Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 12, 2016)—At IBC 2016, Evertz, Ross Video and Solid State Logic announced their participation in the launch of YouTube Space London, including the installation of an SSL System T.
YouTube Space London opened its 20,000-square-foot facility in August 2016 for collaboration, learning and production for its YouTube creator community in London and Europe. The IP-based production facility uses 10 GbE to move uncompressed video, audio and metadata (using SMPTE RDD 37) between its three studios and two control rooms. The IP infrastructure provides YouTube Space London with complete flexibility and agility where any source is available anywhere.
Solid State Logic provided the audio infrastructure for the project, with its new System T networked audio production environment and Dante-based network I/O technologies. The System T installation includes a 64-fader control surface in the main control room and an additional 16-fader surface in the second control room, along with the 800-path Tempest audio engine. SSL Network I/O products deliver automatically discoverable audio I/O around the studio, wherever it is required, managed by System T’s innovative logical device tagging and routing features.
Evertz provided its Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) solution for the facility. Ross Video's Acuity Production switchers incorporate a joint engineering effort between Ross Video and Evertz to develop the new IP input and output blades designed for integration into IP infrastructures using ASPEN (SMPTE RDD 37) and future standards such as SMPTE 2110.
“YouTube Spaces bring together the most creative people in the world to learn, connect and create—our creators dream big and think out of the box. Using IP based routing systems, YouTube has created an incredibly flexible UHD facility, with audio and video available anywhere, at any time and in any format,” said Christopher Lock, senior strategist, technology, YouTube Spaces EMEA.