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imCast: Studio-Quality Digital Media Platform Exploiting Broadband IP Networks
Jinyong JO JongWon KIM
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2010/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Educational Technology
uncompressed HD-SDI, immersive media, interactive conferencing, tele-presence, network-based collaboration,
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The recent growth in available network bandwidth envisions the wide-spread use of broadband applications such as uncompressed HD-SDI (High-definition serial digital interface) over IP. These cutting-edge applications are also driving the development of a media-oriented infrastructure for networked collaboration. This paper introduces imCast, a high-quality digital media platform dealing with uncompressed HD-SDI over IP, and discusses its internal architecture in depth. imCast mainly provides cost-effective hardware-based approaches for high-quality media acquisition and presentation; flexible software-based approaches for presentation; and allows for economical network transmission. Experimental results (taken over best-effort IP networks) will demonstrate the functional feasibility and performance of imCast.