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Custom Training in Broadcast Television, Video, Streaming, and IP Networking

Wes Simpson – Frequent Industry Speaker, Author, Trainer, and Experienced Strategic Consultant in Product Management

Jim Jachetta, CTO at VidOvation, Engineer, Design Consultant, Integrator, Problem Solver, Author, Teacher, Trainer & Speaker

With over 70 hours of training materials covering a wide range of video and IP networking technologies, VidOvation is ready to meet virtually any of your specific training needs. Alternatively, if you are interested in a topic that isn’t listed, let us know, and we can tap into our pools of experts and develop the relevant course materials.

Past clients include broadcasters from around the globe and several conference tutorials. Several clients host annual classes with their staff to keep abreast of the latest technologies.

Need a class to bring your broadcast engineering staff up to speed on IP networking technology? Are you looking to teach IT professionals about digital video formats and streams? Alternatively, are you only looking to educate your staff about the latest developments in ST 2110 video?

Whatever your situation, customized technology training is your answer. Just download our list of training topics, choose the ones you want, and let us design a customized training course for you.

Complete the form below if you would like to discuss a custom quotation for your exact training requirements


Video Basics

  • Pixels, Scanning, Sampling, Aspect Ratios
  • Digital Interfaces – SDI, HD-SDI, 4G
  • Color Space (4:2:0, 4:2:2, etc.) and Depth
  • HANC, VANC and Embedding
  • Audio Formats and Loudness
  • Captions and Video Description
  • Camera Recording Formats, Synchronization and Control
  • Broadcast vs. Computer Video
  • UHD/4K, HDR, High Frame Rate

Video Streams and Containers

  • Elementary and Program Streams
  • MPEG2 Transport Streams (Single and Multi-Program)
  • PID Management, PCR, PAT, PMT
  • PSIP Data
  • Transport Stream Impairments
  • Container Formats (MP4, Ogg, WebM, ISO BMFF)
  • HTML5 Video
  • Metadata: Structural, Descriptive, Administrative
  • Encryption, ECMs, EMMs

Networking Technologies

  • CDN System Components and Operation
  • Fiber Optics (WDM, PON)
  • Wi-Fi, 802.11
  • Statistical and Inverse Multiplexing
  • Telco Circuits DS1, DS3, SONET/SDH, 270 Mbs
  • SNMP
  • DSL Technologies (ADSL, VDSL)
  • Ethernet Cabling and Interfaces – 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps
  • Satellite Modulation (QAM, APSK, etc.) DVB-S2, S2X
  • CATV Systems, Hybrid Fiber/Coax, DOCSIS

IP Basics

  • Layer 2 (Ethernet) Networks, including VLANs
  • Layer 3 (IP) Networks, including NAT, Subnets
  • Transport Protocols – TCP, UDP, RTP, Ports
  • DHCP, DNS, Spanning Tree

Video Compression

  • Common Elements – Transforms, I/B/P Frames, VLC, Motion Vectors, GoP, Reordering
  • Profiles and Levels
  • MPEG2
  • MPEG4/AVC/H.264
  • JPEG 2000
  • HEVC/H.265
  • Other Codecs (TICO, DiracPro)
  • Audio Compression
  • Ancillary Data (Captions, SAP)

IP Video Encapsulation

  • RTP/RTCP, 2022-6
  • Compressed Video SMPTE 2022-2, VSF TR-01
  • Uncompressed Video ST 2022-6, TR-03, TR-04, ASPEN, NMI
  • HTTP Streaming (HLS, HDS, MSS, DASH)
  • Adaptive Bitrate Streaming, Manifest Files

Video Network Technologies

  • IPTV System Architectures
  • CATV System Architectures
  • Internet Video Delivery Architectures
  • ATSC Broadcasting
  • Transcoding, Transrating, Up/Down Conversion, Splicing
  • Video Clocking and Synchronization
  • DTV Mobile
  • IGMP Multicasting, Spoofing
  • Protocol Independent Multicast (Dense, Sparse)
  • IPv4, IPv6
  • Tunneling
  • FEC (Hamming, Reed Solomon, Viterbi, LDPC, BCH, Row/Column)
  • Encryption, DRM, Watermarking, Fingerprinting
  • Channel Change Time
  • Ad Insertion, SCTE-35, SCTE104, IDR Frames, Encoder Boundary Points
  • Media Players, Browser Plug-ins
  • ARQ, TCP/IP Acceleration
  • Hitless Protection Switching
  • -IEEE 1588, PTP, SMPTE 2059
  • Audio/Video Bridging
  • Session Description Protocol (SDP), SAP
  • AES 67, RAVENNA, Dante
  • RFC 4175, SMPTE 2110, ST 291 Ancillary Data over RTP

Network and Signal Performance

  • Network Performance Metrics, QoS, QoE
  • Modulation Impairments
  • Channel Change Time
  • Jitter, Packet Delay Variation
  • TR 101 290, SCTE 168
  • Flow Rate Balance, RFC 4445
  • Internet Performance, HTTP Error Codes
  • Fiber Optic Testing
  • Full Reference Testing
  • Network Troubleshooting Tools (NetScan, WireShark, sFlow)