-based solutions, and as an industry it is already looking to adopt 100G Ethernet to meet the bandwidth needs of live 4K video production. Use of compression is undesirable, but where it is used the broadcast industry is struggling to find a common standard largely because each manufacturer has its own preference.

SDVoE uses the full OSI stack to provide the complete solution for AV over IP from ethernet to transport to the API. To achieve this in broadcast world a number of different standards bodies must be considered.

This course will show you how the standards which must be considered in the broadcast industry don't really apply to that of Pro AV. 

It's important to remember that a ‘future ready’ project should include fiber optics. We have often used the phrase future proof when looking to win business because it's comforting for the customer to hear, and while a copper infrastructure is still able to stand up to todays' 10Gbps bandwidth requirements there is no strong reason to continue deploying it as a future ready solution for distributed video. 

This course will address the main concerns which have previously prevented fiber being considered as the primary cabling for video distribution, and identify its importance as part of todays future ready solution. 


The migration to AV over IP is finally here, and with so many hardware solutions being made available to us, the need to feel confident in how these solutions are implemented has never been greater.

We all know the importance of design, from single building infrastructures to highly complex systems distributed across multiple locations. To begin installation without any kind of design or planning is considered ludicrous, and AV over IP is no different. This video will explore the design changes which support this new architecture, and demonstrate the significant simplifications possible, compared to older matrix switch-based designs.