FEBRUARY 5, 2024

5 Steps to Advance Your Ingest and Playout Strategies

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As the ingest and playout server industry continues to change, Avid shares several approaches and strategies for how to navigate a transition from SDI to IP-based solutions.

Our six-part ingest and playout transition blog series covers steps to consider including identifying goals; determining if SDI is still relevant to your workflows, strategic partners who can help, what change management plan and training are needed, and how to measure success. The blog series offers an action plan corresponding to Avid Product Evangelist Craig Wilson’s white paper, “Ingest and Playout: Where Are We Headed?” that details the future of ingest and playout, providing background and understanding of where the industry is headed.

This summary of the blog series provides an overview of the 5 steps- and 5 corresponding, more detailed blog posts- you may want to take in making the move from SDI to IP.

  1. What are you trying to achieve through a move to IP-based technologies?
    This first blog post addresses the importance of assessing your current infrastructure to understand your organization’s needs and objectives. Goals and benefits that can be realized from a change are highlighted as well like greater flexibility and more efficient workflows.
  2. Is SDI still fundamental to your business requirements and, if phasing out, what value will this change bring to the business?
    Evaluating if SDI is still relevant to your business is the focus of this installment. The post offers questions to consider involving budget, workflows, and existing equipment. Every organization is different. There is no one size fits all. Whatever you decide must fit your own workflow needs.
  3. What is your change management and training plan to support staff and implement the change effectively?
    Creating a detailed transition plan is vital to having a successful outcome. This piece provides key steps to take in developing an effective change management plan. Communication and training for your team and phased implementation are among the guidelines reviewed in this post.
  4. Have you identified strategic partners who can help you achieve your goals?
    Tapping into the expertise of specialists can help ensure a smooth transition. How to evaluate and choose those partners is the focus of this post, along with the different types of partnerships available.
  5. How will you measure to ensure the maximum benefits of a transition from SDI to IP?
    Assessing the success of your transition is featured here. There are multiple metrics that can help you measure where you are and where you want to be in terms of reaching your transition objectives from performance data to customer feedback.

These five steps are designed to help you navigate your ingest and playout transition in a way that works for your organization’s specific workflows, needs, and goals. See below for links to each post.

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Step 1 Set the goals

What are you trying to achieve through a move to IP-based technologies?

Start now 

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Step 2 Is SDI still relevant?

What value will a move from SDI to IP bring to your business? 

Move forward

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Step 3 Minimize problems

What is your change management and training plan to support staff and implement the change effectively?

Explore key steps

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Step 4 Confirm support

Have you identified strategic partners who can help you achieve your aims?

Find out more

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Step 5 Is it working?

How will this value be measured to ensure the benefits are being maximized?

See how

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