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"Advances in Wireless Video" SMPTE DC Section Meeting by Jim Jachetta – VidOvation Blog

Published on Jan 28, 2018 | Speaking Event, Video over Cellular, Wireless Video

SMPTE DC Section Meeting – February 15th, 2018

I am looking forward to speaking on “Advances in Wireless Video” at the SMPTE Washington DC Section Meeting on Thursday, February 15th.


NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
See map: Google Maps

Event Details:

7:00 pm Social, networking and refreshments (sponsored by Vidovation)

7:30 pm Presentation


Jim Jachetta, EVP of Engineering and CTO, Vidovation


Advances in Wireless VideoThe technical director of A&E’s live reality show “Live PD”

live boradcast

VidOvation Live PD Control Room

faced several technical issues.  One major challenge was how to cost-effectively produce a lie cop show in six cities simultaneously using up to 41 cameras.  The show is a REMI (Remote Integration Model) production, where every camera is home run from each police vehicle to A&E master control in New York.  All cameras must be in perfect genlock synchronization and have perfect audio and video lip-sync because there is no time in a live broadcast to correct synchronization issues.

In this presentation, we’ll dive into details behind the HD SDI wireless video transmission solution from VidOvation and Haivision that solved this unique technical challenge.  Learn about Haivision’s SafeStreams technology, with advanced forward error correction, that automatically re-requests dropped packets and uses bonding techniques, precise timing, and adaptive bitrate encoding over bonded cellular and the public internet.

Time permitting, we will also discuss new developments in wireless technology that

Fiber Optic Extender for AB512 Wireless Video System

facilitate broadcast-quality transmission up to 3 kilometers with only 7 milliseconds of latency.  A unique combination of adaptive modulation and a highly adaptive H.264 codec enable reduced latency and increased picture quality in wireless video transmission.


In an effort to better predict turnout we are now using Eventbrite for monthly meetings.  If you expect to attend please register.  There is no obligation, and unregistered walk-ins are still welcome, but this will help us gauge room size and refreshment orders in advance.


The NAB building is at the junction of N Street, 18th Street, and Connecticut Avenue, just south of DuPont Circle.  There is street parking on many blocks in the vicinity – check signs and meters for hours!  The closest Metro stops are DuPont Circle (Red line – two blocks) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines – four blocks)

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